Author Archives: VirtuallyAware

Hyper-V/RHEL7.4: Hang When Thaw on Microsoft Hyper-V

I came across this bug report from RedHat when researching and issue where our newly deployed RHEL 7.4 VMs on Hyper-V would go into a hang state at times during the host backup process.  Lots to good work done here … Continue reading

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Latest Article – Preserve Hyper-V security from Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

A complementary article to my last blog post here, but this time focusing on how to protect Hyper-V VMs from the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities have admins scrambling for safety, and virtualization presents a particular … Continue reading

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Hyper-V and Spectre/Meltdown: Protecting Your Hosts – Do This!

There is a lot of information swirling around out there on what to do with the latest Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities. Whereas I can’t tell you how to solve the vulnerabilities for for every Hardware and Operating System combination, I can tell … Continue reading

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Computer Account Domain Migration Oddities – No Access to ADMIN$ share

When attempting to run the Security Translation Wizard to ensure resources like Local Profiles, Printers, Mapped Drives, Desktop, etc… are migrated over when users start to logon with their migrated user accounts, I ran into an odd error within ADMT. … Continue reading

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Enable or disable modern authentication in Exchange Online

Recently when working with a domain migration I experienced and issue with Outlook autodiscover working incorrectly for accounts that have been migrated to the target domain.  The newly migrated users were keeping their same email addresses and their mailboxes were … Continue reading

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Faster Active Directory Replication – Decrease Intersite Replication Interval to Seconds

Delving back into all things Active Directory recently with domain migrations and came across this helpful tip of decreasing Intersite replication.  No need to wait these days with the speed of the connections between sites. Source: PC Tech Go: Faster … Continue reading

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What are the Files and Folders Behind Hyper-V 2016 VMs (Part 1)

The next few blogs posts come from a recent article that I wrote for SearchServerVirtualization.com.  Here are some of the excerpts from that article that focus on the files and folders of Hyper-V in 2016 There are plenty of articles … Continue reading

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2015 Microsoft Virtual MVP Conference–Consumer Track

There are even a Consumer Track sessions at the MVP Virtual Conference coming on May 14th and May 15th.  These sessions are just fun and practical given by some of the most influential MVPs in the technical community.  Over 5000 … Continue reading

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2015 Microsoft Virtual MVP Conference–Developer Track

My expertise falls more in to the IT Pro Track, but there is a whole lineup of Developer Track sessions in the MVP Virtual Conference coming on May 14th and May 15th.  Over 5000 people have already registered for the … Continue reading

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2015 Microsoft Virtual MVP Conference–IT Pro Track

Here is the full IT Pro Track Session list for the MVP Virtual Conference is coming on May 14th and May 15th.  Over 5000 people have already registered for the event with content driven by Microsoft MVPs in three main … Continue reading

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