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WannaCrypt attacks: guidance for Operations Management Suite customers

Strengthening the security posture of your infrastructure is critical in protecting against evolving cyber threats. The following steps are recommended to safeguard your resources against the recent WannaCrypt ransomware attack: This recent WannaCrypt malware exploits a Service Message Block (SMB) ... continue reading
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Troubleshooting certificate issues in Software Defined Networking (SDN)

As you may be aware, Network Controller in Windows Server 2016 uses certificate based authentication for communicating with Hyper-V hosts and Software Load Balancer MUX virtual machines (VMs). Some SDN customers have complained about communication issues between Network Controller and ... continue reading
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Configuring Email Notification for Configuration Manager Reports

This blog is a step-by-step example for the configuration of email notification for Configuration Manager Reports and well as for deleting the email subscriptions. We will also cover a bit of background changes (like in database & SSRS Config file) ... continue reading

Troubleshooting ‘Unsupported Cluster Configuration’ errors in Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

~ John Clyburn | Senior Consultant Hi everyone, my name is John Clyburn and I’m a senior consultant here at Microsoft. I was recently working at a customer site where we were getting “Unsupported Cluster Configuration” errors in the SCVMM ... continue reading
Network Load Balancing and other software components

Windows Server 2016 NLB Network Load Balancing non-SDN or Software Load Balancing (SLB) for SDN #NLB #SLB #SDN

Windows Server 2016 Network Load Balancing. You can use Network Load Balancing to manage two or more servers as a single virtual cluster. Network Load Balancing enhances the availability and scalability of Internet server applications such as those used on ... continue reading
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Monitoring your home IP security cameras with OMS Log Analytics

Summary: Monitor devices, like home IP security cameras, with OMS Log Analytics without installing an agent! Hi folks, In this blog post I would like to share with you how you can monitor devices with Log Analytics without the need ... continue reading
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Create a Two-Node Windows Cluster

This article describes the steps to create a Two-Node Windows 2012r2 Cluster to be used for storage services as well as host Hyper-V VMs. Prerequisites Both nodes should be domain joined Prerequisite Roles and Features installed (see Windows Cluster and Storage ... continue reading
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Windows Can’t Be Installed On Drive…

When installing Windows onto a new system and the target drive was previously used for another purpose or operating environment, the Windows Installer sometimes fails with the message “Windows can’t be installed on drive …” Symptom When the Windows Installer attempts to install on ... continue reading

How big should my OS drive be?

My name is Michael Champion and I’ve been working in support for more than 12 years here at Microsoft. I have been asked by many customers “What is the recommended size for the OS partition for Windows Server?”. There are ... continue reading