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What is Azure File Sync (AFS) and how to set it up?

Earlier this month, Microsoft introduced Azure File Sync (AFS). So, what is Azure File Sync (AFS)? Azure File Sync is a cloud based backup solution for backing up and providing disaster recovery options for a single, or multiple file shares within a server, or multiple servers. This eliminates network and storage complexity and capacity planning, as […]

Step-by-Step – SCOM 2016 Update Rollup 2 (UR2) Install Procedure

SCOM 2016 Update Rollup 2, Step-by-Step. UR2 (Update Rollup) has a lot improvements, please see below the many updates being provided in this UR. Two fixes I am seeing that makes me happy, is having the alerts view fixed… Previously alerts within the Alerts view would still appear even after the alert was closed. Also, […]

How to Enable Nested Virtualization on Hyper-V Windows Server 2016

This post may be useful if you’re like me and testing out Azure Stack. If you are unaware of Azure Stack, in short, it allows organizations to have Azure (Cloud) on their own environment/datacenter. Here is a LINK for more information on Azure Stack. Azure Stack is currently in phase TP2 (Technical Preview 2) and this […]

Step-by-Step – Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2016

For this installation, I will be installing SCVMM 2016 on Windows Server 2016 (with UI) and on a virtualized machine within a Hyper-V (2016) environment. There is no fancy storage here, so I will omit that for this configuration/blog post. Prerequisites, you will need some service accounts: SCVMM Service Account SCVMM Administrator Account SCVMM Administrator […]

Using OMS for Patch Deployment

Not too long ago, the OMS team introduced the Update Management solution. This solution has definitely made the patch management process a lot easier, however at the same time, has raised some questions, such as: What’s the future of SCCM (Configuration Manager) with OMS now deploying patches? Can this be used concurrently/dual-homed with SCCM for on-premises […]

Step-by-Step – SCOM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 12 (UR12) Install Procedure

SCOM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 12, Step-by-Step. UR12 (Update Rollup) has a lot improvements, please see below the many updates being providing in this UR. One thing to mention, UR12 also has resolved an issue with respect to Reporting — please see notes below. Also, it is rather nice to see updates (still) being pushed […]

How to enable Azure Backup to Canada

Earlier in 2016, Microsoft increased the number of  Canadian Data Centers to two: Canada East and Canada Central. With most of my customers being within Canada, naturally they want their Azure Backup data stored within the Canada Data Centers/Regions — makes sense for many (legal) reasons. Only problem is, Azure backup is still very limited to specific […]