Tag Archives: Windows Server

Wait, Installing Windows Servers CALs on an Azure VM isn’t your last step….

Recently I was presented with a problem, where the client needed to increase the number of terminal services (RDP sessions) from the default 2, to 5. The server was a virtual machine (VM) that was being hosted on Azure, and it was a Windows Server 2016 VM. So, simple solution, right? Just install the Terminal […]

Monitoring Windows Services Sates with Log Analytics

Monitoring Windows Services States is one of the most common requests that I’ve seen on forums, groups and blog posts. My fellow MVP and OMS expert Stefan Roth wrote a similar blog post titled OMS – Monitor Windows Services / Processes. I would suggest to check it out as well. The approach I will show […]

Why Service-Oriented Monitoring is here to stay

Many of you are most likely running some kind of monitoring tool in your environment today to make sure that your servers are up and running as they should. Traditionally, monitoring has been focused at checking the state of single components, such as the server itself (does it respond to ping?), memory and CPU etc. […]

Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 are now Generally Available!

Just logged into my MSDN account, and looks like both Windows Server and System Center 2016 have been released to the general public. Sweet! For the complete post, SCOMandOtherGeekyStuff.com.  

Q&A: Online Session: Get more out of SCOM with Live Maps v8

Q&A: Online Session: Get more out of SCOM with Live Maps v8 Any recommendations on hardware configuration for Servers hosting Live Maps? If you are going to do Windows Authentication, we usually recommend putting it on in any management server. It gets rid of the double hop issue you have with SCOM. It’s really simple, […]

AD Replication Status Solution in Operations Management Suite

Like a Christmas present OMS team gave us a new solution yesterday. As the name suggest the solution aims to give you visibility over the replication of your domain controllers. To get some results you will need at least two domain controllers located in different AD sites. I believe the solution works with any domain […]

Creating Azure-like Windows Server Images with System Center

Update —————————————————————————— A small update on this topic. If you do not want your customers to face error 0x800F0906 when they try to install .NET Fraemwork 3.5 on Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 I would suggest you to install and disable .net FRamework 3.5 feature with DISM prior syspreping your images. The following commands […]

Several MPs Updated

This blog post is to inform you that several MPs have been updated with some important fixes/features. You can find all the information here. My personal best improvement is: Add Task launch PowerShell session on the remote machine for All Computers

License Types with Automatic Virtual Machine Activation

A couple of weeks ago, I posted an article on how to use Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA) with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V. I wanted to follow this up with a brief note on license types Microsoft provide and how they seem to work with AVMA. In production environments you will be using […]

Free Book: Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution

I would like to introduce another great book authored by my friend Damian Flynn. I can tell you cannot go wrong with this book as you will give a foundation that will definitely need in working with Networking in VMM. I am also have participation in the book as Technical Editor. Grab it in different […]