Hyper-V

Accessing USB devices in a Hyper-V virtual machine

Interested in using USB devices with your Hyper-v VMs? Unlike VMWare ESXi which support USB redirection from v4.1, Hyper-V doesn’t support that. So you must use your USB devices (like smart cards and storage devices) or USB Dongles that are used to license some applications. what to do? 1- You want to Share USB device… Continue reading Accessing USB devices in a Hyper-V virtual machine

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Mapping ITIL Processes to System Center family

When we talk about IT Service Management (ITSM) using System Center family and specially System Center Service Manager (SCSM), the talk always involves talking about Microsoft Operation Framework (MOF). While most IT admins are aware of ITIL framework, the using of MOF to demonstrate the abilities of SCSM would be not suitable, and many IT… Continue reading Mapping ITIL Processes to System Center family

Exchange · Healthcheck · Powershell · script

Check Exchange server health

Exchange Administrators needs to check the exchange server health, In addition to using some Monitoring tools (such as, SCOM) to Monitor Exchange health, some exchange admins prefer to manually check exchange server health using powershell cmdlets such as: Test-ServiceHealth Test-SystemHealth Test-ReplicationHealth Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus Paul Cunningham provided a powershell script to test Exchange server Health at https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Generate-Health-Report-for-19f5fe5f… Continue reading Check Exchange server health

ConfigMgr · Prerequisites · SCCM · System Center · System Center Configuration Manager

ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Prerequisites Installation

The Prerequisites installation of ConfigMgr consider to one of the most hassle prerequisites installation you’ll ever met, because it include many factors and steps. The ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Prerequisites Installation Tool by Nickolaj Andersen simplifies the process of installing ConfigMgr Prerequisites. The Tool is GUI (Powershell based) that allows you to: Extend Active Directory Schema… Continue reading ConfigMgr 2012 R2 Prerequisites Installation

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Converting / Upgrading Windows server 2012 version

Do you have a running Windows server 2012 standard edition and you want to easily upgrade it to Windows server 2012 Data Center Edition? Do you by mistake installed the windows server 2012 Standard Edition instead of the data center edition and you want to change the version without had to reinstall the windows? Unlink… Continue reading Converting / Upgrading Windows server 2012 version