Silent Installation of SQL 2014 with INI file with gMSA Service Account

Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA) – New in Windows 2012 1. Password for gMSAs are generated and maintained by the Key Distribution Service (KDS). This allows multiple hosts to use the gMSA. Member servers that wish to use the gMSA, simply query the DC for the current password. 2. Password will be changed on every …

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PowerShell Remoting to Windows 2012R2

Please refer to the steps below on how to PowerShell Remoting to Windows 2012R2 Server Configuration on Windows 2012R2 Server 1. The WinRM service is running (By Default) 2. Enable PowerShell Remoting with Enable-PSRemoting -force Configuration on Windows 10 Machines (Non-Domain Joined) 1. Start WinRM Service Get-Service WinRM | Start-Service Allow Windows 10 to access …

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Exchange 2016 – Powershell for Message Tracking

You will need to use Get-MessageTrackingLog to trace those Email delivered to Distribution Group since the Delivery Report in Exchange EAC seem like cannot be used to archive the goal. You can change the (Get-Date).AddDays(-1) to search for Email for past -X days Get-MessageTrackingLog -ResultSize Unlimited -Start (Get-Date).AddDays(-1) -Recipient "[email protected]" | Format-List Sender, Recipients, MessageSubject, …

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Chocolatey Package Manager in Windows 10

Please refer to the following simple guide on how to use Chocolatey Package Manager in Windows 10 Install Chocolatey in Windows 10 Open PowerShell / PowerShell ISE with Administor Right Set-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope Process -Force; iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString(‘https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1’)) Verify Choco version installed PS C:\Windows\system32> choco Chocolatey v0.10.11 Install Applications from https://chocolatey.org/ #Install Applications choco install …

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Exploring VSS with vssadmin

Microsoft’s VSS is Windows’ built-in infrastructure for application backups. A native Windows service,VSS facilitates creating a consistent view of application data during the course of a backup. VSS relies on coordination between **VSS requestors, writers and providers*** for quiescence, or “to make quiet,” a disk volume, so that a backup can be successfully obtained without …

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Veeam-MS Exchange Writer Retryable Error

It is very common to encounter the following error message in Veeam Backup when backuping Microsoft Exchange Server 6/18/2018 8:37:38 PM :: VSS: Backup job failed. Cannot notify writers about the ‘BACKUP FINISH’ event. A VSS critical writer has failed. Writer name: [Microsoft Exchange Writer]. Class ID: [{76fe1ac4-15f7-4bcd-987e-8e1acb462fb7}]. Instance ID: [{5e2cc993-8c98-4f33-98b6-9697ceaecbaf}]. Writer’s state: [VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_BACKUP_COMPLETE]. Error …

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