Logical Processor count changes after enabling Hyper-V role on Windows Server 2012

Hello Everyone,  Today we are going to talk about Processor changes in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V servers. Hyper-V in Windows Server® 2012 supports significantly larger configurations of virtual and physical components than in previous releases of Hyper-V. This capacity enables virtualizing high performance, scale-up workloads. Well, we will not talk about performance and scalability in… Read more

Bare Metal Restore

With Windows Server 2008 R2 you can perform a Bare Metal Restore of a server that has suffered a catastrophic failure.   That’s right you can restore a server without having to install the OS and then the backup agent.  You just simply boot from the Windows Server 2008 R2 DVD, but I am getting ahead… Read more

SQL Installation and Reporting Issues with Data Protection Manager

I have seen enough calls come in for DPM that are related to the SQL Reporting services that I figured we should put out some general troubleshooting guides for these. As with just about everything else in our industry, these are just guides and there are far too many possible scenarios out there for us… Read more

DPM – How to Enable End-User Recovery using Windows 2008 Server

To enable the end-user recovery in DPM 2007 on a Windows 2008 Server you should click on the recovery tab and then under actions (on the left hand side) click on “Configure end-user recovery…” link.  This will launch a wizard to extend the 2008 schema so that end users can recover files.  However due to… Read more

How to install Data Protection Manager to a Windows 2008 Server

Article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb808814(TechNet.10).aspx describes how to install DPM on to a 2008 Server. However I have found that this article is incomplete. The following is how to install DPM onto a 2008 Server. After the 2008 Server setup has finished perform the following: 1. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager. 2…. Read more