Pre-seeding Hyper-V Backups in DPM

Hi folks, it's me, Heyko and I'm a Premier Field Engineer for Virtualization in Germany. A few days ago a customer asked me if it is possible to pre-seed a Hyper-V VM Backup in Data Protection Manager 2012 R2. First of all a few words about Data Protection Manager. System Center Data Protection Manager or… Read more

The Hierarchy of Cyber Needs

Hi, The Captain here from Microsoft Enterprise Cybersecurity Group's Global Incident Response and Recovery team.  The kind curators of the Platforms PFE blog invited me to share some thoughts about building a strong security foundation in your enterprise. It takes a lot of time, effort, expertise and money to protect an enterprise network against today’s… Read more

Creating a Site to Site VPN Connection in ARM through the new Azure Portal

In the ever changing and improving world of Microsoft Azure, there has officially been a shift to the new Azure portal as the primary tool for interacting with Azure. On December 2, 2015 an official announcement was made that the portal located at portal.azure.comwas officially taken out of “preview” and made generally available (or “GA”)…. Read more

Does your win 8.1 /2012 R2/win10 logon hang after a password change?

********** UPDATE ********** This is now fixed in the following updates: For Windows 8.1, 2012 R2, 2012 install:  KB3132080 Logon freezes after you reset your password in Windows 8.1, or Stop error 0x1000007e in Windows Server 2012 R2:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3132080/EN-US For Windows 10 TH2 build 1511 install:  KB3135173 Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1511: February… Read more

Microsoft InTune for the Old-School GPO Admin

Happy New Year, people!  Let me welcome you to the first post of 2016 for the Ask PFE Platforms blog. I have a history of posting on our blog around the holidays/New Year's and 2016 is no different. Last year, I did a "New Year's" post about Azure AD for the old-school AD admin: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2015/01/05/azure-active-directory-for-the-old-school-ad-admin.aspx In keeping with… Read more