Rebuild of Server causes DPM 2010 Agent to not successfully register – SetDPMServer.exe

We recently had a failure with one of our Hyper-V farm hosts that caused us to quickly rebuild the server (when not using Bare Metal recovery).  As one often does, we simply rebuilt the Virtualization host using the same computer name and re-joined the domain.  This was done without worrying about removal of the typical…


VhdTool & “Save your bacon” – Extend base virtual machine while snapshots exist is bad JooJoo

I recently was privy to a situation whereby an individual (this person’s identity is concealed to protect the innocent) realized that a virtual machines dynamically expanding disk simply wasn’t large enough.  This person realized this during some upgrades to key components running on the server and was quickly & swiftly maneuvering around the Hyper-V console…

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IIS 6.0 – Preparing for Disasters & Backups for you configuration and content

I recently was asked for a couple of my old IIS presentations that seemed to have been lost on TechNet & IIS.NET.  Due to this, I’ve still got a lot of this content so I thought that I would start sharing it via this blog.  Where appropriate, I will share with you details on this…

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Unable to Extend System Volume & DPM Backup Failure: Change the System State backup location

I recently had a couple of servers where they had rather small system partitions, one was Windows 2003 while the other was Windows 2008 RTM and DPM continued to fail with replica is inconsistent errors.  The DPM documentation and event errors were referencing the replica and volume partition size(s) and all checked out with plenty…

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