Data Protection Manager 2007: Replica is inconsistent on Windows Server 2008

I recently took some time to learn more about Microsoft’s System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 since it was again a product in my division that I knew very little about.  Beyond that, I had quite a bit of incentive to get our engineering lab which is handled by me as a “side job” besides…

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Virtualization Tip: Migrating to SAN’s “after the fact” with SCVMM using R2’s Migrate Storage

In today’s post, I thought I would share some insight into how to effectively migrate to Storage Area Network’s (SAN) after you’ve already got an SCVMM environment up and running.  You found yourself with several Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V hosts and you were moving along with very little issues; though, you recently have noticed that…

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Real World Example of Troubleshooting R2 Live Migration using CSV’s

As I’ve mentioned several times, we run our engineering lab on much of the latest & greatest.  There are many who would argue that this is a luxury (one afforded to those who work at a Software company such as Microsoft) and I wouldn’t have a solid argument against their argument.  However, it doesn’t change…

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Dynamic Provisioning for ConfigMgr hits the Shelf – TechNet Magazine Sept 2009

I promised early on to not use “marketing” as a ploy in my blog and trust me this is painful to write.  However, if it wasn’t for the fact that many of the blog posts here are directly related, I decided to go ahead with a little bit of selfish plugging.  In a story format,…


Dynamic Provisioning with VMM: Proxy, Windows Updates, and Scripts

In our environment, there are two things that are critical to success of an environment that is dynamically built from scratch – Updates & Internet connectivity.  This might seem odd since most would believe that we would utilize WSUS & the Software Update Points in Configuration Manager to do our patching and truth be known…


Using Windows 7 & Server 2008 R2’s Compatibility Mode

If you are like us, we are always on the cutting edge (what do you expect – we work for Microsoft <g>) and because of this we have to often find unusual methods to work around the fact that OEM’s are not always “up to speed” and releasing installers and such that are for operating…

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