Tiny answer file for VM templates
ok so when we create a template of Windows Server 2016 VM, after sysprepping of course, the OOBE run is annoying and time consuming…yeah yeah, it is only a couple of minutes but if you can avoid that, why not?
DPM 2016 fails with RCT style backups
So my newly upgraded from 2012 R2 DPM kept failing on doing backups of some VMs which have the new RCT style backup capabilities. After quite a lot of troubleshooting, I found this article which solved the problem (thanks!):
Missing Windows Media Player on Windows 10?
Are you missing WMP on Windows 10? Have you already tried to go through Microsoft’s new way to add WMP to Windows 10 (example: https://pureinfotech.com/install-windows-media-player-windows-10/) and still WMP is not there, even though the setting app says it is there? This route never worked for me on my Windows 10 pro installation 🙁 Here is how to resolve that problem! : Use the old control panel Steps: In Windows 10, WMP installation using the settings > optional features never worked. However, when I tried going through this route, it worked! : Control panel (old style) > Programs > Turn windows features on / off > Turn windows feartures on /…
Fix trust relationship at sites with smart card restrictions
So I know there are lots of articles out there which tell you how to fix the trust relationship between a machine and AD. However, in sites where smart cart authentication is enforced for admin accounts, it is very difficult to do that easily. I tried many methods and this is the one which works quickest for me: This assumes that you have two accounts. one admin and one non admin. Delete AD computer account of that machine Add AD account for the machine, let your non admin account be able add machine to domain Go to the machine and on an “administrative command prompt” type this command: netdom resetpwd…
How to fix replica which has stopped syncing
So the status of your Hyper-V replica shows that replication health is critical and if I click resume replication, it says replicating changes >> and after a few moments >> failed. There is no other option to fix this issue. Try these steps: (I use Hyper-V manager for this procedure) 1. From the primary site, remove replication using “remove replication” option. This will leave the replica VM on the DR site intact. 2. Now, on the DR site, remove replication. If you look at this replica VM inside VMM, you will see that now it has become a regular VM. It looks like a regular server instead of a server…