Change Windows Edition version

22 בAugust 2017

I am wondering if you ever asked to change your operating system edition, Last week, I should have done this task on one of my customer servers, initially,  I tried just to enter the project key on the activation window and thought maybe It will be known changed, eventually, it fails. the task was just to change the Windows Server 2012R2 from standard to data-center. I would like to share with you the following command which you will be able to change your OS without losing data: Open “cmd” with elevated permissions: dism /online /set-edition:ServerDatacenter /productkey:<Datacenter key. AAAAA-BBBBB-CCCCC-DDDDD-EEEEE> /AcceptEula   Then you will be asked to perform...
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Auto-Expanding Online Archive Office 365

17 בAugust 2017

This week I had to check the "Auto-Expanding" archiving feature in office 365, It turns out that it is a good one, this features provides additional storage space for our archive mailboxes - how are you asking? Usually, user get 100 GB of storage for archive, when a mailbox capacity is reached, auto-expanding will add automatically additional storage, Office 365 automatically adds storage space to the archive when necessary, another important point it's that auto-expanding add additional space for shared mailboxes as well. Basically, folders moved as a new subfolder as on your archive folder, the funny thing is that Microsoft...
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Deploy TS using User Driven Installation

3 בAugust 2017

UDI - User driven installation is a brilliant component and feature that comes as part of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), I have many system center guys around the world that are not familiar with MDI, thereby I decided to write this article and brief you about MDT possibilities, and later on you're going to see how to deploy it. It's going to be long article consider to bring a water and delicious snack and have an enjoyable reading. UDI wizard allows us to produce wizard pre deploying a task sequence completely, you have the ability to allow to your guys who...
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detail will be available after the server finishes processing the messages

1 בAugust 2017

This week I had deep troubleshooting with my lab environment, I tried to distribute new packages/applications to my DP’s, noticed that the distribution failed with the following message: “detail will be available after the server finishes processing the messages” I have checked the Site Status and saw that Management Point presents several errors: Product: ConfigMgr Management Point -- Error 25001. Setup failed due to unexpected circumstances The error code is 80070490 Site Component Manager failed to install this component because the Microsoft Installer File for this component (MP.msi) could not install. Failed to create virtual directory on the defined share or volume on distribution point "MSWNET:\\x.x.x.x\". Possible...
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Group Policy Troubleshooting

17 בJuly 2017

Group Policy Troubleshooting Hey guys, I would like to show you how we can create group policy debugging log settings using creating the gpsvc.log. Gpsvc log is needed while we are trying to solve Windows issues with GPO. To be honest, I used it a couple of times, when I had a problem with Windows 10/ Windows 7 machines that for some reason weren’t able to get some GPO settings, eventually using this log I was able to find the solution. There is a certain order that I am working with for solving GPO issues on Windows Machines, thereby I would like to share...
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Retrieve Hyper-V VM’s usage using PowerShell.

10 בJuly 2017

Hi All, This week my customer wanted to retrieve all virtual machines usages including memory allocations, also dynamic memory, CPU usage, network, disk size allocation, and any relevant data that can represent machines resources and performance comprehensively. After a deep dive on the internet, I found that we have to enable “VMResourceMetering” on all nodes in order to get more depth details. So, in order to enable it per a node you have to run the following command: Enable-VMResourceMetering -ComputerName “NodeName:-VMName * - It will run on each machine and enable the VMResourceMetering option. Then, you will be able to make use in “Measure-VM” command, like...
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How to migrate file server?

7 בJuly 2017

Hey folks, This month , I had two major projects to lead and complete, to perform migration of old file storage to the new one. The source in the 1 st storage were NetAppthe 2 nd was EMC which is pretty common on our IT World,the purpose is to migrate them to Reduxio Storage [It really doesn't matter what is the destination or what is the  type of storage though, could be Windows FS, QNAPM EMC, NETAPP or whatever...) One of the customers has more than 15 TB and the second one had quite small storage which is around 700 GB, I tried...
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How to deploy Microsoft Teams using GPO

4 בJuly 2017

How to deploy Microsoft Teams using GPO: Nowadays, Microsoft Teams considered as a good and useful product, Microsoft has an urge to publish it to organizations and tries to expose the product to companies, have to admit, wonderful tool, But personally, I can't see any organization that can use Skype for business and Microsoft Teams together, it could be difficult for the end users to decide which one is more efficient for them. And in this article, I would like to show you how can we deploy it by GPO, it goes to be straightforward and quickly. 1) Download this: https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads After downloading Microsoft Teams, put the...
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HOW TO EXPORT MULTIPLE MAILBOXES TO PST IN EXCHANGE 2010?

25 בJune 2017

Yeah, I know, Exchange 2010 it is an old version but still runs on many customers over the world, today a Government corporate referred to me for migrating them to Office 365, From security circumstances, we couldn’t open 443 port externally to their environment, therefore, I couldn’t even make cut-over migration, What I wanted to do, it could be quick, thereby only an option I found is to export all mailboxes using Powershell and then let them import them one by one or by Microsoft Tool which knows to import multiple PST to Office 365. Though it might be less relevant for...
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