Active Directory: access the Active Directory Schema console

The Active Directory Schema console is not available natively, it is necessary to register it in order to access it. This console is to be used with great care, improper handling can put the entire Active Directory forest in error. This console gives access to the role FSMO: Schema Master. 1. Open a command prompt …

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Veeam: Resolving the Volume Problem of Backups on Deduplicated Servers

Symptom On Windows servers with deduplication enabled, at regular intervals the backup size is increased. Below are several screenshots showing the problem: Reason The problem is not with Veeam software, but with deduplication on Windows Server. When configuring deduplication, a memory cleanup job is configured to optimize deduplication, by default this is done every Saturday …

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Sysprep: resolve the error: Windows could not finish System

Symptom After running a sysprep the following error is displayed during reboot. Resolution When the message appears, press Shift + F10 to open a DOS prompt. On the Hyper-V console, use the virtual keyboard of the host Enter the following commands to launch the Windows Setup Wizard: Complete the wizard by configuring Windows, when you …

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Windows Server Deduplication: reclaim disk space after deleting files

Presentation On a Windows Server volume where deduplication is enabled, when deleting files, the recovered space is not necessarily available immediately. In this article we will see how to recover the space immediately. Recover disk space Open a PowerShell command prompt as an administrator and enter the following command: Adapt the letter of the Volume …

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MPIO: Enable Path Check

By default, this feature is not enabled, the paths are checked during a problem. Enable path verification Open a PowerShell command prompt and enter the following command to check the status of PathVerificationState: To enable path checking, enter the following command: Restart the server to take account of the configuration.