Windows Defender Exclusions for Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

The following are the recommended Windows Defender exclusions from Microsoft for Hyper-V running on Windows Server 2016 #exclusions for Hyper-V Add-MpPreference -ExclusionPath (Get-VMHost).VirtualHardDiskPath Add-MpPreference -ExclusionPath (Get-VMHost).VirtualMachinePath Add-MpPreference -ExclusionProcess “vmms.exe” Add-MpPreference … Continue Reading →


Windows Server 2018 Hyper-V with Nutanix Storage Windows Defender Exclutions

Ever see weird errors when running NCC on your Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Nutanix Cluster like this one? ERR : node (service_vm_id: 10) : Failed to execute command on hypervisor … Continue Reading →


How to Configure Kerberos Authentication for Hyper-V Nutanix

In PRISM Login to your PRISM console Click the Gear icon in the top right and select Kerberos Management Flip the switch for Kerberos Required and enter credentials with rights … Continue Reading →


How to Create-Run a Microsoft Support Diagnostics Package

How to create the SDP Open https://home.diagnostics.support.microsoft.com/SelfHelp/?wa=wsignin1.0 Verify if the server has any of the listed MS apps like SQL or Hyper-V and search for them Search/Click Baseline Reports Diagnostic … Continue Reading →


How to Fix Windows Server Booting to Blank Screen with Mouse Pointer

Method Boot to recovery mode (use eval iso) Might need to boot to LCC, OS Deployment no RAID setup on a Dell server to get the OEMDRV partition for PERC … Continue Reading →


PowerShell One Liners

Display Server Information get-wmiobject -class win32_OperatingSystem | Select-Object -Property CSName,ProductType,Caption,Version,OSArchitecture,CSDVersion Display all installed Roles and Features on 2012 Server Import-module servermanager ; Get-WindowsFeature | where-object {$_.Installed -eq $True} | Sort-Object FeatureType, DisplayName | format-list DisplayName,FeatureType Displays events for who shut down … Continue Reading →


How to Configure NTP in Nutanix

NTP Best Practice: It is best practice to be in sync with your organization’s Active Directory infrastructure Primary Domain Controller, however it is better to sync to the same time … Continue Reading →


How to Configure a Nutanix Hyper-V Setup for Cluster to Cluster Live Migration with SCVMM

I have been asked this many times and I have not seen any blog articles on it so I decided to write one. Problem: To be able to Live Migrate VMs … Continue Reading →


How to get your Ryobi battery replaced

If your Ryobi battery is less than 3 years old then they will replace it for free!!! Here’s how it works: Find you purchase receipt. If you do not have … Continue Reading →


Windows Server Backup Fails with Event ID: 521 “There is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy on the storage location.”

Log Name: Application Source: Microsoft-Windows-Backup Date: 7/15/2016 4:44:09 PM Event ID: 521 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: User: SYSTEM Computer: server1 Description: The backup operation that started at ‘‎2016‎-‎07‎-‎15T20:44:03.429000000Z’ … Continue Reading →