How to Encrypt your Hyper-V Guest VM’s using the GUI

27. July 2017 Technical 0
Encrypting guest virtual machines is another layer of protection you can add in Hyper-V. Why would an admin want to do this? Because while encrypting the Hyper-V Host itself can protect against stolen physical disks, enabling BitLocker inside your virtual machines protects against stolen virtual disks as well (e.g. if an attacker were to gain access to an ...

How to Encrypt your Hyper-V Host Server using the GUI

20. July 2017 Technical 0
Full disk encryption is becoming more important in the SMB.  I recommend this for every Windows 10 Pro PC, and also for your Windows Servers. Small businesses often have a single physical Hyper-V host server, maybe two. And these are usually located in a network closet or mechanical room, in a small office space.  These ...

How to fix guest processing errors on Hyper-V virtual machine backups

11. July 2017 Technical 0
So you setup a third party backup system, sticking mostly to defaults on the job settings, with “application aware” or “guest OS processing” enabled, in order to capture Hyper-V virtual machines, and keep their application data consistent (process database transaction logs, etc.) Or, perhaps you have migrated existing virtual machines to a newer piece of ...

More Azure Site Recovery bugs in Windows Server Essentials?

06. July 2017 Technical 0
Previously, I wrote about the Azure Site Recovery plugin for Windows Server Essentials Dashboard. One might say that it hasn’t been the best product so far, in that getting it to work without hiccups is apparently luck of the draw.  Microsoft Support hasn’t been able to reproduce the issues that we have been running into ...