Windows Server 2016 – Altaro Backup Software

June 21, 2018

Just started using ALTARO Backup software.

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This Free edition contains a full featured backup solution for 2 VM guests.

If you look at the high compression rate (63%) it was able to reduce the VM from 11GB to 3.5 GB Smile

Tip :

If you get these kind of warnings VM is NOT Application Consistent.

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In the VSS settings you can DISABLE the VSS settings for a specific VM to solve the issue.

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Highly recommended as a VM Backup Software for Hyper-V and VMWare …

Enjoy !

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Windows 2016 – RADIUS Server Config

June 11, 2018

We had to configure RADIUS authentication on multiple servers 2008r2 / 2012 and 2016

On some of the servers we had already Routing and Remote access service running.

When we opened the console it already showed RADIUS ..?

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So we where under the impression that this was already installed as part of the Routing and Remote Access Service

But when trying to authenticate nothing was happening … Sad smile

After al long time trying to figure out what was wrong, we noticed this …. ?

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Even if we could open and configure the RADIUS Client config, it was not installed or running …

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SOLUTION :

Make sure the Network Policy Server is installed and running

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You need to see the Service Running

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You will see NPS appearing in the Server Manager too afterwards

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Windows 2012 / 2016 see here :

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Check the NPS service is running :

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No you are ready to configure the RADIUS client policy setup.

And test the the VPN access …

TIP : Don’t forget to give the AD user Access Permissions

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Enjoy !


Windows Server 2016 – Event ID 7000 & 7009

November 8, 2017

More Event ID Errors, it does not seem to stop … ?

Event ID 7000 and 7009 relating to a Service not starting at reboot.

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The WseMgmtSvc service failed to start due to the following error:
The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

SOLUTION :

Go to Services and find Windows Server Essentials Management Service

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Change the startup to Automatic – Delayed Start

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Windows Server 2016 – Event ID 7023 Error

November 8, 2017

Every reboot you will see this error 3 times popping up … ?

Service Control Manager Event ID 7023

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Message :

Data Sharing Service
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SOLUTION :

1. Run this command :

– sc config DsSvc type=own

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2. Next start the service Data Sharing Service and check it runs OK

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No errors in the Event Log anymore Smile

Enjoy !


Windows Server 2016 – Event ID 8193 / 8194 Error

November 8, 2017

OK while we are on track solving all critical Event log Errors we just might also tackle this one… Winking smile

Like Event ID 8193 / 8194 and 12291 VSS …

SOLUTION :

1. Event ID 8193 – Check Registry Key Security Settings for the NETWORK SERVICE Account.

MESSAGE : VSS error ID 8193 (Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine RegOpenKeyExW…)

Add the NETWORKS SERVICE account to the VSS Service RegKey Diag :

– HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VSS\Diag

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2. Event ID 8194 – Check DCOM Security Settings for the NETWORK SERVICE Account.

MESSAGE : Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback interface.  hr = 0x80070005, Access is denied.

Open the DCOMCNFG check if the NETWORK SERVICE is present if not add the LOCAL ACCESS.

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Windows Server 2016 – Event ID 3 Filter Manager Error After Backup starts

November 8, 2017

More Event Error to tackle Sad smile 

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Message is a follows :

Filter Manager failed to attach to volume ‘\Device\HarddiskVolume64’. 

This volume will be unavailable for filtering until a reboot.  The final status was 0xC03A001C.

According to this blogpost the reason is simple :

https://www.mcbsys.com/blog/2012/12/filtermanager-event-id-3-during-backups/

When using the native Backup solution from Windows, and the backup destination is an External Drive.

You can get this error when the Windows Search Service is running ?

SOLUTION :

Stop the Windows Search Service before the backup starts and start again afterwards.

– net stop wsearch

– net start wsearch

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You can incorporate this is the existing Backup Scheduled Tasks like this :

Add one command BEFORE and 1 command AFTER the backup job.

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Check the errors afterwards again to see that they are gone.

Enjoy !


Windows Server 2016 – Event ID 82 / 13 / 6 Errors Certificate enrollment for Local system failed

November 7, 2017

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SOLUTION :

If you have a Certificate Authority Server running in your domain.

Check using the CERTUTIL cmdline tool to see if there are errors.

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Also use the Certificates MMC to review the active Certificates.

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Best check if the Domain Controllers are added to the “CERTSVC_DCOM_ACCESS” Domain Local Security Group.

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In the worst case if you don’t need the Certificate Authority Service anymore, follow these steps to stop it and clean up.

1. Open the Certification Authority mmc

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2. Set the CRL Publication interval according to the instructions below, and Publish

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3. Many Steps to Follow  …

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/889250/how-to-decommission-a-windows-enterprise-certification-authority-and-r

More TroubleShoot info see here :

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/instan/2009/12/07/troubleshooting-autoenrollment/

Success !