Extending a Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)

First:  Extend LUN using OEM-specific tools

The first step isn’t one that I can document specifically because it is OEM-specific for the toolset.  As you know, SAN’s are a form of Shared I/O and due to this they are managed using a set of proprietary tools (usually) and as such I can’t really provide guidance because of this. However, to summarize a bit what you should do is similar to the following steps as I

Step-by-Step: Setup and Configure Azure Site Recovery (ASR) for On-Premises Hyper-V Host

Here is a step by step walk-through on how to go about setting up and configuring ASR (Azure Site Recovery) and backing up your On-Premises Virtual Machines (VMs) with Azure Resource Manager (ARM). First things, first, Azure’s Recovery Service Vault is a unified vault/resource that allows you to manage your backup and data disaster recovery needs within Azure. For example, if you are hosting your VMs on-premises you can create a link between your on-prem site and Azure to allow your VMs to

Configure NAP RADIUS to serve Cisco WLAN Controllers

  1. Add the Wireless LAN Controller as an authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) client on the NPS.
  2. Expand RADIUS Clients and Servers. Right-click RADIUS Clients, and choose New RADIUS Client. 115988-nps-wlc-config-092.png
  3. Enter a Friendly name (WLC in this example), the management IP address of the WLC ( in this example) and a shared secret. The same shared secret is used to configure the WLC.

racadm quick dirty cheatsheet

iDRAC racadm quick and dirty cheatsheet. racadm command can be issues via iDRAC/CMC/OS if svradmin-racadm is installed. Also you can specify -h option to access remote servers RAC as long as you have network access. Also if you are having problems with racadm “Failed to initialize transport” install openssl-devel. full documentation for iDRAC7 can be found here. % Get all iDRAC settings in a file racadm get -f config.txt If you like

Repair a Windows Image using DISM

Using DISM with the ScanHealth option

Use the DISM command with the /ScanHealth switch to scan the Windows image for any corruption. Unlike the /CheckHealth, the /ScanHealth switch can take up to 10 minutes to complete the process. To run the command do the following:

  1. Use the Windows key + X keyboard shortcut to open the Power User menu and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Type the following command and press Enter: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image

VMM Resource Reporting

It can be difficult to monitor and assess resources in large Hyper-V environments. This Powershell based script helps you to understand virtualization inventory, capacity and general resource availability in your Standalone or Clustered Hyper-V Environment.


  • Creates a plain but detailed and user-friendly HTML report which is compatible with all modern browsers.
  • Has an Overview section which shows momentary cluster resource

Deploy Microsoft Web Application Proxy

Microsoft Web Application Proxy [WAP] is a new service added in Windows Server 2012 R2 that allows you to access web applications from outside your network. WAP functions as a reverse proxy and an Active Directory Federation Services [AD FS] proxy to pre-authenticate user access. Web Application Proxy Overview


  • The only hard requirement of WAP is having

RemoteApp Deploying a single server solution

RDS Deployment - Single Server Solution requirements:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 ISO
  • SQL Server 2012 SP1 Express x64 With tools
  • SQL Server 2012 SP1 Native Client
  • SSL Certificate

The certificate needs to contain the FQDN you will use as the RD Web Access URL (mine is in this guide).It needs to be in .pfx format and you need to have

ADMT Series – 11. Computer Migration Wizard

This post will cover the process of migrating computers from the source domain to the target domain. After you migrate a batch of local user profiles, migrate the corresponding batch of user workstations. ADMT Supported Operating Systems for Computer Migration ADMT 3.2 – supports the migration of computers that run Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. ADMT

ADMT Series – 10. Security Translation Wizard – Local Profiles

This post will cover the Security Translation Wizard from the context of migrating local user account profiles into the target domain. This step is crucial if you want your users to maintain the same local profile. The Translation Wizard needs to be run before migrating the computers. If you decide to skip this step, the users will receive a new profile when they logon to the target domain for the first time: Categories : ADMT, Infrastructure