Author: Joseph Yedid

August 12, 2016
How to Shut down VMs and Restart a Hyper-V Server When You Can’t Logon

By Joseph Yedid In yesterday’s post, Please Wait for the Local Session Manager, you may recall that Garth Jones and I had an issue with not being able to logon…

August 10, 2016
KB3000850 Causes Patching Issues

By Joseph Yedid As of late I have had to create a bunch of fresh VMs and patch them up. Just so happens that one of those VMs was a…

August 9, 2016
How to Create a DCM Item to Detect If the Firewall Is Off

By Joseph Yedid Recently I turned off a bunch of firewalls in order to correct a problem. Turning off the firewalls was easy, but remembering all of the systems that…

August 5, 2016
Deploying Additional Software

By Joseph Yedid I needed to add some additional software (Psexec, BGInfo, and cmtrace) to all of my VMs. However, adding this software manually to each new VM would be…

August 1, 2016
Managing Passwords

By Joseph Yedid Do you have too many passwords kicking around? Can’t remember them all? This seems like the current trend these days and I am by no means spared…

July 27, 2016
The UPS and Downs – Shutting Down a Server

By Joseph Yedid Setting-up Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) software is a fairly simple process, but if you have virtual machines (VMs) you have to take some extra care. If the…

July 14, 2016
Creating a Standalone VHD

By Joseph Yedid I recently had the need to backup some files before upgrading a system to Windows 10. These files were going to be stored off-site and needed a…

July 13, 2016
To the Cloud and Beyond. Backup!!!

By Joseph Yedid Recently, I was called to work out at a client’s office. One of their IT people had left the company and there were questions as to whether…

July 12, 2016
How to Back-up in Windows 8.1

By Joseph Yedid Recently I was asked to back-up a laptop in order for the data to be retained and the system to be repurposed. As it was a Windows…

July 7, 2016
“Role-ing” with Role-Based Administration (RBA)

By Joseph Yedid Role-Based Administration (RBA) is a great feature in Configuration Manager 2012 and above. What’s the whole purpose of RBA? Simple, delegated administration. RBA allows administrators to delegate…