Category: Server 2012 R2

DPM, Windows Server Backup and “The backup storage location is invalid” error..

While working with DPM, I came across an issue, where my internal backup of the DPM server, kept failing with “DPM cannot create a backup because Windows Server Backup (WSB) on the protected computer encountered an error (WSB Event ID:

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Boot into safe mode on Windows 8/Server 2112

One of the earliest steps in troubleshooting a PC/Server is to boot into safe mode. Be it Last Known Good recovery, to uninstalling a faulty driver, this has simply been achieved by pressing the F8 key. This changed with Windows

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Unable to add Roles and Features to Server 2012

You’re trying to install a new Role of Feature onto your 2012 server, and your met with this ugly screen.. This isn’t a good sight, and is normally indicative of a patch, or update in a pending reboot state. However,

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Adding Users To The Local Administrators Group Using Group Policy

Adding users (AD or otherwise) to the local administrators group on multiple computers is simple using Group Policy. Difficult otherwise. That’s because this group is commonly known as a “Restricted Group”. When you configure a Restricted Group policy, members of

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Install VMWare Tools on Windows Server 2012 R2 Core

Windows Server Core is an installation option for Windows Server 2012 R2. It installs fewer components and administrations options than the full installation of Windows Server 2012 R2. You manage Server Core locally by using Windows PowerShell or a command-line

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