How To: Azure Resource Manager VM Level Backup & Restore Without Snapshots

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Phillip Martin [fa icon="calendar'] August 25, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Data Backup & Recovery, Microsoft, How To Guide, Microsoft Windows, PowerShell, Microsoft Azure

One basic task I found very underwhelming in the Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM) portal was the backup. If you're thinking about taking a snapshot of a server as a precaution before you make any updates—sorry—snapshots don’t exist. You'll have to replace snapshots with backup and restore. I’ll break this down into the three parts: Backup, Recover, and Restore.

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Citrix Synergy 2016 Recap, News and Product Updates

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Johnny Ma [fa icon="calendar'] June 15, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Virtualization, VMware, Citrix XenMobile, Citrix, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Citrix XenApp, Citrix Storefront, Citrix XenDesktop, Lewan News & PR, Microsoft Windows, Cloud Computing

This year Citrix Synergy was hosted in Las Vegas, May 24-26, at the Venetian conference center. Myself and another engineer from Lewan attended and came back with our heads full of announcements, product updates and a look at what’s coming next. It’s going to be an exciting year for Citrix customers!

For those of you who couldn’t make it, or are still trying to digest all of the exciting and innovative announcements you heard while you were there, here is a recap.

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Microsoft Windows Server Fix for Get-DfsrFileHash Error 0x00000005

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by John Certeza [fa icon="calendar'] May 19, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, PowerShell

Microsoft Windows Server recommends that you Validate Preseeded Files for DFS Replication during setup of Distributed File System (DFS) Replication. But when you validate file hashes on either your source or destination server you may get the following error:

Get-DfsrFileHash : Could not calculate the file hash. Error code 0x00000005

There isn't much information on error 0x00000005, however there is a simple fix I've found.

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12 Ways App & Desktop Virtualization Is Transforming IT (Infographic)

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Allie Perry [fa icon="calendar'] March 22, 2016 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, Citrix, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft Windows, Data Security, infographic

"More than 35 million Americans in the workforce did some or all of their work at home in 2014."
"Mobile workers will account for nearly three quarters (72%) of the total U.S. workforce by 2020."

What does this all mean? Forward-thinking businesses of every size are turning to application delivery and desktop virtualization to reduce IT costs, provide greater mobility and productivity for employees, and to improve data security and compliance.

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Lewan Achieves Citrix Specialist in Virtualization Designation

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Brian Olsen [fa icon="calendar'] December 29, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] Citrix, Lewan Awards & Certifications, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft Windows

Lewan Technology is proud to announce achievement of the Citrix Specialist in Virtualization distinction. Becoming a Virtualization Specialist requires a proven track record of delivering and managing Windows apps and workloads via Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop. This achievement furthers Lewan's commitment to in-depth Citrix technical expertise.

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How to fix Microsoft Hyper-V Error: "The Session was disconnected."

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by John Certeza [fa icon="calendar'] October 5, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows

With my recent switch to Microsoft Hyper-V for virtualizing my work desktop (Windows 10 guest on Windows 10 host), I've come across the following error when resuming my virtual machine and attempting to login:

"The session was disconnected.  If you want to continue, try to connect again.  If the problem persists, contact your system administrator. 

Would you like to reconnect?"

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Using Ping on a Mac

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Brian Olsen [fa icon="calendar'] September 30, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] Apple, Microsoft Windows, Networking

Being a long time Microsoft Windows user, I was surprised to find out a fun feature of Apple Mac's terminal command--ping.

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Should your business adopt the new Microsoft Windows 10 release?

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] August 12, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] Microsoft, Microsoft Windows

Windows 10 is here. Many of our clients have been asking us about this new release and if they should adopt the new operating system from Microsoft. Here's what I think about it and what we're recommending...

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Choosing a VMware NIC: Should you replace your E1000 with the VMXNET3?

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Doug Oakes [fa icon="calendar'] August 12, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] Virtualization, VMware, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Networking, Disk Performance

Is your default VMware E1000 network interface (NIC) installed in a virtual machine causing problems with performance?

The best practice from VMware is to use the VMXNET3 Virtual NIC unless there is a specific driver or compatibility reason where it cannot be used. In many cases, however, the E1000 has been installed, since it is the default.

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Bug Fix: Start Menu Missing on Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9926

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by John Certeza [fa icon="calendar'] August 10, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] VMware, How To Guide, Microsoft Windows

I’ve been using Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9926 as my daily driver at work on VMware Workstation 11.1.0 and found that my start menu stop working. The lack of a start button drove me crazy and almost sent me back to Windows. Doing some research, I came across another user's "fix" in the comments section of the Windows Blog. But it still didn't solve my issue.

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