Archive for October, 2013

How to fix error CLSID {463948d2-035d-4d1d-9bfc-473fece07dab} Access Denied

You may receive the following Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) error in your Event Viewer logs: Volume Shadow Copy Service information: The COM Server with CLSID {463948d2-035d-4d1d-9bfc-473fece07dab} and name HWPRV cannot be started. [0x80070005, Access is denied.   and or this one: Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Error creating the Shadow Copy Provider COM class with […]

Freeware Backup Software–Watch Out!

The Freeware Gimmick Are you familiar with the saying ” There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch“? Especially when it comes to using software, some companies employ marketing “gimmicks” and offer so-called “free” versions of their products. The entire point is to get you hooked and the major price tag follows soon thereafter. […]

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 Backup Software

BackupChain now runs on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1, download our new installer here: Your trusted Windows Server and Hyper-V backup solution also works on Windows 8.1 with all Hyper-V features as the server edition.   What is BackupChain? BackupChain is a simple to use, yet powerful backup tool for IT professionals. […]

VMware Workstation Start & Stop VMs from Command Line

In the folder C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation or: C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware Workstation   You’ll find vmrun.   Command format: vmrun [AUTHENTICATION-FLAGS] COMMAND [PARAMETERS] 1. To start a virtual machine: “C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmrun” -T ws start “C:\VMs\Linux.vmx”   2. To Shut down a VM: “C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmrun” -T ws stop “C:\VMs\Linux.vmx”   3. To reboot: “C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware […]

How to Install Hyper-V on Windows 8

First you need to open the Control Panel. You need to have Windows 8 Pro or Ultimate and a 64 bit processor. Then choose select Programs and Select Windows Features. Then tick the box Hyper-V as shown below:     That’s all. Don’t forget to check into a Windows 8 Hyper-V backup solution, too.

Windows 8 Hyper-V Backup Solution to Back up VHD & VHDX Virtual Machines

Have a look at in case you’d like to back up your Windows 8 Hyper-V VMs. In addition to full VM backup, you also get Granular Backup features to select individual files from inside VMs when you run your backups on the host. Backups can be deduplicated and compressed, saving space and backup time.   […]

Guidelines for Installing Microsoft Exchange 2013 in Hyper-V

Have a look at the following article in case you plan to install Microsoft Exchange 2013 into a Hyper-V virtual machine: Configuration settings and features all explained well:

Free eBooks for Hyper-V and Windows Server Admins

These are a couple of free Hyper-V and Windows Server related eBooks available. I hope you like them:   Book Title: Introducing Windows 8.1 for IT Professionals   Book Title: Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2   Book Title: Windows Azure: Introducing Windows Azure for IT Pros Book Title: System Center Configuration Manager […]