Remote Desktop Services

as per the company policy we disabled the printer redirection within group policy. Now i want the users to print from Remote session is there any alternate way?

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Remote Desktop Services

I placed a web server in DMZ zone by removing it from domain and tried to access the url but unable to access it?

Is it mandatory that web server should be in domain?

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No Live Migration after KB4487026 (also not after removing it again)

Hi, we’re running a 3-node Hyper-V cluster with Windows Server 2016 and a FibreChannel SAN. This morning I installed KB4487026 (and SSU KB4485447) on the first node. 

After the first reboot, the server crashed with BSOD USER_MODE_HEALTH_MONITOR. After resetting it again, server booted fine, had new build installed (14393.2791), and seemed to work. However, it can no longer receive live migrations. All VMs failed
their migration back. For each attempt, I get this event:

Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-High-Availability-Admin
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-High-Availability
Date:          2/17/2019 11:15:26 AM
Event ID:      21123
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      <...>
Failed to set the migration networks at the VMMS: Unspecified error (0x80004005).
Event Xml:


KB4487026 describes a known issue with SCVMM that seems related:

For hosts managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), SCVMM cannot enumerate and manage 
logical switches deployed on the host after installing the update.

I cannot perform the suggested workaround (compile two MOF files) because these MOF files are specific to SCVMM and do not exist on our servers.

Still I concluded that the issue must be related to the update and uninstalled it. That did not help though - even after removing KB4487026, Live Migration is still not possible.

I quick-migrated some VMs to the node for now. Does anyone have the same issue, or an idea?

(Live migrations from the updated node to the other nodes or between the other nodes, as well as quick migrations between all nodes, are working fine.)

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Unable to Ping Host from VM – Hyper v


I am having some issues and hitting break walls. I have a Server running Server 2016 and a VM created using Hyper-V.

I have create a VM running Server 2016, created the Virtual Switch (Internal), added the adaptor under settings and then on the Host Server, Shared the NIC to allow sharing with the vethernet virtual switch,

On the host i have manual set teh main NIC to and the virtual switch to

On the VM I have set the NIC to

I cannot ping the VM from the Host and cannot ping the Host from the VM

All firewalls and Antivirus are disabled until i resolve this issue

I have tried a lot of solutions but nothing works.

Any help you can offer would be great.


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Problem with VM of Windows 10: Could not send keys to the virtual machine

After a windows update that is the problem.  I also have a network interface icon on the startup page with a red x thru it so I can’t connect with RD either.  I tried command prompt doing a DISM and an SFC but to no avail.  Also tried removing
the last update and that did no good either.  Looks like I will have to try and repair the integration services, which Hyper-V manager claims are up to do.  The OS is Windows 10.

Any suggestions?

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Meet AVA: VMware Launches Beta of a Virtual Assistant

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By Steve Liang, AVA Project Lead Today we’re excited to introduce a beta of AVA, VMware’s Automated Virtual Assistant. We designed Ava to help users of VMware Docs find answers to common product questions. Using natural language processing, Ava is trained to understand key VMware concepts and recommend further reading that will answer your questions.

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tempory copy VM files, reconfig RAID, and put back the VM files


I tought i had a simple question, but the internet is not quiet clear about this.

Since i have perfomance issues i want to reconfigure a logical drive (where my VM’s are stored).  The drive where my VM’s are stored is a RAID6 drive. Apparantly this is not fast enough for an SQL applcation.  So i want to Reconfigure/Rebuild that

Plan of attack :

Since this is a small copmany i can do a full stop. My way of work would be. Shutdown all VM’s. Copy everything that is on my D; drive to an external device. Start
Smart Storage Administrator. Delete the second logical drive. Make a new logical RAID1+0 drive. Copy everything back from my extranl device to my new drive. And startup my VM’s

Question :

Will this work ? Is this "best-practice" ? And will my VM’s start with no problem ?

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.VMCX files grow in size and prevent Live Migration working (Server 2016)

We have an issue whereby the .VMCX files for our production VMs have steadily grown in size (from a start point of less than 100KB up to 20MB

This is preventing Live Migration from functioning, and also introducing long delays when attempting to edit the virtual machines.

I have spoken with someone else who has had the same issue, and they tracked it down to being related to having the machines checkpointed regularly - each time the VM is checkpointed the .VMCX file grows a little larger (and doesn’t shrink when the check
point is removed).

Is there a way to "repair" the .VMCX file?

All VMs are Server 2016, running on a Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct cluster.

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Event ID 32000 after drive failed on replication server

I had a server that received hyper-v replicas but we had a drive failure. I replaced the drive and tried to re enable replication but it keeps failing. I then removed replication from the host and then when I tried to re enable it I get an error that is
Event ID 32000.

It says Enabling replication failed Hyper-v failed to enable replication for the virtual machine "x" Cannot create a file when that file already exist.

It does create a folder in the server that will receive the VM but it’s empty. I’m not sure what to do here.

Thank you for your help.

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Hyper-V Setup Failure

my hyper-V couldn’t setup the Hyper-V Manager after enable it on Window Features.

Following Error Detectected on my Power Shell

PS C:UsersOYENIYI> enable-WindowsOptimalFeature
enable-WindowsOptimalFeature : The term ‘enable-WindowsOptimalFeature’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet,
function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the
path is correct and try again.
At line:1 char:1
+ enable-WindowsOptimalFeature
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (enable-WindowsOptimalFeature:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

PS C:UsersOYENIYI> Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V -All
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature : The requested operation requires elevation.
At line:1 char:1
+ Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V  …
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature], COMException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Dism.Commands.EnableWindowsOptionalFeatureCommand

PS C:UsersOYENIYI> DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /All /FeatureName:Microsoft-Hyper-V

Error: 740

Elevated permissions are required to run DISM.
Use an elevated command prompt to complete these tasks.

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