Ever since System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager started to support VMWare I’ve been trying to get it to work, I would end up getting stuck on the Certificate issue. A couple of days ago I saw this post:


To my benefit they solved the certificate issue, and I was able to implement the solution perfectly. A very special thanks  J.C. Hornbeck [MSFT] to for this Post.


A couple of days ago I received a call from a Colleague that was working on a VM with Windows Core 2008 R2 Domain Controller that had an issue and they needed to disable the network connection.

*To perform this task you must be logged into the console, no RDP.

  1. First Login to your server (must be able to elevate CMD or Power Shell with Admin Privileges)
  2. Execute command: “netsh interface ipv4 show interface” this will show you a list of all available ipv4 network adapters and their names.netsh-show-interface
  3. Here is the tricky part you need to know which interface you will disable. In this exercise I will disabled the Wi-Fi network adapter.  netsh-show-interface-show
  4. Now that we’ve picked our network adapter we will execute command to disabled it: “netsh interface set interface Wi-Fi disable”. netsh-disable-interface
  5. Now we will confirm that the adapter was disabled, by executing command: “netsh interface ipv4 show interface” .  As you can see on the image below the Wi-Fi adapter is no longer available, because it was disabled.netsh-show-interface-disabled-not-show
  6. Now we will enable it by executing the command: “netsh interface  set interface Wi-Fi enabled”. netsh-enable-interface
  7. Now we execute command: “netsh interface ipv4 show interface” and we can now see the Wi-Fi adapter is visible and enabled.netsh-show-interface-show

This command works on servers and workstations it’s not limited to Windows Core. Have a nice day and Enjoy.

I’ve been using this command for quite a while now, and today a colleague asked me how to install .net framework via PowerShell on Windows Server 2012 R2. After performing the installation I decided to post the command for everyone’s benefit.

I will use Deployment Image Service and management Tool (DISM)

DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFX3 /Source:D:\sources\sxs

Where source= the letter of where the sources files for this feature is. (normally on your Microsoft Windows DVD or media used to Install Windows.

  1. Open PowerShellPowerShell
  2. Insert command DISM /Online… and press Enterdism-net-fx3

Now it’s installed, Enjoy!


A couple of days ago I receive a call from a colleague:

He has System Center Data Protection Manager and a couple of days before he starts receiving notifications that there are “No Recovery Point Available” for Tape backups. He’s already checked the console and all Protection Groups have the Green Check mark.

I ask if he’s checked the latest recovery point on each item of the Protection Groups. He checks and replies back that they show the latest recovery point a month ago. I ask him if any of the storage disks have recently disconnected from DPM. He replies that indeed they did.

  1. Open System Center Data Protection Manager Power Shell.
  2. Insert command “dpmsync -sync”dpm-sync

After you execute the command DPM will sync with the information recorded on SQL Server database and compare.dpmsync2

*VERY IMPORTANT; after the sync is complete you will need to create new Recovery Points. After they have completed you should be able to run tape backups successfully.

Enjoy he Post.


Assign unowned disk in NetApp

Posted: September 26, 2016 in NetApp

A couple of days ago I receive and E-mail from one of our NET APP storage with the following header: HA Group Notification from NetApp04 (FILESYSTEM DISK FAILED) WARNING. Next Day I checked the storage and I found failed disk with a flashing amber led. To my benefit I had purchased 4 spare disks a couple of months back and replaced the failed disk.  

  1. I opened in the NetApp OnCommand System Manager 3.0
  2. Logged in to the storage
  3. Found an unassigned disk



  4. If you try to assign it the options are grayed out.
  5. Login to Storage using SSH (putty or another app)
  6. On the Shell enter command “disk show -n”12
  7. Next on the Shell insert command “disk assign %disk name%” (in this case disk name is 0C.008)3
  8. After disk has been reassigned you will begin to see that reconstruction has begun.4
  9. On the NetApp OnCommand System Manager 3.0 you will see that the disk has been assigned and data is showing up.5

System is now running smoothly, enjoy the post.


This one is an old draft that i forgot to Post…

Application: System Center 2012 R2: Data Protection Manager

Protected Server: Windows Server 2012 R2

Protected Server Roles: Hyper-V

Protected Server File System for VM’s: ReFS (Resilient File System)

I created a Protection Group for Hyper-V, and while replication… WHAM!, critical Alert, Replica Inconsistent.

I check under Monitoring


Affected area:   \Online\HYPERV-VM

Occurred Since:  01/29/2015 11:22:47 AM


The replica of Microsoft Hyper-V \Online\HYPERV-VM on HYPERVSERVER.TEST.LOCAL is inconsistent with the protected data source. All protection activities for data source will fail until the replica is synchronized with consistency check. You can recover data from existing recovery points, but new recovery points cannot be created until the replica is consistent.
For SharePoint farm, recovery points will continue getting created with the databases that are consistent. To backup inconsistent databases, run a consistency check on the farm. (ID 3106)

An unexpected error occurred while the job was running. (ID 104 Details: Do not attach the filter to the volume at this time (0x801F000F))


In this particular case the error is related to the File System type of the Protected Server (ReFS). DPM does not support to ReFS File System (at least at the time when i wrote the post).

What you need to do:

There is a quick fix, so roll up sleeves… Registry…

Open the Registry

  1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\Agent\2.0
  2. Create a DWORD (32 bit value)
  3. Name it “ForceFixup” (don’t forget to remove the quotation marks)
  4. Value data will be 1
  5. Base will be Hexadecimal
Close the registry, then go to Power Shell and execute:
  1. net stop dpmra (if you receive “The DPMRA service is not started”, execute the net start…)
  2. net start dpmra
close Power Shell, Open DPM Management Console and re-run the replicacion Job.



Shotokan Dojo Kun

Posted: January 27, 2016 in Health and wellness, Shotokan

Shotokan Dojo Kun

Shotokan Dojo Kun

Hitotsu. Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto
Hitotsu. Makoto no michi wo mamoru koto
Hitotsu. Doryoku no Seishin wo yashinau koto
Hitotsu. Reigi wo omonzuru koto
Hitotsu. Kekki no yu wo imashimuru koto

  • Seek Perfection of Character
  • Be Faithful Protect the Way of the Truth
  • Foster the Spirit of Effort
  • Respect the Principles of Etiquette and Respect Others
  • Guard Against Impetuous Courage and Refrain from Violent Behavior