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Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012R2 virtual machines fail with Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power Error ID 41

On VMware ESX when you create Virtual machines with Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 as the OS you might experience a problem where the virtual machines keeps restarting every now and then as a Result of a windows failure with a blue screen. Continue reading

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Installing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager “SCOM” 2012. Step by Step guide-Part 5- Upgrading to SP1 and R2

As Agreed starting this part of this article series we will be upgrading our lab for SCOM 2012 RTM to the SP1 then the R2 versions, afterwards we will migrate this upgraded installation to a new environment with Windows Server 2012 R2 as the Operating system and SQL 2012 as the Database server.. Let’s begin  🙂 Continue reading

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My Experience with SCOM 2007 R2 upgrade to SCOM 2012

Few weeks ago i started reading about System Center Operations Manager 2012 as i was preparing myself to upgrade my existing SCOM 2007 R2 Server to the latest release, i have already written an article series on this, you can find it here Installing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager “SCOM” 2012. Step by Step guide- Part 1- Introduction. Today i talk to you about my experience with the upgrade of SCOM 2007 R2 to SCOM 2012 R2. Continue reading