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Archive for March, 2012

— Protection Windows 8 with Data Protection Manager 2012

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Protecting Windows Server 8 with Data Protection Manager 2012 is the same procedure as on Windows 2008 R2.

Windows Server Backup feature needs to be installed to protect System State

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Configure Server Add Role

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Add Role Based

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Select Windows Server Backup

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Or save some time and use powershell

inport-module servermanager and add-windowfeature Windows-Server-Backup

 

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Create Protection Group

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Select Retention

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Create Protection Group

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And its time to test recovery

— Installing Data Protection Manager Agent on Windows Server 8

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If you are in a small shop and don’t use Orchestrator and Config Manager to install agents this would be the steps needed , they are identical with install on 2008 R2 

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Agents –> Install

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If they agent isn’t installed on the server you need use “Install Agent”

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Select Server(s)

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Add Credentials

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DPM = Success ! Smile

— Installing Data Protection Manager on Windows Server 8

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The current version of Data Protection Manager 2010 or 2012 RC does not support Windows 8 so Microsoft have released a CTP of SP1 so we can test the integration for Windows 8 , I believe it’s the first time a Service Pack build have been out in the public for a  product that still is in the RC state (at least externally)

This part will only cover the install that are a 100% match of the Windows 2008 R2 installer , next part will cover the Windows 8 feature support

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Install Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1 CTP to gain Windows 8 Support

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Data Protection Manager installer adds Framework Required for Operation

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Installer as we know it from 2012 RC , personally I would prefer to wait with the reboot until after install was completed but then again that’s where scripting comes into play instead of doing manual installs.

 

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For production I would always use the full sql server install , and with the new license changes for systemcenter 2012 its “free” to use so that makes the decision much easier.

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Coffee Time.

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DPM = Success !

— Operations Manager 2012 , Web Recording Error 2147954407 the server name or address could not be found

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I ran into a small issue today , recording a session from a client worked fine , but trying to test the recording and play it back resulted in

 

Error 2147954407 The Server Name or Address could not be resolved

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The problem was that the recording client had a hosts file that management server didn’t have so even while the Watcher Node was set to the client with the host file name resolution seems to be from the management server

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Adding the host file to the management server fixed the “issue”

— Error installing App Controller 2012 (user error)

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Deploying a fresh set of 2012 Applications for a demo later this week I managed to “break” the unbreakable App Controller installer.

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Install Smile

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Add Credentials and Service Port

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Select Certificate

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Select SQL Server and Boom Error

A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connect to a sql server.

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SQL Running  , Check

Firewall Allowing SQL , Check

SQL reports

Login failed. The login is from an untrusted domain and cannot be used with Windows authentication. [CLIENT: 10.1.1.35] <VMM01

User Error : the domain administrator used for install have been renamed and no logon / logoff was performed on the VMM Server

So back to App Controller being unbreakable Smile