List Scheduled Tasks for Remote Servers

Recently, I was asked to find out of a certain service account was being used in scheduled tasks on any server. Being a PowerShell guy, I turned to the Get-ScheduledTask cmdlet. I tried querying a list of scheduled tasks by Author. I created a variable $VMs and used it to filter any Powered on Windows VM. I then checked each…

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Vembu BDR Suite 5.3 – Microsoft 365 Backup

In my post on August 2nd, 2022, I mentioned the new features in Vembu version 5.3. In this post, I’d like to go more in-depth on the Vembu Backup for Microsoft 365 Backup feature that was added in v5.3. In many organizations, Microsoft 365 replaced local exchange servers in their environments due to it’s advancements. Though Microsoft 365 is hosted…

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Vembu BDR Suite 5.3 – Endpoint Backups

In my post on August 2nd, 2022 I mentioned the new features in Vembu version 5.3. In this post, I’d like to go more in-depth on the Vembu Backup for Endpoints feature that was added in v5.3. You can ensure data protection measures for free up to 10 endpoints of Windows/MAC against disaster and system failures. File and Folder level…

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Save Credentials to File in PowerShell

Have you ever wanted to schedule a script to run overnight but need to pass secure credentials? You may do it once in open-text, but after that you say to yourself… There has to be a more secure way! Well, you were right! See how I saved my credentials to a file to use later. Remember, you need to remember…

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Change default VMware Remote Console Application

Have you ever tried to open the VMware Remote Console and have it launch VMware Workstation and NOT the VMware Remote Console application? This is set via two keys in the Windows Registry. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\VMRC\DEFAULTICON and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\VMRC\SHELL\OPEN\COMMAND. You can get these values via POWERSHELL. As you can see, my Remote Console is currently set to VMware Workstation. I prefer to use…

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New Vembu BDR Suite v5.3

Just over a week ago, Vembu released version 5.3 of their BDR Suite. Check out some of the new features below. Can you guess which one I’m most excited about? 😀 File Server Backup from BDRSuite Backup Server UI You can now add Windows and Linux file servers to the Data Source and configure file & folder level backup from…

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Burn an ISO to disc via Command Prompt

Did you know that you don’t need to use a third party program to burn your ISO files to CD/DVD? All you need to do is open a Command Prompt or PowerShell window (whichever you feel more comfortable opening). It’s the same command for both, so it doesn’t matter which one you open. The command is called: isoburn.exe. If you…

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Deploying Vembu BDR Suite (Part 4 – Replication)

Now that I have Vembu setup and backing up to my local NAS, I thought I should try and replicate some of the data off-site. Where should I replicate to? Lets go with Amazon, as I already have an account established there. First, I created a new S3 bucket to replicate the backup data to. I decided to name it…

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Deploying Vembu BDR Suite (Part 3 – Configuration)

After you install Vembu, the first thing you you need to do is LOGIN! Once you double click and launch Vembu BDR, you’re prompted to sign-in. Now that we’re signed in, you can see the first step is adding a backup target. Lets click CREATE NEW BLOCK STORAGE REPOSITORY and get started! First, we need to give it a name.…

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New Vembu BDR Suite Release (version 5.2.0)

Earlier this month, April 2022, Vembu released version 5.2.0. This version has some great new features I thought I’d feature here. Restore to Microsoft Azure BDRSuite now allows restoring the VMware VMs, Hyper-V VMs, Windows Server & Workstation backups to Microsoft Azure. You can initiate the restore directly from your BDRSuite Backup server or Offsite DR Server. BDRSuite 360 Server…

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