Moving DPM 2016 DB after JSON Install

Moving DPM 2016 DB after JSON Install

Whilst scripting the JSON installation for DPM 2016, i discovered that i couldn’t specify the DPM DB location. There is a parameter for this, but no matter what i tried, the DPM DB files would always be installed on the C Drive, despite the default location being another drive. To get around this once DPM […]

Install System Center Update Rollup Silently

Install System Center Update Rollup Silently

During writing an ARM deployment for Data Protection Manager 2016, i found the need to install UR2 silently as part of the custom script extension. The installer for the DPM UR2 update didn’t have any silent switches or unattended functionality out of the box, so i had to find another way. The PowerShell below allows […]

Service Manager 2016 Exchange Connector: The Connection to the Server was Unsuccessful

Service Manager 2016 Exchange Connector: The Connection to the Server was Unsuccessful

If you follow the deployment guide for the Exchange Connector 3.1 you’ll find when you get down to the hyperlink for the Exchange Web Services API it doesn’t work.  This can cause you to search the web which will return lots of links for different versions of the API.  You may be tempted to deploy […]

SQL Server 2016 Basic Availability Group with non-default endpoint port

SQL Server 2016 Basic Availability Group with non-default endpoint port

Antecedent During one of my latest implementations I configured a multi-subnet SQL Basic Availability Group (BAG) configuration in Azure. I also wrote a blog about that what you can read HERE. After that configuration, I was thinking about how to deploy 2 BAGs in the same SQL Instance using separate ports. As we know there […]

Issue with installing DPM 2016 using JSON

Issue with installing DPM 2016 using JSON

Recently I’ve been working on deploying Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2016 during a JSON deployment. One of the prerequisites the installer looks for is that Hyper-V, Hyper-V PowerShell & Hyper-V RSAT tools are installed, and if they’re not the installer will install them before it continues. This requires a reboot. This is where the issue lies, […]

JSON Azure deployment: Create PowerShell script during CSE to allow scripting to continue after a reboot

JSON Azure deployment: Create PowerShell script during CSE to allow scripting to continue after a reboot

While working on a JSON Azure deployment we came across a scenario where we were needing to script after a reboot from the Custom Script Extension (CSE). This can’t be done out of the box as once the server reboots, the CSE module stops running. To work around this we used the RunOnce, and AutoAdminLogon […]

Service Manager: Orchestrator Runbooks Missing, Invalid, or Disappeared

Service Manager: Orchestrator Runbooks Missing, Invalid, or Disappeared

Occasionally after the Orchestrator for Service Manager connector has run the status of some of your Runbooks may change to “missing” or “invalid”.  Typically this is for one of the following reasons: You’ve renamed a Runbook You’ve deleted a Runbook You’ve moved a Runbook Highlighting the Runbook with a “missing” or “invalid” status in the Service Manager console […]