Snapshot before Patching

Patch Management

Snapshot before patching. If you still need to comply with SOX compliance and patch your virtual machines as quickly as possible, or perhaps a risk adverse Change Approval Board that makes you just through hoops to be able to deploy those monthly Microsoft Updates, well SnaPatch is here to help. So how can SnaPatch help I hear you ask? Well SnaPatch interacts with your Microsoft System…

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How to snapshot multiple VMs

VMWare Blog

How to snapshot multiple VM servers with SnapShot Master The need arises at times for the creation or deletion of snapshots of multiple VMs in unison. Creating snapshots of multiple VMs (virtual servers) for VMware’s Vsphere or even for Microsoft’s HyperV with SnapShot Master is a relatively easy task. Hopefully you have installed and are running SnapShot Master in your environment, if not, you can download…

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Schedule a VMWare Snapshot

VMWare Blog

How to Schedule a VMWare Snapshot. Before I show you how to use SnapShot Master to create and schedule a VMWare Snapshot I will briefly describe what a snapshot is. What is a VMWare Snapshot? VMWare Snapshots are a quick and easy way to provide a previous point in time in which you can revert your virtual machine to. Snapshots are a great feature to use prior to…

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Deploying a Zero Day Exploit Update Fix with Microsoft SCCM 2012

Patch Management

Deploying a Zero Day Exploit Update Fix with Microsoft’s SCCM 2012  Zero Day Exploit Overview So what exactly is a Zero Day Exploit you ask? To be exact, a Zero Day Exploit is a vulnerability that is found that a possible Hacker can use to exploit and use for malicious or personal intent. The Vendor (software or hardware) has Zero Days to plan, mitigate…

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The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed.

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The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed. If you have ever restored an old snapshot of a domain joined virtual server and seen the above error when trying to log back in after it restarted, you will no the frustration. This seems to be a problem when the snapshot is older than 30 days. Once you restore the old snapshot,…

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Restore a Domain Controller from a Snapshot

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Reverting a snapshot of an active Domain Controller can be a risky and problematic issue. If you are considering using this procedure it should be your very LAST option.  This is not a supported Microsoft procedure and use of it could cause fatal issues to Active Directory. Reassessing your environment and take the proper steps to ensure this recovery model doesn’t have to be used again. Use…

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VMWare – Snapshot Consildation

VMWare Blog

VMWare – Snapshot Consildation CONSOLIDATE SNAPSHOT: Snapshot consolidation is useful when snapshot disks fail to compact after a Delete or Delete all operation or if the disk did not consolidate. This might happen, for example, if you delete a snapshot but its associated disk does not commit back to the base disk. The snapshot Consolidation  searches for hierarchies or delta disks to combine without…

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VMWare – Reverting a Virtual Machine Snapshot

VMWare Blog

VMWare – Reverting Snapshots If you ever need to revert a snapshot of a virtual server, what is the process that occurs. Well, reverting snapshots immediately activates the parent snapshot of the current state of the virtual machine. The current disk and memory states are discarded and restored as they were when you took that snapshot. If your parent snapshot was taken when the…

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Who loves managing patching?

Patch Management

Who loves managing patching? When you deploy a new VM from a template, you get a fully patched and up to date image which is nice. One month from now it is no longer not so nice – it’s unpatched and vulnerable as another Patch Tuesday release from Microsoft has passed. Lots of new security holes have patched by the new updates released. Of course it…

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