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EU’s General Data Protection Regulation

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) specifies requirements for how personal data is collected, stored, processed, and deleted. All companies that interact with individuals or corporate entities within the EU are affected by GDPR. To help lead you down the right path, we provide tools and guidance to facilitate ease […]

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Using Hyper-V replication for reduced down-time in case of catastrophic failures

Microsoft Hyper-V comes with a built-in replication feature, which allows for almost real-time replication of virtual servers between two separate physical locations. The primary server handles all company data while it also sends a copy of all data to the backup server at very frequent intervals. In case the primary server fails due to hardware […]

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Virtualizing (Physical-to-virtual, P2V) Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 with Microsoft Hyper-V

Virtualizing aging Windows 2000/ 2003 / 2008 / 2008R2 servers into Hyper-V virtual machines can be tricky, especially if the old servers are partitioned using GPT disks or Dynamic disks. Using the following steps will get you through the virtualization process in a few hours: – Use Microsoft’s free Disk2vhd tool to convert each partition […]

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Building a fault tolerant Hyper-V cluster from old and new servers

For larger network installations where 100% up-time is a must, we often join all physical servers into a “Hyper-V cluster”. In a cluster, two or more physical servers share the virtual workload among themselves. If one server goes down or is restarted because of Windows updates, all Virtual Machines will remain online and end-users will […]

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Missing Thai or other regional fonts after a Windows 10 update

Whenever Microsoft releases major updates for Windows 10 (creator’s edition, fall creator’s edition etc.) previously installed fonts tend to disappear, which causes Word and Excel documents to become badly formatted. To solve this, open c:\windows.old\fonts and copy all fonts into c:\windows\fonts. This step requires administrative privileges. Restart your computer and voila! All missing fonts should […]

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