January 1, 2017

A new year is an unwitten book with 365 new blank papers to add content to.

Writing the 2016 volume was realy exiting to say the least and today I am extremely happy, proud and humbled to announce that I have been awarded the 2017 Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) Award.


This is such and honor and I’m really lost for words…An image says more than a thousand words and my 6 YO playing XBox says it all…






Windows 10 Update KB3140768 fails to install

April 3, 2016

I finally had the time to check why the Updates on my Surface failed to install.

I started to troubleshoot the issue and found the solution in the CbsPersist_[Date and Time].log located in the C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder.

WinUpdate Error

I have used my surface for testing purposes and had not entirely clean out the test user profiles. Doing so allowed the updates to install properly.

Azure Backup updates

October 5, 2015

We will soon be able to get backup of Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V VM, SharePoint Server and Windows Clients in Microsoft Azure Backup without System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM).

I assume that the binaries will be released during or after the Microsoft launch event October 6th 2015


The Agent isn’t accessible yet but the download links are there with a link to a text file. AZbkp2 Stay tuned for an updated post once the binaries are released.

Marius Sandbu has covered this in an excellent post. New Azure backup “agent”

Time summarize 2014

December 31, 2014

Well its time to look back at 2014.

The year had a slow start with a long assignment away from home, which wasn’t ideal. On top of that my application for TechEd Houston was turned down.

In May it turned around, something that made me really happy happened. I was invited by Microsoft to the TechEd Europe Roundtable discussions in Barcelona.

A long warm summer followed with much fun with my family.

In August I started a new job at Crayon and a really busy autumn followed.

Thanks to my #theKrewe friends I once again went down to Barcelona in October for TechEd Europe and was staffing during the Ask the Experts evening.

In early December I traveled to Amsterdam to attend a Microsoft Cloud OS training.

I look forward to 2015 I got a feeling that the new year has a lot to offer.

See you on the other side

Nesting Hyper-V Part 1

December 31, 2014

My first blog post is also one of my most successful Lab-V, nesting Hyper-V creating your own lab

I thought it is about time I make a proper post out of that one. I can’t even remember how many times I have battled the really useful feature of nesting hypervisors. Follow my vlog and you will learn the awesome stuff you can do with nested hypervisors.

We will start by nesting Hyper-V on Hyper-V for those of you that just want to get familiar with nesting on the Microsoft platform. Microsoft Hyper-V has some limited functionality that enables you to nest Hyper-V.

Nesting Hyper-V on Hyper-V:

  1. Download and install the Windows assessment and deployment kit for Windows 8.1 Update 
    Select your installation folder
    Choose wheter or not to participate in the CEIP
    Accept the License Agreement
    Select the features you want to install:
    We only need this feature for this exercise.
  2. Mount and copy the content of your Windows 2012 R2 ISO to a folder. In my case C:\TempInst\Win2012R2.Lab-V
  3. Open a command prompt and enter the command
    dism /get-ImageInfo /ImageFile:C:\TempInst\Win2012R2.Lab-V\sources\install.wim
    Choose witch version you’d like to edit
    1. Create a empty folder on to whish you will execute your imagedism /Mount-Image /ImageFile:C:\TempInst\Win2012R2.Lab-V\sources\install.wim /Index:4 /MountDir:C:\TempInst\Lab-V
      To get a list of features run the command
      dism /Image:C:\TempInst\Lab-V /Get-features /Format:List
  4. We will enable the Hyper-V feature
    dism /Image:C:\TempInst\Lab-V /Enable-Feature:Microsoft-Hyper-V
  5. Save the changes and unmount the image
    dism /Unmount-Image /mountdir:C:\TempInst\Lab-V /commit

Now create a ISO of the folder C:\TempInst\Win2012R2.Lab-V and use it to install a VM in your environment and voila a woring Hyper-V inside your Hyper-V.

Now to the not so god part, you can create VMs inside the nested Hyper-V but you cannot start them. I have debated several hours regarding the usefulness of this, but for now that’s the way it is.

To be able to do so you must use another hypervisor. But that is my next blog post, stay tuned

TechEd Europe – We few we happy few we Band of brothers

October 31, 2014

As some of you know this was my first experience of TechEd Europe, all my previous conferences has been in the US. Last night prior to the Country drinks I had a dinner with the roundtable members and I addressed some concerns that I now would like to redraw. This TechEd has been equivalent to my US experiences.

Well TechEd is no more at least for me, and with that I would like to thank everybody that has been involved in something that has turned out to be an important part of my life, not just my professional but also my personal life. I have under the wing of TechEd made friends for life.

So it is with a heavy heart I say: TechEd is dead long live Iginite!

After the invite to the Roundtable discussions I made a post called “We few we happy few we Band of brothers” and would like to do that again.

Mr Shakespeare created a lot of great stuff but this always comes to mind when a great conference like TechEd is closing.

TechEd for me is really two parts, content and networking. and with networking I don’t mean flippin business cards. This European TechEd experience of mine would not have been possible without a little help of my friends. You know who you are and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I can’t wait until the next time I bump into a friend I made here in Barcelona. We truly are a brand of brothers…

Shakespeare’s Henry V, 1598:

This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember’d;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.

I hope to see you all in Chicago my brothers and sisters. Ler


TechEd Europe, Day 0

October 27, 2014

Well today TechEd Europe started with the Pre-Conference Seminars.

I didn’t attend any pre-conf sessions so I was intending to register. But once I found my way to the conference center I realized that I forgot my passport in the hotel room. Bummer So I register tomorrow morning instead Ler

We’ll my good friend and Community reporter colleague Simon Davis got his so here are our review of the backpack.


Nice small bag compared to the black TechEd North America backpack.

This gray little beauty is perfect for commuting.