Master Troubleshooting Tricks for Windows Server - Volume 1
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Master Troubleshooting Tricks for Windows Server - Volume 1

About the Book

This book is dedicated to all of those IT Pro’s out there that have to troubleshoot Windows Server environments on a daily basis.  We know this can be a tedious task, and sometimes our best friend, “Google” just doesn’t have all the answers.  We have dug into the vaults to find these solutions to problems you might have seen or will see.  Everything you will read about comes from actual troubleshooting cases from our team.

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Dave Kawula
Dave Kawula

Dave is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. His background includes data communications networks within multi-server environments, and he has led architecture teams for virtualization, System Center, Exchange, Active Directory, and Internet gateways. Very active within the Microsoft technical and consulting teams, Dave has provided deep-dive technical knowledge and subject matter expertise on various System Center and operating system topics.

Dave is well-known in the community as an evangelist for Microsoft, 1E, and Veeam technologies. Locating Dave is easy as he speaks at several conferences and sessions each year, including TechEd, Ignite, MVP Days Community Roadshow, and VeeamOn. 

Recently Dave has been honored to take on the role of Conference Co-Chair of TechMentor with fellow MVP Sami Laiho.  The lineup of speakers and attendees that have been to this conference over the past 20 years is really amazing. Come down to Redmond or Orlando in 2018 and you can meet him in person.

As the founder and Managing Principal Consultant at TriCon Elite Consulting, Dave is a leading technology expert for both local customers and large international enterprises, providing optimal guidance and methodologies to achieve and maintain an efficient infrastructure.


Twitter: @DaveKawula

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John O'Neill Sr.
John O'Neill Sr.

John’s professional IT career began as a teenager, taking him on many wonderful adventures over the past 30 years. John’s IT path started with programming, but branched out quickly. Opportunities from the Help Desk to the Corner Office shape his IT journey. Specializing in Systems and Infrastructure technologies, John’s broad skillset includes Desktop and Server OS, Identity Management, Networking Services, Network Architecture, IP Telephony, and Security.

Passionate about giving back to the IT community, John develops relevant, timely content IT Pros take advantage of immediately. Part of the MVPDays team, he develops both online and in-print content. In addition, John authored material as a contributing editor for the online community as well as senior contributor to Tom’s IT Pro, Redmond Magazine, Netwrix, and both Thomson-Reuters' Aspatore Books and Exec Blueprints publications.

Helping others succeed and advance in IT drives John to share knowledge. Speaking at conferences worldwide, developing technology training courses for Pluralsight’s online training library, and leading webinars are all regular investments by John in the current and next generation of IT professionals.

John is proud to be honored by industry organizations, leaders, and peers. John is a four-time recipient of Microsoft’s MVP Award. John received NEOSA’s CIO of the Year Award in 2012.

Cary Sun
Cary Sun

Cary Sun has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in data center and deployment solutions. As a Principal Consultant, he likely works closely with clients to help them design, implement, and manage their data center infrastructure and deployment strategies.

With his background in data center solutions, Cary Sun may have experience in server and storage virtualization, network design and optimization, backup and disaster recovery planning, and security and compliance management. He holds CISCO CERTIFIED INTERNETWORK EXPERT (CCIE No.4531) from 1999. Cary is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Microsoft Azure MVP, Veeam Vanguard and Cisco Champion. He is a published author with several titles, including blogs on, and the author of many books.

Cary is a very active blogger at and is permanently available online for questions from the community. His passion for technology is contagious, improving everyone around him at what they do.

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Twitter: @SifuSun


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Cristal Kawula
Cristal Kawula

Cristal Kawula is the co-founder of MVPDays Community Roadshow and #MVPHour live Twitter Chat.   She is the President of TriCon Elite Consulting where she manages the day to day operations of the field consulting and sales teams.

Cristal is also only the 2nd Woman in the world to receive the prestigious Veeam Vanguard Community excellence award.  In July of 2017 she was awarded the designation of Microsoft MVP.  

Early in her career Cristal worked as a consultant with Microsoft authoring content for internal SMSGR and GTR teams.   This content was used to train internal support engineers and global escalation engineering teams.  

Cristal can be found speaking at Microsoft Ignite, MVPDays, and other local user groups.   She is extremely active in the community and has recently helped publish a book for other Women MVP’s called Voices from the Data Platform.  



Twitter: @supercristal1

Emile Cabot
Emile Cabot

Émile is a six-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) who started in the industry during the mid-90s working at an ISP and designing web sites for celebrities. He has a strong background specializing in datacenter and deployment solutions, and has spent many years performing infrastructure analyses and solution implementations for organizations around the world.

Émile organizes the Calgary Microsoft User Group, blogs on, and has presented at several conferences, including Ignite, VeeamOn, TechMentor, TechReady, and MVPDays. 

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Table of Contents

Foreword by iii Acknowledgments iii From Dave iii About the Authors iv Dave Kawula – Microsoft MVP iv Cristal Kawula – Microsoft MVP v Emile Cabot – Microsoft MVP vi Cary Sun – Microsoft MVP vii John O’Neill Sr – Re-Connect Microsoft MVP viii Contents ix Introduction 14 MVPDays Online 14 Sample Files 15 Additional Resources 15 Troubleshooting 16 Windows Server Issues 16 The Case of the Mysterious Reboot 17 Case Notes 17 Troubleshooting 17 Resolution 21 Closing Thoughts 21 The Case of MMC.exe being blocked on Server 2019 23 Case Notes 23 Troubleshooting 24 Resolution 26 Closing Thoughts 30 The Case of Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V Triple Fault issue 31 Case Notes 31 Troubleshooting 31 Resolution 32 Closing Thoughts 33 The Case of the Poor Upstream Internet Connection 34 Case Notes 34 Troubleshooting 36 Resolution 38 Closing Thoughts 39 Windows Server 2019 Activation Issues 41 Case Notes 41 Troubleshooting 47 Resolution 49 Closing Thoughts 51 Troubleshooting Error 0xC1900101 – 0x30018 SYSPREP 52 Case Notes 53 Troubleshooting 53 Resolution 54 Closing Thoughts 54 The Case of the Broken Virtual Network on an Upgrade from Server 2012R2 to Server 2019 Hyper-V 55 Case Notes 55 Troubleshooting 64 Resolution 65 Closing Thoughts 69 The Case of Locking down the Hyper-V Host Virtual Adapter in the Management OS 71 Case Notes 71 Troubleshooting 71 Resolution 71 Closing Thoughts 73 The Case of low disk space on Windows 2012 R2 File Servers 74 Case Notes 74 Troubleshooting 74 Resolution 74 Closing Thoughts 79 The Case of Missing Deduplication Scheduled Tasks in Server 2019 81 Case Notes 81 Troubleshooting 81 Resolution 82 Closing Thoughts 83 The Case of Missing Service Connection Point in Active Directory for Hyper-V 84 Case Notes 84 Troubleshooting 84 Resolution 85 Closing Thoughts 86 The Case of WinRM.exe QC Hanging in Windows Server 2019 87 Case Notes 87 Troubleshooting 88 Resolution 88 Closing Thoughts 88 The Case of Upgrading a Storage Pool from Server 2012 R2 to Server 2019 Clean Install 90 Case Notes 90 Troubleshooting 90 Resolution 92 Closing Thoughts 119 Find our Experts 120 Join us at MVPDays and meet great MVP’s like this in person 120 Live Presentations 120 Video Training 120 Live Instructor-led Classes 121 Consulting Services 121 Twitter 122

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