Azure Recovery Services Vault Backup with Windows SBS 2011

Technically, Microsoft does not support Windows Small Business Server 2011 when it comes to backup using Azure recovery services vault. There are certainly some caveats to a successful setup but for us, all of them were acceptable to have this simple backup strategy. There are PowerShell Cmdlets for Azure online backup that you can mix and match to create a PowerShell script for the Azure Recovery Services Agent that get it to run successfully from a scheduled task.

Can Server Performance Advisor provide a monitoring option?

A few months ago we started investigating if Microsoft’s free Server Performance Advisor, SPA, could be used as an adequate server monitoring architecture. After much fiddling around with permissions and the like in a multiple server setup – it actually worked – for a while. First, the permissions issue: In a multiple server setup where …