Scoped Snapshots vmicvss Error 13 on Server 2012, Windows 8

Mark Berry May 6, 2013

I’m running Server 2012 Essentials running in a Hyper-V machine under Windows Server 2008 R2.

The Hyper-V host does a daily Windows backup at 9pm. The backup is configured to capture Bare Metal Recovery, System State, System Reserved, and the C: drive. It does not back up the E: drive where the VHDs of the client machines are stored. (The guest machines do their own backups.)

During the Hyper-V host backup, the following message appears five times in the Application log of the Server 2012 guest.


Server 2012 Essentials Client Backup Cleanup Not Running

Mark Berry March 25, 2013

Windows Server 2012 Essentials is raising the following warning every 30 minutes:

Warning Alert: CleanupOverdue is raised at SVR2012E. <Title> A scheduled cleanup task for Client Computer Backup did not finish successfully. <Description> A scheduled cleanup task for Client Computer Backup did not succeed on 3/9/2013 11:59:02 PM. The task has not succeeded in 15 days.. <AdditionalInfo> .


Registry Permissions after Domain Change

Mark Berry March 1, 2013

A couple months ago, as part of migrating to Server 2012 Essentials, I created a new Windows domain for my network with the same name as the old domain. I used the ForensIT User Profile Wizard to migrate user profiles. Overall that worked great, but there have been a couple of issues. I blogged about one here. Today I think I cracked another one.


2012 Essentials Internet Connection Errors

Mark Berry February 25, 2013

On my Server 2012 Essentials virtual machine, I was getting five or six messages every day telling me that the server is not connected to the Internet, even though it is. The messages appeared in a balloon alert in my system tray (from the 2012 Essentials Launchpad) as well as in the event log:


DFSR event 2213 during Windows Server Backup

Mark Berry February 1, 2013

On Server 2012 Essentials, I run the native Windows Server Backup two times per day. I get the warning message below one time during each backup. The message appears 32 seconds after the backup starts.


FilterManager Event ID 3 During Backups

Mark Berry December 13, 2012

I have a 2-week-old installation of Server 2012 Essentials. Windows Server Backup runs twice per day. Every time the backup runs, I get about five of these errors in the System event log:

Log Name:      System
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-FilterManager
Event ID:      3
Level:         Error
User:          SYSTEM
Description: Filter Manager failed to attach to volume ‘\Device\HarddiskVolume27’.  This volume will be unavailable for filtering until a reboot.  The final status was 0xC03A001C.


Index Microsoft Office Files for Windows Search on Server 2012

Mark Berry December 4, 2012

After setting up Server 2012 Essentials, I discovered that the native Windows Search indexes .doc, .docx, .ppt, and .xls files, but not .pptx or .xlsx files.


MS DTC Can’t Connect after Server 2012 Transition

Mark Berry November 27, 2012

I recently transitioned from SBS 2008 to a clean install of Server 2012 Essentials. Most things went smoothly, but one issue took a lot of work to resolve:  on an XP development machine, I could read from but not write to the SQL 2000 server running on Server 2003.



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