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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Take part in this ransomware survey & Win an Oculus Rift S VR!

Ransomware is no joke. Cybercriminals extort millions of dollars from companies all over the world, and it has become the most prominent form of online cyber attack. Since 2016, there have been 4,000 daily ransomware attacks on US organizations. And it’s only getting worse, especially in the past year. 

This is why the email security and backup experts at Hornetsecurity are running a survey to understand exactly how organizations are responding to the threat, and whether what’s being done is enough to keep the would-be hackers at bay.

If you’re an IT admin, work for an MSP, or have a role in taking IT related decisions in your organization, you should definitely take part in their 5 minute survey. By participating, you’ll be helping the good guys gather essential information, and you can find out whether your workplace is ahead of the security curve, or lagging behind.

Besides, they’re also giving away an Oculus Rift S VR worth $399 to one of the respondents!

Click here to take the survey and be in with a chance to win.

Your individual answers will be completely confidential and no identifying information will be shared with third parties.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Configuring Auditing for Veeam Backup for o365

 In this post, we will configure auditing for operation perform by operator on view and restore by using Veeam Explorer.

To do so,

1. Access to swagger

2. Get Auth Token first

Click Auth & provide correct credential

Once get the Response Code - 200. Go to top & click Explore

3. Get Organization Id
Go to Organization | GET | Try it out

Take the value id

Id: cbae9938-a613-43db-b145-a0db19f0b4fa

4. Get Organization User
Go to OrganizationUser | GET
Enter the OrganizationID

It will provide all users information.
Take note the ID, DisplayName and Name that you want to audit


"id": "00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000059f610d-8850-481a-9ca9-9dffa5b84c6bAQUAAAAAAAUVAAAA-xyhw56yw8bPBloGeAQAAA",
      "displayName": "Alpha user",
      "name": "[email protected]",

 "id": "00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000274e5496-3868-4a32-8287-65c7013597a4AQUAAAAAAAUVAAAA-xyhw56yw8bPBloG9AEAAA",
      "displayName": "Administrator",
      "name": "[email protected]",

5. Let start to audit [email protected]
Go to OrganizationAudit | POST
Enter OrganizationID & Items

[ {   "type": "user",   "user": {     "id": "00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000274e5496-3868-4a32-8287-65c7013597a4AQUAAAAAAAUVAAAA-xyhw56yw8bPBloG9AEAAA",     "displayName": "Administrator",     "name": "[email protected]",     }   } ]

6. To verify
Go to OrganizationAudit | GET

Result listed as Response Code 200 and output in Response Body

You have successful enable auditing on administrator user. Next is enable auditing notification of the Audited Item.

7. Go to AuditEmailSettings | PUT

"enableNotification": true,
"smtpServer": "dc01.veeamdemo.local",
"port": 25,
"useAuthentication": true,
"username": "[email protected]",
"userPassword": "[email protected]",
"useSSL": true,
"subject": "VBO Audit - %StartTime% — %OrganizationName% - %DisplayName% - %Action% - %InitiatedByUserName%

Make sure result is Response Code 200.

Final step is verify by perform recovery on VBO Server

Error - WinRM Service cannot process the Request Because the Request needs to be sent to a different machine

 Encountered an error when adding on-prem exchange server using Veeam Backup for O365.


You need to enable basic authentication.

1. Go to Exchange Administrative Center

2. Click on server | Virtual Directories | Powershell

3. Enable basic authentication

Try add again the organization.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

This SysAdmin Day, win with Hornetsecurity!

 This SysAdmin Day, win with Hornetsecurity!

It’s that time of the year again: SysAdmin Day has arrived, and with it comes infinite gratitude for the men and women who support us 24/7. For all the times you’ve prevented catastrophes and saved our skins, for all the long hours and patience, Hornetsecurity want to say thank you!

If you’re a Microsoft 365 administrator, celebrate with them. All you have to do is sign up for free to 365 Threat Monitor and set up your account!

How does it work?

  • - Sign up to 365 Threat Monitor
  • - Receive a guaranteed $20 Amazon voucher and a chance to win one of the Grand Prizes!

What are you waiting for? Get your free 365 Threat Monitor App & Win!

Friday, August 6, 2021

Webinar: Windows Server Storage

Optimizing your storage set up is an extremely effective way to boost your workplace efficiency and reliability and the best part of all: you shouldn’t need to pay for anything as all the tools you need are already built-in to Windows Server!

Storage tends to be one of those ‘set and forget’ things that admins often don’t bother to change once set up. However, in this upcoming webinar from Altaro/Hornetsecurity on August 11, you’ll learn how to utilize the blazing-fast and reliable storage technologies residing within the modern Windows Server stack. 

Presented by Microsoft MVPs Andy Syrewicze and Dider Van Hoye, this free online event will explain what you need to do to modernize your storage infrastructure including Storage Innovations with Storage Spaces Direct & Azure Stack HCI, ReFS, PMem, QUIC & SMB, and more!

As always with Altaro/Hornetsecurity webinars, this event will be presented live twice on the day (August 11, 2021) to give as many people as possible the chance to attend live and ask your questions to the guys on air.

Windows Server storage technologies have come a long way since the days of Windows Server 2008 R2 and SMBv1/v2 – it’s no longer your grandpa's file server. It's time to level-up and unlock a potential you never knew was there!

Learn more & save your seat! 

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Quick Link - Veeam Build Number and Version

[Build & Version]

Here is the place to identify your Veeam build number and version 

 a) Veeam Backup & Replication 

 b) Veeam Agent 

 c) Veeam Backup for Office 365 

Upgrade Path from older version to new version, please refer to

Read this guide carefully when upgrade your old veeam version to latest version/

Download Installer on Veeam Product [ Require Propartner Login]

Current version :- Click here

Previous version :- Click here