Windows Server 2019 – shutdown event tracker shows at every login when RDP to server

While I was building a new server in which I was using storage pools I rebooted the system to check that the drives auto mounted, while doing this I found that I kept getting the shutdown event tracker when I logged in and it did not go away (this even occurred when using restart option) I look online for other things and found that someone else had this issue for 2016 and 2019, The solution open registry go to \HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Reliability backup .\DirtyShutdown .\DirtyShutdownTime Then delete those values...
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Failover Cluster manager – get list of Vm’s and if a VM has a DVD (iso file)

Powershell Get-ClusterGroup -Cluster 19-hv | ? {$_.GroupType –eq 'VirtualMachine' } | Get-VM | Get-VMDvdDrive   19-hv is the cluster name I have created VMName ControllerType ControllerNumber ControllerLocation DvdMediaType Path ------ -------------- ---------------- ------------------ ------------ ---- 19-RDSH SCSI 0 1 None 2016DC-1 SCSI 0 1 None 2019 SCSI 0 1 None Android IDE 1 0 ISO \\fs1\OS\Linux\android-x86-5.1-rc1.iso AzureADConnect2 SCSI 0 1 None CentOS-G1 IDE 1 0 None Domonitor SCSI 0 1 None exchange IDE 1 0 None FireflyIII IDE 1 0 None G2-testboot SCSI 0 1 None GMVault SCSI 0 1 None GW2 SCSI 0 1 None JenkinsTestServer IDE 1 0 None LanSweep SCSI 0 1 None leSSL1 IDE 1 0 None MCS2(Toms Server) IDE 1 0 None MCS3 SCSI 0 1 None MCS4 SCSI 0 1 None Mgmt1 SCSI 0 1 None MineOS-G1 IDE 1 0 None Observium SCSI 0 1 None ODSPSync SCSI 0 1 None PFsense SCSI 0 1 None PFSenseG1 IDE 1 0 None Proxmox-G1 IDE 1 0 None SharePoint 2019 SCSI 0 1 None Sharepoint1 SCSI 0 1 None SQL SCSI 0 1 None Steam-Cache SCSI 0 1 None SYSDeploy SCSI 0 2 None SYSDEPLOY1 IDE 1 0 None SYSWebM1 IDE 1 0...
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Office 365 – Azure backup remove recovery services vault

Within Azure I used the Azure Backup server I unregsitered the server I was using however backup items still displayed which prevent me removing the vault solution was to go to manage > backup infrastructure then under management servers click on Backup mananagement server and remove from there. If it is a single server backup under backup ingrastructure go to protected servers (azure backup agent) select server and choose delete Once removed you can then delete the recovery vault...
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hyper-v Enable processor compatibility

Enabling this feature manually on each vm, via settings processor > expand > Compatibility > tick Migrate to a physical computer with a different processor version   View current status of all vm's on a host. PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-VM | get-VMProcessor VMName Count CompatibilityForMigrationEnabled CompatibilityForOlderOperatingSystemsEnabled ------ ----- -------------------------------- -------------------------------------------- Activation-Test 1 False False AzureADConnect2 1 False False AzureBackup1 2 False False exchange 4 False False Proxy1 1 False False RDSHost (rdvh1) 1 False False SCCM (WSUS) 2 False False Steam-Cache 2 False False SYSDeploy 2 False False TesVMG1 1 False False TesVMG2 1 True False vd1-H0 1 False False vd1-H1 1 True False w10IotE 1 False False Windows10-vdi-m 1 False False Windows10-vdi-v1 1 False False Update all vm's on host (only updates vms that are powered off.) PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-VM | set-VMProcessor -CompatibilityForMigrationEnabled $true   After (only updates VMs that are powered off) PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-VM | get-VMProcessor VMName Count CompatibilityForMigrationEnabled CompatibilityForOlderOperatingSystemsEnabled ------ ----- -------------------------------- -------------------------------------------- Activation-Test 1 True False AzureADConnect2 1 False False AzureBackup1 2 False False exchange 4 True False Proxy1 1 True False RDSHost (rdvh1) 1 False False SCCM (WSUS) 2 False False Steam-Cache 2 True False SYSDeploy 2 True False TesVMG1 1 True False TesVMG2...
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Issue detecting hard drive that was in a raid

I recently had an issue with 2 hard drives I had setup in raid on my server. I stopped using them on the server in which I deleted the virtual disks that were created, and plugged them into another pc without raid card, on this pc I had windows 10 and it did not show the hdds in device manager, in BIOS sata config page under software presence it mentioned "unknown" To get it working I booted in a Windows 10 install USB, then in the parition section the drives shows up and I was able to create the partitions on the drives. Once I was back into windows those partitions showed as raw in device manger so I deleted them and created new partitions....
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Upgrade Server 2016 Evaluation to Full

If you try to change the product key with a retail key it would give the prompt "This edition cannot be upgraded" You can get the current version of the os by opening command prompt as admin and enter DISM /online /Get-CurrentEdition To get the list of editions it can be upgraded to DISM /online /Get-TargetEditions To upgrade Standard eval to Standard full use the generic product key within this command dism /online /set-edition:ServerStandard /productkey:WC2BQ-8NRM3-FDDYY-2BFGV-KHKQY /accepteula To upgrade Standard eval to Datacenter full or Datacenter eval to Datacenter full DISM /online /Set-Edition:ServerDatacenter /ProductKey:CB7KF-BWN84-R7R2Y-793K2-8XDDG /AcceptEula Once done restart your computer.(it can take a while to come back up as it will mention adding features Once logged in run this command winver.exe...
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