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How to clear windows server backup history?

Windows Server Backup is the built-in tool in Windows Server 2008/R2 that allows you to backup and restore files, folders, and critical system data such as the System State, entire volumes and even the full server itself.

After using it, Windows Server Backup will begin to display a log of recent backup and restore operations. This log allows the administrator to keep track of what backup and restore operations were taken on that server, and may be quite useful especially when having many people dealing with your servers.

While useful, sometimes one might want to delete or clear that list of log entries. Strangely, there’s no obvious place, button, command or checkbox you can use to clear that log.

After some digging, we found a workaround.

Clearing Windows Server Event Log

To clear the event log:

  1. Open Event Viewer from the Administrative Tools folder.

  2. Go to Applications and Services Logs.

  3. Expand Microsoft > Windows > Backup.

  4. Right click on the Operational Channel log and choose Save and Clear or just Clear in case you don’t want to save the existing log (we suggest you save the logs before clearing for any future reference).

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Now, if you open Windows Server Backup, you’ll see that the log is empty.

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Clearing Windows Server Backup Status Catalog

Use this below command in PowerShell.

wbadmin delete catalog

Deletes the backup catalog on the local computer. Use this subcommand only if the backup catalog on this computer is corrupted and you have no backups stored at another location that you can use to restore the catalog.

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2016 in Windows

 

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Microsoft Security Essentials Error 0x8004FF81

Just a tiny registry fix is enough to fix the problem. For that you have to launch registry editor in Administrator Mode.

  1. Type regedit in Start > Run box.
  2. And then go to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options.
  3. Here you have to find svchost.exe in 'Debugger' entry from here you have to remove the "svchost.exe" in the following entry Msconfig.exe, MpCmdRun.exe, MpUXSrv.exe, MSASCui.exe, msmpeng.exe, and msseces.exe.

And from msconfig disable auto-launch of non Microsoft applications. And then restart the PC that’s all.

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2016 in Windows

 

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Windows \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD Error.

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Based on the Above ScreenShot, I suggest trying the following steps to troubleshoot the issue.

Method 1: Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)

  1. Insert the Windows installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.

  2. Press any key when the message indicating “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD…” appears.

  3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.

  4. Click Repair your computer in the lower left corner.

  5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next.

  6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.

  7. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.

  8. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.

Method 2: Rebuild BCD

  1. Insert the Windows installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.

  2. Press any key when the message indicating “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD…” appears.

  3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.

  4. Click Repair your computer in the lower left corner.

  5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.

  6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.

  7. Type BOOTREC /FIXMBR and then press ENTER.

  8. Type BOOTREC /FIXBOOT and then press ENTER.

  9. Type BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD and then press ENTER.

Method 3: Use the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to run System Restore

  1. Insert the Windows installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.

  2. Press any key when the message indicating “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD…” appears.

  3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.

  4. Click Repair your computer in the lower left corner.

  5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next.

  6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on System Restore.

  7. Follow the System Restore Wizard instruction as usual and choose the appropriate restore point.

  8. Click Finish to restore the system.

Hope it helps.

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Windows

 

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Clear All Windows 2008 R2 event logs!

If you want to clear the event logs in a Windows Server system, you can fire up Event Viewer, browse to the desired log and from the Actions menu select Clear Log….
But if you want to clear all the System and Application logs at once, you’d better use the ‘wevtutil’ command-line utility Microsoft offers. A Windows PowerShell command like this will do the job.

Run PowerShell as Administrator and enter the below cmd.

wevtutil el | foreach { wevtutil cl $_ }

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2013 in Windows

 

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How To Delete A File or Folder That Won’t Delete?

I am going to explain How to delete a file or folder that won’t delete.

1. Open the run from start menu and type the “cmd” Without quote.
2. Then type the path of the folder in cmd prompt (ex.”cd /d C:\Users\\Desktop\” without quote.
3. Next we need to know the folder name so type the following cmd in cmd prompt “dir /x” without quote.
4. Then it will show a list of folders names and files names.
5. Then type a following cmd in cmd prompt “rmdir /q /s foldername” without quote.
6. Press enter the folder will be deleted.

Note:- Please follow the screenshot for your understand.

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How to delete a file or folder that won’t delete

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2013 in Windows

 

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“NTLDR is Missing” for Win XP

If you get the “NTLDR is Missing” error, follow these instructions:

1. Load Windows XP CD into CD drive.
2. Make sure BIOS is set to boot to CD drive.
3. Boot the computer from CD.
4. At menu, press “R” to load Recovery Console.
5. Select the installation to be fixed.
*The following instructions assume CD-ROM is labeled as drive E and the hard drive partition the windows installation is on is labeled as drive C. Replace the letters accordingly.
6. Type “COPY E:\i386\ntldr C:\” and press ENTER.
7. Type “COPY E:\i386\ntdetect.com C:\” and press ENTER.
8. Remove CD and type “EXIT” and press ENTER (to reboot your computer).

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2013 in Windows

 

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How to Sync an iPhone to a New Computer Without Losing Data?

By far the easiest way to sync an iPhone to a new Mac or Windows PC is to transfer all iPhone files and backups from the old computer to the new one. The necessary data is stored in several different locations, and we’ll cover what files and where they go for both Mac OS X and Windows.

A few quick notes:

  • If you only want to sync and not worry about content, the /MobileSync/Backup/ directory is all you need to copy over
  • If you want to painlessly sync music and video, you will need to transfer over the potentially large iTunes folder
  • Using a local network is the generally quickest way to move the necessary files over, but copying them to a USB drive, DVD, hard drive, etc, is fine too

This guide is aimed for iPhone users, but this would work with an iPad or iPod touch too.

Syncing an iPhone with a New Mac by Copying Sync Data

  1. Quit iTunes on both Macs and disconnect the iPhone from both Macs
  2. Open the Home folder and copy the iTunes directory from the old computer to the new one, located at:
    ~/Music/iTunes
  3. Now open the user library directory and copy the backups from the old computer to the new one, located at:
    ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/
  4. To be certain everything is in order, copy over iTunes Preferences files as well:
    ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iTunes.plist
  5. Now connect the iPhone to the new Mac, launch iTunes, confirm that everything is in order, and authorize the new computer

You should be able to even sync from an old PC or a Mac to a new PC/Mac if you use sharing between Mac and Windows to copy the iTunes and Backup folders and put them in their appropriate places.

Syncing an iPhone with a New Windows PC
The instructions are basically the same as above, but the files and folders you are looking to copy are in different locations. For Windows 7 users, you’ll want to copy the following directories and their contents from the old PC to the new PC:

C:\Users\USERNAME\Music\iTunes
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Preferences\

Replace “USERNAME” with the users account name, obviously. Older versions of Windows have iPhone backups located at the following location instead:

C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

Now launch iTunes and connect the iPhone and it should sync as normal. Go ahead and authorize iTunes with the new computer as well.

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2013 in iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac, Windows

 

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