How to Install .Net Framework 2.0 on Windows Server Platforms

This article describes several different ways to install the .NET framework v2.0 on various Windows Server and PC platforms. Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2012 / R2 via the Server Manager Open the Server Manager and click add features. Add the feature ‘.NET v3.5’, which includes .Net v2.0. If the domain policy restricts it […]

Gmail SMTP Configuration for Backup Alerts

If you plan to use a Gmail email account for sending email alerts, the configuration requires two steps. First visit and able “less secure apps”. This step is only necessary once: Then enter the Gmail settings in BackupChain’s Log Options tab as follows: SMTP Server: Port: 587 Sender’s email address and User Name: […]

Network Backup Software for Windows Server 2016 / 2012

If you are looking for a network backup software with file versioning for Windows Server 2016 or older versions, have a look at BackupChain, the most advanced network backup versioning tool with over 40,000 users in over 60 countries. Check out the summary and download the full version for a test drive, it only takes a few minutes to […]

Ubuntu VM Hyper-V Backup and What You Need to Know for Linux Support

In order for Ubuntu virtual machine live Hyper-V backup to work properly, you need to install Hyper-V’s Linux Integration Services. Download the currently latest version 4.1 at   Then run the commands: Sudo apt install hv-kvp-daemon-init linux-tools-virtual-lts-xenial linux-cloud-tools-virtual-lts-xenial   Then reboot the VM.      The ISO and RPM files can be downloaded here:   How […]

How to Fix: The semaphore timeout period has expired, Error 121

If you encounter the Windows Error: 121, “The semaphore timeout period has expired”, this could have several potential origins: It could be a hardware connection issue, to or from the drive, such as its physical connection. Beyond that it could be a network issue, as described in Microsoft’s KB 325487 The network issue may be […]