Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

View/Change SID on Server 2008 and Windows 7

Today we’ll describe you how to change SID on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 using sysprep.
As you know New SID is not supported in Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. If you run NewSID on Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 machines you will get blue screen error message. Changing SID using sysprep utility is very simple as New SID tool. Follow the below simple steps to change the SID.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Install Microsoft VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) system on a single physical server - Step by Step guide

In this step by step guide you will learn how to setup simple Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) in a single physical server.
I am using three virtual servers and one physical machine for my demo setup.
Domain - vdidemo.local
Domain Controller - dc01.vdidemo.local
VDI Server 01 - vdi01.vdidemo.local
VDI Server 02 - vdi02.vdidemo.local (Physical Hyper-V server which holds "Remote Desktop Virtualization Host" Role
Client Machine - client01-pc.vdidemo.local (Windows 7 Enterprise x64 Machine)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Configuring a File Server in Server 2008 Step by Step guide

The File Services server role in the Windows Server 2008 operating system provides technologies that help manage storage, enable file replication and manage shared folders. With File Services organizations can store files in a central location and then share them with users across the company network.

In this article we will guide you to configure a File server in windows server 2008 environment.
First we have to add "File Services" server role through "Add Roles Wizard".

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Enabling Play Music On hold feature for Lync Client

How to reset POLYCOM Lync Phone (CX500/CX600/CX3000 IP Phone)

To Reset the POLYCOM Lync phone follow this link

TRACE Invalid logon attempts to Exchange Server

Getting Event Viewer Log contents by an Email

After upgrade Fortigate 200A firmware (MR2 Patch 7) one DMZ Port is missing.

Point to Point Video Not Working - Cisco Unified Personnel Communicator

Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 Step by Step Installation Guide

Create Fortigate SSL VPN Step by Step

Backup Exchange Server 2010 using DPM 2010 Step By Step

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How to perform a Bare Metal Recovery SBS 2008

Performing a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Backup with Windows Server Backup

 Add Windows Server Backup Feature

Remove Default Mailbox Database and Move Arbitration Mailboxes

The mailbox database ‘DB01′ cannot be deleted.
This mailbox database contains one or more mailboxes or arbitration mailboxes.
To get a list of all mailboxes in this database, run the command Get-Mailbox -Database <Database ID>. To get a list of all arbitration mailboxes in this database, run the command Get-Mailbox -Database <Database ID> -Arbitration. Before you can remove this mailbox database, you must disable, move, or remove user mailboxes and move arbitration mailboxes.

FIXED: Exchange Server 2010 Backup from Windows Server Backup fails with "The consistency check failed for the component ..."

Error Code:
This application will not be available for recovery from this backup. This consistency check failed for the component Microsoft Exchange Server\Microsoft Information Store\EX4\cc08f60d-e02f-47a0-b972e165fb50ec, Contact the application vendor for help in resolving.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Install System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 Step by Step

Install SCCM 2012 Beta 2 Step by Step

Download SCCM 2012 Beta 2 setup from here


IIS Requirement
Installing Features
Remote Differential Compression
Win RM IIS Extension

Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)

Add SCCM server to System Container with full permissions.

Extend Schema Extensions
Run extadsch application from SCCM installation folder (../SMSSETUP/BIN/X64)

Check "ExtADSch" log file in root directory.

Installing Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2.
Download WSUS 3.0 SP2 from here

I will Install Administration Console only. We can setup installation through SCCM Management Console.

Install SQL Server 2008
SQL Server requirement

64-bit SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition or SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition SP1 with cumulative update 10 or greater.
SQL Server 2008 SP2 or SQL Server 2008 R2 are not supported in SCCM Beta 2.

SQL Server 2008 Express is supported on secondary sites only.
SQL server must run on the same computer as the secondary site server.

Download SQL Server 2008 full version from here

Download SQL Server 2008 SP1 from here

KB977443: Installing Hotfix for SQL Server 2008 SP1. Download from here

Its ready to go...

Run splash from SCCM 2012 Beta 2

Download .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 from here
Download .Net Framework 4.0 from here

Setup will download latest software updates from Microsoft.

If you are not installed SQL Server on above step you will receive below error.

SQL Error: Configuration Manager sites require SQL Server 2008 SP1 with Cumulative Update 10 or higher for site database operations to succeed. SQL Server 2008 SP2 and SQL Server R2 are not Supported. :-(