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. :-(