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May 21, 2009

TechNet Windows 7 Loadfest

Filed under: General (1) — telnet25 @ 2:31 pm

Here is the event we talked the last time , godhead and register , each of you will get copy of Win7 and if you bring your laptop you can load it there.

When

Friday, June 05, 2009 1:00 PM – Friday, June 05, 2009 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Welcome Time: 12:30 PM

Microsoft Reston Office

  • 12012 Sunset Hills Rd.
    Reston Virginia 20190
    United States

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This is going to be hands on training I am sure you will like this a lot, sits are limited register now (-: and see you guys down there

TechNet Windows 7 Loadfest

Come spend the afternoon with us going through a fun, hands-on-lab and presentation-based seminar that will go over some the new features and benefits of Windows 7.  According to many independent reviews, Windows 7 will definitely be an OS to deploy in the enterprise, so it’s not a question of IF you will need to work with Windows 7, but rather WHEN.  That being the case, this is a great way to get a head start on the training you need RIGHT now with this FREE seminar, so you can be prepared when users call you about Windows 7.  This session will enable you to hit the road running on the latest version of Windows, or at the very least, help you find out if this is really as good as you have heard!

We will start the afternoon installing the latest available public build of Windows 7 on your test computer, (preferably laptop), that meets the minimum configuration listed below.  We will run through some of the key improvements that have been made from the user perspective and we’ll also take a look at some of the great new features Windows 7 has to better manage your computers in the corporate environment.

best,

Oz Casey Dedeal

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May 20, 2009

Update Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1

Filed under: General (1) — telnet25 @ 11:42 pm

Here is latest what is going on ,

exchange Team

We have released Update Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (KB 968012) to the download center. The release of the rollup via Microsoft Update will happen on May 26.

Read more,,,,,,

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“Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 available in Q3 2009”

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IT PRO TIKI HUT Tour in Herndon Microsoft

Filed under: General (1) — telnet25 @ 12:48 pm

IT Pro Tiki Spring 2009 Road show was held in Herndon yesterday at Microsoft facilities. Blain Barton evangelist, James Chong ( Exchange MVP) speaker, Mark Manasi and Rhonda Layfield made the event pretty exciting.

It was nice to see Windows 7 in action and discover the new futures and get the know what will be the business value or justification to implement windows 7 in production environment. I personally see big value and have feeling a lot of business are going to skip Vista and go directly to Windows 7 to increase productivity and lower the TCO.

Windows 7 seems to have complete new look, light foot print added a lot of  smart futures. If you have not had your hands on windows 7 I recommend start playing with it, you will be surprise how fast the OS itself and you will love the new futures build into windows 7.

 

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More is coming soon

best,

Oz Casey Dedeal

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May 16, 2009

Interview Questions

Filed under: General (1) — telnet25 @ 10:57 pm

Here are some interview questions for all my students and readers. Most of these questions are pretty basic and being able to answer them shows the knowledge for the basic foundation in Active directory and its functions in my opinions. Fell free to modify and use the questions for your specific needs, all I asked is to leave some comments

If you need answers to these questions fell free to ping me , I will be adding some more questions to same place if you wish to visit later on.

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May 14, 2009

Create SystemStateBackup for Windows 2008 Domain Controllers Part-2

Filed under: Windows 08 — telnet25 @ 6:52 pm

If you have not seen part 1 please go back and take a look, we went over how to create SystemStateBackup on windows 2008 on part 1.

This article we will cover how to create batch file and using task scheduler in windows 2008 we will automate the SSB ( SystemStateBackup)

Steps

  • Copy and past below into notepad

wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backupTarget:<VolumeLetter>: –quiet

  • here is how mine looks

wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backupTarget:E: –quiet

 

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  • Save the file on a folder on the Domain controller as fallows
  • backupSS.bat” ( or anything you like)

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  • Create and schedule a new backup job to backup the System State backup.
  • Click Start on the search type Taskschd.msc and hit enter

 

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  • Click on the right pane Create task

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  • Give it a name , SystemStateBackup VMDC3

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  • Click Triggers Click New I am going to say, I need SystemStateBackup two times in a day

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  • Click Actions, click new, Start a program , and Click Browse to Script folder on the C drive or wherever you placed the batch file we made earlier

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  • Click okay and do test run

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  • verify backup has ran successfully

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Create SystemStateBackup for Windows 2008 Domain Controllers Part-1

Filed under: Windows 08 — telnet25 @ 6:18 pm

Project:

Create SystemStateBackup for Windows 2008 Domain controllers. Create batch file and schedule SystemStateBackup two times in a day and save it on second hard drive on the system. This directory is being backed up with software to tape or offside backup place

Solution:

Log into DC you wish to backup,

You need to install Windows 2008 backup tools (this is not installed by default)

  • Open command line and type as fallows
  • servermanagercmd -install Backup-Features
  • Note, System State backup can ONLY be run via CLI.
  • Verify the at the end of this you get “install completed successfully."

Make sure you have dedicated drive for destination of the backup you are about to perform, you need to dump the SystemStateBackup to Disk and if you wish you can move it from there to DVD or external backup media.

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  • When you ready type the fallowing on command line

wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backupTarget:<VolumeLetter>: –quiet

  • here is mine,
wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backupTarget:E: –quiet
  • I am going to use E drive since I have dedicated 10Gig backup drive for this purpose

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  • Wait to verify SystemStateBackup is done successfully.

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  • Go back to backup drive and verify the backup is there

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Windows 2008 Expand & Shrink Disk on the FLY

Filed under: General (1) — telnet25 @ 3:11 am

Here is out little project. We figured out our C drive is 20 GIG, operation system is windows 2008 standard edition. We want to shrink the space to half on alive domain controller. We simply perform fallowing steps. Rather than writing I decided to post pictures, since this is incredibly easy to achieve, after shrinkage we will expand the drive to what it was, with couple clicks.

Log into win08, click start, diskmgmt.msc

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  • Make right click on C (root) Choose “Shrink Volume”

 

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  • Click Shrink

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here is C drive now

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  • now lets go back

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  • here is C ( root ) drive now

 

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May 12, 2009

Why Do We Need FSMO Roles ?

Filed under: Windows 08 — telnet25 @ 4:24 pm

You read about AD 2003 or 2008 and start getting confused about FSMO roles? and asking yourself why do we need them anyways?

Before we start listing the reasons why FSMO roles needed, let’s refresh our knowledge

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  • Single master replication model ( NT 4.0) this means .DIT database read only, and only primary domain controller can write and read from .Dit database. BDC (backup domain controller) can only read the .DIT database
  • .DIT database ( Active directory database)
  • Now imagine in AD environment you can not create users, because you cannot write to .DIT database, I am sure you will easily see big problems if this happens to you when you are the person who is responsible from creating users, groups
  • Microsoft saw this as problem and they fix it by implementing AD 2000 and up what is called “multi-master replication model”, meaning all domain controller can read and write to .DIT database and they all are equal , except FSMO roles.

Obvious multi-master replication model brought huge redundancy to Active directory picture and now clients can locate and register their own records to any available DC/DNS server and thus less likely total stoppage of Active directory services.

Now, there is a problem with Multi-master replication problem , if two similar task needed to be done in two different places which one would be the winner?

If I am introducing domain controller called DC1 and at the same time you are sitting on different location ad you are DCPromoing another server with same name, which one would run without problems?

Think similar scenarios in AD, thus certain jobs in AD “Must be controlled” by specific domain controllers.

For instance The domain naming master domain controller controls the addition or removal of domains in the forest.When I want to add a new domain the request goes to “DNS master” I get an okay from DNS master and I move on. When you do the same thing in a split second, DNS master knows already he gave me an okay , even though I have just started and will tell you “Sorry you cannot do this, because I already gave okay to someone else”

I hope it makes sense now and you will see and understand the need for FSMO roles.

There are two main task involved in FSMO

  • Seize FSMO roles ( FSMO holder can not longer be contacted and therefore, use ntdsutil to go into .DIT database and find the registry settings for FSMO roles, and modify them from failed DC to one of the alive DC, save and replicated the changed
  • Never turn back on failed DC who was FSMO role owner if you ever seize the FSMO role from it.
  • run DCPromo /ForceRemoval to install the .DIT database
  • run metadata Cleanup for your domain/Forest
  • now you can bring the old DC as new DC into your forest
  • Move FSMO roles ( FSMO role owner is alive and willingly to give up from assigned FSMO role. Same changes are being done on the .DIT database and via AD replication

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May 11, 2009

RSAT Tools for Windows 7

Filed under: Windows 08 — telnet25 @ 8:00 pm

If you have not installed RSAT tools for Windows’ 7 here they are.

Download beta RSAT Tools on windows 7 workstation

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install the update corresponds to your Windows 7

  • Go to control panel
  • Click on programs and futures, turn windows futures on & off
  • In the windows futures window,locate RSAT
  • Select the tolls you wish to install
  • Click on task bar, properties start menu
  • Click customize , display System administrative tools
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enjoy the new administration tools

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Also check out powerGUI is looks real nice and handy, it has Exchange and AD plug in, great tool to get into PowerShell

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 Oz Casey Dedeal

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May 6, 2009

How to Configure Application Server Relay trough Exchange 2007 HTS Server.

Filed under: Exchange 2010 — telnet25 @ 4:40 pm

You have application server and you wish to let this server relay mails  trough your exchange 2007 server. I will show you how to set this up on exchange server and how to troubleshoot to make sure it is working or now.

  • Exc07.smtp25.org=10.10.10.7 ( exchange HTS server)
  • App01.smtp25.org=10.10.10.131 ( Some application server needs mail relay)

open EMC, drill down under Server Configuration, click on Hub Transport configuration

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We will work on the right pane under “receive Connectors”

The receive connector installed on HTS server and it is

logical gateway through which all messages are received.

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Or think it is as  “receive connectors as protocol listeners” similar to  Exchange 03 is an SMTP Virtual Server.

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Now lets create one “receive connector” and specify who can relay trough and sent messages out from this connector

on the Receive connectors , make a right click and select

  • New Receive Connector

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  • Give it a name
  • Internal_Relay ( I used this one)
  • Internal ( Click Drop Down and select intended use)
  • Click next

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Now we need to specify the application relay server IP address here.

  • First remove the default

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  • Include the IP Address of relaying server
  • In my scenario this is going to be 10.10.10.131
  • Click next
  • Click new

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  • and finish

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  • Now I have the connector in the Receive connector list

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Now log into application server and open CMD

  • Telnet mail2 25 ( hit enter)
  • Helo ( hit enter)
  • mail from:report@telnet25.org ( Change this to accommodate your environment), Most likely this will be the e-mail address application will try to sent mail out to the exchange server
  • I receive “ 530 5.7.1 Client was not authenticated”

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  • we have still have problems and do little more work to get this going
  • Go back to connector , click on Permissions group, select
  • Anonymous users

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Go back to relaying server we will perform the basic SMTP test from CMD one more time

  • telnet mail2 25
  • helo
  • mail from:Report@Telnet25.org
  • rcpt to:Report@Telnet25.org
  • Data ( hit enter)
  • Subject: Testing Mail Relay ( Hit enter)
  • Testing Mail Relay ( this is Body)
  • press dot + Enter + dot on the keyboard

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  • now we got 250
  • open the mailbox for report@telnet25.org to verify the e-mail in the destination mailbox

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Oz Casey Dedeal

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