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Managing Federation Services–Creating a GPO to support ADFS Single Sign-on

In this Tutorial we are going over the process to create a Group Policy to be applied to user objects, and this policy will add the Federation Servers in the Local Intranet in Internet Explorer.

There are several ways to configure Internet Explorer settings and we are going to use the registry to add the required information, this method it may seem a little bit complicated however it works with all versions of Internet Explorer and it doesn’t create issues with the existent information that the user may have added to his profile.

Read more at source: http://andersonpatricio.ca/managing-federation-services-creating-a-gpo-to-support-adfs-single-sign-on/

How to move a Certificate among servers in Exchange Server 2013

In this Tutorial we are going over the process to import and export a certificate among servers using Exchange Admin Center (EAC) in Exchange Server 2013. Bear in mind that we can perform the same process using just native Windows Tools (we will cover this in another Tutorial) but the goal here is to use just Exchange Server 2013 built-in tools.

More info: http://andersonpatricio.ca/how-to-move-a-certificate-among-servers-in-exchange-server-2013/

Quick Hint: SCOM – Managing Agent Proxy using PowerShell

sans-titre_thumb2_thumb How can manage agent proxy in a SCOM agent using PowerShell? 

PowerShell makes everything easier, right? Smile To list all agents using names with wildcards we can use the following cmdlet where in this post all my locations share the site code on their names:

Get-SCOMAgent *POA* 

If the previous cmdlet brought the servers that you were expecting, then we can go ahead and enable the agent proxy for all those servers using the following cmdlet:

Get-SCOMAgent *POA* |  Enable-SCOmAgentProxy

If you want to disable based on the initial cmdlet, just run the following cmdlet:

Get-SCOMAgent *POA* |  Disable-SCOmAgentProxy

Cheers,
Anderson Patricio
http://www.andersonpatricio.ca
http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese)
Twitter: @apatricio

Back from Holidays.. time to get back to work

Hi folks,

You may have noticed that I disappeared from Blog, Twitter, Forums and all that stuff for the last 2-3 weeks and that anomaly was cause by my holidays Open-mouthed smile

During my time out of the grid a couple of articles that I wrote a few months ago were published at MSExchange.org. One of the article series that was started was about PowerShell 101 for Messaging Administrators where I try to explain how to start building your own scripts and how to use the PowerShell.

Okay, that’s all for a recap from my holidays and now it’s time to start talking about new stuff in this blog. Stay tuned!

Cheers,
Anderson Patricio
http://www.andersonpatricio.ca
http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese)
Twitter: @apatricio

Check out Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell (pre-release)

Wanted to write a quick post about a tool that can help you find and catalogue various PowerShell scripts that are scattered on various online communities or – possibly – your internal company network shares.

The tool is called Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell and has entered the public Beta 1 stage now.

Read more at source: http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/03/14/check-out-microsoft-script-explorer-for-windows-powershell-pre-release.aspx

Cheers,
Anderson Patricio
http://www.andersonpatricio.ca
http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese)
Twitter: @apatricio

Top 5 Reasons to choose Microsoft Hyper-V R2 SP1 over VMware vSphere 5

Hi folks,

Virtualization is a reality in the vast majority of the companies and in case you are using VMWare and you are trying to find a good reason to explain the change to your boss about the benefits of using Microsoft Virtualization, this post can be useful Smile

Microsoft released a document comparing VMWare vSphere 5 and Windows Server 2008 R2 however the Windows 8 (beta) just released will bring tons of new features for Microsoft customer.

Here is the PDF http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/F/A/EFA7E5D1-C8F9-40EA-8296-896CD42C1A20/Top_5_Reasons_to_choose_Microsoft_Hyper-V_R2_SP1_over_VMware_vSphere%205.pdf

 

Cheers,
Anderson Patricio
http://www.andersonpatricio.ca
http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese)
Twitter: @apatricio

Introducing: Log Parser Studio

MSExchangeTeam announced Log Parser Studio (LPS) which helps a lot using a great user interface which helps a lot.

Anyone who regularly uses Log Parser 2.2 knows just how useful and powerful it can be for obtaining valuable information from IIS (Internet Information Server) and other logs. In addition, adding the power of SQL allows explicit searching of gigabytes of logs returning only the data that is needed while filtering out the noise. The only thing missing is a great graphical user interface (GUI) to function as a front-end to Log Parser and a ‘Query Library’ in order to manage all those great queries and scripts that one builds up over time.

Log Parser Studio was created to fulfill this need; by allowing those who use Log Parser 2.2 (and even those who don’t due to lack of an interface) to work faster and more efficiently to get to the data they need with less “fiddling” with scripts and folders full of queries.

With Log Parser Studio (LPS for short) we can house all of our queries in a central location. We can edit and create new queries in the ‘Query Editor’ and save them for later. We can search for queries using free text search as well as export and import both libraries and queries in different formats allowing for easy collaboration as well as storing multiple types of separate libraries for different protocols.

Read more at source: http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/03/07/introducing-log-parser-studio.aspx

Cheers,
Anderson Patricio
http://www.andersonpatricio.ca
http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese)
Twitter: @apatricio