Using SCVMM Placement Rules with Exchange Servers

Good morning my friends (not a good morning for us Canadians, specially Maple Leafs fans Sad smile)

If you have Exchange Server running on your Hyper-V/SCVMM environment you may wondering how to make sure that you have same roles in different physical servers to avoid a hardware failure to bring outage to your users. Well, you can use the same post for DCs and all sort of servers.

Read more at source: http://www.andersonpatricio.ca/?p=1147

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

Retrieving ActiveSync Logs: Server side

Good morning Folks (Friday is here!!!)

Yesterday we went over the end-user perspective to retrieve logs from ActiveSync devices. In Today’s post we are going over the same process but doing on the server side where we don’t want to bother users to connect on their OWA or even access their account (using Full Access permission) to perform such tasks.

Read more at source: http://www.andersonpatricio.ca/?p=1083

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

We are moving…

Hi folks,

We have been using MSMVPS.com for 7 years now and it has been great however it’s time to move to a new platform where we are going to allow more social features and so forth.

The new address is www.AndersonPatricio.ca and on the right side of the page you will be able to be up-to-date with your posts using your favourite social media (Facebook, Twitter, RSS and e-mail notification).

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We are not going to delete this site and during the coexistence period we will be posting links here to the new locationbut we strongly recommend you to update your bookmarks, RSS and etc.

Also, all comments and categories that we have been using for years were kept for the new site, so the user-experience to find stuff it is going to be the same besides of the new features.

I hope you enjoy the new home as much you enjoyed this one here.

If you any feedback and/or suggestions, please let us know.

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

How to Deploy and configure OpsMgr 2012 SP1 – Part 8 – How to Install the first Management Server OpsMgr 2012

Introduction

In this document we will install the First OpsMgr 2012 SP1 on MTLMS01 Server

Installation

Install the First OpsMgr 2012 SP1

Now you are ready to install the first Management Server on server MTLMS01. We will not now install the web console on the server, because we want secure communication with SSL. A certificate must be installed on IIS before to be able to install the Web Console in SSL. We will install later in this series

· Open a session on MTLMS01 Server with the OmAdmin user

· Double click on Setup to start the Installation

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· Click Yes

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We will use the Installation Log file to follow the Installation. To open the Installation Log file Go to D:\Users\omadmin\AppData\Local\SCOM\LOGS\

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AppData is a Hidden Folder, to see this folder.

· Click View

· In the menu select Hidden Items

Now the ApplData folder will appear

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To read log in real time we will use the utility Trace32.exe. It is a free tool from Microsoft

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· Click Install to begin the installation

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Open the Installation log file to fallow the Installation. We can find this log C:\Users\omadmin\AppData\Local\SCOM\LOGS\OpsMgrSetupWizard

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· Select Manager Server

· Select Operation Console

Do not select the Web Console, because we will secure the Web Console with SSL later.

· Click Next

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· Change the Path to D:\Program Files\System Center 2012\Operations Manager

· Click Next

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We can ignore this Warning. For a Production server you must have at minimum 8G of RAM

· Click Next

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Be sure that Create the first Management Server in a new management group is selected.

· Type ACGLGroupProduction in Management Goup name. Note This Name is case sensitive

· Click Next

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· Select I Have read, understood

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· Click Next

· Type MTLSQL01\OpsMgrOM in SQL Server Name and instance name

If the MS server can connect to the SQL, all other data will be populated automatically. Adjust the Database Size with the value that you got from the Sizing helper. Note It is possible to adjust it later. For the Lab I accept the default 1000

· Validate the information and

· Click Next

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· Type MTLRS01\OpsMgrRS in Server Name and instance name. If the MS server can connect to the SQL, all other data will be populated automatically. Adjust the Database Size with the value that you got from the Sizing helper. Note It is possible to adjust it later For the Lab I accept the default 1000

· Validate the information and

· Click Next

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· Select to Domain Account for System Center Configuration Service and System Center Data Access

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· In Management server action account Type ACGL\OMAA and the password

· In the System Center Configuration service and System Center Access service Type ACGL\OMDAS and the password

· In the Data Reader account type ACGL\OMDWR en the Password

· In Data Writer account type ACGL\OMDWW and the password

· Click Next

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· Select No, I am not Willing

· Select No, I am not willing to participate

· Click Next

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· Select Off

· Click Next

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· Validate that all information are correct

· Click Install

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The global Installation will take about 30 minutes to be completed. You can fallow the installation in the Log file

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· Click Close when the Installation finish.

We have Install the first Manager Server 2012 SP1

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In the Next Document

In the next document we will validate the Health on the first Manager server on MTLMS01

Cheers,
Alain Laventure
Senior Consultant
Exchange Expert, SCOM Expert and Lync specialist
Allain’s Bio: http://msmvps.com/blogs/andersonpatricio/pages/bio-alain-laventure.aspx

How to Deploy and configure OpsMgr 2012 SP1 – Part 7 – How to validate the communication between OpsMgr 2012 SP1 and the SQL Servers

Introduction

In this document we will validate that from MTLMS01 and MTLMS02 you communicate with both SQL Servers. It is very important that the user OMAdmin can be connect with both SQL servers because OMAdmin will create the Database OperationsManager and the OperationsManagerDW Database during the installation.We will use ODBC Data Access Source to validate if the user can have access to both SQL servers

Validate the communication with SQL Servers

Validate that the OMAdmin User can connect to the MTLSQL01 Server from Server MTLMS01

  • Open a session on MTLMS01 with OMAdmin user
  • Click Start
  • Click Administrative Tools
  • Click Data Source(ODBC)
  • Click Add

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We will have only one choice

  • Click Finish

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  • Type a description in name
  • It can be anything
  • Type MTLSQL01\OpsMgrOM
  • The SQL name Server with the instance name
  • Click Next

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  • Leave the default
  • Here we will use the with Windows NT authentication ( the OMAdmin)
  • Click Next

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  • Leave the default
  • Click Next

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  • Leave the default
  • Click Finish

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  • Click Test data Source

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If the user OMAdmin can connect you will get Test Completed Succufully

  • Click Cancel 3 times to close the SQL Server ODBC Data Source Test

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Validate that the OMAdmin User can connect to the MTLRS01 Server From Server MTLMS01

Repeat the same step to connect to the MTLRS01

  • Open a session on MTLMS01 with OMAdmin
  • From MTLMS01 To connect to the MTLRS01
  • Type MTLRS01\OpsMgrRS

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Validate that the OMAdmin User can connect to the MTLSQL01 Server From Server MTLMS02

  • Open a session on MTLMS02 with OMAdmin
  • From MTLMS02 To connect to MTLSQL01
  • Type MTLSQL01\OpsMgrOM
  • Click Next

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Validate that the OMAdmin User can connect to the MTLRS01 Server From Server MTLMS02

  • Open a session on MTLMS02 with OMAdmin
  • From MTLMS02 To connect to MTLSQL01
  • Type MTLSQL01\OpsMgrOM
  • Click Next

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In the Next Document

In the next document we will install the first management Server 2012 SP1 server on MTLMS01

Cheers,
Alain Laventure
Senior Consultant
Exchange Expert, SCOM Expert and Lync specialist
Allain’s Bio: http://msmvps.com/blogs/andersonpatricio/pages/bio-alain-laventure.aspx

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