Archive for March, 2010

Considerations with ISA and Forefront Virtual Deployments

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

There are two interesting articles published

which helps to decide on an information based level.


Upgrade Exchange ActiveSync to Exchange 2010

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Ross Smith has published an excellent article about details to upgrade Exchange ActiveSync to Exchange 2010. You should read it…


Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and Standalone CA Migration Guide

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

The Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Certificate Service Migration Guide is now available at

The guide describes the necessary steps for a successful migration of both enterprise and standalone CAs to Windows Server 2008 R2 from

Windows Server 2003 SP2
Windows Server 2003 R2
Windows Server 2008 
Windows Server 2008 R2

and includes also the steps for migration to Server Core.


Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 new features

Friday, March 19th, 2010

We are looking forward to Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. There will be no changes. The Service Pack will mostly be the collection of past hotfixes and patches.

But we get two new features for Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1.

RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory.

RemoteFX means, that you will have enhanced graphics features in virtual sessions with Remote Desktop like you have on physical hardware. More here.

Dynamic Memory is a feature in Hyper-V. You will be able to move part of memory between virtual machines or add and reduce memory during operation.


Manually activate SIS on Windows Server 2008 R2

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

When you start to install System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) you are pointed to a missing Single Instance Store (SIS) as a pre-requisit. But there is no hint or link for the administrator how to enable this. No role or feature available to activate SIS.

But you only need to execute following comand:

start /wait ocsetup.exe SIS-Limited /quiet /norestart

and SIS is enabled. But don’t wait for a note that it was successful. It just will execute by this piece of software, that’s it…