Using SCVMM Placement Rules with Exchange Servers

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

Quick hint: How to disable IPv6 using PowerShell

How to disable IPv6 using PowerShell?   An easy way is running the following cmdlet:  New-ItemProperty hklm:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TCPIP6\Parameters –Name “DisabledComponents” –Value “0xFFFFFFFF” –PropertyType “DWORD” Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://www.andersonpatricio.ca http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese) Twitter: @apatricio

Managing Windows Time

Hello my friends I got in Canada this morning at 6:00AM and around 8AM I had a time issue because the freaking atomic clock that I was using was down (Can you believe it? Well if you are using from USA, you can check the list of their status on this site http://tf.nist.gov/tf-cgi/servers.cgi). So, the topic of Today is going to be Time! (when I say that I keep hearing Morgan Freeman initial speech on Through the Wormhole series. If you haven’t seen it, please do!). There are several ways to implement time on your environment and Microsoft has great … Continue reading Managing Windows Time

Quick Hint: Cleaning up File server Public folder using Powershell

How can I clean up my File Server Public folder directory on an interval basis using PowerShell?   If your company uses a Public folder and your policy is to clean up every X days you can use PowerShell to do the work for you. Let’s create a folder on the C: root called Operations and save the command line below in a file called PF-clean.ps1. Make sure to change the path for your public folder. Remove-Item -Path F:\Public\* -Recurse Now it comes the easy part, just create new Windows Task and make sure to fill out these following fields when … Continue reading Quick Hint: Cleaning up File server Public folder using Powershell

Quick Hint: How can I install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012?

Sometimes you need to add the legacy .NET Framework on Windows Server 2012 and if you follow the regular steps as shown in the figure below. You will find the following error where the Windows Server 2012 media will be required. In order to install any Features that require the media, you can use either the GUI or the command line. Using the GUI you can click on Specify Alternate Source Path and then use the path (if you are using the DVD on the D: drive, you can use D:\sources\sxs) If you prefer PowerShell, not a problem, just add … Continue reading Quick Hint: How can I install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012?

Office Web Apps Server – Configuring Certificates

Buenos días hermanos (Live from Buenos Aires Today even with the Transit Public strike over here ) In Today’s post we are going to continue our journey to configure Office Web Apps Server towards the integration with Lync and Exchange Server 2013. Last post we installed the server and its language packs, you can check it out here: Office Web Apps Server – Installing on Windows Server 2012 http://msmvps.com/blogs/andersonpatricio/archive/2012/11/13/office-web-apps-server-installing-on-windows-server-2012.aspx A few key points about the digital certificates and Office Web Apps, as follows: If using an internal CA download the certificate in base-64 format If using an internal CA use … Continue reading Office Web Apps Server – Configuring Certificates

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster

This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server 2012. This Hyper-V poster focuses on Hyper-V Replica, networking, virtual machine mobility (live migration), storage, failover clustering, and scalability. You can find previously published posters here: • Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 Hyper-V Component Architecture• Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture• Windows Server 2008 R2 Feature Component Poster • Windows Server 2008 Component Posters Get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29189 Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://www.andersonpatricio.ca http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese) Twitter: @apatricio

Basic installation guide for Windows PowerShell Web Access

Hi folks, PowerShell Team blogged about a new feature that is coming in Windows Server 2012 which allows a PowerShell console in a web browser. Isn’t that cool? Windows PowerShell Web Access is a new feature in Windows Server 2012. It is an IIS application that provides a Windows PowerShell console in a web browser. The IIS application acts as a gateway between the web browser and the machines that you can connect to in your environment. These machines should have Windows PowerShell remoting enabled. The video below illustrates the three simple steps of setup and configuration – 1. Feature … Continue reading Basic installation guide for Windows PowerShell Web Access

MSExchange.org – PowerShell 101 for Messaging Administrators and IT Pros

Hello folks, Long time no see, a lot of work and Eurocup 2012 makes this blog to slow down for a little but we are still here! This week the fourth article of my series was published at MSExchange.org and this new series we talk about PowerShell 101 where the idea is to show the readers how to create their own scripts and understand basic concept of PowerShell. Here is the list containing all articles published so far: PowerShell 101 for Messaging Administrator and IT Pros (Part 4) http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2010/management-administration/powershell-101-messaging-administrator-pros-part4.html PowerShell 101 for Messaging Administrator and IT Pros (Part 3) http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2010/management-administration/powershell-101-messaging-administrator-pros-part3.html … Continue reading MSExchange.org – PowerShell 101 for Messaging Administrators and IT Pros

How to schedule PowerShell scripts using Windows Tasks

Hi Folks, Last week I blogged here about PowerShell v3 and a new feature that is going to do the content of topic automatically however if you don’t have Windows 8/PowerShell 3 and you want to configure a script that you created to run on Windows Server 2008 R2 these following steps can be used: If your script is not digitally signed, you can run the Set-ExecutionPolicy –ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted as shown in the figure below. Now, it’s time to create a new Windows Task and what really matters for us is the Start a Program section, and these following values … Continue reading How to schedule PowerShell scripts using Windows Tasks