Ever need to know your Azure ID Tenant Guid/ObjectID? Here are a few ways to find it.
STEP BY STEP INSTALL VEEAM ONE 9.5 AND BACKUP & REPLICATION 9.5 UPDATE 3 #VEEAM #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP
As you know, Veeam released the service pack 3 on December 2017, it’s not fix bugs only, it also includes a lot of new features –
Built-in agent management,
Insider protection for Veeam Cloud Connect,
Data location tagging…
The details information you can check from Veeam website https://www.veeam.com/kb2354 and https://www.veeam.com/kb2353.
The steps are straightforward, but you still need to be careful about two things, the first one is “If you use Veeam ONE to monitor Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Cloud Connect, be sure to install Update 3 for Veeam ONE 9.5 first” and the second is “If you are a tenant of a cloud provider, please contact your provider before upgrading to ensure the provider has applied Update 3 on their end”.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE 2010 SERVICES TO 2016 PART 16 #EXCHANGE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP
Happy New Year!! Checkyourlogs fans, I am going to show you the final steps of public folder migration. let’s follow the steps and completed it.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE 2010 SERVICES TO 2016 PART 15 #EXCHANGE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP
Checkyourlogs fans, I am going to show you how to migrate public folder from exchange 2010 to 2016 step by step today.
There is no more legacy public folder database, public folder mailboxes also known as modern public folders, if you still need public folders, migrate them to Exchange 2016. Public folder migration is a one-way process, if something goes wrong, you can roll back but any changes made since the migration will be lost.
From more often than not, it gets tedious to install consoles on many administrators computers. SCOM 2016 seems to have changed a little bit. This is how I will now install the console.
Checkyourlogs fans, today, I am going to upgrade Veeam One from 9.0 to 9.5, if you are using Veeam Backup & Replication as well, please upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication server before upgrade Veeam One server, if you don’t know how to upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication from 9.0 to 9.5, it’s ok, you just need to follow my previously blog and step by step to upgrade it. Let’s upgrade Veeam one server by step by step now.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE 2010 SERVICES TO 2016 PART 14 #EXCHANGE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP
Migrate Pilot mailboxes via Exchange Administrative Center.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE 2010 SERVICES TO 2016 PART 13 #EXCHANGE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP
Configuring Offline Address Book and Migrate Arbitration Mailboxes
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE 2010 SERVICES TO 2016 PART 12 #EXCHANGE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP
To further verify that you have the same Quota settings for all Mailbox Database.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE 2010 SERVICES TO 2016 PART 11 #EXCHANGE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP
Configuring the Default Mailbox Database for Exchange Server 2016
STEP BY STEP Upgrade Veeam Backup & Replication from 9.0 to 9.5 and Troubleshooting tips #VEEAM #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP
I helped lots of customers to upgrade Veeam Backup & Replica service from 9.0 to 9.5, most of them are very smooth without issues, but if their server was being upgraded from 8.0 (7.0) to 9.0 previously, you should do upgrade very carefully, they are not just click next, next ….and then done. Let’s have a look the upgrade steps and troubleshooting the issues.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE 2010 SERVICES TO 2016 PART 10 #EXCHANGE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP
Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer a very good tool to test Outbound Mail Flow.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE 2010 SERVICES TO 2016 PART 9 #EXCHANGE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP
Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer a very good tool to test Inbound Mail Flow.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE 2010 SERVICES TO 2016 PART 8 #EXCHANGE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP
Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer a very good tool to test Exchange Web Services Connectivity Test – Synchronization, Notification, Availability, and Automatic Replies.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE 2010 SERVICES TO 2016 PART 7 #EXCHANGE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP
Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer a very good tool to test ActiveSync Autodiscover connectivity.
Today, my customer asked me that is it possible to expand system volume disk space for their Windows Server 2003 virtual machine? The answer is Yes, we can do it without any 3rd party tools. You just need a Windows Server 2008 or up to help this. Let’s follow the step by step to do it.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE 2010 SERVICES TO 2016 PART 6 #EXCHANGE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP
Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer a very good tool to test Autodiscover connectivity.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE 2010 SERVICES TO 2016 PART 5 #EXCHANGE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP
Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer a very good tool to test outlook connectivity.
STEP BY STEP CONVERT DE-DUPLICATED MBR DATA VOLUME TO GPT DATA VOLUME WITH FREE TOOL #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR
There is a good new here, you can follow the steps to convert de-duplicated MBR volume to GPT volume. As we see, there is a Windows Server, its E drive is a de-duplicated data volume, and it’s be format as MBR, we would like to convert it to GPT.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE 2010 SERVICES TO 2016 PART 4 #EXCHANGE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP
We will change the SMTP out bound email flow from the old exchange 2010 server to exchange 2016 server.
VEEAM TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS – ADD WINDOWS SERVER 2016 CLUSTER TO VEEAM BACKUP AND REPLICATION #VEEAM #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR
As we know, Veeam Backup and Replication Software is a powerful and easy-to-use for backup and availability solution, I would like to share a troubleshooting tip with you today.
You may get a warning /Error message as follow when you try to add windows server 2016 cluster to Veeam and Replication as managed servers.
My customer asked me to upgrade their Windows 2003 web server last week, as we know, Windows Server 2003 extended support ended on July 14,2015, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. Unfortunately, I noticed the Web server is Windows 2003 x86 server, there is no way to in-place upgrade it to x64, the only way is upgrade it to Windows Server 2008 x86, it will give a couple years to prepare web server migration plan at least. Let’s follow step by step to upgrade it.
As we know, the WPA2 security protocol is using to protect and security communications Wi-Fi networks for many years, but the vulnerability affects all the most devices and operating system, included network devices, mobile devices,
Internet of Things (IoT) devices, Android, Apple, Windows, Linux, and more, if your devices support Wi-Fi, it most likely affected.
STEP BY STEP DEPLOY A SERVER AS A DR DOMAIN CONTROLLER AT AZUER #AZURE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP
On the previously posts, we were talking lots of site to site VPN settings between on-premises with Azure. Now, it’s time to know how to deploy a server as a DR DC at Azure. I assume you have an Azure VM with windows server 2016 already. If don’t, just go to my previously posts and follow steps to build a new one.
STEP BY STEP TO INSTALL PROJECT HONOLULU AND MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE #PROJECTHONOLULU #MVPHOUR # WINDOWSSERVER # STEP-BY-STEP
Do you need a powerful browser-based management tool (not monitor only)? Microsoft Project Honolulu is your right choice.
It can full control server infrastructure, allow you to manage them from anywhere with Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. Let’s follow step by step to deploy it.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE 2010 SERVICES TO 2016 PART 3#EXCHANGE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP
It’s a good time to verify the Namespace configuration and correct them if there are any misconfigured namespaces.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE 2010 SERVICES TO 2016 PART 2#EXCHANGE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP
Follow steps to check Active Directory and make sure they are meet the requirements in Exchange 2016 system requirements, install Exchange Server 2016 Mailbox Role and Certificate.
A customer asked me to build a Site-to-Site VPN between their CISCO PIX environment with Azure, yes, you don’t hear wrong, it is a PIX, I know it’s pretty old but we need to make it if customer need it. Let’s follow the steps and do it.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE 2010 SERVICES TO 2016 PART 1#EXCHANGE #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP BY STEP
This document serves as both a guideline for redeployment document for the Exchange Migration performed at the GDM Company. The process described mainly focuses on a typical transition of Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016 environment, converting the Exchange 2010 server to Exchange 2016 Server MBX role. Additional role options such as the Edge Transport role, are out-of-scope within this document.
Ever need to check the complexity of a password that will be used in AD? Ever need to import a list of users or reset their passwords in AD from a predefined list that has been given to you? I have updated my code for my AD Password Complexity check. Check it out.
This sounds scenario sounds pretty simple, and theoretically it is. It’s also a common request. Someone comes to you and says, I have members in one group and I need them copied to another group. Sure, no problem. But what they forgot to mention is that the source group is in a different domain and has users and groups from the same or different domain than their target group.
Time to dive into Microsoft Data Migration Assistant. In this part of the DMZ log series, we’ll take a look at how we install DMA.
Datacenter’s and companies everywhere generally rely on a core piece of software to store their data and metrics, SQL Server. It’s nice to keep it up to date, but sometimes, and a lot of the time, if it’s not broken, don’t fix it. SQL Server has been around for quite a while, there are many databases hosted by SQL Server. Microsoft has released many upgrade advisors over the years, but recently the SQL Server team has overhauled their traditional SQL Server Upgrade Advisor and have created a new product – SQL Server Data Migration Assistant (DMA), which is different than SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA). To pull off a successful migration or upgrade, you need to do your detective work.
SECURE ACCESS INTERNAL NETWORK RESOURCES WITHOUT VPN – DIRECTACCESS PART2 #DIRECTACCESS #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP
Windows 10 Enterprise as DirectAccess Client. Because Windows 10 supports automatic entry point selection and transparent failover, better scalability and performance. Also, windows 10 built-in DirectAccess connectivity status indicator, the administrators don’t have to deploy, manage, and maintain additional software.
SECURE ACCESS INTERNAL NETWORK RESOURCES WITHOUT VPN – DIRECTACCESS PART1 #DIRECTACCESS #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP
DirectAccess provides users with the experience of being seamlessly connected to their intranet any time they have Internet access. When DirectAccess is enabled, requests for intranet resources (such as email servers, shared folders, or intranet websites) are securely directed to the intranet, without the need for users to connect to a VPN. DirectAccess enables increased productivity for a mobile workforce by offering the same connectivity experience both inside and outside of the office.
Well I’ve been buried lately under a lot of LUNs. Spring is over and a customer I’m at has forgotten to do their spring cleaning! Needless to say, the LUN presentation and maintenance to their VMware clusters is a mess! In order to audit the system and ensure things were going in my favor, I wrote quite a few PowerShell code blocks/1 liners.
UPDATE MELLANOX NIC FIRMWARE AND DRIVER FOR NON-RDMA STORAGE SPACE DIRECT CLUSTER SERVERS #STORAGEPACEDIRECT #POWERSHELL #WINDOWSSERVER #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP #MELLANOX
Today, let’s talking about how to step by step to update Mellanox NIC firmware and driver for non-RDMA Storage Space Direct Cluster Servers. You can easy to do via follow steps.
A pretty simple request came across my desk today. I was requested to send a report of users that were created after a specific date. Do you remember the Windows Server 2003 and prior? Before PowerShell? We had to use what I’ll term loosely as “wonderful” LDAP queries. Also the query result was pure text, we couldn’t do anything easily with it short of magical text parsing! Well here is my PowerShell script I quickly whipped up!
NON-RDMA STORAGE SPACES DIRECT STRESS TEST STEPS and RESULT – #WINDOWSSERVER #S2D #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP
Today, I am going to do stress test for NON-RDMA Storage space direct servers, the customer use their existing Cisco Catalyst 4500-x for Storage space direct servers, as we know, it doesn’t support DCB and PFC function, so, we will focus on stress test result for Storage space direct servers without enable RDMA and see how’s the performance.
Ok, it’s time to demote existing Windows server 2003 and migrate all Windows server roles to new Windows server 2012 R2, there are no down time for Part1 steps and Part2 steps, but we need to schedule down time for Part3 steps to cut over all services.
After done for Active Directory Preparation, now we need to install a new Windows Server 2012 R2, export data from existing windows server 2003 and then import to new Windows Server 2012 R2.
As we know Windows Server 2003 was end support on July 14, 2015, but there are some customers still using it for some reasons. Today, my customer asked me to migrate their Windows server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2, there are many windows roles on that server, let’s follow below steps to migrate it with minimal downtime.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE FROM ON-PREMISES TO OFFICE 365 PART 16 – MOVE MAILBOXES BETWEEN ON-PREMISES WITH EXCHANGE ONLINE #OFFICE365 #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP
You can use the remote move migration wizard on the Office 365 to move existing user mailboxes between the on-premises organization with the Exchange Online organization
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE FROM ON-PREMISES TO OFFICE 365 PART 15 – ENABLE MRSPROXY SERVICE AND CREATE MIGRATION ENDPOINT #OFFICE365 #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP
Prior to performing on-boarding and off-boarding remote move migrations in an Exchange hybrid deployment, we recommend that you create Exchange remote migration endpoints. The migration endpoint contains the connection settings for an on-premises Exchange server that is running the MRS proxy service, which is required to perform remote move migrations to and from Exchange Online.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE FROM ON-PREMISES TO OFFICE 365 PART 14 – CONFIGURE ON-PREMISES EMAIL SERVER RECEIVE CONNECTOR TO RELAY EMAIL #OFFICE365 #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP
By default, Exchange 2010 does not allow clients to use the SMTP service for anonymous relay, so we need to configure a Receive Connector for this purpose.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE FROM ON-PREMISES TO OFFICE 365 PART 13 – CONFIGURE ON-PREMISES EMAIL SERVER SEND CONNECTOR TO OFFICE 365 #OFFICE365 #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP
Configure on-premises email server send connector to Office 365.
SITE-TO-SITE VPN FROM CISCO MERAKI TO AZURE AND VEEAM BACKUP COPY TO AZURE – PART 2 #AZURE #MVPHOUR #CISCO #MERAKI #VEEAM
After build Site-to-site VPN between Cisco Meraki with Azure, let’s continually settings for Veeam backup copy to Azure.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE FROM ON-PREMISES TO OFFICE 365 PART 12 – CREATE A CONNECTORS FROM ON-PREMISES TO OFFICE 365 #OFFICE365 #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP
Create a connector from on-premises email server to Office 365.
SITE-TO-SITE VPN FROM CISCO MERAKI TO AZURE AND VEEAM BACKUP COPY TO AZURE – PART 1 #AZURE #MVPHOUR #CISCO #MERAKI #VEEAM
Today, a customer asks me to build a Site-to-Site VPN between their Meraki environment with Azure, they also need Veeam backup copy to Azure, they are using other cloud provider for their remote backup repository, this will save customer 13K per year after switch to Azure, let’s follow the steps and do it.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE FROM ON-PREMISES TO OFFICE 365 PART 11 – CREATE A CONNECTOR FROM Office 365 TO ON-PREMISES #OFFICE365 #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP
Create a connector from Office 365 to on-premises email server.
#VEEAM REPLICATION JOB FAILED AND CREATED MYSTERIOUS REPLICA VMS AT TARGET HYPER-V HOST SERVER #WINDOESSERVER #MVPHOUR
A mystery is happening, there is a VM be created on the target host server when I run the replication job even it failed, so if I run 10 times and there are 10 VMs be created.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE FROM ON-PREMISES TO OFFICE 365 PART 10 – VERIFY HYBRID CONFIGURATION #OFFICE365 #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP
To further verify that you have successfully created and configured your hybrid deployment.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE FROM ON-PREMISES TO OFFICE 365 PART 9 – FULL HYBRID CONFIGURATION #OFFICE365 #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP
Install and Run Hybrid Configuration wizard with Full Hybrid Configuration.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE FROM ON-PREMISES TO OFFICE 365 PART 8 – MINIMAL HYBRID CONFIGURATION #OFFICE365 #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP
The Hybrid Configuration wizard helps you establish your hybrid deployment by creating the Hybrid Configuration object in your on-premises Active Directory and gathering existing Exchange and Active Directory topology configuration data. The Hybrid Configuration wizard also enables you to define and configure several organization parameters for your hybrid deployment, including secure mail transport options.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE FROM ON-PREMISES TO OFFICE 365 PART 7 – Verify AD FS Server #OFFICE365 #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP
You can follow below steps to verify AD FS Server.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE FROM ON-PREMISES TO OFFICE 365 PART 6 – CONFIGURE THE FIRST FEDERATION SERVER IN A NEW FEDERATION SERVER FARM #OFFICE365 #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP
Configure the first federation server in a new federation server farm (if you Install Azure AD Connect with Customized settings, this was being configured).
#VEEAMON2017 HIGHLIGHTS – MORE INFORMATION MORE AVAILABILITY ON AND MORE EXCITING #VEEAM #VEEAMON #MVPHOUR
VeeamON is one of big Conference events of the world, I am glad that got a chance to join VeeamON 2017 in New Orleans. (Thanks @ClintWyckoff, @DaveKawula, @SuperCristal1 and Tricon Elite Consulting team members) This is my first time to join VeeamON event, what an amazing week!! Let’s review the most wonder sessions.
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STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE FROM ON-PREMISES TO OFFICE 365 PART 5 – Deployment Active Directory Federation Service #OFFICE365 #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP
Active Directory Federation Service, the main thing is to allow office 365 services through the federation service host to us AD to verify, and then achieve the goal of Single Sign-On with Office 365.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE FROM ON-PREMISES TO OFFICE 365 PART 4 – ENABLE PASSWORD CHANGE FOR AD FS #OFFICE365 #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP
If you have an ADFS or Dirsync with Password sync identity it will not allow you to change your password in the cloud. You will receive. But you can configure change password functionality for ADFS server to solve the issue.
The last day of VeeamON 2017. My head is hurting from all the great information that Veeam and other vendors have brought to the table. Today I’ve written about the highlights of the 3rd day!
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE FROM ON-PREMISES TO OFFICE 365 PART 3 – DEPLOY AZURE AD CONNECT WITH CUSTOMIZED SETTINGS #OFFICE365 #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP
If you have multiple forests or you need to customized your sign-in option or customize synchronization feature, then this is the recommended option to use.
The morning of day 2 started off a little different for myself. Some of the media and Veeam Vanguards attended a media and session where they disclosed some information about Veeam and some of the new products. After that it was a free for all! Which breakout session to attend, do I have time to see all the vendor presentations!? Read on to see what I attended.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE FROM ON-PREMISES TO OFFICE 365 PART 2 – DEPLOY AZURE AD CONNECT WITH EXPRESS SETTINGS #OFFICE365 #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP
If you need a tool to connect your on-premises directory with Azure AD and Office 365, Azure AD Connect is the best way to do it.
STEP BY STEP MIGRATE EXCHANGE FROM ON-PREMISES TO OFFICE 365 PART 1- PRE-REQUISITES #OFFICE365 #MVPHOUR #STEP-BY-STEP
The MOP (Method of Procedure) is assumed you have an office tenant account and the domain have been added to Office 365. I am going to do multi-post and let you know how to migrate your exchange services to Office 365 via step by step.
DHCP SERVER FAILOVER CLUSTER WITH CISCO CALLMANAGER /IP PHONE #CISCO #WINDOWSSERVER #MICROSOFT #MVPHOUR
Today, let’s talking about how to configure DHCP Cluster with Cisco Call manager service (TFTP services).
Microsoft was ending support for the Windows server 2003 operating system on July 14, 2015, but still have some customer are using Windows server 2003 and need us to migrate them to windows server 2012 R2 or Windows server 2016.
In the morning we listened to Michael White present on VAO and how it empowers businesses to maintain business continuity or at least speeds it up. If you’ve heard of VMware’s Site Recovery Manager (SRM) Product, well you’ve got a great handle on how it works.
Almost all of ISP block TCP port 25 for some reasons, if You would like to build your own exchange server but you don’t want to pay extra money for static IP address or ISP business account, here is some tips you can easy to build your own exchange server.
If you haven’t gotten your tickets and cannot be a part of #VeeamON this year, all is not lost! We here at http://Checkyourlogs.net will have you covered. If you’ve been following us or go look back at the #MVPHour posts, you’ll see that we have arrived here early. We are continuing to blog, tweet (@AllanRafuse) and are currently setting up our Live Stream system!
Today, I tried to troubleshooting windows 2016 mysterious shutdown for my client, I found it was NT Authority\System that shutdown the system because the windows 2016 server license was expired, this is easy enough to solve the issues, I thought.
In this post I’m going to touch on a few basic components that make Veeam 9.5 and Windows Server 2016 a winning combination. I will be presenting at a #VeeamOn breakout session on Thursday. We’ll be talking about using a Microsoft’s Storage Spaces Direct technology as a Veeam Backup and Restore File Repository. Which Operating and Filesystem do you think I’ll recommend?
I think we’ve all heard of Veeam by now, the most innovative and leading backup provider for virtual and physical environments. Regardless of hardware vendor, and regardless of hardware type, rackmount or hyper converged, it just works. But why is Veeam 9.5 and Windows Server 2016 a winning combination together? The two companies have worked hard together to simply and enhance existing technology not only to decrease backup and restore times, but to with storage technology to allow you to save space without deduplication and to guarantee the integrity of your data at rest. How? You’ll find out if you keep reading.
I’ve seen this pop up a few times in forums and even in a few SCCM implementations. It’s actually a fairly simple fix if you know which log files to look at. Check your logs and/or keep reading this post to see how to fix the wonderful Microsoft Software License Terms have not been completely downloaded WSUS Issue.
Now that we know about the great advantages that The Patch solution provides, understand the main goals of The Patch Solution, it’s time to look at how it’s configured. Keep on reading to see how easy it is to set up and get going.
Active Directory Authentication (LDAP) for Cisco Unified Computing System Manager (UCS) – Part 1 #ActiveDirectory #UCS #MVPHour
UCS Manager supports LDAP Authentication along with a specific setting for Microsoft’s LDAP implementation, Active Directory. After configuring this a few times for multi-domain support, I’ve found a few things that can become troublesome if you don’t watch out.
Having an email in your inbox outlining which machines in your organization that are going to be patched in the next day or two is every service owner/managers dream. So simple and proactive. The email also outlines when the machines are going to be patched and displays how many outstanding updates there are. This is a summary of what will happen in the days to come. Keep reading to see how you can dive into seeing the details of what is about to happen in your organization.
If you’ve ever run an installation of SQL Server, you’ll know it’s a database, and databases love, love, love memory. By design and by default, Microsoft SQL Server thinks it’s the only process on the system and is therefore given all the available memory and CPUs. As a best practice, I limit this. Here is the script I use to edit these values.
The previous posts on The Patch Solution have outlined the though process and goals to a patching strategy. Now it’s time to start taking that strategy and putting it into practice. Now that we have defined some of our goals (See
The Patch Solution – Part 3 post), we can start looking at how we reach those goals. In my opinion, one of the easiest goals to attain is reporting. This gives you an attainable goal which is completely measurable and trackable. Simply run a report, see where you’re at, update a few machines, run a report and see where you got to. The solutions that we try and come up with at TriCon Elite is all about being free and giving back to the community. We like to strive for secure and simple. For The Patch Solution, we opted to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
There have been quite a few times that I’ve needed to do some comparisons, or even move some objects from one SCCM environment to another. The System Center Configuration Manager console has quite a few options for exporting objects, or saving things to CSV, but then you still need to import it. Check out the rest of this blog post to see how easy it is to report, compare or recreate things between your SCCM environments with PowerShell.