21 בדצמבר 2008
Symptoms Users' Home Folder maps incorrectly on workstations. The home folder is mapped to the base share instead of the complete path to the profile. This only happens on PCs. When logging on to terminal servers the mapping is done correctly. Example: Home folder set to: \\fileServer\Company\Department\UserName The mapping that the user receives : \\fileServer\Company Manually mapping the path completes successfully and all files are accessible. The users are the owners of their folders and all permissions...
19 בדצמבר 2008
SCOM MVP Andy Dominey has compiled a very nice document on installing System Center Operations Manager 2007 with high availability. Get it from here - SCOM in Highly Available and Distributed Enterprise Environments.
As promised, I’ve uploaded the presentations from the sessions I gave on December 18th at Microsoft Israel. Enjoy. Physical And Virtual Server Management Deploying Windows With Configuration Manager 2007 R2 Data Protection Manager 2007 Dynamic Server Provisioning With Ops Manager And Hyper V – Notes From The Field
18 בדצמבר 2008
15 בדצמבר 2008
Issue:Trend Micro OfficeScan Version 8.0 SP1 on a server 2008 Failover Cluster may cause the cluster service to fail while moving a resource group. Cause:Current TDI Driver of the OfficeScan causes a loss of connectivity between the cluster nodes, and may cause the cluster service on one of the nodes to fail. The current version of office scan doesn't support Windows Server 2008 Clusters yet. It should be supported in the next version. Workaround:Until the newer version of OfficeScan, a workaround is available for this issue.Follow these instruction : Open Device ManagerSelect View > Show Hidden DevicesExpand Non-Plug and play devicesSelect Trend Micro...
13 בדצמבר 2008
Check out these direct download links to a bunch of highly usable tools that can make your life easier:
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides
Microsoft Deployment 2008 Toolkit
Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
Sharepoint Monitoring Toolkit
Service Level Dashboard Management Pack
Security Compliance Management Toolkit
11 בדצמבר 2008
Check out this nice list of new clustering features just around the corner: New Failover Clustering features in R2: Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) – A distributed access file system optimized for Hyper-V allowing virtual machines and their disk resources to reside be on any cluster node Live Migration – Move virtual machines between different physical machines while keeping them running and maintaining client connections PowerShell Support – The scripting language of the future which will gradually replace cluster.exe DFS-Replication support – Make the primary member...
Windows 2008 has a lot new security features like CNG, RODC, ASLR, Windows Auditing, Windows Defender, Security Center, Service Hardening, Bitlocker, NAP, UAC. If you are interested on learning more about them and what is different from Windows 2003\XP to Windows 2008\Vista you are welcome to check a session I gave at Microsoft Israel. Windows 2008 Security View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: auditing windows)
9 בדצמבר 2008
The IBM Deployment Pack for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 is a deployment kit that extends Configuration Manager 2007 by providing IBM utilities, drivers, and custom tasks for creating automated deployment scripts for IBM target servers. The IBM extensions are available as built-in actions within the Configuration Manager menus. The IBM Deployment Pack includes various IBM and third-party tools that are needed to configure items such as RAID adapters, management cards, BIOS settings, and other vendor specific settings that are required when deploying servers. While it is true these types of activities can be manually added to...
Hyper-V by default provides all virtual machines equal priority and access to resources. You may have situations where you want to guarantee that a virtual machine has a specific amount of processing power available at all times, that you want to be sure that the virtual machine can never consume more than a specific percentage of processing power, or that you want it as a default to balance power except in peak processing times and then give a specific VM more processing priority. Hyper-V gives you the flexibility to choose your resource control method on a per virtual machine...