June 30, 2011
Digital Whisper is a digital magazine in Hebrew, that provides excellent articles in Hebrew that cover common IT issues and technologies (e.g. Security etc.). The digital magazine can be obtained for free from the following link.
Exchange Network Port Reference
Mr. Chris Pietschmann (MVP) initiate a nice open source project named “Virtual Router - Wifi Hot Spot for Windows 7 / 2008 R2” ; “Virtual Router turns any Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2 Computer into a Wifi Hot Spot using Windows 7's Wireless Hosted Network (Virtual Wifi) technology.” The open source project can be downloaded from the following link.
The following article provides a few tips and tricks to optimize Exchange 2010 DAG (Database Availability Group) performance. General 1. Use the latest Exchange 2010 Service Pack/Rollup, if it applicable. 2. Depend on the server hardware and drivers, you may need to disable the following settings: netsh int tcp set global chimney=disabled netsh int tcp set global rss=disabled 3. Use Microsoft recommendation for antivirus deployment in Exchange 2010 servers. CAS and DAG Optimization 1. Please remember that Exchange DAG wouldn't be useful without operational CAS server. So,...
June 29, 2011
The following article provides a short introduction on Microsoft ADFS 2.0 (Active Directory Federation Services) technology to the IT staff. The article is based on Mr. Manu Cohen-Yashar (Sela Group), Windows Azure Security Identity & Access lecture that was presented in Microsoft Israel office. In Windows 2003 R2, Microsoft released the first generation of the ADFS services. According to Microsoft official post, “Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) is based on the emerging, industry-supported Web Services Architecture, which is defined in WS-* specifications. ADFS helps you use single sign-on (SS0) to authenticate users to multiple, related Web...
June 28, 2011
Office 2010 Service Pack 1 released today and it available for downloading from the following links: Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2460049) 64-bit Edition Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2460049) 32-bit Edition
During restore operation in Exchange 2010, the “Application Tab” may be missing. This issue usually occur if you installed the Windows Backup software after completing Exchange 2010 installation. To resolve the issue, please review the following Microsoft note Windows Server Backup API Registry Keys. The credit for finding this solution should be given to: CroC_Microsoft.
To find the location of the user profile on the local disk, please use the following instructions: 1. Find the user SID by using one of the following scripts: VBS script Determine SID of Windows user (Wrote by Mr. Kevin van Zonneveld) or PowerShell script Get SID from AD (Active Directory) User / Group using PowerShell. Note: GetSid utility isn't supported currently on Windows 7/2008/2008 R2 platforms. 2. Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\%MyUserSIDNumber% and review the value of: ProfileImagePath
To find the last Exchange 2010 database backup time of all the Exchange databases in the organization, please use the following PowerShell (Exchange Management Shell) command: Get-MailboxDatabase -Status | select LastFullBackup Get-MailboxDatabase -Status | select LastDiffBackup Get-MailboxDatabase -Status | select LastIncBackup To find the last Exchange 2010 database backup time of specific Exchange database, please use the following PowerShell (Exchange Management Shell) command: Get-MailboxDatabase DatabaseName -Status | select LastFullBackup Get-MailboxDatabase DatabaseName -Status | select LastDiffBackup Get-MailboxDatabase DatabaseName -Status | select LastIncBackup
June 27, 2011
“Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Beta, a recovery tool that can help you start an infected PC and perform an offline scan to help identify and remove rootkits and other advanced malware. In addition, Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper Beta can be used if you cannot install or start an antivirus solution on your PC, or if the installed solution can’t detect or remove malware on your PC.” The tool can be downloaded from the following link.