How to create a bootable USB drive with Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2 Installation files

December 24, 2011

Pre-requisite: 1. Extracted ISO of Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2. 2. A clean Disk on key. To create a bootable USB drive with Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2 Installation files, please use the following steps:   1. Open command prompt with Administrator privilege. 2. Write the command “diskpart” and press on “Enter” button. 3. Write the command “list disk” and press on “Enter” button. 4. Select the correct disk id. In my case it was “select disk 2” and press on “Enter” button. 5. Delete...
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Renaming Exchange 2007/2010 Edge server name may lead to Exchange Edge server failure

December 19, 2011

After reaming Exchange 2007/2010 Edge server name, the Exchange Edge may fail (e.g. Exchange Transport service wouldn’t be started etc..). Although this issue isn't documented as I know, I found that the Exchange Edge server cant access to local MS-ADLS (Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services). Reverting to the old server name wouldn't be useful. Note:  The same issue may appear if you change the Primary DNS Suffix and/or Workgroup name. So, if you like to change the Exchange 2007/2010 Edge server name/Primary DNS Suffix name/Workgroup name, use the following steps: 1. Backup the Exchange Edge & Active Directory....
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Linux Integration Services Version v3.2 for Hyper-V

“When installed in a supported Linux virtual machine running on Hyper-V, the Linux Integration Components provide. Driver support: Linux Integration Services supports the network controller and the IDE and SCSI storage controllers that were developed specifically for Hyper-V. Fastpath Boot Support for Hyper-V: Boot devices now take advantage of the block Virtualization Service Client (VSC) to provide enhanced performance. Timesync: The clock inside the virtual machine will remain synchronized with the clock on the virtualization server with the help of the pluggable time source device. Integrated Shutdown: Virtual...
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Microsoft Exchange Server Profile Analyzer (64 bit)

“Use the Microsoft Exchange Server Profile Analyzer tool to collect estimated statistical information from a single mailbox store or across an Exchange Server organization. The collected data can be used for such tasks as analyzing the performance and health of a server that has mailboxes, improving capacity planning models, and improving testing methodologies and tools. Prior to upgrading to this version, users should backup the default Profile Analyzer configuration XML file if any customizations have been made. Important Notice: The Microsoft Exchange Profile Analyzer tool collects information related to user activity on production mailbox...
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Microsoft Exchange Server User Monitor

“Use the Microsoft Exchange Server User Monitor to gather real-time data to better understand current client usage patterns, and to plan for future work. Administrators can view several items, including IP addresses used by clients, versions and modes of Microsoft Office Outlook, and resources such as CPU usage, server-side processor latency, and total latency for network and processing. Works with Microsoft Exchange Server 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010.” The tool can be downloaded from the following link.

“The ‘IIS 6 WMI Compatibility’ component is required” error message may appear during Exchange 2010 SP2 Installation

December 5, 2011

The following error message may appear during Exchange 2010 SP2 Installation: “Client Access Role PrerequisitesFailed Error:The 'IIS 6 WMI Compatibility' component is required. Install the component via Server Manager.Click here for help... http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=30939&l=en&v=ExBPA.14&id=0a71c4f6-68de-40f7-94cf-74b73cbda37b” Resolution: Before installing Exchange 2010 SP2, verify that the 'IIS 6 WMI Compatibility' component has been installed.
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