SQL Reporting Services Migration Tool

April 22, 2012

SQL Reporting Services Migration Tool allow you to migrates reports and other artifacts from one report server to another report server. It can also be used as a backup and restore tool for Reporting Services. “You can use RSMigrationTool or RSMigrationUI to backup your native report server. To restore or migrate the native server, run the Migration.ps1 from a PowerShell console. Source and target server must be SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2 or later. Source server Source server must be native mode using Windows authentication. (We are working on support for...
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How to renew User/Computer certificate without require to do application side changes

April 21, 2012

The renewal process of user/computer certificate require (in the most of the cases) to implemented changes in the application side (e.g. IIS,Outlook etc.), As a workaround for this “limitation”, the renewal process of the User/computer certificate can be set to use exiting certificate key. However, using exiting certificate key may reduce the system security level, and this may lead to system/certificate compromise. Warring: To reduce the security risk of implementing changes in the Enterprise PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), its highly recommended to test this changes in a lab - before making changes in the production environment. To...
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System Center 2012 – Configuration Manager Component Add-ons and Extensions

April 20, 2012

“Following System Center 2012 – Configuration Manager add-ons and extensions are available for download: Package Conversion Manager (PCM) The Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Package Conversion Manager allows for converting packages and programs into applications and deployment types in System Center Configuration Manager 2012. There is a migration feature which will be released with the Configuration Manager 2012 that allows packages to be migrated from 2007 to 2012. Once you have migrated your package objects and installed PCM then it is just a matter analyzing your packages in order to determine which readiness state each are in, and...

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012

“Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 is the newest version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, a Solution Accelerator for operating system and application deployment. MDT 2012 supports deployment of Windows 7, Office 2010 and 365, and Windows Server 2008 R2 in addition to deployment of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP.”. The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 can be downloaded from the following link.

Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (KB2661854)

April 16, 2012

“Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 customers.” The Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 can be downloaded from the following link.
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Exchange 2010 Backup issues due Shadow Copy error “Last error: Retryable error”

Customers that using a Backup/Snap/Cloning/Replication (from common hardware vendors) may report on failed jobs during Backup/Snap/Cloning/Replication operation/s. Using “vssadmin list writers” command, that following error message may appear: To resolve this issue, please consider the following steps: 1. Reboot the server. 2. Reconfigure the Backup/Snap/Cloning/Replication jobs to not run in the same time. 3. Free 4-6 GB from the “C”/System Drive drive of the Exchange server. 4. Upgrade to the latest version of the Backup/Snap/Cloning/Replication software. 5. Contact your Backup/Snap/Cloning/Replication vendor/provider for further information.
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