Category Archives: Win 2k8

Automating Wireless SSID transition

I was involved once in transition an enterprise around 300+ users using wireless access-points to connect to the corporate network, it was a bit of a challenge but it was a very good experience nevertheless, I’ve used a mix of Active Directory GPO’s  and scripts to accomplish this and here are the steps (I’ve done… Read More »

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Upgrade SCCM 2012 to SP1

Recently I’ve been involved in upgrading one of our customer’s CCM setup to SP1 and here is my notes regarding the upgrade: First (On each site): Disable the maintenance tasks Delete Aged Client Operations and Delete Aged Discovery Data (Sites -> select site -> on top corner site maintenance). Back the CCM MSSQL databases. MSSQL… Read More »

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Logon Policy Script (Active Directory w/ Powershell)

Recently I’ve been involved in a project which included writing a script to configure a log-on policy to accept or deny some sort of a disclaimer. The script hereunder specifically gives the use a policy to read and if the user approves it then he will be able to continue, otherwise he will be logged… Read More »

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vSphere 5.x Tip To Toe: Multi Hypervisor Management from vCenter

Here we are, in a vast virtual cloud where you might come across an environment that has a mixture of hypervisors, VMware has a solution for managing this mixture via the vCenter Server console. I’m going to show on how to install the plugin, and connect a Hyper-V server to it. First you can download… Read More »

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Windows 2012 ICT via PowerShell

Well, since Windows 2k12 was released I kind of missed the Windows 2k8 ICT (Initial Configuration Tasks) which was straight forward to do the basic and most important things when setting up a box, especially when I am doing labs or proof of concepts. SO! I decided to write a script that would cover that… Read More »

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Upgrading Backup Exec 2010 to R3 SP2

Okay, so you use Symantec Backup Exec 2010 and you’re facing lots of problems including job rate issues well it seems that its the time you’ve moved on to R3 SP2 and clean the dust of your backup server. Okay, there are two ways to do this: 1- In place upgrade: This is a direct… Read More »

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Windows Server 2008 Cluster: Troubleshooting or shooting yourself?

On a very quiet afternoon, I got this case which said “Problem with Cluster staying offline!”. Usually when I receive a ticket I’m optimistic but when it comes to Windows Cluster services I’m a bit agitated yet nevertheless excited to delve it and resolve the issue. Thankfully Windows Server 2008 Clustering is more stable than… Read More »

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Upgrade an Exchange 2010 DAG to SP2

In this post I will explaining on how to successfully upgrade your Exchange 2010 DAG members to SP2 knowing that this procedure can be used to perform any later roll-ups or upgrades what so ever. A couple of points that I’d like to treat seriously before doing any major change in my infrastructure which is… Read More »

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Configuring VMware AutoDeploy Feature

AutoDeploy is a new feature of VMware vSphere 5.0 and it’s the most efficient way to provision a new server as as ESXi 5.0 box, along this guide I’ll be configuring AutoDeploy and I’ll be using my workstation as the lab also I’ll be using VMware vCenter Serve Appliance as my vCenter server. [What you’ll… Read More »

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Enable 8.3 Naming Convention on Windows Server 2008 R2

I’ve cam across this while installing McAfee ePO 4.5, I got an error relating to it and here is how to resolve it using Windows registry. Go to start -> run Type Regedit Navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem Change the value on NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation to 0 Reboot the server Nothing much to it eh =).

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