Author Archives: Leon Hament

Deploying DPM 2012 agent with SCCM

Although System Center Data Protection Manager offers a way to do a remote installation of the agent, it’s far from ideal when you have to deploy the agent to several hundred laptops. Since the agent offers a silent installation, I thought it would be best to let SCCM do what it does best. I created […]

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DirectAccess breaks after installing UAG SP1 Update 1

Last week Microsoft released Forefront UAG SP1 Update 1 (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27604). After installing the update our DirectAccess clients lost corporate connectivity. A quick look on our UAG server learned that the DirectAccess Monitor reported the DNS64 as Not Healthy. Looking through the UAG services I discovered that the Microsoft Forefront UAG DNS64 Service was not running […]

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Online archive access with Outlook 2007

I have been happily using Outlook 2010 now for a few months and love the access to my Exchange 2010 online archive. However, since SCCM is not functional yet some of my co-workers are still on Office 2007 (and thus Outlook 2007). Support for Exchange 2010 online archive has been announced a while back and […]

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The perfect mobile device…

… doesn’t exist… (yet) at least, not in my opinion.

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Teched Day 3

Day three in Berlin. Today was the first time that the name System Center Configuration Manager vNext wasn’t used anymore. It’s announced that the next installment of SCCM will be called SCCM 2012. So yes, unfortunately we have to wait a bit longer before we can see it in a production environment.

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Teched Day 2

Day two @ Teched has been a very long day. I’ve been attending sessions about Lync Server 2010, Domain Services in a virtualized environment, have been doing some hands on labs with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and with the next installment of System Center Configuration Manager, vNext. What I would like to share […]

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Teched Day 1

Today was the keynote session at Teched 2010 in Berlin. During this session Brad Anderson welcomed everybody and explained Microsoft’s vision. A lot of that vision is about the cloud and how the cloud can enhance the user experience.

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Configuration Issues with Vsphere

After an import of 40 ESX 3.5 virtual machines from an external company, we discovered that we couldn’t power up any new virtual machines unless we disabled “Admission Control” on that specific cluster. After correcting the settings on the cluster it showed on the summary page of the cluster that VMware HA had a Configured […]

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Taking the Dell Latitude XT2 to 7 (and back again)

Last week I’ve received my Dell Latitude XT2. Standard the XT2 is equipped with Vista business and receives its multi-touch capabilities through the N-trig driver. Since Windows 7 has native support for multi-touch I decided to install Windows 7. Before staring the installation I made a manual full backup with my Windows home server and […]

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VM gone AWOL in ESX

At my current project we’re busy with an Exchange upgrade. Since my laptop is not a member of the domain I have been using a virtual machine hosted on ESX for tasks related to this migration. One morning when trying to connect to the desktop I got an error that the destination host was unreachable.

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