Tag Archives: Microsoft

The case of the missing IP addresses

In a VMware vSphere 5.5 environment we discovered a strange issue with most VM’s. After a reboot they would lose their network connectivity. It doen’t matter if they run 2008 R2, 2012 or 2012 R2, they all show the same behavior. They are unreachable over the network In vSphere they show the correct IP address […]

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Slow client Hyper-V in Technical Preview

I decided my life was too easy. I’ve replaced Windows 8.1 update with Windows 10 Technical Preview on my primary machine. Overall this works pretty well, but I did run into a performance problem with client Hyper-V. When setting up a demo virtual machine with Windows 8.1 I noticed it was very slow. I use […]

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DPM 2012 R2 system state backup fails on Windows 2012 server

Just a quick one. One of our few 2012 non R2 servers gave an error when trying to create a recovery point:   The following alert occurred at 10/7/2014 10:24:03 AM. The replica of Non VSS Datasource Writer on server.domain.local is inconsistent with the protected data source. All protection activities for this data source will fail […]

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renewing Exchange 2013 certificate fails

Recently a customer contacted me with an Exchange 2013 issue. Their Exchange certificate was about to expire and they had some trouble renewing the certificate on one of their Client Access servers. The 3rd party certificate was successfully imported and activated on the 1st CAS server, but it failed to import on the 2nd CAS server. […]

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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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