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Apply missing Exchange 2010 RBAC Management Roles and Policies
Published Thu, Oct 14 2010 14:35 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
If you encounter after installation of Exchange Server 2010 SP1, there are some RBAC Management Roles and Policies missing and you even can’t not access the Exchange Management Console or Exchange Management Shell, you need to follow this steps, when...
Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller on iSCSI boot server not supported
Published Fri, Oct 8 2010 19:24 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
When you installed Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller and used iSCSI mounted drives for your SYSVOL and Active Direcotry Database, you recognized that this doesn’t work because the iSCSI LUNs are not mounted when Active Directory Services expect it...
Windows Server 2008 R2 refuse to resolve external FQDN
Published Fri, Oct 8 2010 19:07 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
No, it is not the dot in the hierachy on DNS Server which makes him a Root DNS. So looking for this is obvious. And what if you find, that DNS Root Servers are listed and forwarders are able to ping, but recursive name resolution still doesn’t work. When...
Running, Filtering and Saving Scans in Best Practise Analyzer
Published Sat, Sep 25 2010 13:39 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
Who knows the Best Practise Analyzer for Exchange (ExBPA) is already familiar exporting scan results to other file formats to save or achive. The Best Practise Analyzer (BPA) coming with Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Roles doesn’t have this opportunity...
More Performance with SMBv2x on Windows and NetApp
Published Wed, Sep 22 2010 19:22 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
NetApp has prepared an interesting performance test with new SMBv2.x available with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. The NetApp OnTap operating system has already been updated to support SMBv2. Find here the result figures about performance increase...
Win7 and Windows Server 2008 and R2 SMBv2 and v2.1 and Riverbed
Published Mon, Sep 6 2010 16:12 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
Who designs distributed network infrastructures with high bandwidth connected sites and accelerates traffic with Riverbed appliances will loose many nice communication features comming with WinVista or Win7 and Windows Server Systems 2008 and 2008R2....
iPhone, OWA Premium and POP3/IMAP4 issues with Exchange 2010 SP1
Published Thu, Sep 2 2010 9:20 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
After applying E2010 SP1 iPhone users may not be able to view the content of incoming messages in their Inboxes, and when they try to open a message, they get an error that this message has not been downloaded from the server. Also OWA Premium users may...
Compatibility with Single Label Domains, Disjointed and Discontiguous Namespaces
Published Tue, Aug 31 2010 11:17 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
Microsoft published several articles about supporting and compatibility of their products regarding Single Label Domains, Disjointed Namespaces and Discontiguous Namespaces. 2269838 Microsoft Exchange compatibility with Single Label Domains, Disjointed...
Uncover the secrets of DNS
Published Wed, Aug 4 2010 8:32 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
… and find a complete list of recommendations from Microsoft about DNS here .  
ADMT 3.2 Installation Issues
Published Sat, Jul 10 2010 20:27 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
Ned Pyle pointed out some installaiton issues you will run into when you install ADMT 3.2 Administrator should read his detailed article to prepare before you start installation. http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2010/07/09/admt-3-2-common-installation...
Forefront Identity Manager Script Box
Published Sun, May 30 2010 16:11 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
The FIM Scriptbox is a collection of scripts that simplify certain tasks when working with FIM. More here .  
FRS to DFSR Migration Tool
Published Thu, May 27 2010 20:29 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
Ned Pyle and Mike Stephens created a new tool related to their TechNet Whitepaper about FRS Migration to DFSR. FRS2DFSR is a utility that assists Windows admins in moving from the legacy File Replication Service (FRS) to the newer Distributed File System...
Considerations when you upgrade to Windows 2008 Level
Published Tue, May 18 2010 8:55 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
Sander Berkouwer wrote a very good article about considerations when you move your domain and/or forest to Windows 2008 level. Read about the existing caveats here .  
Active Directory Performance Analysis
Published Thu, May 13 2010 18:28 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
Prior to Windows Server 2008, troubleshooting Active Directory performance issues often required the installation of Server Performance Advisor. Those who came to rely upon this tool will be happy to know its functionality has been built into Windows...
Some new Best Practices Analyzer released
Published Mon, May 3 2010 14:00 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
Update for Best Practices Analyzer for Active Directory Rights Management Services for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition (KB981391) You can use Active Directory Rights Management Services Best Practices Analyzer to scan a server that is running the AD...
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and Standalone CA Migration Guide
Published Sat, Mar 20 2010 12:09 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
The Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Certificate Service Migration Guide is now available at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee126170(WS.10).aspx . The guide describes the necessary steps for a successful migration of both enterprise...
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