23 dic 2010

I Wish You a Merry Christmas and happy New Year

To my readers:

I Wish You and families a Merry Christmas.

Auguro un Buon Natale a Voi e alle rispettive famiglie.

"Non c'è niente di più triste nel mondo che svegliarsi il giorno di Natale e non essere un bambino."
(E. Bombeck)

cat

18 dic 2010

Exchange Server Deployment Assistant updated

The Deployment Assistant has been enhanced to include rich coexistence information for those interested in maintaining some users on-premises and some users hosted by Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises in the cloud. This approach is different than the Simple Exchange Migration (SEM) and Staged Migration options currently offered by Office 365. As of now, the available scenario is targeted solely at those organizations with a current Exchange 2003 on-premises implementation, but additional scenarios for supporting Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 will be coming.

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Reference:

http://technet.microsoft.com/it-it/exdeploy2010/default.aspx#Index

http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2010/12/17/457234.aspx

16 dic 2010

Windows 7: Enable AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) after the OS has been installed.

AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) enables native command queuing and hot-plugging through SATA host controllers (Serial-ATA) for your hard drives. In many scenarios it enables more efficient multi-tasking. Vista was the first Windows OS to support AHCI out of the box, where as Windows 7 does the same. But an issue with AHCI is that if you install the OS without enabling AHCI in the BIOS, enabling it after installation will render your OS unusable. This is because Windows disable the AHCI driver since it is not needed during the installation.

There is one way to fix this, although you need to have knowledge of registry editing. The detailed steps from Microsoft are as follows: To resolve this issue, enable the AHCI driver in the registry before you change the SATA mode of the boot drive.

To do this, follow these steps:

1. Exit all Windows-based programs.

2. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

3. If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.

4. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SystemCurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\IastorV

5. In the right pane, right-click Start in the Name column, and then click Modify.

6. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.

7. On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.

After this you’ll have to restart your computer, go to BIOS and enable AHCI. When you log in to Windows again, you’ll notice the installation of drivers for AHCI. Another restart will be required to finish the driver installation.

15 dic 2010

PingPlotter

PingPlotter Freeware is a high performance, low-overhead traceroute application. It allows you to quickly "trace" the route between you and a target of your choice (a web site, Voice over IP provider, online game server,or similar target), and then continue to collect performance metrics about that route.

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Download PingPlotter Freeware now.

14 dic 2010

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard: Releases to Manufacturing

Microsoft release Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard edition and Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on.

Designed and priced for small businesses with up to 75 users, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard delivers enterprise-class server technology in an affordable, all-in-one solution. Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard not only helps to protect, access, and manage your information from virtually anywhere, but also allows your business to be more productive by providing:

  • A great way to manage email with the powerful new Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 SP1. Securely access and manage your communications—e-mail, voice mail, instant messaging, and more—from virtually any platform, Web-browser, or device.
  • A powerful collaboration suite with Microsoft SharePoint® Foundation Services 2010. Enable your employees to access and share your business documents with exciting features and capabilities that help you collaborate securely online—no matter where you are.
  • A rich platform to run your business applications. SBS 2011 Standard allows you to take advantage of the vast library of applications compatible with Windows Server 2008R2 technologies.
  • A simple installation/migration path to limit your downtime. SBS 2011 Standard has been designed to simplify the experience of upgrading or installing a new server.

More at SBS Official Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2010/12/13/windows-small-business-server-2011-standard-releases-to-manufacturing.aspx

December ‘10: Exchange Update Rollup

Earlier today the Exchange CXP team released a number of Update Rollups for versions of Exchange Server to the Download Center and via Microsoft Update.

Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1

This update contains a number of customer reported and internally found issues since the release of RU1. In particular we would like to specifically call out the following fixes which are included in this release:

  • 2322161 Passive DAG Copy Doesn't Replay Logs if "Don't mount this database at startup" is Checked
  • 2431500 Cannot connect using Outlook Anywhere as the same user from multiple XP Clients
  • 2409597 Implement OpenFlags.AlternateServer for PublicLogon

 

8 dic 2010

Exchange Management Troubleshooter (EMTshooter).

In Exchange 2010 the Management tools are dependent on IIS. There are situations where the management tool connection to the target Exchange server can fail, and the error that is returned can be difficult to troubleshoot.

Thus was born Exchange Management Troubleshooter (EMTshooter).

The EMTshooter runs on the local (target) Exchange server and attempts to identify potential problems with management tools connection to it.

 

4 dic 2010

Windows Phone 7: Il lato business.

Premessa:
Lo scrivente ha posseduto per qualche mese un iPhone 3G, un Htc Thouch HD con WM6.x e per ultimo un HTC Hero con Android 2.1. In questo articolo cercherò di fornire un punto di vista leggermente diverso dalla solita recensione facendo riferimento con altri terminali anche se di fascia e periodi diversi.
 

Terminale:
Il terminale (un LG Optimus 7usato di pochi giorni) è stato acquistato di recente su ebay per 299 €. ( più avanti capiremo il perché )


Perché?
Il mio HTC Hero attuale ha servito egregiamente ed Android a conti fatti è un ottimo sistema operativo come del resto quasi tutti i prodotti made in Google, anche se bisogna ammettere che Android sembra una brutta copia del mio precedente iPhone. E allora perché acquistare un terminale a cui mancano almeno il 50% delle feature di Android? Spirito d'avventura? Semplice curiosità?


Primo impatto.
L'LG E900 non è leggero e nemmeno troppo piccolo ma allo stesso tempo risulta particolarmente maneggevole soprattutto durante l'uso della tastiera virtuale. Nonostante avessi qualche dubbio su LG mi sento di dichiarare che il terminale è ben fatto sia come progettazione sia come materiali e non ha nulla da invidiare ai miei precedenti HTC. Il Power On del terminale ed il caricamento del sistema operativo sono molto veloci e in una quindicina di secondi posso già inserire il PIN sfruttando una tastiera virtuale numerica di generose dimensioni e molto comoda. La sensibilità del Touch Screen mi ha fatto una buona impressione e la considero alla pari di iPhone e sicuramente superiore ad Hero.
Immediatamente dopo l'inserimento del PIN ci troviamo davanti l'interfaccia METRO... I primi 5 minuti e durante tutta la configurazione dell'apparato mi sono chiesto come sia stato possibile che ci siano voluti 3 anni per sviluppare un sistema operativo così essenziale e sostanzialmente basato su quadrati e scritte.


Configurazione.
La configurazione è veloce anche perché attualmente le cose da poter configurare non sono molte. Passo direttamente alla mia posta elettronica aziendale basata su Exchange 2010, inserisco i parametri richiesti e scopro che non posso sincronizzare perché utilizzo un certificato SSL auto generato e che purtroppo non posso nemmeno forzare l'uso dello stesso come facevo su iOS e Android. Prendo atto della cosa anche se in parte non la condivido ed invio i certificati digitali della mia CA interna e del server al mio account Live che configuro con un paio di tocchi sul display. Installo i certificati SSL che mi sono appena inviato semplicemente eseguendoli ed ora posso utilizzare la mia posta aziendale senza problemi. La rubrica di Exchange e tutti i Contatti di Live ora sono nella medesima posizione, in  un primo momento la cosa può sembrare scomoda ma poi ci rende conto che la si può sfruttare a nostro vantaggio.
Dato che l'uso di questo smartphone sarà per la maggior parte del tempo di tipo business decido di associarlo al vivavoce della macchina tramite Bluetooth (un Parrot di circa 3 anni fa). Nessun Problema. Ricevo e faccio qualche telefonata durante il giorno. Di nuovo nessun problema e qualcuno mi fa sapere che mi sente meglio.

Una inaspettata e piacevole sorpresa.
Il giorno seguente decido di reinserire tutte le impronte vocali nel vivavoce come feci per iPhone e Hero ma scopro con sorpresa che NON serve. Il telefono ha un supporto vocale e decido di provarlo. Premo il pulsante sul mio Parrot e sento un bip, pronuncio il nome di un mio contatto e con mia grande sorpresa il telefono mi risponde e mi istruisce suggerendomi di utilizzare il formato "Chiama NomeContatto" eseguo pedissequamente e il telefono azzecca al primo colpo ripetendo e chiedendomi "Cellulare o Abitazione" io rispondo e il telefono mi istruisce di nuovo avvisandomi che la prossima volta potò dire "Chiama NomeContatto Cellulare". Durante l’utilizzo mi è capitato di invertire nome e cognome e di avere 3 contatti con lo stesso cognome il telefono non si lascia prendere in contropiede e mi chiede quale dei 3 contatti desidero, rispondo e lui chiama per me. Il supporto vocale ha lavorato in maniera eccelsa anche nei giorni in cui ero influenzato e con la voce bassa. Lo sto usando anche senza passare dal vivavoce e si comporta bene anche in caso di rumore di fondo rendendo non necessario l’accesso alla rubrica per cercare i contatti. Davvero ottimo.


Weekend e Marketplace.
E' arrivato il weekend e decido di installare qualche app sul nuovo terminale WP7 e approfondire la parte intrattenimento. Non devo installare Zune perché lo utilizzo già come player, il telefono viene riconosciuto senza problemi così inizio a sincronizzare la mia musica ... ci sono 16Gb a disposizione, bastano e avanzano.
Nel frattempo comincio a dare un occhiata alle applicazioni, attualmente sono circa 3000 ma il market cresce rapidamente e nuove apps vengono caricate giornalmente. Nonostante non ci sia la vasta scelta dei competitor riesco a trovare quello che mi serve più di frequente. Ecco le apps che ho scaricato : Adobe Reader, BBC News, Convertitore, Currency Converter, Ebay, Facebook, foursquare, Google search, Lista della spesa, Livella, Lyrics, Marketplace Search, Messenger, Meteo, Orari nel mondo, Pagine gialle, Rai.TV, Secrets, Shazam, Simpi RSS, Stopwatch, Televideo RAI, Traduttore, Twitter, Voice Recorder, YouTube, Light Notes. L'LG ha un market suo che contiene una serie di apps davvero indispensabili.
Non c'è ancora un navigatore off-line ma sembra che qualcosa già bolla in pentola. Decido anche di caricare qualche foto.

Settimana piena.
Questa settimana sono praticamente rimasto sempre fuori ufficio. In media ricevo (nessuna di queste è spam) circa 30 email al giorno di cui almeno la metà richiedono una risposta oppure un inoltro. Le telefonate che ricevo non sono moltissime ma abbastanza lunghe.  Man mano il telefono diventa il mio telefono e i "Live tiles" si adattano al miei contenuti. Anche se sui quadratoni (Live tiles) si potrebbe pensare almeno un effetto riflesso per renderli più gradevoli, l'utilizzo dell'interfaccia Metro è davvero immediato. Rispondendo molto alle email e chiamando abbastanza devo ammettere che alla fine faccio le stesse operazioni utilizzando meno tempo lo smartphone e mi sento di confermare il comportamento indicato nei vari spot pubblicitari. La lettura delle email è molto efficace e davvero chiara, senza fronzoli. Di sicuro la preferisco a quella di Android e per certi versi anche a quella di iOS anche se è più accattivante graficamente. Nell'utilizzo continuativo posso confermare che Metro è più immediato rispetto alla classica griglia di icone. Il calendario è molto essenziale, troppo, manca la visualizzazione settimanale anche se non ne ho sentito la mancanza in quanto la visualizzazione "Giorno" scorre verticalmente. 
Il giorno seguente sono a Milano presso un mio cliente, noto che c'è più traffico del solito, parcheggio parecchio distante e non so dove sono esattamente, mi annoto la via. Vado piedi ed apprendo che è iniziata la costruzione della Metro 5 e che a mio malgrado non troverò più parcheggio per i prossimi 5 anni così decido di usare Bing Maps per farmi guidare verso il mio cliente consapevole che l'esperienza non potrà essere all'altezza di Google Maps. Alla fine riesco ad arrivare a destinazione e Bing Maps non è stato poi così male anche se è chiaro che c'è ancora molto spazio per migliorare. Purtroppo non esiste la navigazione "Turn by Turn" ma mi aspetto e spero nella sua introduzione a breve vista la presenza del solido supporto vocale. Poco dopo le 4 devo caricare il telefono, non è un problema in quanto il terminale monta un connettore standard microusb, si trova sul fianco destro, molto comodo, di sicuro meglio di Hero in cui era situato nella parte inferiore e di iPhone che per essere tranquillo devi acquistare 3 cavi che come sappiamo non sono standard (uno per la macchina, uno da portare in giro col netbook e uno per l’ufficio). La durata delle batterie è in linea con HTC Hero considerando che è un 3,2" e che in entrambi i casi il Wireless è spento . Con i ritmi di cui sopra l'iPhone 3G reggeva poco più di mezza giornata (si era reso necessario il jail per poter disattivare un pò di cose).
E' venerdì e c'è un problema da un cliente, non funziona più la connettività!. Faccio 2 verifiche e devo scaricare il  firmware del firewall. da internet. Non posso perché WP7 non supporta il tethering, un bel problema, per fortuna ho con me una chiavetta TIM, smonto la mia SIM mi collego ad internet e salvo la situazione.
Conclusioni.
Un altro WE è arrivato e decido di provare la parte ludica del dispositivo. Scarico qualche giochino free e qualche demo di XBOX Live. Non sono un giocatore ma capisco che giochi non semplici come Need For Speed Undercover girano davvero in maniera sorprendentemente fluida per essere su un dispositivo Mobile. Niente da invidiare alla PSP di mia nipote.
Normalmente riesco ad arrivare a fine giornata usandolo tra le altre cose anche in palestra come walkman (per un oretta scarsa). Parlando di musica la parte Zune (Software e Telefono) è davvero piacevole, una spanna avanti alla parte media di Android e più pratica di iOS che però risulta più gradevole graficamente.

Le mancanze che hanno creato problemi sono essenzialmente il "Copia e incolla" e il tethering. Le altre ( No SD esterne, MMS limitati, nessuna sincronizzazione con Outlook, No scambio di file via BT, Browser limitato, Impossibilità di avere suonerie personalizzate, Multitasking, ecc ) non sono state un problema secondo il mio uso (non significa che non siano un problema in generale). Il dispositivo ha la lavorato come ci si aspetta anche in assenza di Multitasking.
L'interfaccia Metro è di fatto più usabile rispetto alla griglia di icone. E’ completamente diversa da ogni altro dispositivo smartphone in commercio e per certi versi innovativa.  WP7 non è la brutta o la bella copia di qualcosa perché è un modo nuovo di usare i dispositivi touch.
Le missing feature sono molte ma il poco che c'è è senza fronzoli (a volte troppo) e funziona bene e velocemente.
Sono pentito del passaggio da Android a WP7? Per ora No, dopotutto l’abito non fa il monaco e per il mio utilizzo si è rivelato più comodo, in questo momento mi sento di suggerire di orientarsi su un dispositivo di fascia non troppo alta anche se in teoria Microsoft dovrebbe introdurre nuove funzionalità a breve. Come faccio a saperlo? Non lo so, lo presumo perché credo sia una logica conseguenza. Spero soltanto che si verifichi in tempi brevi, anzi brevissimi, se non altro per riconoscenza verso coloro che ancora credono in WP7 e nella stessa Microsoft.
 
Se non avete tempo da perdere, volete tutte le informazioni a portata di mano e senza perdervi in centinaia di icone, volete un sistema operativo davvero smart e senza fronzoli WP7 fa per voi o meglio farà per voi ASAP.
Consiglierei l'acquisto di WP7 ? Forse tra qualche tempo  (non ben definito, ma che credo nell'ordine di una gravidanza di un pachiderma). 
 
In soldoni se avete (molto per un gadget) danaro da spendere e volete anche estetica e design la scelta che offre più possibilità (hardware proprietario/diffusione/market/dotazione ) rimane  iPhone, anche se iOS non è perfetto e nasconde le sue insidie. La gestione delle email su più account è la peggiore tra tutti gli SO testati.
 
Android è un ottima altertiva più economica al più blasonato iPhone .. che nasce sulla falsa riga di quest'ultimo, di fatto togliendo tutte le fastidiose limitazioni introdotte da casa Apple. (presenti  anche in WP7)
 
Considerando quanto sopra, ad oggi WP7 sembra essere la scelta peggiore per uno smartphone. Dopo anni di sviluppo  naturalmente ci si sarebbe aspettati un pò più di "appena una base".
Non dimentichiamo però Nokia. Anche se Symbian è stato un pò abbandonaonato potere trovare Smartphone da 150 € come ad esempio il 5230 che vi possono offire moltissime funzionalità (molte più di wp7) e un market più popolato, non dimentichiamo che Nokia come ricezione e qualità audio è IMHO sempre il top.

29 nov 2010

How to move mailbox from legacy Exchange forest to Exchange 2010 forest

In Exchange 2010, before moving a mailbox cross-forest, it is necessary to ensure the corresponing AD account has been moved to the target forest. Otherwise, the mailbox move process failes. So, the following steps focus on how to move AD accounts from the legacy Exchange forest to the Exchange 2010 forest and then how to move mailboxes afterwards.


Step 1: Move AD account

Note: Please perform the following steps in the target forest where Exchange 2010 server is installed.

1. Open Exchange Management Shell, and navigate to the folder where the Prepare-MoveRequest.ps1 script stores.

2. Type the following command and press Enter:

$cred = Get-Credential

Note: You will receive a pop-up window for entering the credential. Please enter the credential of the Administrator account in the source forest.

.\Prepare-MoveRequest.ps1 -Identity <e-mail address> -RemoteForestDomainController <FQDN of DC in source forest> -TargetMailUserOU <OU name> -RemoteForestCredential $cred

Note: Please replace <e-mail address> with the e-mail address of an AD account in the source forest.

27 nov 2010

Enable transport logging in Outlook 2007/2010

Microsoft Outlook supports the logging of the communications that occur between Outlook and various types of e-mail servers. These logs can be helpful when you troubleshoot problems with the transfer of messages between Outlook and the e-mail server.

Outlook can log the communications with Microsoft Exchange, Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3), Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP), Internet Messaging Access Protocol (IMAP), and Hotmail servers.

To enable logging, follow these steps:

For Microsoft Outlook 2010:

  1. On the File tab, click Options.
  2. In the Outlook Options dialog box, click Advanced.
  3. In the Other section, select the Enable troubleshooting logging (requires restarting Outlook) check box, and then click OK.
  4. Exit and restart Outlook.
    Note When you enable logging, the following registry data is configured by Outlook.
    Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Options\MailDWORD: EnableLogging
    Values: 1 = logging enabled, 0 = logging disabled

24 nov 2010

Exchange 2007/2010: Send Connector redundancy and load balance

To achieve redundancy and load balance for send connectors, is usefull create one sender connector. Create one Send Connector and add two anti-spam servers into smart hosts list.

Create one Send Connector and add two smart hosts list. It can achieve redundancy and load balance. The both smart hosts work together, each one take half of tasks. Anyone of them breaks down, another one will take all task.

Reference:
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Send Connectors
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998662(EXCHG.80).aspx

Exchange Server 2007 routing load balancing and fault tolerance
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/01/04/432069.aspx

9 nov 2010

Exchange 2003: How to generate a report of the properties of all public folders

Actually, we can use the PFDavAdmin tool -> Tools -> Export Properties -> Select the desired properties you want to export -> save it to a TXT file.


If you mean the format in the output TXT file is not so friendly, you may press Ctrl+A to select all and press Ctrl+C to copy all the contents. Then open Excel, and in a new sheet, press Ctrl+V to paste it in the Excel.

Then you may see a more friendly view like below




 


 
 
 
About Microsoft Exchange Server Public Folder DAV-based Administration Tool
 
Use the Exchange Server Public Folder Distributed Authoring and Versioning (DAV)-based Administration tool (PFDAVAdmin) to perform various management tasks related to public folders and mailboxes. The tool checks the permissions status of each public and mailbox folder and corrects any problems found. The ability to bulk export/import the permissions and replica lists make this tool invaluable in achieving greater productivity in managing public folders. The program can also reports content information of each public folder and mailbox folder such as the number of items in each folder, size of folder and most recent modification date of any item in the folder.


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=635BE792-D8AD-49E3-ADA4-E2422C0AB424&displaylang=en


Reference:
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2006/06/13/427944.aspx
http://www.msexchange.org/articles/PFDavAdmin-tool-Part1.html

How to limit the RAM usage of Exchange 2010

Actually, in Exchange 2010, it uses 32-KB page while it is 8-KB page in Exchange 2007.
At this point, If you want to limit it to 8GB (i.e.), you should set the msExchESEParamCacheSizeMax value to 262144. (1048576 pages equal to 32GB in Exchange 2010)

Remeber: you have to set also the msExchESEParamCacheSizeMin attribute.


Reference:

Understanding the Mailbox Database Cache
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee832793.aspx

3 nov 2010

Announcing Windows Small Business Server 2011

Since we announced the availability of the beta version of Windows Small Business Server Code name “Aurora” and Windows Small Business Server “7”, both products have been downloaded more than 9000 times through both our partner and customer community. Today as we move forward with these new releases, Microsoft is announcing the final names, licensing and estimated availability for the next generation of the Small Business Server family currently in public preview.

  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (formally Windows Small Business Server Code Name “Aurora”) is ideal as a first server for small businesses, providing a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution to help protect data, organize and access business information from virtually anywhere, support the applications needed to run a business, and quickly connect to online services such as Office 365, hosted e-mail, collaboration and CRM.  Windows SBS 2011 Essentials can be used by up to 25 users, requiring no CALs for user access and is expected to release in H1 2011. SBS 2011 Essentials will be available through all current Microsoft server licensing channels and estimated retail pricing is $545US.

2 nov 2010

Free ebook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions (Second Edition)

Mitch Tulloch has updated his free ebook of last year; it’s now updated for Windows Server 2008 R2. You can now download Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions, From the Desktop to the Datacenter in XPS format here and in PDF format here.


Six chapters adding up to 466 pages.




http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2010/02/16/free-ebook-understanding-microsoft-virtualization-r2-solutions.aspx

25 ott 2010

Exchange 2010: When you trying to recover a deleted Exchange 2010 public folder from Outlook you receive error: "Outlook was unable to recover some or all of the items in this folder. Make sure you have the required permissions ..."

When you trying to recover a deleted Exchange 2010 public folder from Outlook, we received the following error:

"Outlook was unable to recover some or all of the items in this folder. Make sure you have the required permissions to recover items in this folder and try again. If the problem persists contact your administrator"

We can resolve this issue following these steps:

1. Download ExFolder from the following link: http://msexchangeteam.com/files/12/attachments/entry453398.aspx

2. Unzip the file, copy the Exfolders.exe to "Program files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Bin"

3. Run the reg file to import it.

4. Start Exfolders.exe. Select Public Folder, Global Catalog, public folder Database. Click OK

5. Right click the parent folder contains the deleted folder, choose Show Deleted subfolders. (Deleted folders will be listed with red folder names)

6. Right click the folder you would like to recover, choose Recover folder. (It will displayed normally now)

7. In the right window, select Items and check whether items can be displayed or not.

Note: To recover deleted items, select Deleted contents under Items tab, right click the item and choose "Recover items"

 


17 ott 2010

Lingoes V2.7.1 has been released

New version of Lingoes integrates cursor translator, looking-up in dictionaries and intelligent translation by creative zoned word translator. With selection of word or sentence in screen by cursor, it will translate as many as 23 languages of text into your native language. It's very convenient to use, we believe the new technology will change communication method among people.

New features:

Mini windows

Innovative zoned word translator can translate as many as 23 languages of text into your native language(or other language)

Natural voice can perfectly pronounce word just like a native English speaker.

Provide plugin for Adobe Acrobat Pro

Support cursor translator more fluently in Firefox 3

http://www.lingoes.net/

16 ott 2010

SBS 2008: Companyweb and SharePoint Central Admin not accessible after installing KB2345304

For those who are running into this issue, the solution is very simple in most cases and we see a very high success rate. However, for some it is a little more complex. What we document below has helped the majority of the situations where this issue has been seen.

check the following article from the sbs official blog

http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2010/06/18/companyweb-and-sharepoint-central-admin-not-accessible-after-installing-kb983444.aspx

15 ott 2010

New HA Design Guidance Articles

New HA Design Guidance Articles was wroted

Source: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2010/10/14/456597.aspx

14 ott 2010

Fix Windows 7 Desktop Shortcuts Disappearing

If you run Windows 7 you might have noticed that desktop shortcuts disappear with no apparent reason whatsoever. Turns out that System Maintenance is responsible for that. It runs as a weekly maintenance service that affects desktop shortcuts in two ways.

It will first remove desktop shortcuts that have not been used for at least three months. System Maintenance will also remove broken shortcuts on the desktop if there are more than four of them. The problem with the latter is that Windows 7 will recognize shortcuts to disconnected network locations as broken and also shortcuts that link to shell folders.

Microsoft offers two solutions to the problem. The first advice is to keep the number of broken shortcuts below four. This is not always possible due to the problems with broken shortcuts mentioned above.

The second suggestion by Microsoft is to turn off Computer Maintenance:

  • Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  • Under System and Security, click Find and fix problems.
  • On the left navigation pane, click Change settings.
  • Set Computer Maintenance to Off.

This does however turn off all other computer maintenance related tasks like checking the system time, disk volume errors or the disk space error reports.

All the maintenance tasks are powered by scripts that are located in c:\windows\Diagnostics\Scheduled\Maintenance\. Options are to edit the scripts directly in that directory. The permissions prohibit that the files are edited by the current user.

Fixing Windows 7 Desktop Shortcuts Disappearing

Please note: This is a hack which might have consequences on other parts of the operating system. Everything worked fine afterwards on the test system but make sure to backup the files properly before editing them

First we need to take control of the files so that we can edit them. To do that you need to take ownership first and then modify the access rights of the current user so that the files can be modified.

The first part can be automated. Just download the script at this forum and execute it. This should add a Take Ownership entry to the right-click menu in Windows Explorer.

Go to C:\Windows\diagnostics\scheduled\Maintenance in Windows Explorer after installing the script and right-click the file TS_BrokenShortcuts.ps1. Select the Take Ownership option which should transfer ownership to the logged in user.

The user still does not have permissions to save the file which means that we have to complete the next step as well before we can edit the broken shortcuts Powerscript file so that it will not delete broken shortcuts automatically.

Open an elevated command line prompt. You do that by clicking on the Start orb, All Programs, then Accessories. Right-click the Command Prompt link and select to Run As Administrator.

Now issue the following command to grant the active user full rights of the file. Make sure you replace USERNAME with the name of the active user.

icacls c:\windows\diagnostics\scheduled\maintenance\TS_BrokenShortcuts.ps1 /grant USERNAME:F

Now you can edit the file normally in a text editor like Notepad. Open it and locate the line (line 11)

[string]$list = ""

Delete everything below that is below that line up to (line 22)

return $list

The lines that are deleted are:

Get-ChildItem -Path $path -filter *.lnk | Foreach-Object {
$fullPath = ConvertTo-WQLPath $_.FullName
$wmiLinkFile = Get-WmiObject -query "SELECT Name,Target,AccessMask FROM Win32_ShortcutFile WHERE Name = '$fullPath'"

if(-not(Test-ValidLink $wmiLinkFile) -and (Test-Delete $wmiLinkFile))
{
$list = AttachTo-List $list $wmiLinkFile.Name
}
}

This basically returns a blank list to the script so that no shortcuts get deleted. I have tested it with five broken shortcuts and they have not been deleted after running system maintenance.

That fixed the broken shortcuts but we still have the issue that shortcuts that have not been used for some time are deleted by Windows 7 as well.

We have to (almost) perform the same operation here. Locate the file TS_UnusedDesktopIcons.ps1 in the same directory. Take ownership of it and grant the active user access rights.

Edit the file afterwards and locate the line (24)

[string]$list = ""

Delete everything up to line (35)

return $list

so that the following lines get deleted

Get-ChildItem -Path $path -filter *.lnk | Foreach-Object {
$fullPath = ConvertTo-WQLPath $_.FullName
$wmiLinkFile = Get-WmiObject -query "SELECT Name,Target,AccessMask FROM Win32_ShortcutFile WHERE Name = '$fullPath'"
$lastAccessTime = Get-LastAccessTime $_.FullName

if((Test-ValidLink $wmiLinkFile) -and (Test-Delete $wmiLinkFile) -and (Test-FileShortcut $wmiLinkFile) -and (Test-Unused $lastAccessTime $threshold))
{
$list = AttachTo-List $list $wmiLinkFile.Name
}
}

Please note that I did not test the second script but it should work just as fine.

This should resolve all issues that users have with removed shortcuts on the Windows 7 desktop.

source: http://www.ghacks.net/2010/03/30/fix-windows-7-desktop-shortcuts-disappearing/

12 ott 2010

Exchange 2010: Restore Database e Mailbox tramite i Recovery Database

Gli storage group sono stati rimossi da Exchange Server 2010 e di conseguenza anche i recovery storage group non hanno più motivo di esistere. Nel caso in cui si renderà necessario effettuare un restore, un ripristino di una singola mailbox e montare un database di Exchange in un percorso o server differente, dovremo utilizzare i recovery database. I recovery database non sono legati al server o al database sorgenti ed in ogni server Exchange 2010 si potrà montare soltanto un recovery database per volta, ne consegue che sarà possibile mantenere svariate copie di recovery database anche potremo montarne uno alla volta.
Un altra cosa importante che dobbiamo sapere prima di andare avanti è che in Exchange 2010 i backup online non sono supportati (streaming backups). Gli unici ad esserlo sono i backup basati su VSS
Il software di backup nativo in Windows Server 2008 e Windows 2008 R2 integra un plug-in in grado di supportare la tecnologia VSS. Ci sono però alcune limitazioni di cui dobbiamo tenere conto.
  • Il backup dovrà essere eseguito localmente sul rispettivo server di Exchange 2010.
  • I Backup vengono eseguiti a livello di volume (Tutti i dati in un determinato volume logico verranno salvati). Ad esempio se in un volume ci sono 3 db non potremo specificare quale salvare ma saremo obbligati a fare il backup di tutti I DB.
  • Saremo in grado di effetture backup basati su VSS ma non backup Streaming.
  • Sarà possibile utilizzare i mount point soltanto se Exchange 2010 è in esecuzione su Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • I backup potranno essere effettuati su un drive locale o removibile (usb) o in altenativa su una condivisione di rete. Nessun supporto per i tape o tape library tranne i modelli che supportano la tecnologia disk to disk.
  • Solo un backup VSS completo sarà in grado di eseguire correttamente il log truncation.
  • Non sarà possibile un restore direttamente su di un recovery database. Dunque dovremo effettuare il nostro restore prima in un percorso alternativo e solo successivamente potremo creare il recovery database, e montare il DB ripristinato nel recovery database.
  • Exchange Replication VSS Writer non è supportato e non sarà possibile effettuare il backup delle copie passive dei DB nei server Mailbox di Exchange 2010 che sono membri di un DAG, ma rimane supportato il backup sulle copie attive.
  • In caso di un restore, potremo selezionare direttamente il percorso originale o un percorso alternativo. Nel caso di un restore nel percorso originale, il processo sarà automatico e non avremo la necessità di selezionare “This database can be overwritten by a restore” o di smontare il database prima di effettuare il restore.
  • I restore sono supportati solo a livello di Volume e non di singolo Database.

Exchange 2010: Android Exchange Activesync "failed to create account" error

When you attempt to connect an Android Phone to Exchange 2010 you continually got the message "Failed to create the account. Please try again later".


The problem seems to be with security rights.



The only way to fix this issue is by having access to Active Directory ADUC.


Go Active Directory Users & Computers (Enable Advanced Features if needed)

Open the properties of the user that is having the issue

Click on the Security Tab

Click the Advanced button

In the Default Permissions tab check the box at the bottom for "Include inheritable permissions from this object's parent"

Wait for AD to propagate (a few minutes)

Important:
If you running Exchange 2010 SP1 you  have to remove the Default Activesync Policy from EMS


Remove-ActiveSyncMailboxPolicy -id Default





8 ott 2010

Released: Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1).  #KB2407028

This update includes new fixes for the following server roles:

  • Client Access
  • Mailbox
  • Edge Server
  • Hub Transport

In particular we would like to call out the following fixes which have been included in this release:

  • 2028967 Event ID 3022 is logged and you still cannot replicate a public folder from one Exchange Server 2010 server to another
  • 2251610 The email address of a user is updated unexpectedly after you run the Update-Recipient cmdlet on an Exchange Server 2010 server
  • 978292 An IMAP4 client cannot send an email message that has a large attachment in a mixed Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2003 environment

Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 is currently scheduled to release in early December.

Download the Exchange2010-KB2407028-EN-x64 package now.

Source: Exchange Team

2 ott 2010

Exchange 2010 SP1: DAG Not displaying own Database Copies in EMC

Exchange 2010 SP1: DAG environment not displaying own Database Copies in EMC

This is a known issue and It is under research now.

Please check:

05/10/2010 :

http://blogs.technet.com/b/timmcmic/archive/2010/10/04/database-copies-fail-to-display-after-upgrading-to-exchange-2010-service-pack-1.aspx

========================================

http://workinghardinit.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/emc-does-not-show-all-database-copies-after-upgrade-to-exchange-2010-sp1-still-investigating/

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchange2010/thread/1b6fb748-9a81-4589-aa75-2cd8b9895065

28 set 2010

Exchange 2010: "Couldn't resolve the user or group "domain.local/Microsoft Exchange Security Groups/Discovery Management."

The Exchange 2010 SP1 installation failed at installing mailbox role with the error "Couldn't resolve the user or group "domain.local/Microsoft Exchange Security Groups/Discovery Management." If the user or group is a foreign forest principal, you must have either a two-way trust or an outgoing trust."
This issue could be caused by the Discovery Search Mailbox, Delete "DiscoverySearchMailbox" mailbox.and try to install again. You can recreate the Discovery Search Mailbox after installing Exchange 2010 SP1.Delete "DiscoverySearchMailbox" mailbox.and try to install again

Exchange 2010: Mailbox role installation failed or partially configured or setup failed while configuring it

The issue may occur due to the presence of the Action or Watermark registry values on this registry, the presence of the Action or Watermark registry values on this registry branch indicates that either there was a previously unsuccessful installation of the Mailbox server, or that the Mailbox server installation was in progress when the Exchange Server Analyzer was doing its analysis.

So to address the issue, we can first turn to the Exchange setup logs to clarify if installation completed successfully. We can locate the setup logs at c:\ExchangeSetupLogs.

If we verified that the installation of Mailbox server is successful, we can delete Watermark or Action keys in regedit "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ExchangeServer\v14\MailboxRole" to resolve this issue.

27 set 2010

Exchange 2010: How to set the receive connector to accept only FQDN Helo from internet

If you want to set the receive connector to accept only FQDN Helo from internet.

Type the following command in Exchange Management Shell to force the remote server to provide a domain name in EHLO handshake:


Set-ReceiveConnector –Identity "Default Connector" –RequireEHLODomain $True

The RequireEHLODomain parameter specifies whether the remote computer must provide a domain name in the EHLO handshake after the SMTP connection is established. Valid values for this parameter are $true or $false. The default value is $false. When the RequireEHLODomain parameter is set to $true, the remote computer must provide a domain name in the EHLO handshake after the SMTP connection is established. If the remote computer doesn't provide the domain name, the SMTP connection is closed.

You can set also the following useful parameters (Thanks to ObiWan)

BareLineFeedRejectionEnabled true

ConnectionInactivityTimeout 1 or 2 minutes
MaxHeaderSize 32KB
MaxInboundConnectionPerSource 5
MaxLogonFailures 3
MaxProtocolErrors 3
MaxRecipientsPerMessage 30
MessageRateLimit 6
TarpitInterval 5


For further informatin about it, please refer to the article below:

# Set-ReceiveConnector

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125140.aspx

26 set 2010

How to Updates Outlook profiles after moving mailboxes across Exchange organizations or administrative groups.

After moving mailboxes across Exchange organizations or administrative groups  you have to manually update the Outlook 2003 profile when the user mailboxes are moved to a new Exchange 2007/2010 server.

If we have too many mailboxes to manage, we may use either of the following methods to automatically change Outlook 2003 users Outlook profiles.

1. Update the affected users' Outlook profile through the tool Exchange Profile Update tool (ExProfRe).

We can run the ExProfRe tool by using logon scripts or by using Group Policy. Or, you can run the ExProfRe tool at a command prompt to make the needed changes to an Outlook profile.

For detailed steps, refer to the following two articles

The Exchange Profile Update tool

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/873214

ExProfRe Operation Guide

http://www.msexchange.me.uk/tools/exalltools/exprofre/exprofre.doc

Note: The tool ExProfRe also works for Exchange 2007 users' Outlook profile

2. Another option is to update their profiles with a PRF file.

For Outlook 2003 affected clients, you can create a custom PRF file using the Custom Installation Wizard. This PRF file allows you to create a new profile or manage existing profiles. For more information on how to do this for Outlook 2003.

Customizing Outlook Profiles by Using PRF Files
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011402581033.aspx

Exchange 2010, DPM 2010: Backup take a long time after migration

If the migration caused a large buildup of transaction logs, this was expected and the server has plenty of space to accomodate them. What we were not expecting was the amount of time a backup would take. DPM 2010 has been running a replica creation for about 6 hours now, We are assuming this is because we have around 100,000 1MB log files which should be purged after the backup is complete.

We can solve this problem by turning off ESEUTIL on DPM2010 and running a backup.

This allowed the backup to complete as it was ESEUTIL causing timeouts (due to the massive number of transaction logs)

Once this initial backup was complete DPM purged the transaction logs, We then turned ESEUTIL back on and ran a normal backup.

How to convert distribution groups to security groups in Exchange Management Console (EMC) or Exchange Management Console (EMS)

We are unable to convert distribution groups to security groups via EMC or EMS.

The groupType attribute is the one which is controlling the security and distribution "Group type" for any group-object.

The values are:

a) For Distribution "Group type", the value is: 8

b) For Universal security group: -2147483640
    For global security group: -2147483646

So, If we can change the value of "Group type" via script, to convert distribution groups to security groups in bulk may be achieved.

In addition, I would like to know why you need to  convert distribution groups to security groups. Because of some Exchange attribute of the distribution groups may not change to the attribute which security groups have.

For example:

The msExchRecipientDisplayType  attribute  of  Universal Distribution Group is 1, the msExchRecipientDisplayType  attribute  of  Universal Security Group is  1073741833.
Even if you changed the Distribution Group to Security Group via ADUC, but the msExchRecipientDisplayType  attribute is still 1.

Therefore, in some scenario, Exchange server still recognize it as Security Group.

As this point, to recreate the groups as Security Group is recommended.

25 set 2010

How to install CentOS on Hyper-V R2 Server (with RDP Mouse support)

CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor. CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendors redistribution policy and aims to be 100% binary compatible. (CentOS mainly changes packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork.) CentOS is free.

We can download CentOS from Here


Recently Microsoft has added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. With this support it is possible to install the Linux Integration Components on CentOS.
First off, we have to set a new virtual machine for CentOS but we must be careful to add a "Legacy Network Adapter"



   
   
   
   
   




You remember to connect the our VM at External Virtual Netwok that it should be connected to internet.
Now we can install OS via the downloaded ISO but we have to use only tab-key for now (if you want to perform installation from Remote Desktop) or install it from anaconda (text) 

When the installation end, you must type CRTL + ALT + F2. Insert user (root) and password.


The next step: Install the Linux Integration Services Version 2.1

When installed on a virtual machine that is running a supported Linux operating system, Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V provides the following functionality:

  • Driver support for synthetic devices: Linux Integration Services supports the synthetic network controller and the synthetic storage controller that were developed specifically for Hyper-V.
  • Fastpath Boot Support for Hyper-V: Boot devices now take advantage of the block Virtualization Service Client (VSC) to provide enhanced performance.
  • Timesync: The clock inside the virtual machine will remain synchronized with the clock on the host.
  • Integrated Shutdown: Virtual machines running Linux can be shut down from either Hyper-V Manager or System Center Virtual Machine Manager, using the "Shut Down" command.
  • Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) Support: Supported Linux distributions can use up to 4 virtual processors (VP) per virtual machine.
Download Linux Integration Components v2.1 from Microsoft Download site and place the LinuxIC v21.iso file into your VM host server where you can mount the ISO as a CDROM.

Installation

1. You will need Development Tools installed to be able to compile the Integration Components. You could do that by running yum:
yum groupinstall "Development Tools"


2. As the root user, mount the CD in the virtual machine by issuing the following commands at a shell prompt:
mkdir /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom



3. Copy Linux Integration Services to the virtual machine

mkdir /opt/linux_ic_v21_rtm
cp –R /mnt/cdrom/* /opt/linux_ic_v21_rtm



NOTE: If you're using the x64 version of Centos, you have perform an extra step.
yum install adjtimex



4. As the root user, run the following command to compile and install the synthetic drivers

cd /opt/linux_ic_v21_rtm/
(if needfull) ./scripts/build
make
make install



Synthetic Mouse Support
When accessing the console of a Hyper-V host via Terminal Services or Remote Desktop there is no mouse support available for the consoles of non-paravirtualized ("unenlightened") guests, and accessing the host console directly results in a "captured" mouse experience for guest consoles that is difficult to use. This is true for both Windows and Linux guests, and Microsoft provides an enlightened mouse driver along with disk and network drivers for Windows guests.
Synthetic mouse support is not included in this download. However, synthetic mouse drivers for
use with Linux running on Hyper-V are available. For more information, see the Citrix Project
Satori Web site  at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=157779.

How to install mouse integration:

Step 1

Download iso image from xen.org
http://www.xen.org/files/Satori/inputvsc.iso
Mount iso image as the guests cdrom.

# mkdir /opt/inputvsc
Copy install files
# cp -R /media/cdrom/* /opt/inputvsc/

Step 2 – Install inputVSC Module

Change directory into install directory

# cd /opt/inputvsc
Execute Install Script
# ./setup.pl
Verify the error you receive is the expected error by viewing drvinstall.err (the error should occur when 'installing the udev inputvsc rules' - This means that the module will not be loaded automatically)
# cat drvinstall

Step3 – Reboot

Now we can use our CentOS on Hyper-V by Remote Desktop Smile

centos

19 set 2010

Outlook clients get a certificate error when connecting to the new Exchange 2010 server


If you are migrating from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 and you want to import the old certificate to the new server or you want to use an existing single name SSL certificate, the domain name on the certificate does not match the names on the server so Outlook clients get a certificate error when connecting to the new Exchange 2010 server.
Actually, Microsoft not recommend to import the certificate (which is exported from Exchange 2003 server) into Exchange 2010 server

The recommended steps should be the following:

1. Generate a certificate request from Exchange 2010.
2. Submit the request to  third-party CA to generate a new certificate.
3. Import the new certificate into Exchange 2010 server.
4. Enable it for Exchange services such as IIS

In this Scenario, the certificate is from Exchange 2003 server, so the domain name in the certificate only has one - the external FQND name. So, we need to follow the KB940726 to change all internal URL to the external url. So, please check if the Exchange 2010 external FQDN name is the same as the name in the Exchange 2003 certificate, if yes, you can try the KB940726. If not, you have to generate a new exchange certificate request. If you changed all internal url to external url, to recreate new DNS record (with external FQDN) in internal DNS server and point to the Exchange 2010 CAS server is best.

More info:
Create a New Exchange Certificate
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd351057.aspx

18 set 2010

Internet Explorer 9: Redmond gets back in the game

After testing the new IE9 Beta 1 for a couple of days I think that Microsoft gets back in the game.

IMHO IE9 is a great work, so I suggest you to read this review:

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/09/inside-internet-explorer-9-redmond-gets-back-in-the-game.ars/

You can download IE9 from:
http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/#/download

Goobye Chrome, thank you...

Hyper-V R2: VM Backup fail with the event id 521

When you are doing a backup of VMs on role Hyper-V R2 server and event id 521 has been logged the troubleshooting is a little hard. First off, we say that the backup device is an External USB storage (HD).
The event accused:
Provider: Microsoft-Windows-Backup, EventID: 521, Channel: Application.
Now we begin with troubleshooting and here are the things that could cause this error:

1. Invalid disk signatures on the HOST and Guest
During Hyper-V backups, shadow copies of each of the VHD’s are attached to the Hyper-V server simultaneously. If any two VHD’s have the same disk signature, partition manager will “offline” the disk(s) that arrive with a conflicting (or duplicate) signature. This will cause the Hyper-V backups to fail.
- How to check for VHD signature conflicts: · Download Sector Inspector from the following location.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dd3ef22a-a586-4079-9489-c3ea14573fc4
· The binary is portable. Once it's installed on one machine, copy it to:
. Each of the VM's
. The Hyper-V server
· Run "secinspect -nohex > Signatures_%computername%.txt" from an elevated command prompt on:
.Each of the VM's
.The Hyper-V server
. When looking at all of the Secinspect output files, no two disks should ever have the same disk signature value. If they do, this needs to be corrected.
- What to do if you have a signature conflict: . Shut down the affected VM’s.
. Run the Disk Management MMC.
. Manually attach the all VHD’s to the Hyper-V server via Disk Management MMC.
. If any VHD’s are attached in an “offline” state, a disk signature conflict was found. To fix the conflict, right click the disk and “online” the disk manually.
. Once all VHD disks are attached in an “online” state, detach them one at a time.
. Start the VM’s.
. Verify that VM backups work.

2 set 2010

Windows Phone 7 – Released To Manufacturing

"Today is the day that the Windows Phone team has been driving towards, and we’re very excited to say that we’ve reached the biggest milestone for our internal team – the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Phone 7!  While the final integration of Windows Phone 7 with our partners’ hardware, software, and networks is underway, the work of our internal engineering team is largely complete. 
Windows Phone 7 is the most thoroughly tested mobile platform Microsoft has ever released.  We had nearly ten thousand devices running automated tests daily, over a half million hours of active self-hosting use, over three and a half million hours of stress test passes, and eight and a half million hours of fully automated test passes.  We’ve had thousands of independent software vendors and early adopters testing our software and giving us great feedback. We are ready."

Source:
http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2010/09/01/windows-phone-7-released-to-manufacturing.aspx

Mobile market is very hard in this moment with Android and iOS. Windows Phone Team IMHO has worked well (although biblical times) and Metro GUI seems good.

Best wishes for your Windows Phone
I hope will be a hit!

28 ago 2010

Discontinued Features from Exchange 2010 RTM to Exchange 2010 SP1

This section lists the Exchange Server 2010 RTM features that are discontinued in Exchange Server 2010 SP1.

Export-Mailbox and Import-Mailbox cmdlets

Use export requests or import requests. For more information, see Understanding Mailbox Import and Export Requests.

Enable-AntispamUpdates

Use Forefront Security for Exchange Server to obtain automatic anti-spam updates. For more information, see Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server.

Federated Delivery

Use Tenant Mail Flow control. For more information, see Understanding Transport in a Cross-Premises Deployment.

ISInteg

Use New-MailboxRepairRequest or New-PublicFolderDatabaseRepairRequest

Managed folders in the Exchange Management Console (EMC)

In Exchange 2010 SP1, use the Shell to administer managed folder features such as managed default folders, managed custom folders, and managed folder mailbox policies. You can use the EMC and the Shell to manage retention policies and retention tags, the new messaging records management (MRM) feature introduced in Exchange 2010. For more information, see Deploying Messaging Records Management.

source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998911.aspx

Fully configured virtual machine: Exchange Server 2010 SP1 VHD

Download this fully configured virtual machine of the latest release of Exchange Server 2010 SP1.
Evaluate the new capabilities of Exchange Server 2010 SP1, which helps you achieve new levels of reliability and performance by delivering features that help to simplify your administration, protect your communications, and delight your users by meeting their demands for greater business mobility.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=53F7382A-3664-4DE3-8303-31E514D69F02&displaylang=en


Note:
This trial software is intended for evaluation purposes only.

24 ago 2010

Exchange 2010 SP1: Database Integrity checking (ISInteg) is no longer a standalone program

In Exchange 2010 SP1, ISInteg is no longer a standalone program.

The functionality provided by the ISInteg tool has been rolled into two new Exchange Management Shell cmdlets:
  • New-MailboxRepairRequest
  • New-PublicFolderDatabaseRepairRequest
More information on Exchange Team Blog:
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2010/08/23/455899.aspx

27 lug 2010

Unable to reinstall Intranet Sharepoint Database Engine on SBS 2003

During last Week I needed to reinstall our intranet "companyweb".  We have followed the kb 829114 and we have removed it succesfully.
Now, when I reinstall the intranet the SQL instance MSSQL$SHAREPOINT was not created and the folder not exist.
Microsoft SharePoint Administration seems works fine.
Companyweb Web Site and Companyweb folder in c:\Inetpub was created but are empty.
Only the database instance won't install itself.  How do I do to force the MSSQL$SHAREPOINT instance? 

In particular:

1. After installation using sbs 2003 setup the errorlog.txt contains:
[07/25/10,13:29:33] Server Configuration: [2] Admin: Couldn't get group container for [LDAP://CN=Internet Users,OU=Security Groups,OU=MyBusiness,DC=xxxx,DC=local]
[07/25/10,13:29:33] Server Configuration: [2] Admin: Couldn't get group container for [LDAP://CN=Internet Users,OU=Security Groups,OU=MyBusiness,DC=xxxx,DC=local]
[07/25/10,13:29:34] Server Configuration: [2] Admin: Couldn't get group container for [LDAP://CN=Internet Users,OU=Security Groups,OU=MyBusiness,DC=xxxx,DC=local]
[07/25/10,13:29:34] Server Configuration: [2] Admin: Couldn't get group container for [LDAP://CN=Internet Users,OU=Security Groups,OU=MyBusiness,DC=xxxx,DC=local]
[07/25/10,13:31:12] Intranet: [2] HrRegisterFaxRtExt failed in CClientX::DoInstall hr=  [80070057]
[07/25/10,13:31:56] Intranet: [2] Failed to grant db rights to sts worker
[07/25/10,13:31:57] Intranet: [2] Unable to Join the SharePoint Administrators Group to the STS_WPG Group with error 0x80004005.
[07/25/10,13:33:34] User Interface Wizard: [2] ISetupManager::GetGlobalCustomProperty() failed in CPageBase::GetGlobalProperty(): GUID = {63ECC03C-3D58-4074-903D-E80CFC5BDC25}

2. The folder C:\Inetpub\companyweb has been created but is empty.

3. Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (Sharepoint) not appear in currently installed programs list

4. From Eventlog.txt

5/10,13:31:20] Server Configuration: CSuiteHelpComponentRoot::isSharePointUsingWMSDE setting the location of the cursor service.
[07/25/10,13:31:20] Server Configuration: CSuiteHelpComponentRoot::isSharePointUsingWMSDE opening the connection
[07/25/10,13:31:36] Server Configuration: CSuiteHelpComponentRoot::isSharePointUsingWMSDE Failed to get the computer name of the local machine.
[07/25/10,13:31:36] Server Configuration: Either: SharePoint is not installed or SharePoint is not currently being installed or SharePoint has been upgraded to full SQL or the SharePoint SP4 setup.exe already exists. Will not copy WMSDE SP4 Files to the disk
[07/25/10,13:31:37] Setup.exe: ISetupManager::RunInstallFromList(IP_INSTALL) completed
[07/25/10,13:31:37] Intranet: **************Entering ClientX PostInstall *****************
[07/25/10,13:31:37] Intranet: Entering PostInstall
[07/25/10,13:31:37] Intranet: CClientX::DoInstall, fax server is installed or being installed.
[07/25/10,13:31:37] Intranet: CClientX::DoInstall, Exchange is installed or being installed.
[07/25/10,13:31:40] Intranet: CClientX::HrRunSTSProvisionExe succeeded.
[07/25/10,13:31:56] Intranet: ***ERRORLOG EVENT*** : Failed to grant db rights to sts worker
[07/25/10,13:31:57] Intranet: ***ERRORLOG EVENT*** : Unable to Join the SharePoint Administrators Group to the STS_WPG Group with error 0x80004005.
[07/25/10,13:31:57] Intranet: ClientX Install: PostInstall succeeded.

21 lug 2010

Beta for Next Version of Microsoft Security Essentials Now Available


New features in the beta of Microsoft Security Essentials include:
Windows Firewall integration – During setup, Microsoft Security Essentials will now ask if you would like to turn the Windows Firewall on or off.
Enhanced protection for web-based threats – Microsoft Security Essentials now integrates with Internet Explorer to provide protection against web-based threats.
New protection engine – The updated anti-malware engine offers enhanced detection and cleanup capabilities with better performance.
Network inspection system* – Protection against network-based exploits is now built in to Microsoft Security Essentials.
* For Windows XP users: Please note that the network inspection system feature will not be enabled on Windows XP. This is because the network inspection system requires the Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) in order to run, and WFP is only available in Windows Vista and Windows 7. However, if you are running Windows XP, you can still use all other beta features.

To download the beta of Microsoft Security Essentials, click here to visit the Microsoft Connect page to register for the beta

13 lug 2010

The next Small Business Server 7 and Aurora preview


Microsoft announces at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference,  TWO, public preview releases for the next version of SBS by the end of our summer in the Pacific Northwest – an update to the standard edition plus a new server that will be our first to deliver both traditional and cloud computing capabilities for small businesses.
If you’re interested in downloading and testing the previews, you can visit www.microsoft.com/sbs and sign-up for the program. You will be notified when the actual bits are available for download.
The offerings we will have for you to try out will be:

12 lug 2010

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta have been released


Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta helps keep your PCs and servers on the latest support level, provides ongoing improvements to the Windows Operating System (OS), by including previous updates delivered over Windows Update as well as continuing incremental updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms based on customer and partner feedback, and is easy for organizations to deploy a single set of updates.

8 lug 2010

Come inoltrare correttamente una richiesta di supporto alle community.

Chiunque si dedichi a supportare le vostra richiesta on-line investe il proprio tempo volontariamente e potrebbe impiegare parecchio nel valutare la situazione. Se il vostro post non dovesse risultare sufficientemente chiaro e sintetico si riusciranno a chiudere un numero minore di richieste.
Una migliore esposizione, ci permetterà, dopo aver esaminato il vostro nuovo post di rispondervi con suggerimenti significativi.
Un solo problema per post e l’applicazione dello schema seguente potrebbe velocizzare notevolmante la risoluzione della vostra richiesta di supporto
Titolo:
Il titolo del post dovrebbe essere in meno generico possibile. Sono da evitare titoli come “Errore con Exchange” mentre sarà più indicato “Exchange 2010: impossibile inviare verso domini esterni NDR XXX.XX”
Corpo del Messaggio:
1. Descrizione del problema o del comportamento: La descrizione del problema/sintomo e come riprodurre lo stesso e se possibile indicare i vari passi
2. Ambiente: Descrivere l'ambiente di sistema in modo da facilitare l’analisi dei problemi, per esempio, il numero di server / desktop, hardware / versione del software e Service Pack, l'infrastruttura di rete, ecc.
3. L’esatto messaggio di errore:  Il messaggio di errore completo e preciso che si è riscontrato. Uno Screenshot linkato ad un eventuale spazio gratuito (es: Microsoft Skydrive) potrebbe essere utile. Eventuali Event ID sono fondamentali.
4. Tutte le recenti modifiche di configurazione: Se il problema ha iniziato a verificarsi dopo l'installazione di una qualsiasi applicazione / aggiornamento o la modifica della configurazione, vi preghiamo di farcelo sapere.
5. Eventuali operazioni già effettuate: Se avete già diagnosticato il problema, vi preghiamo di farci sapere i passi che avete eseguito o gli articoli della KB di riferimento.
Di seguito un esempio di corpo di un post inoltrato correttamente
1. Descrizione del problema o del comportamento NTFRS Event ID 13508

2. Ambiente:
Ci sono 3 Domain controller nell’unico dominio e tutti i DC sono connessi alla stessa rete .
UNO=2008 R2
DUE=2008 x64 SP1
TRE=2003 SP2
3. L’esatto messaggio di errore:
L’errore viene replicato su tutti I DC.
Event Type: Warning
Event Source: NtFrs
Event Category: None
Event ID: 13508
Date:  3/30/2009
Time:  4:55:22 PM
User:  N/A
Computer: One
Description:
The File Replication Service is having trouble enabling replication from XXX to XXX for c:\windows\sysvol\domain using the DNS name ZZZ.xxxx.yyy. FRS
will keep retrying.
Following are some of the reasons you would see this warning.
[1] FRS cannot correctly resolve the DNS name TWO.xxxx.yyy from this computer.
[2] FRS is not running on TWO.xxxx.yyy.
[3] The topology information in the Active Directory for this replica has not yet replicated to all the Domain Controllers.
This event log message will appear once per connection, After the problem is fixed you will see another event log message indicating that the connection has been established.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: d9 06 00 00               Ù...
4. Tutte le recenti modifiche di configurazione:
Ho eseguito forest e domain prep quando ho aggiunto il DC Win 2008 R2 nel dominio. Solo in seguito il problema si è verificato.
5. Eventuali operazioni già effettuate:
Posso pingare tutti i server. La replica AD funziona su tutti i server.

7 lug 2010

Android 2.1: Exchange 2010 and ActiveSync Calendar issue

Android 2.1 (Eclair) not working properly with Exchange 2010 ActiveSync in particularly with calendar.

The only workaround that I have found is:
Export any calendar items to a pst file, delete all calendar items and then synchronize your android phone.

Enjoy

29 giu 2010

Exchange 2007 SP3 : Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 Now Available

Exchange 2007 SP3 is now available for download.

Exchange Server 2007 SP3 provides further flexibility with the addition of Windows Server 2008 R2 support for server roles and Windows 7 support for the Exchange management tools. These additions, along with enhancements for the advanced protection options against e-mail security threats, such as spam and viruses and the tools which help manage internal compliance and high availability needs provide Exchange administrators with the tools they need to manage their Exchange 2007 environments efficiently.
Clean installations of Exchange 2007 SP3 on a new server are possible by using this download in the same manner as you would install Exchange 2007 RTM, Exchange 2007 SP1 or Exchange 2007 SP2.
Exchange 2007 SP3 supports the installation of the Exchange 2007 management tools on a computer that is running Windows 7. Additionally, Exchange 2007 SP3 provides support for the installation of the Exchange 2007 Management Tools together with the Exchange Server 2010 Management Tools on the same Windows 7-based computer

For an overview of the new features that are available in Exchange Server 2007 SP3, see "What's New in Exchange Server 2007 SP3".

13 giu 2010

Remote Desktop Connection Manager: manages multiple remote desktop connections

RDCMan manages multiple remote desktop connections. It is useful for managing server labs where you need regular access to each machine such as automated checkin systems and data centers. It is similar to the built-in MMC Remote Desktops snap-in, but more flexible.
I tested RDCMan and I think it's a great tool. 
You can download it from:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4603c621-6de7-4ccb-9f51-d53dc7e48047