Free Hyper9 GuessMyOSToo Plug-in for VI3 and vSphere4

This plug-in replaces generic VM icons in the VI3 and vSphere4 client inventory trees with OS-specific icons for both Windows and Linux guests.

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System Requirements
The only requirement is Virtual Center 2.5 or higher. The Hyper9 product is NOT required.

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Update 1 for Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Service Pack 1

Microsoft released some days ago Forefront TMG Update 1:

SafeSearch Enforcement. Forefront TMG can enforce blocking adult text, images and videos from search results by popular search engines. SafeSearch can be enforced on specific groups or to the entire organization.
Including non-primary URL filtering categorizations. Forefront TMG uses an algorithm to select a URL’s “primary” category from among up to four categorizations provided by Microsoft Reputation Services (MRS). In Update 1 you can control access to sites that match any of the non-primary categorizations provided by MRS. For example, a URL with a primary categorization of News can now match a rule by any of its non-primary categorizations (such as Web Mail).
Support for Exchange 2010 SP1
Bug fixes and various other improvements. For details, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=201151.

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MDT The task sequence has been suspended.

The error was: The task sequence has been suspended.
LiteTouch has encountered and Environment Error (Boot into WinPE)

I had a strange problem with MDT. When I booted the in WinPE.

Rebooting and again started the WinPE image did nothing same error again.

Solution is very simple.

You have to remove two directory’s C:\_SMSTaskSequence\nul  and C:\MININT

After that you can resume deploying the OS TaskSequence you want.

For sure I cleaned the Disk with Diskpart.

Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

Microsoft had released some day’s ago Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

In this release two important things are fixed when you have a CCR Cluster
– Log Truncation is failing on a CCR cluster after installing SP3
– Exchange Writer should return TRUE for retry able errors

The whole list with fixes can you find HERE

Download Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 HERE

Storage Calculators for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

Microsoft has released some new sizing calculators for DPM 2010.

DPM_2010_Storage_Calculator_for_Exchange_2010.xlsx

DPM_2010_Storage_Calculator_for_Hyper-V.xlsx

DPM_2010_Storage_Calculator_for_SharePoint.xlsx

Passed the 70-663 Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Exam

Last Friday I passed the 70-663 Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Exam with 981 points.

So I am very pleased with it. Last month’s I’m working a lot with Exchange 2010. I love the product. Last Friday evening I updated a customer DAG cluster to SP1. Next moth starting moving the 2000 mailboxes from Exchange 2007 tot Exchange 2010.
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Exchange 2010 SP1 Prerequisites

Some day’s ago Microsoft Releases Exchange 2010 SP1. When you install Exchange 2010 SP1 you need to install some hotfixes. The Exchange Team have made a nice over view witch hotfixes you need for the OS.

Hotfix Download Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows 7 & Windows Vista
979744
A .NET Framework 2.0-based Multi-AppDomain application stops responding when you run the application
MSDN
or Microsoft Connect
Windows6.0-KB979744-x64.msu (CBS: Vista/Win2K8) Windows6.1-KB979744-x64.msu (CBS: Win7/Win2K8 R2) N. A.
983440
An ASP.NET 2.0 hotfix rollup package is available for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2
Request from CSS Yes Yes N.A.
977624
AD RMS clients do not authenticate federated identity providers in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista. Without this update, Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) features may stop working
Request from CSS using the “View and request hotfix downloads” link in the KBA | US-English Select the download for Windows Vista for the x64 platform. N.A. N.A.
979917
Two issues occur when you deploy an ASP.NET 2.0-based application on a server that is running IIS 7.0 or IIS 7.5 in Integrated mode
Request from CSS using the Hotfix Request Web Submission Form or by phone (no charge) Yes N. A. N. A.
973136,
FIX: ArgumentNullException exception error message when a .NET Framework 2.0 SP2-based application tries to process a response with zero-length content to an asynchronous ASP.NET Web service request: “Value cannot be null”.
Microsoft Connect Windows6.0-KB973136-x64.msu N.A. N. A.
977592
RPC over HTTP clients cannot connect to the Windows Server 2008 RPC over HTTP servers that have RPC load balancing enabled.
Request from CSS Select the download for Windows Vista (x64) N.A. N. A.
979099
An update is available to remove the application manifest expiry feature from AD RMS clients.
Download Center N. A. Windows6.1-KB979099-x64.msu N. A.
982867

WCF services that are hosted by computers together with a NLB fail in .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

MSDN N. A. Windows6.1-KB982867-v2-x64.msu (Win7) X86: Windows6.1-KB982867-v2-x86.msu (Win7)
x64: Windows6.1-KB982867-v2-x64.msu (Win7)
977020
FIX: An application that is based on the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 and that invokes a Web service call asynchronously throws an exception on a computer that is running Windows 7.
Microsoft Connect N. A. N. A. x64: Windows6.1-KB977020-v2-x64.msu

X86: Windows6.1-KB977020-v2-x86.msu

Some of the hotfixes would have been rolled up in a Windows update or service pack. Given that the Exchange team released SP1 earlier than what was planned and announced earlier, it did not align with some of the work with the Windows platform. As a result, some hotfixes are available from MSDN/Connect, and some require that you request them online using the links in the corresponding KBs. All these updates may become available on the Download Center, and also through Windows Update.

These hotfixes have been tested extensively as part of Exchange 2010 SP1 deployments within Microsoft and by our TAP customers. They are fully supported by Microsoft.

The TechNet article Exchange 2010 Prerequisites is updated with the hotfixes and install the prerequisites required for your server version (the hotfixes are linked to in the above table).

You can use the Install the Windows Server 2008 SP2 operating system prerequisites on a Windows 2008 R2 server. Only you have to run the following powershell command: Import-Module ServerManager

Installed Exchange 2010 SP1 on a Windows 2008 R2 Server with problems. I feels that the MMC is faster. Tomorrow upgrading a DAG/NLB cluster to Exchange 2010 SP1.