VMware View 5 is released

The VMware View created a funny video to celebrate the release of View 5.

Check out the Video Emoticon met brede lach

VMware Party Rock Parody

And off Course the New features in View 5:

PCoIP WAN performance optimization – Improvements on PCoIP protocol performance in low-bandwidth WAN environments. Users who connect to their desktops over an external WAN have enhanced desktop experience.

PCoIP Build-to-Lossless – PCoIP now provides the ability to turn off Build-to-Lossless. This is the feature that puts PCoIP in parity with ICA when the discussion is around bandwidth consumption. Build-to-Lossless is ON by default and included in the PCoIP protocol within VMware View. I have prepared another post specifically to discuss this feature along with other important changes to the display protocol.

VMware Client Side Caching – VMware View Client (Windows Only) now implements a client side image caching to store portions of the display that were previously transmitted. Image caching reduces the amount of data that is retransmitted and improve user experience. This cache can be managed and it’s size can be modified. I have prepared an article specifically to address this feature.

Support for 3D graphics on vSphere 5.0 – This feature provides View desktops with vGPU graphics enablement available on vSphere 5.0 platforms (hardware version 8). View users can take advantage of desktop graphics enhancements provided by AERO (such as peek, shake, and Flip 3D) and the 3D capabilities of Windows Office 2010 (such as picture editing, slide transitions and animations, presentation-to-video conversion, video embedding, editing, and 3D rotations). Include here: Support for DirectX9 and OpenGL 2.1

View Persona Management – The View Persona Management feature manages user profiles in a secure and centralized environment. (User profiles include user data and settings, application data and settings, and Windows registry settings configured by user applications.) View Persona Management allows IT organizations to simplify and automate the capture and management of a user’s persona while providing a rich user experience. View Persona Management offers the following benefits:

  • Provides a user profile that is independent of the virtual desktop. When a user logs into any desktop, the same profile appears.
  • Lets you configure and manage personas entirely within View. You do not have to configure Windows roaming profiles.
  • Expands functionality and improves performance compared to Windows roaming profiles.
  • Minimizes login impact by downloading only the files that Windows requires, such as user registry files. Other files are copied to the local desktop when the user or an application opens them from the local profile folder.
  • Copies recent changes in the local profile to a remote profile repository at configurable intervals, typically once every few minutes.

Client certificate checking for Windows Clients – You can configure remote Windows clients to require certificate verification. Users without valid certificates are denied access to View Connection Server. Alternatively, you can use a Warn But Allow mode that supports self-signed server certificates and lets users connect to View Connection Server with certificates that have expired or are not yet valid. You can also set a No Security mode that lets users connect without certificate checking.

Support for vSphere 5.0 and hardware v8 – Remote View desktops can be hardware v8 virtual machines. Hardware v8 is not supported for desktops that run in local mode.

VMware vSphere 5 ready for download

VMware vSphere 5.0 is there. You can download the Software using the links below Open-mouthed smile

VMware ESXi 5.0 (Build 469512)

VMware vCenter 5.0 (Build 456005)

VMware Data Recovery 2.0 (Build 433157)

vSphere Storage Appliance 1.0

VMware vShield Zones for vSphere 5 (Build 216288)

HP Sizer for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

At the moment I am busy to design a Exchange 2010 environment.
The customer where I going to implement Exchange 2010 use only HP equipment.

A great tool is the HP sizer for Exchange 2010.

About the HP Sizer tool:
Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 is a complex application that requires intensive knowledge of deployment strategies, interdependencies, server and storage performance related issues.HP has developed the HP Sizer for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 to assist customers with proper server and storage sizing for their Exchange Server 2010 deployments. The algorithms developed and implemented in this tool are based upon extensive testing of Exchange Server 2010 server roles and technologies, HP’s deep experience with Microsoft Exchange, and intricate knowledge of server CPU, memory, and I/O subsystems. This tool is free to download and use, and is designed to simplify configuration across a broad range of deployments. This newest Microsoft Exchange Server Sizer provides support for multiple site deployments, varied client types and access methods, all Exchange Server 2010 server roles, Database Availability Group (DAG) high availability options, choice of tower, rack mounted, or HP BladeSystem server platforms, and either direct attached or SAN-based storage solutions. Based on your input, the tool provides a comprehensive bill of materials along with a deployment overview of the Exchange Server 2010 server roles and storage configurations. Once this Sizer is installed, updates can be downloaded automatically to the underlying software engines that are necessary to provide support for HP server and storage product information details.

Please see the ‘What’s new” link on the home page of the Sizer (when installed on your system) for the most recent information.

Download: HP Sizer for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

VMware vSphere 5.0 Product Documentation

New Features and Release Notes

What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.0

VMware vSphere 5.0 Release Notes

Compatibility and Configuration Limits

Hardware, Host, and Guest Operating System Compatibility Guides

VMware Product Interoperability Matrix

Configuration Maximums for VMware vSphere 5.0

ESXi and vCenter Server Product Documentation

VMware vSphere Basics Guide

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vSphere Installation and Setup Guide

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vSphere Upgrade Guide

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vCenter Server and Host Management Guide

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vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide

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vSphere Host Profiles Guide

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vSphere Networking Guide

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vSphere Storage Guide

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vSphere Security Guide

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vSphere Resource Management Guide

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vSphere Availability Guide

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vSphere Monitoring and Performance Guide

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vSphere Troubleshooting

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VMware vSphere Examples and Scenarios Guide

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Command-Line Product Documentation

Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces Guide

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vSphere Command-Line Interface Concepts and Examples

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vSphere PowerCLI User’s Guide

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VMware vSphere Update Manager PowerCLI Installation and Administration Guide

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vSphere Management Assistant Guide

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The Microsoft TechNet Gallery

The Microsoft Technet Gallery is the place where not only just scripts but many other technical resources for Microsoft products including App-V, Exchange, and System Center.

If you like scripts, management packs, utilities, and extensions are important for your success, you’ll definitely want to bookmark this one.

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Windows Anti-Virus Exclusion List

 

One place on the web where you can find an updated list of ALL the AV exclusions you might want to configure for Windows Server.

Enterprise Configuration Recommendations:

Windows:

  • KB822158 Virus scanning recommendations for Enterprise computers that are running currently supported versions of Windows

Windows / Active Directory:

Cluster:

Forefront: Considerations when using antivirus software on FF Edge Products

FRS:

SQL:

IIS:

DHCP:

SCOM / MOM:

Config Manager 2007:

Hyper-V:

Exchange:

SharePoint:

SMS:

ISA:

Windows Update:

SBS:

MED-V

System Center:

Data Protection Manager:

App-V

Source: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/953.aspx

Rollup 5 for Exchange 2010 SP1

This update contains a number of customer-reported and internally found issues since the release of SP1. See ‘KB 2582113: Description of Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1′ for more details.

We want to let you know this rollup contains the Exchange 2010 SP1 version of the change described in this KB article:

2543879 PDF attachment from a Mac Mail client is not displayed when you use Outlook 2010 to open the email message in an Exchange Server 2007 SP3 environment

Most important fixes:

2556352 "ChangeKey is required for this operation" error message in Outlook for Mac 2011 in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2555850 You cannot delete a mailbox folder that starts with a special character in its name by using Outlook in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2499044 You cannot save attachments in an email message by using OWA if the subject line contains special characters in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

Other Fixes:

2275156 The inline contents disposition is removed when you send a "Content-Disposition: inline" email message by using EWS in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2509306 Journal reports are expired or lost when the Microsoft Exchange Transport service is restarted in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2514766 A RBAC role assignee can unexpectedly run the Add-ADPermission command on an Exchange Server 2010 server that is outside the role assignment scope

2529715 Slow network or replication issues after you change the number of virus scanning API threads in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

2536704 Mailbox users who are migrated by using ILM 2007 cannot use the Options menu in OWA in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2537094 French translation errors occur when you edit a response to a meeting request by using OWA in an Exchange Server 2010 SP1 environment

2554604 A RBAC role assignee can unexpectedly manage certificates that are outside the role assignment scope in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2555800 You cannot use the GetItem operation in EWS to retrieve properties of an email message in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2556096 The columns in the .csv logging file are not lined up correctly when you perform a discovery search on a mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2556107 The columns in the .csv logging file are not lined up correctly when you perform a discovery search on a mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2556133 A device that uses Exchange ActiveSync cannot access mailboxes in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2556156 Extra.exe crashes when it performs RPC activity checks against an Exchange Server 2010 server

2556407 Certain client-only message rules do not take effect on email messages that are saved as drafts in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2559926 "There are no items to show in this view." error message when you try to view a folder by using Outlook in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

2572958  The "Test-OutlookConnectivity -Protocol HTTP" command fails with an HTTP 401 error in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

Download: Rollup 5 for Exchange 2010 SP1 Here

Important Note for Forefront users:

For those of you running Forefront Security for Exchange, be sure you perform these important steps from the command line in the Forefront directory before and after this rollup’s installation process. Without these steps, Exchange services for Information Store and Transport will not start after you apply this update. Before installing the update, disable ForeFront by using this command: fscutility /disable. After installing the update, re-enable ForeFront by running fscutility /enable.

VMWare View MultiMonitor not working with a Zero Client

At the customer where I work there was a college, he wants to use 2 monitors on his view workplace.

We use the Wyse P20 zero client.

Step 1 was to config the VMware View Desktop Pool Multiple Monitor Support

Ensure your desktop pool is configured to support 2 monitors.

Sign into the VMware View Administrator go to Inventory go to Pools. Select your Pool  Click the Edit button. Go to the Pool Settings Tab under Remote Desktop Protocol change the max number of monitors to 2.
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Step 2. Choosing Multi-monitor in VMware View Client

In the VMware View client you must enable multiple monitor support. However, when we used the Zero client (Wyse P20) to connect to your virtual desktop pool the Display option isn’t even present. So what you need to do is access the VMware View Client on a desktop PC or Laptop, sign in as the user that needs multiple monitor support, select the desktop pool and set the display to Multimonitor.  Login and wait till the desktop is fully loaded and then logoff. Then when the user signs in on the Zero client (Wyse P20) Multiple Monitor support will be engaged because you set it previously..

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Data Protection Manager 2010 error ID 30140 Details: Internal error code: 0x80990D11

I get the following error in DPM Management console on a SQL2000 server that is protected with DPM 2010

Affected area:           

Occurred since:          8/20/2011 4:01:13 AM

Description:    Recovery point creation jobs for SQL Server 2000 database ?????? on ???? have been failing. The number of failed recovery point creation jobs = 3.

If the datasource protected is SharePoint, then click on the Error Details to view the list of databases for which recovery point creation failed. (ID 3114)

DPM tried to do a SQL log backup, either as part of a backup job or a recovery to latest point in time job. The SQL log backup job has detected a discontinuity in the SQL log chain for  SQL Server 2000 database ???? since the last backup. All incremental backup jobs will fail until an express full backup runs. (ID 30140 Details: Internal error code: 0x80990D11)

More information

Recommended action:           If you see this failure as part of a backup job, then in the Protection task area, select the SQL Server database and click Create recovery point. Choose express full backup. Alternately, you can wait for the next scheduled express full backup to run.

If this failure occurs as part of a recovery job, then try to recover from another point in time.

Review the Application Event Viewer logs on the computer running SQL Server for more details.

Ensure that this database is not already protected by another backup application.

Create a recovery point…

Resolution:     To dismiss the alert, click below

Inactivate alert

Solution:

DPM tried to do a SQL log backup, either as part of a backup job or a recovery to latest point in time job. The SQL log backup job has detected a discontinuity in the SQL log chain for SQL Server 2005 database database <name database> since the last backup. All incremental backup jobs will fail until an express full backup runs. (ID 30140 Details: Internal error code: 0x80990D11)

Resolution: It seemed that the problem was that there were also backups performed straight from the SQL Management Studio. Stopping these backups resolved the issue. See also http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970642