Exchange 2010 Hiding a Distribution Group from the Exchange Address List

Some times you want to hide a Distribution Group from de Global Address List (GAL).
In Exchange 2010 this is a simple thing
1. Open the properties from the Distribution Group.

2. Go to the Tab Advanced

3. Set V by Hide group from Exchange address list


Certificate Manager for Exchange 2007

Exchange 2007 enables SSL within IIS by default. Using PowerShell commands, certificate creation and management is quite confusing and often results with incorrect results due to the nature of the syntax. U-BTech Solutions is providing Certificate Manager for Exchange Server 2007 freely, to ease the process with a simple, easy to use GUI which enables you to:

1) Manage your current server certificates.
2) Enable certificates for Exchange 2007 Services (POP, IMAP, SMTP, IIS, UM).
3) Generate an Exchange 2007 Certificate Signing Request and process the Certificate Authority answer.
4) Generate an Exchange 2007 Self-Signed certificate (not for production use).
5) Easily include additional subject names in a single certificate.
6) Import & Export ability for existing certificates.
To read more about Certificate Use in Exchange 2007 at Microsoft TechNet follow the link:

Certificate Manager for Exchange Server 2007 is currently offered by U-BTech Solutions free of charge


Certificate Manager for Exchange Server 2007 Flash Demonstration

Download – Certificate Manager for Exchange 2007


Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager for Free

Microsoft has released a new free tool named Remote Desktop Connection Manager.

– You can set user, password and domain on a group and every server in that group you add they inherit the same settings this is very handy when you have a lot of servers.
– Bulk import servers is possible with txt files.
– Export the settings

You can Download Remote Desktop Connection Manager Here

Windows Server 2008 R2: Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster

The Hyper V documentation team has done a great job of putting together a detailed Windows Server 2008 R2: Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster.  Download the .PDFimage

The poster provides details on the inner workings of things like:

  • Virtual Networking
  • Virtual Storage
  • Live Migration
  • Virtual Machine Snapshots
  • Virtual Machine File Management

VMware Workstation 7.1 is available

VMWare has released VMware Workstation 7.1.


What’s New in VMware Workstation 7.1

  • Support for 8 virtual processors (or 8 virtual cores) and 2 TB virtual disks.
  • Support for OpenGL 2.1 for Windows Vista and Windows 7 guests.
  • Greatly improved DirectX 9.0 graphics performance for Windows Vista and Windows 7 guests. Up to 2x faster than Workstation 7.
  • Launch virtualized applications directly from the Windows 7 taskbar to create a seamless experience between applications in your virtual machines and the desktop.
  • Optimized performance for Intel’s Core i3, i5, i7 processor family for faster virtual machine encryption and decryption.
  • Support for more Host and Guest Operating Systems, including: Hosts: Windows 2008 R2, Ubuntu 10.04, RHEL 5.4, and more Guests: Fedora 12, Ubuntu 10.04, RHEL 5.4, SEL 11 SP1, and more.
  • Now includes built in Automatic Updates feature to check, download, and install VMware Workstation updates.
  • Ability to import and export Open Virtualization Format (OVF 1.0) packaged virtual machines and upload directly to VMware vSphere, the industry’s best platform for building cloud infrastructures.

    Download VMware Workstation HERE. You need a valid VMware Account to download.

  • Outlook 2007 Autodiscovery Warning when using SRV record for Autodiscover

    Sometimes when you open Outlook 2007 using a autodiscover srv record for Exchange 2007 you wil get de following error:


    Solution 1:

    1. Close Outlook 2007
    2. Start Registry Editor
    3. In Windows 7, click Start –> RUN
    4. type regedit in de box and then click OK
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    6. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\AutoDiscover
    7. Click the Edit menu, point to New, and then click String Value.
    8. Type RedirectServers, and then press ENTER
    9. Right-click RedirectServers, and then click Modify.
    10. In the Value data box, type a semicolon delimited list of the HTTPS servers to which AutoDiscover can be redirected without prompting for confirmation from the user, and then click OK.
    For example, you want to allow for the following list of servers:
      – https://wardvissers.local
    11.Type the following in the Value data box: wardvissers.local;
    12. On the File menu, click Exit to exit Registry Editor

    Solution 2:
    Setting the registry key with group policy preferences.

    When trying to activate you get 0xC004F074 with description "The Key Management Server (KMS) is unavailable"


    The KMS host that is used is very probably a Windows Server 2008 KMS host that cannot standard activate Windows 7 and 2008 R2 machines.

    When you do not have Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS host key have then you must have a Volume License agreement so that your request your Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 kms keys.


    Step 1:
    -If the KMS host a Windows Server 2003 SP2 machine is you have the update from the KB article KB968915 install and restart the machine.
    -If the KMS host a Windows Server 2008 SP2 machine is you have the update from the KB article KB968912 install and start the new machine.
    -If the KMS host one Windows Server 2008 R2 machine is you have to install any further update.

    Step 2:
    You the new KMS host key import now. The commands are as follows:

    1. Uninstall KMS license Key on host – slmgr.vbs /upk

    2. Install Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS license key – slmgr.vbs /ipk <Your Key>

    3. Activate KMS server online: slmgr.vbs /ato

    4. Net Stop slsvc

    5. Net Start slsvc

    The clients can now activate

    Hyper-V R2 NLB Error: the interface is mis configured

    The Microsoft’s current documentation you’ll still need to shutdown your guest OS. First up, unless your Guest OS is also R2, you’ll need to install the hotfix noted above. However, rather than having to note the cluster’s MAC address, you’ll simply need to change the Hyper-V guest settings to enable MAC Spoofing on the NIC which you configured for NLB:

    BitLocker Active Directory Recovery Password Viewer on Windows Server 2008 R2

    You can find BitLocker Password Recovery tool on Windows Server 2008 R2 under Features. You can install the tool by opening Server Manager and under »Add Features« look for »Remote Server Administration Tools« »Feature Administration Tools«. Here select »BitLocker Diver Encryption Administration Utilities« and follow the wizard.

    Once install process completes you can open Active Directory Users and Computers and right click on domain level. You should now see »Find BitLocker Recovery Password…«

    Free E-Book – GNU/Linux Advanced Administration

    I am not a Linux fan. Maybe for interesting for any Linux sysadmin

    The GNU/Linux systems have reached an important level of maturity, allowing to integrate them in almost any kind of work environment, from a desktop PC to the sever facilities of a big company.

    In this ebook "The GNU/Linux Operating System", the main contents are related with system administration. You will learn how to install and configure several computer services, and how to optimize and synchronize the resources using GNU/Linux.

    The topics covered in this 500+ page eBook include Linux network, server and data administration, Linux kernel, security, clustering, configuration, tuning, optimization, migration and coexistence with non-Linux systems. A must read for any serious Linux system admin.

    Download click on the picture

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