MDT 2012 Settings Per Task Sequence

I recently converted to MDT 2012 after running MDT 2010 for awhile. 10 December 2010 I blogged about MDT 2010 Automatically Move Computers to the Right OU.

After I upgraded from MDT 2010 to MDT 2012 this did not work anymore.

After a lot of searching a found the following on the Technet Forum at the MDT section: MDT 2012 – Settings Per Task Sequence

I changed DeployWiz_SelectTS.vbs file and it work again Glimlach

1. Edit DeployWiz_SelectTS.vbs
2. Add after "Dim sTemplate"
Dim sCmd
Set Oshell = createObject("")
3. Add before "End Function" (bottom of page)
sCmd = "wscript.exe """ & oUtility.ScriptDir & "\ZTIGather.wsf"""
oItem = oSHell.Run(sCmd, , true)

You can download the changed  file here: DeployWiz_SelectTS.7z

Update 12-09-2012
In beta 1 MDT 2012 Update 1 this was fixed Glimlach. But in de final release MDT 2012 Update 1 this is still a issue….. Bedroefde emoticon but no error anymore at the final page Glimlach.

Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2

The Exchange team released Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2.

The list of bug fixes that I found the most interesting:

  • 2510607  "Cannot open the free/busy information" error message when you try to view folder permissions in Outlook
  • 2586828 The EdgeTransport.exe process consumes 100 percent of CPU resources on an Exchange Server 2010 Edge Transport server
  • 2633043 "There were no writeable domain controllers found in Active Directory site" error message when you run the ExBPA tool in an Exchange Server 2010 organization
  • 2647396  You cannot disable a public folder by using the "Disable-MailPublicFolder" cmdlet in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2667120 MSExchangeAutodiscoverAppPool application pool crashes on an Exchange Server 2010 Client Access server when you try to view the free/busy information about a user in a trusted domain
  • 2671128  RPC Client Access Cross-Site connectivity issues occur in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2674185 MAPI_E_CALL_FAILED errors occur when a MAPI application that uses the MAPI function in Outlook 2007 MAPI or in Outlook 2010 tries to access an Exchange Server 2010 server
  • 2674445 cannot change the access permissions of a Calendar folder in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2682047 You cannot access a mailbox for several hours after you disconnect and then reconnect the mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 SP2 environment
  • 2695836 You cannot move a mailbox in an Exchange Server 2010 environment that has a message size limit configured
  • 2698960 You cannot move some users’ mailboxes from one Exchange Server 2010 mailbox database to another
  • 2705647 A user cannot log on to a mailbox that is full by using Outlook Web App in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
  • 2706523 You cannot create a mailbox or mail-enable a mailbox for a disabled user account in an Exchange Server 2010 environment.

See KB2685289 Description of Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 for full info.

Download File: Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2

Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 Language Pack Available for Download

Exchange Team released the newest version of the Exchange 2010 language pack and that it is available for download here.

This language pack resolves three key issues some customers have experienced;

  • Events being logged in the application log for any user not using en-us as their chosen language after installing SP2 RU1.
  • A wording error in the German version of OWA
  • A wording error in the Dutch version of OWA

Note that Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 included the full language pack, and if you are not experiencing the problems or have not installed any language packs post SP2 you do not need to apply this language

OS not starting after removing extra bitlocker boot partition

If you remove the 300mb hidden partition your system does not start anymore.

Solution 1:

Open command prompt
bcdboot c:\windows /s c:
Open diskmgmt.msc & Mark Partion as Active.
Reboot the VM.
Delete the BDEdrive partitie.
Extend the C-Disk with the empty space

Solution 2:

Boot with Windows 7 or WIndows 2008 R2 installation DVD, select repair and open a command prompt.
Type diskpart
Type select disk 0
Type list partition
then note the partition number where you installed windows 7.
Type select partition X (X is the partition number where Windows is installed)
type active
type exit
type bcdboot.exe c:\windows (if C is your windows partition)

Unable to open PST file with mailbox import/export request

When you do a import or export request using the New-MailboxExportRequest or New-MailboxImportRequest CMDlet in Exchange 2010. It gave me an error.

Unable to open PST file ‘\\Server\Exports\Test.pst’. Error details: Access to the path ‘\\ExServer1\Imports\Test1.pst’ is denied.;

Microsoft.Exchange.MailboxReplicationService.RemotePermanentException: Access to the path ‘\\Server\Exports\Test.pst’ is denied.

The Mailbox Replication Server (MRS) is running as LocalSystem it can’t access a network share. By adding the Exchange Trusted Subsystem group to the share permissions you will give the LocalSystem account and therefore MRS access to the share.

Lync Jump Start Series

If you are studying like me for the 70-664 & 70-665 Lync exams. The Lync Jump Start series are a good point for beginning Knipogende emoticon

Windows Server 8 Beta Active Directory install in Workstation 2012 Tech Preview

Some days ago I was installing Windows Server 8 aka 2012 in Workstation 2012 Tech Preview. I used the default settings where I choise for Windows 8 x64 as version.

I have used these VMs with the VMware Tools from the TechPreview.

As soon as I try to install and configure the Active Director Domain Services, the VM needs to reboot. Once it has rebooted, it goes in a blank screen, and there is nothing I can do. Workstation thinks the VM is running, but there is no response via the GUI in the VM, no response to ping traffic to the VM or RDP.

Downgrade from Workstation TP2012 hardware to Workstation 8 hardware and to select Windows 2008 R2 as the guest OS Knipogende emoticon