Windows 2008 Core Read Only Domain Controller Script

1. Enter the productkey:
slmgr.vbs -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

2. Activate:
slmgr.vbs -ato

3. Show activation:
slmgr.vbs -dli

4. Rename the computer:
Netdom renamecomputer WIN-???????? /newname:W2K8RDC01 /reboot:15
(use the command set to view all the variables used by Microsoft Windows)

5. Show all network interfaces:
Netsh interface ipv4 show interface

6. Set a static IP address:
Netsh interface ipv4 set address name=2 source=static address=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx mask=255.255.255.0 gateway=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
(make sure that you’re choosing the right network interface. In this example it’s 2, so name=2 it means interface 2)

7. Set a static DNS server:
Netsh interface ipv4 add dnsserver name=2 address=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx index=1

8. Turn Remote Desktop (RDP) on:
Cscript %windir%system32SCRegEdit.wsf /ar 0

9. Enable Remote Desktop (RDP) in the Windows Firewall:
netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”remote desktop” new enable=yes

10. Enable Remote Management (RemoteCMD) in the Windows Firewall:
netsh firewall set service type=remoteadmin mode=enable 

11. Join the domain:
Netdom join W2K8RDC01 /domain:adtest.local /usero:administrator /passwordo:*
(This step is only for joining a member server to the domain. For a Domain Controller go to step 12)

12. Preparing the promotion to a Read Only Domain Controller:
We need to create a unattend.txt that we are going to use by the DCPROMO. So let’s create a new textfile, type notepad

13. Making the unattended.txt:
Copy and past the following test into the new textfile and save this file on the C: drive of the Core Server.

==================================================
[DCInstall]
InstallDNS=Yes
ConfirmGc=Yes
CriticalReplicationOnly=No
DisableCancelForDnsInstall=No
RebootOnCompletion=Yes
ReplicaDomainDNSName=adtest.local
ReplicaOrNewDomain=ReadOnlyReplica
ReplicationSourceDC=win2k8dc01.adtest.local
SafeModeAdminPassword=******************
SiteName=Default-First-Site-Name
UserDomain=adtest.local
UserName=administrator
Password=******************
RebootOnCompletion=Yes
==================================================
14) Run the DCPROMO
dcpromo /unattend:c:unattend.txt

Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Reviewers Guide

Microsoft heeft een beta document online neer gezet. Met de functie’s met uitleg die uit gaan komen in Windows 2008 R2. Zoals wat ondersteund gaat worden in Hyper V2.0 & Powershell V2.0

Je moet het gewoon echt even lezen
Kijk het document HIER

Exchange 2007 event id 9327 & event id 9235

Ik was met een testje bezig aan gezien een klant een probleem had met het Offline Adres boek
Na het opnieuw aanmaken en updaten kreeg ik de volgende melding:

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: MSExchangeSA
Event Category: OAL Generator
Event ID: 9327
Date:  15/11/2007
Time:  02:16:26 p.m.
User:  N/A
Computer: WARD-EX01
Description:
OALGen skipped some entries in the offline address list ‘Global Address List’.  To see which entries are affected, event logging for the OAL Generator must be set to at least medium.
– Default Offline Address List

Oplossing:
Wat je moet doen is het volgende commando in powershell uitvoeren:
set-eventLogLevel "MSExchangeSAOLA Generator" -level high
Nu laat hij eventuele foutmeldingen van gebruikers die een foute OAB hebben in de eventviewer zien.

Voorbeeldje:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: MSExchangeSA
Event Category: OAL Generator
Event ID: 9325
Date:  19/11/2007
Time:  04:15:53 p.m.
User:  N/A
Computer: WARD-EX01
Description:
OALGen will skip user entry ‘pannekoek’ in address list ‘Global Address List’ because the SMTP address ” is invalid.
– Default Offline Address List
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Wat bleek nu het e-mail wat in de AD stond ingesteld kwam niet over een met het primaire e-mail adres wat was ingesteld via de Exchange Management Console

Exchange 2007 & Windows Mobile

Hieronder de lijst met Features die ondersteund worden door de verschillende versie’s van Windows Mobile

Operating system Features
Windows Mobile 6.1 · Direct Push
· HTML e-mail support
· Message flags
· Quick message retrieval
· Task synchronization
· Global address book lookup
· Enhanced calendar views
· Meeting attendee information
· Out of Office management
· Exchange search
· Windows SharePoint Services and Windows file share (UNC) document access
· Enforcement of Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies
· Remote device wipe
· Basic authentication
· Integration with Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server
· Certificate-based authentication
· S/MIME support (with Exchange 2007 SP1)
· Device storage card encryption
· Support for rights management
Windows Mobile powered devices with the Messaging & Security Feature Pack Windows Mobile 6.0 en lager · Direct Push
· Global address book lookup
· Task synchronization
· Enforcement of Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies
· Remote device wipe
· Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption
· Basic authentication
· Integration with ISA Server
· Certificate-based authentication
· S/MIME support (with Exchange 2007 SP1)
All Windows Mobile powered devices · Synchronization of e-mail messages, calendar, and contact data
· SSL encryption
· Basic authentication
· Integration with ISA Server

Windows 2008 R2 en Hyper-V 2.0

Ik vond een interessant Artikel over Windows 2008 R2 en Hyper-V 2.0
Check dit: http://bink.nu/news/windows-server-2008-r2-overview-feature-overview.aspx