November 2011 Entries

ADDS: 1 - Introducing and designing
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Posted On Sunday, November 20, 2011 8:07 PM | Comments (1)

Build guides: Windows 2008 R2 Server
The first of the build guides just got published! And you can find it in the "Build Guide" section or by following link: Click here... Exerp: In this first part of the build guide series we look at building a Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 server. Whilst installing the basic operating system on a server is fairly straightforward it is as good a place as any to start as we lay the foundations for the rest of our infrastructure. In future parts of this series we will look at automating this install as much ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 8, 2011 2:43 PM | Comments (0)

Local Area Connection bind order in Windows

Small tool but saved my butt on numourous occassions... It actually allows you to adapt the bind order on the MS_TCPIP stack! Very handy if you're getting strange pingback address (APIPA?) like 160.254.x.x... You could get this solved using the host file but this tool adds a whole new dimension to this:

http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/nvspbind

Posted On Thursday, November 3, 2011 6:10 PM | Comments (0)

DAG's and reseeding
Sometimes you just wish Exchange would not act as a total baby! I worked on a case today which had 2 Exchange 2010 servers in a DAG with about 6 mailboxes, all in healthy status. All but one that is. This DataBaseCopy just would not come back into sync and was stuck in the eternal Resynchronizing loop from hell. So our client cried for help. First thing you would want to do is to get a status of the database by running get-mailboxdatabasecopystatus -id "databasename\servername" | fl. This should ......

Posted On Thursday, November 3, 2011 6:05 PM | Comments (2)

Disabling IPv6
I often see that people want to disable IP v6 on their windows machine but instead of disabling it completly they uncheck the box on the network adaptor. Unfortunately that is not enough.... In general I would say "leave it enabled" but there are always specific cases where you want to disable it. The only products I would strongly advise against disabling it are the SBS products. For some reason disabling IP v6 on these boxes can cause massive issues in communications between the different applications ......

Posted On Thursday, November 3, 2011 11:14 AM | Comments (0)