26 mars 2009

Quick Fixed VHD Creation Tool

A while ago I talked about why it takes so long to create a virtual hard disk, and a lot of people came back and said that in controlled environments they were willing to take the security risks / implications involved in order to have quick creation of fixed size virtual hard disks. In response to this we have made a tool available that does just this: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/vhdtool This tool allows you to create fixed size virtual hard disks very rapidly.  You should be aware that the technique used means that... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2009

Announcing the release of Exchange Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer

Have you ever installed an Exchange server and wanted to verify your Internet facing services were setup and configured properly? Things like Exchange ActiveSync, AutoDiscover, Outlook Anywhere (RPC/HTTP), and inbound email. Sure there are cmdlets included in Exchange 2007 like test-ActivesyncConnectivity and test-OWAConnectivity, but these tests can only be run inside your network and effectively only test your internal network connectivity. Or what if you get a call or an escalation regarding one of these services not working? How... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2009

Physical to Virtual Conversion of Linux Servers with VMware Converter BootCD

Although we have a number of Linux servers running on our ESX servers until recently the need had never arisen to convert an existing physical Linux server to virtual. However recently I've been doing a lot of work on using virtualization to improve Disaster Recovery options for SME clients (typically 2-25 servers), where cost is always important. Nowadays its not unusual to find networks of this size running one or two Linux boxes amongst their Windows servers but often the in-house IT only have minimal Linux admin skills. VMware... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2009

Découvrez l’infrastructure Forefront Client Security (FCS) déployée chez Microsoft !

Chaque publication officielle de l’équipe Microsoft IT (l’équipe interne s’occupant de l’infrastructure informatique de Microsoft) est un événement ! Aujourd’hui MS IT vous propose de découvrir comment ils ont implémenté la plus grande infrastructure Forefront Client Security pour protéger plus de 40.000 de nos postes. Généralement les entreprises aiment bien avoir des retours d’expérience sur ce qui a été déployé dans les autres sociétés. Cette étude de cas complète permet de se faire une idée de ce qu’il est possible de réaliser... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2009

GuessMyOS VI3 Plug-in

If you haven’t heard already, the mad scientist Andrew Kutz is at it again. This time he’s created a VI client plug-in that converts generic VM icons in the VI client interface  into OS-specific icons. It’s pretty slick, and you can read more about it here. Here’s a image showing how VMs appear once the plug-in is installed: http://www.chriswolf.com/?p=332
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26 mars 2009

VMWARE vCenter Converter : plus de version payante?

Get the New VMware vCenter Converter--A Free Download VMware vCenter™ Converter is the tool of choice for creating virtual machines from your physical PC or from third-party virtual machine formats, and it also provides an easy way to convert virtual machines from one VMware platform (e.g., VMware Server) to another (e.g. VMware Infrastructure). The new version of Converter includes the following new features: Support for Linux (RHEL, SUSE and Ubuntu) and Windows Server 2008 on the source machine Hot cloning... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2009

Register to Download LANsurveyor Express for Free: Limited Time Offer. Act Now!

LANsurveyor Express for Microsoft® Visio® is a powerful Visio 2007 plug-in that makes it easy to get comprehensive network maps in just minutes! Accessible via the Visio toolbar, LANsurveyor Express automatically discovers your network and produces topology maps in Visio format. Plus, LANsurveyor Express uses Visio SmartShapes® to represent your network devices and populates each node's custom properties with the node's IP address, network name, and fully-qualified domain name. For a limited time the plugin is free instead of... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2009

Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 Beta with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Beta

VIDEO à voir ci dessous : 10 minutes, 4 seconds Formats: iPod (MP4) MP3 PSP (MP4) WMA WMV WMV (High) Zune iPod (MP4) MP3 PSP (MP4) WMA WMV WMV (High) Zune There's been a lot of press about how there isn't a an upgrade path from Windows XP to Windows 7.  In this video, Jeremy walked me through using the latest beta of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, specificallly the User State Migration Tool, to transfer the user settings and files from a Windowx XP installation... [Lire la suite]
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