18 mars 2013

Dynamic Memory Pro Tip – be reasonable with your startup ram

Hyper-V now allows you to configure a startup, minimum and maximum memory limit.  If you are like me – you probably leave the startup ram at the default of 512mb – but you should really consider changing it to better suit your environment.  Here is a quick screenshot from one of my Hyper-V servers: Two things that I have discovered: Some of my virtual machines benefit from having a startup and minimum that is below 512mb.  My FTP server, for instance, is a core installation of Windows server which just acts as an... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2013

Backing up Hyper-V virtual machines from the command line

Last week I posted about how you can now use Windows Server Backup in Windows Server 2012 to backup virtual machines.  One of the first questions that people had was “how do I do this from the command-line?”  So – let me show you! The tool you will want to use is “wbadmin.exe” Backing up a virtual machine is fairly straight forward.  Your command will look like this: wbadmin start backup –backupTarget:<location to backup to> –hyperv:<list of virtual machines to backup> --> Please see the rest on the... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2013

Announcing Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer (MCA) 1.0 and Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer (RCA) 2.1

Back in November 2012, we announced our MCA Beta client. We have been very busy working to improve the testing options that are available from the MCA client. Here’s what we’ve built for the 1.0 release:   Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer Tool 1.0 We are excited to announce the 1.0 release of the Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer.  This tool is a companion to the Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer web site.  The MCA tool provides administrators and end users with the ability to run connectivity diagnostics for five... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2013

Enable OWA Light In Exchange 2013

How to enable the light version of OWA in Exchange 2013?   By default, the option to enable the light version of OWA is not exposed in OWA 2013. It is easy enough to light up the option, if you want it for any reason. Get-OWAVirtualDirectory | Set-OWAVirtualDirectory –LogonPageLightSelectionEnabled $true will do the trick. Run iisreset for the changes to take effect. --> Please see the rest on the blog : http://www.howexchangeworks.com/2013/03/enable-owa-light-in-exchange-2013.html 
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18 mars 2013

Essayer la déduplication, c’est l’adopter

La déduplication est une des nouvelles fonctionnalités de Windows Server 2012. D’habitude quand la chose est trop belle, j’ai tendance à considérer que c’est trop beau, qu’il y a forcément un piège.   Une très bonne idée de la déduplication dans Windows Server 2012, c’est qu’il est possible de l’essayer sans l’activer. Plus précisément, on a juste à installer le rôle et utiliser l’utilitaire DDPEVAL.EXE. Il se chargera d’évaluer l’espace disque qu’on est en mesure d’économiser. Dans l’illustration ci-dessous, c’est le volume... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2013

Gérer le fichier mail.que sur Exchange 2010

Le fichier "mail.que" est une base de données "ESE" qui agit comme la file d'attente de transport sur votre serveur Exchange 2010 ayant le rôle transport Hub ou Edge, en stockant temporairement les messages en attente de traitement. Il existe certain cas où vous devez récupérer les mails contenus dans cette base. Dans cet article, nous verrons 2 scenarios: Restaurer un ancien fichier Mail.que sur le serveur d'origine. Restaurer un ancien fichier Mail.que puis récupérer les emails sur un autre serveur.   ... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2013

Cool tool update: RVTools 3.5

Yes, there is it is again… an updated version of RVTools. Rob just emailed me and provided me with a nice list of enhancements: RVTools Version 3.5 (March, 2013) On vInfo tabpage new field: Resource pool On vInfo tabpage new field: Consolidation needed. On vCPU tabpage new field: Number of cores per socket New tabpage with resource pool information On vNetwork tabpage new column: Switch name On vNetwork tabpage new column: Starts Connected On vTools tabpage new column: required version On vHost tabpage new columns: custom... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2013

Release: VMware Horizon View 5.2 Feature Pack 1

At the end of last month, VMware announced the Horizon Suite, part of the Horizon suite is VMware’s VDI product view which was rebranded to VMware Horizon View and at that time updated to version 5.2. Yesterday VMware released Feature Pack 1 for Horizon View adding the following functionality:   Support for accessing View desktops using HTML, by installing the Remote Experience Agent with the HTML Access Agent Unity Touch, allowing users to browse between apps and documents in a native mobile user interface... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2013

Comparison: VMware, Microsoft, Citrix and Red Hat Virtualization Matrix

In January this year, we reported about the extensive community work of Andreas Groth comparing the virtualization features of different virtualization platform vendors. The Virtualization Matrix received an update this week, now including Red Hat’s KVM solution in the comparison. Andreas also updated Citrix to version 6.1 with data from CloudPlatform and updated VMware with its latest Horizon Suite announcement. --> the rest is to be seen... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2013

Access denied on Admin share in Windows 2012

One thing you may not know is that when you add a disk to a Windows 2012 virtual machine under vSphere 5, it gets added and tagged as removable. The consequence of this tag is that when you try to access that disk using \\servername\e$, a popup message appear: "Windows cannot access \\servername\e$ You do not have permission to access \\servername\e$. Contact your network administrator to request access." If you look on the security log of your Windows server: an audit failure should have appeared --> please see the rest on... [Lire la suite]
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