04 novembre 2012

How To Find When A User Password Expires?

As an admin, how do we find out when a user’s password expires?   It is easy to find, once you know the command The one we need to run is Net User username /domain from the command prompt. It gives you more info than what you are looking for, but it has all the info about the password – when the password was changed, when will it expire etc. --> Please see the rest on the blog : http://www.howexchangeworks.com/2012/11/how-to-find-when-a-user-password-expires.html
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04 novembre 2012

Lync 2013 Basic Client

Microsoft has released a standalone client for Lync 2013, similar to Lync 2010. But the client is basic in the feature set as the name suggests.   The full Lync 2013 client comes bundled with the Office 2013 suite. The standalone Lync 2013 Basic client gives IM, audio & video calls, online meetings, availability (presence) information and sharing capabilities. It’s a slimmer version of the full Lync 2013 client and provides the same core functionality. --> Please see the rest on the blog... [Lire la suite]
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04 novembre 2012

Admin Tools Retired In Exchange Server 2013

Many admin tools that we know & love in Exchange 2010 has been retired in 2013, including the “famous” Exchange Best Practice Analyzer.   You should be familiar by now that Exchange Administration Centre is the new EMC & ECP combined. Exchange 2013 only has the toolbox as part of the management console. What is wrong with this picture? Some of our admin tools didn’t make it to Exchange 2013 including BPA and Routing Log Viewer. --> Please see the rest on the blog... [Lire la suite]
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04 novembre 2012

VXLAN basics and use cases (when / when not to use it)

I have been getting so many hits on my blog for VXLAN I figured it was time to expand a bit on what I have written about so far. My first blog post was about Configuring VXLAN, the steps required to set it up in your vSphere environment. As I had many questions about the physical requirements I followed up with an article about exactly that, VXLAN Requirements. Now I am seeing more and more questions around where and when VXLAN would be a great fit, so lets start with some VXLAN basics. The first question that I would like to answer... [Lire la suite]
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04 novembre 2012

Considering VSA for ROBO? Please read this!

After fielding a number of questions around this topic recently, its come to my attention that there is a misunderstanding on how to implement the vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) for certain ROBO solutions. The requirement around the tie-breaker code (VSA Cluster Service) is either misunderstood or misinterpreted when it comes to 2 node VSA deployments at remote office/branch office (ROBO) sites. Let’s be clear about it now – the VSA needs 3 votes in order to function correctly as a cluster. In a 3 node VSA deployment, this is not an... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2012

vSphere Replication Videos

Some of you may not yet have seen vSphere Replication in action. VR was introduced about a year ago as part of Site Recovery Manager, but was spun out as a standalone feature of vSphere 5.1 in September 2012. We did a couple of short videos of VR in action without SRM, that are now available on Youtube. The first clip shows how to protect a VM through the web client using vSphere Replication --> Please see the videos on the blog : http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2012/11/vsphere-replication-videos.html 
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31 octobre 2012

Finally! View 5.1 now supports a newly patched vSphere 5.1

It’s been killing me! As you’re no doubt aware, VMware vSphere 5.1 came out several weeks back and everyone’s been asking “where the heck is View support for this thing?” It’s quite frustrating to have two great products and have to hold back. Well, the wait is finally over! Last night, the vSphere team released an important patch for ESXi: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2035268 VMware now officially supports running View 5.1 or 5.1.1 on vSphere 5.1 with this patch. Yay! Looking ahead, there are exciting new capabilities of vSphere 5.1... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2012

VMware vCenter Server™ 5.1.0a Release Notes --> vCenter 5.1.0a available!!!

vCenter Server™ 5.1.0a | 25 Oct 2012 | Build 880471 vCenter Server™ Appliance 5.1.0a | 25 Oct 2012 | Build 880472 Last updated: 25 Oct 2012 Check for additions and updates to these release notes What's in the Release Notes The release notes cover the following topics: What's New Internationalization Compatibility and Installation Upgrades for This Release Open Source Components for VMware vSphere Product Support Notices Resolved Issues Known Issues What's New This release of VMware vCenter Server... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2012

VIDEO : What's new in Veeam Backup & Replication 6.5

Please see the video on YOUTUBE about the new features in VEEAM Backup & Replication 6.5 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxOBsCi5opU    
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25 octobre 2012

Les treize qualités de Windows 8

Le nouvel OS de Microsoft n'est pas parfait. Comme tout système, il reste un projet humain avec ses bons et ses mauvais côtés. Nous avons déjà exploré ses défauts. Qu’en est-il de ses qualités ? La publication hier, mercredi 24 octobre, de notre article « Les treize défauts majeurs de Windows 8 » a suscité de vives réactions. Certains nous reprochent un manque de partialité et de n’avoir présenté que les travers du système. Reproches non fondés, mais suggestions entendues ! Tout d’abord, nous tenons à... [Lire la suite]
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