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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27 août 2012

Managing The New Exchange

Last week, we announced The New Exchange. Today, we are excited to share its new, refreshed management experience. For folks familiar with Exchange 2010, there are 3 ways to manage Exchange: the Exchange Management Console (EMC), the Exchange Control Panel (ECP), and the Exchange Management Shell (EMS). As far as the GUI-based experience is concerned, customers are faced with an incongruous choice between EMC and ECP. While most of the management surface is exposed via EMC, some newer features such as Auditing, eDiscovery, RBAC... [Lire la suite]
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04 mai 2011

Exchange 2010 Management Console And IE9 Issue…

I came across this today! When I try to close the Exchange Management Console (2010 SP1), it brings up the following dialog box and the only way to come out is to kill mmc.exe from the task manager. “You must close all dialog boxes before you can close Exchange Management Console” A quick google says that many others are having the same issue and that it happens when the box that has EMC loaded has IE9 as well. I checked my test machine and it had IE9 as well. I uninstalled IE9 and things are fine now. As Microsoft is aware of the... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2011

Re: Do You Really Need the vMA? (reply to @maishsk)

I  was going through the Planet V12n blog posts and noticed one by Maish. His question was “Do You Really Need the vMA?” and I guess that is a valid question… I guess. The main theme in his article is PowerCLI good, vMA bad. Well that might be a bit overdone on my account, but when reading this quote you get my drift:So my question to you is, what do we need to keep the vMA for? If someone would tell me because of the built-in syslog server which is available – that does not sell me. The amount of API objects that are currently... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2010

Release: SolarWinds VM Console 1.0

Last week the network monitoring and management company SolarWinds announced its second free tool for VMware administrators: VM Console. The first one, VM Monitor, monitors ESX hosts health, providing statistics about the virtual machines state (vCPUs, vRAM, vNICs) and best practices thresholds to recognize performance degradation. This new product instead allows administrators to view, search for, take a snapshot, shutdown and restart the VMs without any interaction with vCenter. SolarWinds published a video to demonstrate... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2010

Secret Commands for Emergency Maintenance from the ESXi4 Console

Anyone who has installed VMware's ESXi4 hypervisor (if you haven't then get an idea of what you are missing with my article on how to setup your own ESXi4 server will be aware that the options for maintenance at the server itself are somewhat limited. In fact its just a one page menu: For setting up your ESXi4 server you don't even need to go that far in fact, since you can just point your vSphere Client at the IP assigned to the server by DHCP and do everything afterwards from there. So why should you even bother to attach a... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2009

What's New in the Exchange Management Console for Exchange Server 2010

The parts 2 and 3 are here : http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2009/09/10/452405.aspx http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2009/09/10/452423.aspx
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10 septembre 2009

What's New in the Exchange Management Console for Exchange Server 2010 - Part 1

Welcome to Exchange Server 2010! Exchange Server 2010 continues the tradition of providing more and more Messaging features for the enterprise, and at the same time, significantly lowering mailbox associated costs. This new version brings a slew of features to your messaging and communication infrastructure such as: Archiving, Compliance, High Availability, Enhanced Messaging experiences from various entry points, and so on. Naturally, with a set of new features, comes the requirement for managing these features. As you are all... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2009

Running the Hyper-V Management Tools with Alternate Credentials

I recently needed to run the Hyper-V Management Tools with alternate credentials.  In my case I was wanting to manage a domain joined Hyper-V server from a non-domain joined Windows Vista computer.  The easiest way to make this work is to have the same local administrator password on both systems, login as “Administrator”, and connect. However, I wanted to be logging in as “Benjamin” not “Administrator”.  The way to get around this was fairly simple.  After using HVRemote to make sure that my server and client... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2009

VCB Management Console 1.0.6 Beta

@lamw pointed me out via twitter to the “diy” VCB Management Console. The “vcbMC” is a front end  for scheduling and creating backup jobs based on VMware Consolidated Backup. As “athlon_crazy” points out you don’t need to remember all the VCB commands and parameters. You can use vcbMC to browse all your VM’s and back them up according to the schedule you created: I haven’t tested it myself so far unfortunately, make sure to test the results of the backup. ... [Lire la suite]
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