21 mai 2013

SSL Certificate Automation Tool version 1.0.1

Last month we announced a new SSL Certificate Automation tool to help everyone with the implementation of custom certificates. Yesterday, we released the second version of it (version 1.0.1). This is a minor update which aims to simplify the replacement of certificates further by adding Certificate Signing Request (CSR) functionality to the tool. This functionality allows a user to quickly generate certificate requests (and consequently the private keys) for submission to the Certificate Authority.  The CSR... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2013

How-to Create a Free VMware Branded Linux Virtual Appliance with Suse Studio

Suse Studio enables you to create a Free VMware Branded Linux Virtual Appliance. You’re able to choose from different versions, desktop or server types, add different packages etc. One thing that is cool that you can create your own virtual appliance with VMware branded login screens etc, free of charge. The Virtual Appliance which will run VMware’s OEMed version of Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). Of course, to be entitled for a support you’d have to be on the SnS. (BTW there are support packages that are available for... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2012

How to Create a Deployment Share in MDT 2012

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012, known by the acronym MDT, is a solution accelerator from Microsoft. The solution accelerators are a collection of tools and utilities developed to make implementing Microsoft solutions something that is less of a burden for IT administrators and engineers. MDT is a free download from Microsoft. However, once it’s installed you'll still need to configure a few more items before you can start creating system images. This article describes how to create a new distribution share in MDT 2012. It also... [Lire la suite]
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12 septembre 2012

Creating a AD user without knowing it’s initial password

That’s a tricky question. Every user we create in active Directory require an initial password that user will use to connect for the first time. At this step, user account can (and should be configured) to enforce a password change. From a security point of view there might have some problems with this initial password. It must be communicated to the end-user. If someone have access to the initial password and user identity, he can perform operation on behalf of someone else. To avoid such a situation, one solution can be to disable... [Lire la suite]
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05 septembre 2012

Installer un serveur iSCSI sous Windows Server 2012

L’implémentation du ‘Target iSCSI‘ est fournie en standard dans Windows 2012. Cela permet de paramétrer un serveur NAS accessible via le protocole iSCSI. Nous allons l’installer et le paramétrer à l’aide de Powershell. Tout d’abord pour afficher les cmdlet disponibles pour le Target iSCSI, taper la commande suivante : get-command –module iscsiTarget Voici le script qui va permettre d’effectuer les différentes étapes afin de créer une LUN de 1 Go et autoriser l’accès pour le serveur Microsoft de nom ‘servertest’ : #... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2011

Creating VMware NFS Datastores on NetApp in 3 easy Steps

I am often asked by customers how to set up a VMware NFS datastore on NetApp storage. The first time I received the question, I pointed them to the NetApp vSphere TR. It turns out the information isn't currently in the document. I spoke to Vaughn about it and this was an over site that will be corrected. In the meantime, here is how I create NFS shares in 3 easy steps. I'm also taking screenshots from my lab for the first time, let me know what you think of the screenshot format vs. just a bullet list. --> The rest is on the blog : ... [Lire la suite]
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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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