Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Best Posts of the Week around Windows Server, Exchange, SystemCenter and more – #21

Hi Community, here is my compilation of the most interesting technical blog posts written by members of the Microsoft MVP Community. The number of MVPs is growing well, I hope you enjoy their posts. @all MVPs If you’d like me to add your blog posts to my weekly compilation, please send me an email (flo@datacenter-flo.de) or reach out to me via Twitter (@FloKlaffenbach). Thanks!

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Featured Posts of the Week!

Dell Compellent and Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) by Hans Vredevoort

Simulate A Bandwidth Challenged WAN For BranchCache Demos On WS2012 Hyper-V by Aidan Finn

 by Kristian Nese

Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming Mode “Independent” Offers Great Value by Didier van Hoye

Azure

 

Exchange

 

Events

I’ll be speaking at the E2EVC Copenhagen in June of 2013 by Jeff Wouters

Group Policy

Hyper-V

5th grader creating Hyper-V virtual machine and installing Windows Server 2012 by Thomas Maurer

Simulate A Bandwidth Challenged WAN For BranchCache Demos On WS2012 Hyper-V by Aidan Finn

Check Integration Services Version By Using Powershell by Lai Yoong Seng

Lync Server

Office 

#PSTip Working with Excel constants by 

Office 365

 

PowerShell

PowerShell Books Rule by Jeffery Hicks

#PSTip Get a list of geographical locations by

The Windows PowerShell 3.0 SDK Sample Pack by 

Sharepoint

 

System Center Core

Building a Lab to Get Your Geek On! by Michael Bender

More on Building Your Lab… by Michael Bender

System Center App Controller

System Center Avisor

System Center Configuration Manager

 

System Center Dataprotection Manager

 

System Center Operations Manager

System Center Orchestrator

System Center Service Manager

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

SCVMM 2008 R2–Error 2912 – An internal error has occurred trying to contact an agent by Ravikanth Chaganti

 by Kristian Nese

Beware When Using Descriptive Names For VMM by Aidan Finn

Issue with Migration of Virtual Machines |System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager| by Romeo Mlinar

 SQL Server

#PSTip Generate T-SQL script for cloning a SQL database by Ravikanth Chaganti

Windows Client

Understanding ADKs and OPKs #Unattended #windows8 Installation Windows #ADK by Robert Smit 

Microsoft Introduction To Windows 8 Client Hyper-V by Aidan Finn

Windows 8–“You Already Own This App” But It’s Missing Or Not Installed by Aidan Finn

Windows Server Core

How to deploy an “classic” terminal services with Windows 2012 by Ramazan Can

NetBIOS und der Failover-Cluster in German by Nils Kaczenski

Dell Compellent and Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) by Hans Vredevoort

Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming Mode “Independent” Offers Great Value by Didier van Hoye

KB2830510 – Creating a Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster Fails with Error 0xc000005e by Aidan Finn

Videointerview with Leandro Carvalho about his Hyper-V Buch by Carsten Rachfahl

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Book by Hans Vredevoort

Tools

Guide zu Claims-Based Identity mit dem Access Control Service in German by Robert Mühsig

Other MVPs I follow

James van den Berg – MVP for SCCDM System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Kristian Nese – MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Ravikanth Chaganti – MVP for PowerShell
Jan Egil Ring – MVP for PowerShell
Jeffery Hicks – MVP for PowerShell
Keith Hill – MVP for PowerShell
David Moravec – MVP for PowerShell
Aleksandar Nikolic – MVP for PowerShell
 – MVP for PowerShell
Adam Driscoll – MVP for PowerShell
Marcelo Vighi – MVP for Exchange
Johan Veldhuis – MVP for Exchange
Lai Yoong Seng – MVP for Virtual Machine
Rob McShinsky – MVP for Virtual Machine
Hans Vredevoort – MVP for Virtual Machine
Leandro Carvalho – MVP for Virtual Machine
Didier van Hoye – MVP for Virtual Machine
Romeo Mlinar – MVP for Virtual Machine
Aidan Finn – MVP for Virtual Machine
Carsten Rachfahl – MVP for Virtual Machine
Thomas Maurer – MVP for Virtual Machine
Alessandro Cardoso – MVP for Virtual Machine
Steve Jain – MVP for Virtual Machine
Robert Smit – MVP for Cluster
Marcelo Sinic – MVP Windows Expert-IT Pro
Michael Bender – MVP Windows Expert-IT Pro
Ulf B. Simon-Weidner – MVP for Windows Server – Directory Services
Meinolf Weber – MVP for Windows Server – Directory Services
Nils Kaczenski – MVP for Windows Server – Directory Services
Kerstin Rachfahl – MVP for Office 365
Matthias Wolf – MVP Group Policy
Robert Mühsig – MVP ASP.NET/IIS

No MVP but he should be one

Jeff Wouters – PowerShell

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Best Posts of the Week around Windows Server, Exchange, SystemCenter and more – #20

Hi Community, here is my compilation of the most interesting technical blog posts written by members of the Microsoft MVP Community. The number of MVPs is growing well, I hope you enjoy their posts. @all MVPs If you’d like me to add your blog posts to my weekly compilation, please send me an email (flo@datacenter-flo.de) or reach out to me via Twitter (@FloKlaffenbach). Thanks!

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Featured Posts of the Week!

Recommended Practices For Hyper-V by Aidan Finn

#Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Analyzer #sysctr #SCVMM by James van den Berg

 by Kristian Nese

Add drivers to Windows Server 2012 ISO Image by Thomas Maurer

Azure

Windows Azure Websites – Logging & ErrorHandling in German by Robert Mühsig

Exchange

 

Events

 

Group Policy

Hyper-V

Recommended Practices For Hyper-V by Aidan Finn

KB2806542 – “0x000000D1” Stop Error On A Virtual Machine In Windows Server 2012 by Aidan Finn

KB2795531 – You Cannot Log In To A VM Running Windows 8 Or Windows Server 2012 In A VDI Environment by Aidan Finn

KB2776366 – “0x0000000A” Stop Error On W2008 R2 Hyper-V Host That Has Many Passthrough Disks by Aidan Finn

The Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Book Release FAQ by Aidan Finn

Checkliste: Best Practice für Hyper-V 2012 in German by Nils Kaczenski

Slow Network Performance When Using NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V by Lai Yoong Seng

Lync Server

Office 

 

Office 365

Feedback zu den ersten Umstellungen zum Dienstupgrade von Office 365 in German by Kerstin Rachfahl

PowerShell

#PSTip How to configure International settings in PowerShell 3.0 by 

#PSTip Getting Enum values in PowerShell 3.0 by 

Friday Fun PowerShell Puzzlers by Jeffery Hicks

PoshInternals: PoshExec by Adam Driscoll

Sharepoint

 

System Center Core

System Center 2012 SP1 Update Rollup 2 Date by Aidan Finn

System Center App Controller

System Center Avisor

System Center Configuration Manager

 

System Center Dataprotection Manager

 

System Center Operations Manager

System Center Orchestrator

System Center Service Manager

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

#Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Analyzer #sysctr #SCVMM by James van den Berg

 by Kristian Nese

 SQL Server

#PSTip Change SQL Server default backup folder location by Ravikanth Chaganti

Windows Client

Windows 8 Deployment Resources by Aidan Finn

Windows Server Core

PowerShell – Remove the WSUS client settings from the registry by Jeff Wouters

#PSTip Set Windows Firewall status in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 by Ravikanth Chaganti

Why Are You Still Deploying Windows Server 2003? by Aidan Finn

Huge Patch Rollup (KB2775511) Released For Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 by Aidan Finn

KB2793908–Leaving WS2012 Server Manager Open Can Cause A Memory Leak by Aidan Finn

KB2814923 – “0x0000009E” Stop Error & Volumes Can’t Be Brought Online On W2008 R2 Cluster by Aidan Finn

Unable to Add…/Edit…/Delete Domain Controllers computer set on TMG/ISA by Romeo Mlinar

Add drivers to Windows Server 2012 ISO Image by Thomas Maurer

IIS & Powershell: New-Website failed with “Index was outside the bounds of the array” in German by Robert Mühsig

Tools

Saying Goodbye To Old Hardware Responsibly by Didier van Hoye

Other MVPs I follow

James van den Berg – MVP for SCCDM System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Kristian Nese – MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Ravikanth Chaganti – MVP for PowerShell
Jan Egil Ring – MVP for PowerShell
Jeffery Hicks – MVP for PowerShell
Keith Hill – MVP for PowerShell
David Moravec – MVP for PowerShell
Aleksandar Nikolic – MVP for PowerShell
 – MVP for PowerShell
Adam Driscoll – MVP for PowerShell
Marcelo Vighi – MVP for Exchange
Johan Veldhuis – MVP for Exchange
Lai Yoong Seng – MVP for Virtual Machine
Rob McShinsky – MVP for Virtual Machine
Hans Vredevoort – MVP for Virtual Machine
Leandro Carvalho – MVP for Virtual Machine
Didier van Hoye – MVP for Virtual Machine
Romeo Mlinar – MVP for Virtual Machine
Aidan Finn – MVP for Virtual Machine
Carsten Rachfahl – MVP for Virtual Machine
Thomas Maurer – MVP for Virtual Machine
Alessandro Cardoso – MVP for Virtual Machine
Steve Jain – MVP for Virtual Machine
Robert Smit – MVP for Cluster
Marcelo Sinic – MVP Windows Expert-IT Pro
Ulf B. Simon-Weidner – MVP for Windows Server – Directory Services
Meinolf Weber – MVP for Windows Server – Directory Services
Nils Kaczenski – MVP for Windows Server – Directory Services
Kerstin Rachfahl – MVP for Office 365
Matthias Wolf – MVP Group Policy
Robert Mühsig – MVP ASP.NET/IIS

No MVP but he should be one

Jeff Wouters – PowerShell

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Best Posts of the Week around Windows Server, Exchange, SystemCenter and more – #19

Hi Community, here is my compilation of the most interesting technical blog posts written by members of the Microsoft MVP Community. The number of MVPs is growing well, I hope you enjoy their posts. @all MVPs If you’d like me to add your blog posts to my weekly compilation, please send me an email (flo@datacenter-flo.de) or reach out to me via Twitter (@FloKlaffenbach). Thanks!

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Featured Posts of the Week!

Hyper-V Cluster Node Pause & Drain fails – Live Migrations fail with “The requested operation cannot be completed because a resource has locked status” by Didier van Hoye

Finding Hotfixes For WS2012 Hyper-V And Failover Clustering by Aidan Finn

Enabled ODX In Hosts With Non-Supporting SAN Can Cause CSV Stability Issues by Aidan Finn

Automatically update help-files for Windows PowerShell by Jan Egil Ring

Azure

Scaling Applications Using Microsoft #WindowsAzure #Cloud Services Poster by James van den Berg

Exchange

 

Events

 

Group Policy

Hyper-V

Hyper-V Cluster Node Pause & Drain fails – Live Migrations fail with “The requested operation cannot be completed because a resource has locked status” by Didier van Hoye

#PSTip Automatic refresh of Hyper-V VM Objects by Ravikanth Chaganti

List of Hyper-V and Failover Cluster Hotfixes for Windows Server 2012 by Thomas Maurer

Finding Hotfixes For WS2012 Hyper-V And Failover Clustering by Aidan Finn

Win A Copy of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation And Configuration Guide Book by Aidan Finn

Lync Server

Office 

Microsoft Office Series For IT Pros by Aidan Finn

Office 365

Download Now : #Office365 Security White Paper from #Microsoft #Cloud by James van den Berg

PowerShell

#PSTip Invoking methods with New-Object by 

#PSTip Decoding WinRM error messages by 

#PSTip How to determine if a file is 32-bit or 64-bit by 

Get Scheduled Job Results by Jeffery Hicks

Friday Fun Get Beer List by Jeffery Hicks

#PSTip Finding the drive letter of a mounted disk image by Ravikanth Chaganti

Automatically update help-files for Windows PowerShell by Jan Egil Ring

Sharepoint

System Center Core

 

System Center App Controller

System Center Avisor

System Center Configuration Manager

 

System Center Dataprotection Manager

 

System Center Operations Manager

System Center Orchestrator

System Center Service Manager

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Creating A WS2012 Hyper-V CSV Using VMM 2012 SP1 Via SMI-S by Aidan Finn

Using VMM 2012 SP1 Baselines & Compliance To Orchestrate Patching Of Hyper-V Hosts by Aidan Finn

Adding Cluster To VMM Results in 13805 Error by Aidan Finn

Deploying Load Balanced Servers Using VMM 2012 SP1 (And Citrix NetScaler) by Aidan Finn

 SQL Server

Windows Client

 

Windows Server Core

Find all Organizational Units with GPO Inheritance blocked by Jeff Wouters

PowerShell – Find the name and time of the last logged on user by Jeff Wouters

Troublesome KB2799728 (CSV Paused State/Offline Patch) Replaced By KB2813630 by Aidan Finn

Enabled ODX In Hosts With Non-Supporting SAN Can Cause CSV Stability Issues by Aidan Finn

Tools

 

 

Other MVPs I follow

James van den Berg – MVP for SCCDM System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Kristian Nese – MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Ravikanth Chaganti – MVP for PowerShell
Jan Egil Ring – MVP for PowerShell
Jeffery Hicks – MVP for PowerShell
Keith Hill – MVP for PowerShell
David Moravec – MVP for PowerShell
Aleksandar Nikolic – MVP for PowerShell
 – MVP for PowerShell
Adam Driscoll – MVP for PowerShell
Marcelo Vighi – MVP for Exchange
Johan Veldhuis – MVP for Exchange
Lai Yoong Seng – MVP for Virtual Machine
Rob McShinsky – MVP for Virtual Machine
Hans Vredevoort – MVP for Virtual Machine
Leandro Carvalho – MVP for Virtual Machine
Didier van Hoye – MVP for Virtual Machine
Romeo Mlinar – MVP for Virtual Machine
Aidan Finn – MVP for Virtual Machine
Carsten Rachfahl – MVP for Virtual Machine
Thomas Maurer – MVP for Virtual Machine
Alessandro Cardoso – MVP for Virtual Machine
Steve Jain – MVP for Virtual Machine
Robert Smit – MVP for Cluster
Marcelo Sinic – MVP Windows Expert-IT Pro
Ulf B. Simon-Weidner – MVP for Windows Server – Directory Services
Meinolf Weber – MVP for Windows Server – Directory Services
Nils Kaczenski – MVP for Windows Server – Directory Services
Kerstin Rachfahl – MVP for Office 365
Matthias Wolf – MVP Group Policy
Robert Mühsig – MVP ASP.NET/IIS

No MVP but he should be one

Jeff Wouters – PowerShell

Microsoft Masterminds Episode 9: Thomas Maurer, MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Virtual Machine from Switzerland 2nd Interview

Welcome to the new episode of tech talks with outstanding Microsoft community members from all over the world. Most interviews are with Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), and if you are not familiar with that program yet, I recommend you reading my recent introductory interview. In this episode I talk again to Thomas Maurer, a Switzerland based MVP, Virtual Machine. In our first interview he mentioned “dynamic automated data centers”. During this interview we will go a bit deeper in this topic. Enjoy reading!

This post has no relation to my job or my employer. Everything I post is my personal opinion and I write complete independent.

Flo: Hello Thomas, thank you for taking time. In our first interview you mentioned that not many companies use a “dynamic automated data center”.

Thomas: Well let’s say there are a lot of companies with a huge potential in datacenter automation.

Flo: In your opinion, what is the reason why they don’t use those infrastructures?

Thomas: One of the main reasons could be that a lot of companies are not aware of solutions like System Center and if they are they do not really have the time and the knowledge to build a dynamic datacenter or private cloud by themselves. That’s where we as consultants can step in and help customers to build their own private cloud or connect there on-premise datacenter to a public cloud like Windows Azure.

Flo: What are the biggest obstacles?

Thomas: Well if a company tries to build their own private cloud there are a lot of obstacles. For example one of the problems is the lack of knowledge about products. But maybe the biggest is the lack of knowledge how you design a solution like this. There are so many things to think of beyond the products it self like security and basic Active Director role concepts. You don’t get the most benefits by just implementing the products, you have to think how they work together and how you can get the most out of it.

Flo: When and why should a small and medium enterprise migrate to public cloud offers or build their own private cloud?

Thomas: I think the many reasons for most enterprises to build a private cloud and maybe extend it to the public cloud is to stay flexible. If the business has any needs IT has to deliver as fast as possible and in the most cases customers with private clouds can deliver requested solutions very quickly.

Flo: In this migration process, what differences do you see between real life and best practice?

Thomas: A lot of people do still not understand the concepts of dynamic datacenters and cloud solutions, and with this it’s hard to migrate from a legacy datacenter to a dynamic datacenter. So companies should train their employees so they understand how things should work in the future. There are a lot of examples for this, for example when you deploy new Virtual Machines you will not really care about IP addresses because there are technologies like System Center Virtual Machine Manager IP Pools, DNS and IPAM, but a lot of customers (IT Staff) still think about it that way, and it’s hard to change their minds.

Flo: Let us talk a bit about System Center 2012. SP1 is out and many people are testing or migrating to SP1. I know you are still working with Virtual Machine Manager SP1. Could you share some best practices with us?

Thomas: Well if you are going to work with Virtual Machine Manager make sure you understand the new network features which are built in. The new concept of the logical switch and port profiles will make your life much easier.

Flo: Do you have any migration guides to share?

Thomas: Well there are some really good guides on TechNet and I will write some post about the new networking features in SCVMM.

Flo: Did you find any bug or things that not working with System Center 2012? If yes, please give us a short overview.

Thomas: Well there are some small bugs I already reported on connect but most of them you will only hit if you are working really deep with the product and some of them are already fixed in Update Rollup 1 for SP1.

 

Flo: Thank you for the interview Thomas. I can’t wait to talk to you again.

Thomas: Your welcome Flo.

Contacts:

http://www.thomasmaurer.ch/
http://www.itnetx.ch/
http://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasmaurer2
Twitter: @ThomasMaurer

Resources:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/
http://blogs.technet.com/b/virtualization/

Microsoft Learning launched new page for prospective MCSAs

Veronica Sopher and her teamed launched a new webpage this week. On this page you can find many interesting facts and also guidance, when you want to become an MCSA.

MCSA means Microsoft Certified Solution Associate and is the entry IT Pro Certification from Microsoft.

The program the page running under the name “90 Days to MCSA” and it’s goal is to connect you to the community as good as possible to become an MCSA.

If you want to check out he page feel free to visit 90daystoMCSA.com

For more community visit also http://borntolearn.mslearn.net, the LinkedIn learning Groupe or use Twitter Hashtags #90days2MCSA and #WinServ for MCSA Windows Server 2012 or #90days2MCSA and #SQLServer for MCSA SQL Server 2012.

So use your chance and earn your MCSA.

MCSA Windows Server 2012 Charter Member Certificate

MCSA Windows Server 2012 Charter Member Certificate