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Microsoft Security Essentials now available

September 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Microsoft released their anti-virus software to the public yesterday. MS Security Essentials is free of charge. It provides real-time protection for home PCs and guards against viruses, spyware and other malicious software.

You can download it from here

-Eric

How to use Eseutil on a computer that doesn’t have Exchange Server 2007 installed

September 4, 2009 Leave a comment

Follow these steps:

  • On the computer that does not have Exchange installed, create a new folder.
  • Copy Jcb.dll, Exchmem.dll, Ese.dll and Eseutil.exe files from the Exchange’s computer’s Drive:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\Bin\ folder to the new folder you just created.
  • Open Command prompt (run –> cmd) and change the directory to the new folder.
  • Run the eseutil command from this folder against any databases that were copied from the Exchange server computer.

You will find more information from this KB article

 

-Eric

ISA tools

September 1, 2009 Leave a comment

I found an interesting site and decided to add it to my blog as a reminder. It’s called isatools.org.

From there you can find a lot up to date tools for ISA(TMG) and useful information about ISA (TMG).

 

-Eric

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Replica inconsistent Exchange Server 2007 & Data Protection Manager Server 2007

September 1, 2009 Leave a comment

A while back I had issues with my DPM 2007 and my Exchange 2007 db. DPM 2007 kept telling me that my Exchange 2007 db replica is inconsistent. I found this blog post which helped me. I thought it would be good to add it to my blog as a reminder and to share it with others.

 

-Eric

How to reinstall System Center Essentials 2007

September 1, 2009 3 comments

Remove all SCE 2007 remnants from your environment. Here are few things to check:

First check if Managed Computers Group in Active Directory is removed, if not remove it using these steps:

  • Open Active Directory Users & Computers, Start –> Run -> dsa.msc
  • Right-click on your.domain and click Find
  • Type SCE Managed Computers into the Name box and click Find Now
  • Right-click SCE Managed Computers in the results pane and click Delete
  • Click Yes when prompted
  • Close Active Directory Users & Computers

Second, check if you have any related group policies, if you do delete them.

Bare in mind that if you performed the default installation there were 2 group policy objects automatically created for you. To remove them follow these steps.

  • Open Group Policy Management Console, Start -> Run -> gpmc.msc
  • Expand your.domain -> Group Policy Objects in the left pane
  • Right-click SCE Managed Computers Group Policy (…) and click Delete
  • Right-click System Center Essentials All Computers Policy and click Delete
  • Close Group Policy Management Console

Third, check service connection points (SCE & SDKServiceSCP). If you do, then here’s how you can remove them:

To remove SCE connection point:

  • Open ADSI edit, Start –> Run -> adsiedit.msc
  • Right-click ADSI edit in the left pane and click Connect
  • Select Default naming context in the Select a well known Naming Context box and click OK
  • Right-click Default naming context in the left pane and select New -> Query
  • Type SCESCP in the Name box
  • Click the Browse… button, select your.domain, and click OK
  • Paste(&(objectCategory=serviceConnectionPoint)(cn=SCESCP)) into the Query String box and click OK
  • Highlight and then expand Default naming context in the left pane
  • Select SCESCP in the left pane
  • Right-click CN=SCESCP in the middle pane and click Delete
  • Click Yes when prompted
  • Leave ADSI edit open for the next step

To remove SDKServiceSCP connection point:

  • Right-click Default naming context in the left pane and select New -> Query
  • Type SDKSCP in the Name box
  • Click the Browse… button, select your.domain, and click OK
  • Paste(&(objectCategory=serviceConnectionPoint)(cn=SDKServiceSCP))into the Query String box and click OK
  • Highlight and then expand Default naming context in the left pane
  • Select SDKSCP in the left pane
  • Right-click the appropriate CN=SDKServiceSCP entry in the middle pane and click Delete
  • Click Yes when prompted

Now its possible to install and setup a fresh SCE environment.

 

-Eric

How to move DHCP db from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008

September 1, 2009 Leave a comment

On your Windows 2003 Server go Start-> run and type cmd.

Here’s the command to export your db:

netsh dhcp server export C:\dhcpdb.txt all

and press ENTER

On your Windows 2008 server go Start and type cmd right click on it and select Run as Administrator.

Here’s the command to import your db:

netsh dhcp server import C:\dhcpdb.txt all

and press ENTER

Bare in mind that C:\dhcpdb.txt is full path and file name of the database file that you copied to the server.

More information could be find out from this blog.

 

-Eric

How to transfer or size FSMO roles (in Windows Server 2003 / R2 based Active Directory)

September 1, 2009 Leave a comment

Small about blog post about seizing and transferring FSMO roles ( It’s been long overdue like many others). These are just cuts from this Microsoft KB article. I just thought it would be better to “write” them out to my blog as a reminder for the future.

To Transfer FMSO roles:

Click Start, click Run, type ntdsutil in the Open box, and then click OK.

Type roles, and then press ENTER.
Note To see a list of available commands at any one of the prompts in the Ntdsutil utility, type ?, and then press ENTER.

Type connections, and then press ENTER.

Type connect to server servername, and then press ENTER, where servername is the name of the domain controller you want to assign the FSMO role to.

At the server connections prompt, type q, and then press ENTER.

Type transfer role, where role is the role that you want to transfer. For a list of roles that you can transfer, type ? at the fsmo maintenance prompt, and then press ENTER, or see the list of roles at the start of this article. For example, to transfer the RID master role, type transfer rid master. The one exception is for the PDC emulator role, whose syntax is transfer pdc, not transfer pdc emulator.

At the fsmo maintenance prompt, type q, and then press ENTER to gain access to the ntdsutil prompt. Type q, and then press ENTER to quit the Ntdsutil utility.

To seize FSMO roles:

Click Start, click Run, type ntdsutil in the Open box, and then click OK.

Type roles, and then press ENTER.

Type connections, and then press ENTER.

Type connect to server servername, and then press ENTER, where servername is the name of the domain controller that you want to assign the FSMO role to.

At the server connections prompt, type q, and then press ENTER.

Type seize role, where role is the role that you want to seize. For a list of roles that you can seize, type ? at the fsmo maintenance prompt, and then press ENTER, or see the list of roles at the start of this article. For example, to seize the RID master role, type seize rid master. The one exception is for the PDC emulator role, whose syntax is seize pdc, not seize pdc emulator.

At the fsmo maintenance prompt, type q, and then press ENTER to gain access to the ntdsutil prompt. Type q, and then press ENTER to quit the Ntdsutil utility.

 

-Eric