Archive for April, 2012



I’ve already download Windows Server 8 Beta and installed it on top Hyper-V 3.0 and try to lab new features about it. First thing first is AD DS, I don’t hesitate it and execute classic command DCPROMO , and see what happen ? Sarcastic smile

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Yep, DCPROMO deprecated! Open-mouthed smile

So I go to the following link given, and try to continue install AD DS from Server Manager

, from the Dashboard > Add roles and features.image

Click Next, if you want to read it first I don’t mind Smile

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Then you choose Role-based, next

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I select the current server from server pool.

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Check Active Directory Domain Services, and you will prompt this wizard

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Click Next

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Click Next twice then choose Install

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Click Close if the installation succeeded Smile

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Then if you go to server manager there’s an exclamation mark, click it, and it will give you an option to promote the server as Domain Controller

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Because this is my first AD, I’ll choose Add a new forest, Next

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By default the forest and domain functional level are Windows Server 8, but I’ll change it to Win2k8R2, cause I want try to install Exchange 2010 Open-mouthed smile

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Just ignore the error, and click Next

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verify the NetBIOS name, Next

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I leave the default setting for AD DS database.

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You can view the script and try to install using Power Shell

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When the prerequisites checks passed, Install! Open-mouthed smile

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It will restart after you finish Smile

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Login and you can see AD DS & DNS at the Dashboard Open-mouthed smile

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I want to know whether my VMM 2012 server already optimize or met best practice, so I ran across the Internet and found VMM Configuration Analyzer (VMMCA), and you can download it here

The install is pretty straight forward, run the setup, click Next and accept the license term, then hit install Smile

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As you can see, we also need MBCA, we’ll meet it at part II Open-mouthed smile


Everyone must be forgetting about Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC), including me Smile with tongue out , so yesterday I have need to move Computer object to specific OU but in condition only Windows client OS.

And everybody know that if we join domain it will by default located at Computers OU, then hey how on earth we create a query/filter to know what OS version of the computer ? It’s EASY, we will use ADAC Open-mouthed smile

Just open ADAC from Administrative Tools, choose your domain and you can Add criteria, then select Operating system and Operating system version. Add it Smile

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After that you will see new column which identify your Computer OS version Smile

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SkyDrive 25 GB!


According to the news here : http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57419130-75/microsoft-adds-paid-storage-tiers-to-skydrive-cloud-service/ SkyDrive quota now is 25 GB, then I go check my SkyDrive and it’s true Open-mouthed smile

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Enjoy! Hot smile


Hi Guys, RU2 already come out!

for detail you can read : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2661854 and download it from : http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=29427

I haven’t installed it yet, cause been busy playing around with SCVMM 2012 Open-mouthed smile


Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 RT were announced today.  Here’s an excerpt from the Windows Team blog:

“Today I would like to share information with you on the editions that will be available for "Windows 8" when it is released to market. We have talked about Windows 8 as Windows reimagined, from the chipset to the user experience. This also applies to the editions available – we have worked to make it easier for customers to know what edition will work best for them when they purchase a new Windows 8 PC or upgrade their existing PC.

Windows 8 has the flexibility you need – whether you’re on an x86/64 or a WOA PC. You can use a touch screen or a keyboard and mouse – and switch anytime. It’s beautiful, fast, and fluid design is perfect for a wide range of hardware. And you’ll love browsing through the Windows Store and downloading all the apps you want. And those apps can work together too so you can share photos, maps, contacts, links and whatever else you want faster and easier. All editions of Windows 8 offer a no-compromise experience.”

See full detail : http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2012/04/16/announcing-the-windows-8-editions.aspx


If you need a mimic of LDAP structure for your lab, you can export OU using tools LDIFDE, it’s a built-in tools if you already install Active Directory, here it goes:

Export:

Ldifde –f exportOU.ldf –s SERVERProd –d “DC=CONTOSO,DC=com” –p subtree –r “(objectCategory=organizationalUnit)” –l “cn,objectclass,ou”

the command export the result into *.LDF file that we will use it again for importing to Server Lab

Import:

ldifde -i -f exportOu.ldf -s SERVERLab

Finish..!! Nerd smile

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