Category Archives: Microsoft Server

Publishing PRTG Network Monitor through TMG 2010

I encountered an issue where certain graphs would not display at all when accessing PRTG Network Monitor 8.4.1.2282 on the outside of a Microsoft TMG 2010 firewall, and an error would be displayed every minute or so when I was … Continue reading

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Steps to setup a new FTP site in IIS 7.5

Assuming the FTP Virtual server has been configured already, setup access to a new site as follows: ​Under the settings for the Web Server (Root node) select IIS Manager Users and create and enable a new user. Under the Root FTP … Continue reading

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Add script mappings for Perl after ActivePerl Installation (IIS 7.5 64-bit)

Run the following commands: C:\Perl64\bin>ap-iis-config list sites (to get the list of sites and their numbers) ap-iis-config add map –ext .pl –site <sitenumber> –type cgi

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FTP User Isolation in IIS 7.5

To configure the IIS Manager FTP Users and FTP User Isolation in IIS 7.5 I followed the following articles…. http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/305/configuring-ftp-75-user-isolation/ http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/321/configure-ftp-with-iis-7-manager-authentication/

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Moving SharePoint content databases to another installation

Steps I followed to move my SharePoint (WSS v3) Content Databases to SharePoint 2010 on another server (including upgrade) were:- Detach DB from SQL2008 on original server using SQL Management Studio. Copy the .mdf and .ldf files for the content … Continue reading

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Anonymous Relay on Exchange 2010

To configure anonymous relay in Exchange 2010 I had to create a receive connector on the Hub Transport server and run a powershell command. Anonymous relay is restricted to individual IP addresses in this scenario. The process is described in … Continue reading

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Monitoring non-domain members with SCOM 2007 R2

To monitor non-domain members I had to do the following:- Add the CA’s certificate to the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store on both the RMS and the Monitored server. Create a certificate for both the RMS and monitored server with … Continue reading

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Error creating SCOM 2007 R2 SQL Report Model

I had an error when I tried to Deploy a report model in Business Intelligence Studio. Error was as follows: There was an exception running the extensions specified in the config file. —> System.Web.HttpException: Maximum request length exceeded The fix was … Continue reading

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Install SCOM 2007 R2 Agent on ESX4

On ESX Host :- (Indented lines are optional) rpm –e scx (To cleanup previous failed installation) cat /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail (To view current settings) dd if=/dev/urandom of=~/.rnd bs=1 count=1024 esxcfg-firewall -o 1270,tcp,in,SCOMAgent esxcfg-firewall -q (To check rule is in place) rpm -q … Continue reading

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Enable Client Recovery in DPM 2010

To enable client recovery I had to enable port 6075 Incoming on the DPM servers firewall (this should be done automatically when you set up a client protection group in DPM 2010 RTM). You also have to do the schema … Continue reading

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Enable the Mark keys as exportable Option with Windows 2003 Certificate Services

Procedure In order to allow the private key to be marked as exportable, follow these steps: Open the Certificate Templates mmc snap-in. Right-click on the Web Server template and choose Duplicate Template. Under the General tab, name the template. Under … Continue reading

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Configure CA to Issue Certs with SAN (Subject Alternate Names)

How to configure a CA to accept a SAN attribute from a certificate request By default, a CA that is configured on a Windows Server 2003-based computer does not issue certificates that contain the SAN extension. If SAN entries are … Continue reading

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DHCP Relay for Wireless network through TMG/ISA

For DHCP to work through TMG/ISA, the two firewall rules need to be configured and enabled, as well as DHCP Relay Agent in RRAS pointing to the address of the Internal DHCP server and a Wireless Interface on the DHCP Relay … Continue reading

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Change Terminal Services Listening Port

Change the PortNumber value under: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp Same under 2003/2008/2008R2

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ASP.NET Web Administration Pages

When you connect to a web site using FTP in Visual Studio 2008, you are not able to run the ASP.NET Web Administration tool directly from that application. I installed this on the production server by doing the following:- 1. … Continue reading

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Colocation and TapeWritePeriodRatio in DPM

Commands to look at the existing values and set them are:- get-dpmglobalproperty -dpmserver <servername> -propertyname OptimizeTapeUsage get-dpmglobalproperty -dpmserver <servername> -propertyname TapeWritePeriodRatio set-dpmglobalproperty -dpmserver <servername> -OptimizeTapeUsage 1 (1-True,0-False) set-dpmglobalproperty -dpmserver <servername> -TapeWritePeriodRatio 0.9 (0 to 1) Defaults are False and 0.15

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Enabling FTP on Win 2008 Firewall for IIS7

Windows Firewall and non-secure FTP traffic Windows firewall can be configured from command line using netsh command. 2 simple steps are required to setup Windows Firewall to allow non-secure FTP traffic 1) Open port 21 on the firewall netsh advfirewall … Continue reading

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DPM Recovery Points

Recovery Points in DPM are generated as follows:- System State Recovery Points created for each Express Full Backup under Application Recovery Points schedule. Exchange Recovery Points available for each synchronisation. SQL If SQL Recovery Model = FULL then All sync … Continue reading

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Aligning Disk Partitions in Windows

To create a new aligned partition follow these steps:- Run diskpart at a command prompt list disk select disk x (where x is the disk that you want to align) create partition primary align=64 (NOTE: all data will be lost … Continue reading

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DPM backups of Windows 2008 System State

To backup Windows Server 2008 System State you have to have Windows Server Backup installed locally on the server being backed up. You can install it via this command line: servermanagercmd -install backup -allsubfeatures Also, system state is enormous in … Continue reading

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