Thursday, July 29, 2010

Outlook Anywhere & Autodiscover

Here is a great video article from Jaap Wesselius on describing exchange auto discover service.

I think outlook anywhere is excellent and customers love it. It is so easy to set up with exchange 2010.

Monday, July 19, 2010

OCS2007 R2

I have some spare time off this week as I am celebrating the birth of my second child a beautiful little girl whom we named Sophie. Anyway I have been studying for OCS2007R2 Exam 70-638 and the best source of training material I found was technet's labs for OCS which you can reach here

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

GFI aquires Sunbelt Software

GFI recently released their own Anti Virus software which didnt get great reviews.But that is all about to change as when I was working with Netforce we began using Sunbelt Vipre and it is my favorite AV program and it is maturing with release of version 4. It has to have the best GUI I have seen to date and when policies are updated you can see them updating in real time.

Also GFI will get their hands on Double Take which is not a bad piece of software.

I have used GFI's Languard, ISA Monitor, Mail Essentials, Fax Maker many times. So it will be interesting to see how the merge goes.


Monday, July 12, 2010

Removing HP Tools before or after P2V

Here’s a handy tool from CtxAdmTools to have around when virtualizing HP servers to a virtualization platform. It cleans up most if not all of the HP tools, agents and programs.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sonicwall NSA 2400 High Availability

Here is a Sonicwall article on creating a High Availability array of Sonicwall NSA2400 firewalls which I will be implementing next week. I wont be using 5.6.2 firmware as it is a bit buggy on the load balancing and failover. I will be using 5.6.03 firmware.



I love powershell and have began using it more and more with 2008 r2 , hyper-v & exchange 2010. I have subscribed to Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog via rss feeds and i reguarly obtain priceless powershell scripts.

For example a script to convert all word.doc files to docx. Worth checking out!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sonicwall NSA2400

One of our customers recently updated firmware on their NSA2400 and the wan connection began to die as well as the actual firewall appliance becoming unresponsive.

So i thought the unit was faulty as I put a TZ210 in it's place with same config and there were no problems.

I couldnt troubleshoot this during working hours as the customer had a lot of vpns etc. that needed to be up to run their business.So I came in on Saturday and myself and the customer turned off auto negotiate on the wan port and set it to 100Mbps full duplex.

Problem solved!! It was connecting to a Cisco router and that was causing all the fuss. A really simple fix but one that could drive you crazy!

Manage a Hyper-V Host remotely on Windows 7

Here is a great video tutorial on how to manage a hyper-v host from a remote windows 7 pc/laptop.