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Configuring Sync and Writeback Permissions in Active Directory for Azure Active Directory Sync

[Last updated 11th November 2019 – added support for Exchange Server automapping support, which was announced during Microsoft Ignite 2019 and will be supported in the first half of calendar year 2020. This is supported by adding writeback for msExchDelegateListBL and msExchDelegateListLink attributes. The below Exchange Hybrid writeback script has been updated to support these […]

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Access Is Denied Message After Sysprep–How To Fix

If before you use Sysprep to prepare a Windows machine for imaging you set the administrators password “User cannot change password” then sysprep will not clear this setting, but will set the “User must change password at next logon” setting. Normally these two settings are mutually exclusive, but in the scenario for sysprep it seems […]

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Building An Exchange Unified Messaging Lab (Part 7)

In this series of blog posts I am looking at creating a Unified Messaging lab for Exchange Server 2010 (and 2013). Earlier posts have looked at the installation of the PBX (AsteriskNOW) and the configuration of the Exchange Server. This post will look at the configuration of the user’s settings. For each user there are […]

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Installing Dell Open Manage 7.1 on Hyper-V R2 Servers

This set of instructions goes through the process for installing Dell Open Manager on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. Download both the 6.5 and 7.1 versions of Dell Open Manage You need to install 6.5 first, or you will get errors about “omchecks has stopped working” failing during the RunPreReqChecks process and […]

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Lab Environment: Set All Users With Non-Expiring Passwords

Using Active Directory Module for Windows Powershell (part of Windows 2008 R2 Active Directory and downloadable for earlier versions of AD) use the following cmdlet to set all your user to have non-expiring passwords. Great for lab environments: Get-ADUser | Set-ADAccountControl –PasswordNeverExpires $True

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Scheduling Backup on Microsoft Hyper-V Server

To do a backup of the virtual machines installed on your Hyper-V Server (2008 or 2008 R2 editions) you need to complete the following steps. Install the backup feature by typing start /w ocsetup WindowsServerBackup from the command prompt. Get a list of the drives on which Hyper-V Server has stored virtual machines. This will […]

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Windows Backup Failure on Windows Server 2008

I recently had a case where Windows Backup would fail at approx. 75% complete during a full backup. The backup utility and command line both reported that “The system cannot find the file specified”. The Event Viewer/Application… Services/ Microsoft/ Windows/ Backup/ Operational reads “Backup target is running low on free space. Future backups to this […]

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Remote Web Workplace in Essential Business Server 2008 Always Prompts for Password and Never Logs In

There is a published problem with EBS 2008 where Outlook prompts for a password all the time when connected over HTTP/RPC (Outlook Anywhere) – see the Microsoft EBS Team Blog. We have found that the same problem is also exposed in the Remote Web Workplace when trying to connect over Remote Desktop to your PC […]

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SBS 2008 SharePoint Install Breaks Default SBS Web Site

A recent installation of a second SharePoint site on Small Business Server 2008 broke the Remote Web Workplace site for access from the internet. Intranet access to the site worked fine, but from the internet where the http request to the site is redirected to https had stopped working. Opening up IIS 7 Manager and […]

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Hyper-V and VSS Backups Cause Bluescreen

I found the other week that my Hyper-V server, running Server Core and nothing else was restarting all of its own accord. As this is just a server at home, and the monitor is switched off 99% of the time I had not noticed it blue screening. So looking in the event log (remotely of […]

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Account Rename and Essential Business Server 2008 Installation Failure

The error “cannot find the specified active directory object: winnt:///,user” and “program file folder creation or environment variables setting did not finish successfully” appears during the installation of Essential Business Server 2008 on the Security Server if a group policy exists in your current environment that renames the local administrator account name. The GPO setting […]

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Running Schema Upgrade Tool When You Have No DVD Drive on Infrastructure Master

The Essential Business Server installation steps for the Management Server might require you to insert the Prerequisite Planning Tools DVD into the Infrastructure Master to run schemaupgradetool.exe. What if you do not have a DVD drive on the current infrastructure master? Then copy over the network the SCHEMAUPGRADETOOL.EXE, MMSNETWORKINGNATIVE.DLL and the entire ADPREP folder. Then […]

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Windows 2008, IIS 7.0, 64 bit Server, Terminal Services Web Application and Access Databases

This is a long list of pre-requisites, but for your information they do not work together. If you have a web site that uses Access as its data storage and you migrate that site to an x64 Windows machine then access to the Access MDB file ceases with the following error: “‘Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0’ provider is not […]

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Enterprise Certificate Services and Terminal Services Gateway – Certificate Issuing for Internet Usage

To issue a certificate for the Windows 2008 Terminal Services gateway using your own intalled Enterprise Certificate Authority, out of the box you need to create a certificate request file, request the certificate from the Enterprise CA, install the issued certificate and map the certificate to the TS Gateway. This can help you if you […]

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SSTP (SSL VPN) on SBS 2008 RC0

Updated 31st March 2008: Please see http://c7solutions.com/blog/2009/03/configuring-sstp-vpn-on-small-business_31.aspx as this new article replaces the below, as the below refers to a pre-release version of SBS 2008. The working instructions for configuring SSTP on SBS 2008 is much more complicated than the steps below. SSL based VPN’s are great. In short it is VPN without firewall or […]

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Exchange 2007 Clustering on Windows 2008

I have just spent an hour or three installing two Windows 2008 Enterprise Edition boxes to create an Exchange 2007 SCC cluster using Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 to create the environment. But I did not get that far, as Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering shared storage requires SAS (Serial SCSI) or iSCSI and not […]