Uninstalling ForeFront 2010 from Server 2012 after server upgrade

After doing several installations of Server 2012 on Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 servers I became convinced that I should migrate the entire internal serverpark to 2012. I ran into several issues (which I will post later on) but most annoyingly of all is ForeFront 2010 on the servers. Note: Microsoftsoft has, since creation […]

Backup Exchange 2010 SP1 on Windows 2008 R2 with Windows Backup

First install the Windows Server Backup Features using the Server Manager. Select both the Windows Server Backup and Command-line Tools. Now locate the “Microsoft Exchange Server Extension for Windows Server Backup” service and set the service to automatic and start it. Now we are ready to begin the backup process from the Windows Server Backup tool. From Start […]

Beefing up your security

In light with adding as many security layers as possible to various environments I am responsible for I have come acros several interesting (Knowledge Base) articles, one of the foremost is this link http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/10-crazy-it-security-tricks-actually-work-196864 which details 10 steps on improving security in large and small networks. Although I find honeypots and tarpits a bit overkill for […]

Achieved 070-647 MCITP Enterprise Administrator

Today I achieved 070-647, it was a decently hard exam as to be expected ofcourse for the level of expertise required to pass and know all the items questioned within it. Focus will now shift from 2008 basis to my Messaging Specialism, which I will be upgrading from MCSA:M with an additional 2007 MCTS in […]

Debugging Scheduled tasks “Last Result 0XE0434F4D”

Ran into a problem today with using a scheduled task which was not executing properly after changes being made to it’s batchjob. Ofcourse the Windows Task Scheduler doesn’t give a very good description on the error message so I found a nice article that uses the following code: @echo off echo %date% %time% Start of […]