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Installing SCCM 2007 (R3) on Windows 2008 R2

Installing System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 is supported but you need to configure some extra IIS features which don’t need to be configured when installing SCCM 2007 on for instance Windows Server 2003. In this blog I will write about the prerequisites to be able to install SCCM 2007 […]

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CEP meeting #8 summary “SCCM 2012 Software Update Management”

As part of the Community  Evaluation Community the 8th live meeting about System Center Configuration Manager 2012 was scheduled for today. The main subject was Software Update Management in SCCM 2012. At TechEd in Berlin and during the Live Meeting Microsoft showed the key investments they made regarding Software Updates. For the Configuration Manager Administrator […]

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Exchange 2010 Sp1 personal archive permissions and shared mailboxes

Since Exchange 2010 it’s possible to assign a personal archive to a normal or shared mailbox. If you create a shared mailbox with a personal archive, and give a user Full Access Permissions, the personal archive of the shared mailbox and the shared mailbox become available in Outlook 2010 or Outlook Web App. This is […]

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SCSM 2010 SP1 Exchange Connector, a first look

Last Friday the Exchange Connector for SCSM 2010 was finally released and is a welcome enhancement for System Center Service Manager SP1. With the Exchange Connector you are able to monitor an Exchange Server 2007/2010 mailbox where people from your company can send their new, or updated incidents to. The connector is used to monitor the […]

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Adding multiple Self Service Portals to SCSM 2010SP1 (complete steps)

When playing around with the System Center Service Manager 2010 Self Service Portal, I wanted to create more portals on the same server. The basic steps of creating a secondary portal are well documented in several blogs around the Internet. But when following the steps a couple of trivial parts are missing. In this blog […]

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Forwarding all mail of one mailbox via EMS (Powershell)

The function is there for ages, but I am always forget the following administrative feature. 😉 Sometimes when a employee is unavailable for a longer time, due an extended holiday or sickness, you often will get the request to give access to the mail of the employee. You can do this like mentioned in an earlier […]

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Windows NLB not recommended for CAS anymore

During a session I missed at TechEd 2010 in Berlin, the Microsoft Exchange Team announced that they for most circumstances don’t recommend Windows Network Load Balancing for the CAS role anymore. Instead of recommending their own solution, which is still recommended in the online documentation, Microsoft now recommends the use of Hardware Load Balancers. Steve […]

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Managing Personal Archives with EMS in Exchange 2010 SP1

In Exchange 2010 a personal archive feature came available. The personal archive is an additional mailbox that’s enabled for a user, which you can store on a separate server (since SP1) with less expensive storage hardware. The Personal Archive must eliminate the need of pst files in your organization. With the release of Service Pack […]

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Exchange Server 2010 installation fails when firewall is disabled

When installing Exchange Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 the Windows Firewall service must be enabled and the Windows Firewall must be running. If not, you will receive the following error and the installation of Exchange Server 2010 will fail. Error: The following error was generated when “$error.Clear(); Add-FirewallException -FirewallRule (New-Object Microsoft.Exchange.Security. WindowsFirewall.MSExchangeRPCByPortRule)” was run: “There […]

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Exchange Server 2010 SP1 High Availability Enhancements

With Exchange Server 2010 SP1 several High Availability enhancements came available. In this blog I want to point out the Powershell scripts that came available. Scripts makes life easy 🙂

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Deployment types in System Center Configuration Manager 2012

The way of deploying applications with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 is different than all earlier versions of SCCM or SMS. In SMS or SCCM you could deploy packages which were scripts, MSI’s or App-v applications. The package included normally one deployment type per application. In the twenty twelve version of SCCM a single application […]

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About Peter Daalmans
Peter is a Senior Consultant and Enterprise Mobility (Configuration Manager/Microsoft Intune/Enterprise Mobility Suite) MVP with CTGlobal with a primary focus on the Enterprise Client Management and Enterprise Mobility. Writing blogs and sharing his knowlegde since 2010 on ConfigMgrBlog.com / PeterDaalmans.com.

Also one of the founders and leads of the Windows Management User Group Netherlands.

Peter tries to speak every year on several events like TechDays Netherlands, ExpertsLive, IT/Dev Connections, BriForum, Midwest Management Summit and in 2013 Peter had the honor to speak at TechEd Australia and TechEd New Zealand. See more here.

Author of four books about Configurtion Manager and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility +Security

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