How to Create a Shared Mailbox in Microsoft Exchange Server 2016
Posted by Karim Buzdar on September 27, 2017
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Shared mailbox in Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 is used by multiple users so that they can receive and send emails from the same mailbox.

In this article, I’ll demonstrate to create a shared mailbox in Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 by using Exchange Admin Center (EAC). I’ll add two members to the shared mailbox, by default they will have full access so that they can add new or remove existing users from the mailbox.

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The release of vSphere 6.5 Update 1 and some updates of other products. The review to keep you updated.
Posted by Alex Samoylenko on September 6, 2017
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At the end of July VMware has released vSphere Update 1. In fact, this is the first their update for vSphere 6.5, VMware’s major product. There are also other updates apart from the mentioned one. VMware Site Recovery Manager has been updated to the 6.5.1 version and VMware vSAN has been updated to 6.6.1. This news will be highlighted in further to prevent you from being overwhelmed by the massive lists of the Release Notes.

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Deploy Veeam Agent for Windows to backup a physical server
Posted by Romain Serre on August 10, 2017
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Veeam Backup & Replication was mainly a backup product for the virtual environment until this year. Recently, Veeam has released Veeam Agent for Windows and Linux 2.0 that enable to backup physical machines such as workstation and server. In this topic, I’ll talk only about Veeam Agent for Windows on a server the environment.

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A few details about Veeam CDP in Veeam Availability Suite v10
Posted by Alex Samoylenko on June 30, 2017
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Recently, New Orleans has hosted the VeeamOn 2017 conference that was dedicated to providing availability for virtualized datacenters. I participated as Veeam Vanguard, a member of the community of professionals promoting the products of this company.

During the event, Veeam announced the release of the Veeam Availability Suite v10 aimed to provide complete availability for virtual datacenter. According to developers’ estimates, the suite will be released by the end of 2017.

NEW Veeam Availability Suite v10

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Deploying the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)
Posted by Nicolas Prigent on June 26, 2017
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Local Administrator Password Solution - Logo

Microsoft is offering the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) that provides a solution to the issue of using a common local account with an identical password on every computer in a domain. LAPS resolves this issue by setting a different, random password for the common local administrator account on every computer in the domain. Domain administrators using the solution can determine which users, such as helpdesk administrators, are authorized to read passwords.

LAPS allows you to manage local administrator account passwords on domain-joined computers so that passwords are unique on each managed computer, randomly generated, and centrally stored in Active Directory infrastructure.

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Interforest Migration in Windows Server 2016 with Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) 3.2. Part 3
Posted by Karim Buzdar on June 22, 2017
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In previous articles, we have installed Password Export Server Service (PES) 3.1, established trust, delegated permissions to source user account in the target domain, configured source and target domains for SID history migration and understood the theory behind interforest migration. Now, we move ahead with actual migration.

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Interforest Migration in Windows Server 2016 with Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) 3.2. Part 2
Posted by Karim Buzdar on June 16, 2017
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In the previous article, we have installed Password Export Server Service (PES) v3.1 on source domain and establish trust between two forests. We will move ahead and delegate permissions to user account from source domain in the target domain, configure source and target domains for SID history migration. We will also see the difference in behavior of AD objects in both intraforest and interforest migration and how to create an include file when migration large number of objects.

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Interforest Migration in Windows Server 2016 with Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) 3.2. Part 1
Posted by Karim Buzdar on June 7, 2017
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Interforest migration involves relocating Active Directory (AD) objects between forests.You may have to migrate AD objects between forests at the time of moving test domain into your production environment or because of companies merger and the need to consolidate two (information technology) IT infrastructures.

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5 SCCM Tools Every Sysadmin Should Know
Posted by Nicolas Prigent on May 17, 2017
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Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

Knowing the right tool to the right job is something that can save you hours of extra work and tedium. In this article, I will compile a list of useful System Center Configuration Manager tools for troubleshooting and automate your SCCM infrastructure. If these tools are not released by Microsoft, then it means they are developed by the community. For any assistance, you must send a request to developers. All the tools listed below have been tested on SCCM 1610 version and they are free!

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Deploy a VMware VM from a template
Posted by Romain Serre on May 11, 2017
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Most of the companies have to install guide to deploy servers with manual or automatic steps. These guides exist to get a consistent server installation across the organization. Thanks to a consistent environment, the management of the infrastructure is easier and the outages are less common.

Because a virtual machine is basically software, it’s easy to clone and redeploy. We can also create a template from a virtual machine and create new VMs from this template. In this way, we can customize the “initial VM” such as update the OS, copy scripts or set the system, make a template and deploy new VMs from this template. All new VMs will get the OS customization. All that remains to be done is to set the specific parameters of the OS such as IP address, computer name or specific scripts to run. So you can automate the VM deployment regarding your server specifications.

Virtual Machines template

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