Start/Stop Tech Support Mode on vSphere hosts

After the installation of the latest vSphere 4.1 patches all hosts displayed a warning about Local & Remote Tech Support Mode being enabled. As I didn’t file like manually stopping the services on every host I took the time to

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Community Day 2011; Impression from an IT-Pro

It has been too long since I’ve written a post on this blog. On top of that some people have shown their appreciation when I wrote a post on some events I’ve attended in the past. How many more reasons

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Outlook Web App Help>About shows your CAS and MBX server

If  you’re deploying multiple Client Access and Mailbox  servers, possibly behind load balancers and/or reverse proxies, the host names of the physical servers are replaced with common DNS aliases. However for troubleshooting/validation purposes you may want to know the exact

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Lync Taskbar Icon

Strange taskbar icon for the Lync client?

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CBTMotion error during storage VMotion

Last I encountered some errors while doing a storage VMotion for a couple of VMs during a migration from ESX 3.5 to vSphere 4.1. When looking in the logs for the CBTMotion errors I found following messages. CBTMotion: scsi0:1: Clone:

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Me(e)t the Exchange Product team

Yesterday we were offered the occasion to meet with some people (Greg Taylor & Ross Smith IV) from MS Exchange product team during an exclusive pro-exchange event. Ilse Van Criekinge also joined the party. Here’s a twitter-style overview of the

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Tivoli TDP for mail requires CAS role on DAG node

The first version of TDP for Mail supporting Exchange Server 2010 was released during the summer holiday season. A customer was validating functionality offered for restoring individual mails/mailboxes. Full database backup/restores were working fine and we deployed the mapi toolkit

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