Que Nguyen's Microsoft techology blog

  • Monitoring non-domain servers using SCOM

    The below article is obtained from: http://pkjayan.wordpress.com/2010/05/17/agent-managed-non-trusted-servers-without-gateway/ . The text in green color is my own comment. The scenario is not using any gateway server. Preparation: - make sure the...
  • Hyper-V performance in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    * Lab Reports: Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Hyper-V R2 SP1 Performance Analysis : can support 20,000 simulated Exchange 2010 users * Lab Reports: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V R2 SP1 Performance Analysis : can support 80,000 brokerage customers...
  • Installing Windows 7 from a USB stick

    I found the steps from the below article: http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7vista-from-usb-drive-detailed-100-working-guide/ Make sure your USB stick is big enough to accomodate the Windows 7 installation bits. And here below...
  • Test driving Windows Storage Server!

    Just install the 30 day eval of the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target to your normal Windows Server.
  • Private Cloud lab setup guide 3

    This is the step-by-step guide for adding a free Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 or a paid Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core to the Hyper-V cluster. - On NODE1, shrink the existing drive so that we have the second partition to host the Hyper-V Server....
  • Getting started with SCOM 2012

    * Deploying OpsMgr 2012 – a quick-start guide from Kevin Holman's System Center Blog * Install Operations Manager 2012 Beta
  • KMS host troubleshooting & monitoring

    * Windows Activation: Troubleshooting and Monitoring the KMS . Source: http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jsandys/archive/2009/04/08/windows-activation-troubleshooting-and-monitoring-the-kms.aspx As I've described in the previous two installments, the...
  • Volume activation at University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Source: http://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=5294 These are some of the important characteristics of Volume Activation 2.0 as implemented at the UW-Madison. In November 2006, Microsoft rolled out their new volume license activation scheme, Volume Activation...
  • DPM 2010 requirement and deployment

    * From Microsoft TechNet: We have tested DPM 2010 running in a Hyper-V Virtual environment and it is fully supported considering the following limitations, requirements. 1) The DPM storage pool disks cannot be .vhd's - they must be either iSCSI attached...
  • Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services at Microsoft

    At Microsoft, sensitive business information in e-mail and business documents was at risk of exposure to unauthorized users. Microsoft IT implemented AD DS so that authors could use Microsoft Office and SharePoint Server to restrict access to confidential...
  • Making a Wireless Connection Accessible to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine (VM)

    There are a number of resources regarding this that I’ve seen on the Web in various blogs but I’m documenting my approach as much for me so I can remember it as for you as well. There have been a number of conferences that I have arrived at...
  • Windows 8 overview

    * Windows Server 8 Overview webcast on Channel9 Getting Started with Windows 8 - Windows Key ( ): switch to Home screen - Home screen, then type some characters: search for Apps (and Settings and Files as well) - Home screen: right click a...
  • Using script with AD database

    Courtesy: Nguyen Quoc Dung. Use these scripts if you want to list and execute all AD objects that are inactive for more than 60 days and count all Computers in AD grouped by OS, so you can know how many percentages of computers running XP or Windows...
  • System Center 2012 information

    * System Center 2012 overview slide deck download (9M) * Private Cloud demo video download (6M) * Register and download to try 14 scenarios of Microsoft Private Cloud . * Private Cloud (with approval activity) demo video download (7M) ...
  • Network World - Users find Microsoft System Center 2012 simplifies virtual systems management duties

    Summary: Switching from VMware to Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization environment is saving money for two businesses that are also using Microsoft's System Center 2012 (especially Operations Manager and Orchestrator) to manage and monitor applicationsand...
  • Forefront Endpoint Protection demo

    The key thing to save the endpoint management and protection cost and increase agility is to combine them into one. Forefront Endpoint Protection can now be managed directly from the SCCM (and SCOM) console. There will be no separate Forefront Endpoint...
  • Multi-platform support in System Center 2012

    * Veeam Management Pack™ for VMware (SCOM), online demo video (9 min)
  • System Center Configuration Manager 2007 demo video download (as of Feb 2008)

    LATEST UPDATE : to System Center 2012 version * System Center Configuration Manager 2012 and Endpoint Protection 2012 demo video (57M) . * PowerPoint slide download (6.5 MB) * Hands on lab manuals * SCCM deployment - Remote Control - Reporting...
  • Active Directory Technologies

    * AD Technical Overview slide download (1M) * Use AD as a mini Human Resource database demo video download (1.4M) How to use LDAP to query AD database, how to use ADSIEdit tool to modify AD schema, .... * Single Singon (SSO) with AD for your in-house...
  • Exchange 2007 resource

    * Exchange 2007 overview slide (9.7 MB) * Exchange 2007 Reviewer's Guide (updated Nov 2007) (7.4 MB) * Exchange 2007 sample diagram * Exchange 2007 demo diagram * Exchange 2007 planning document Table 5 Mailbox memory recommendations...
  • Windows 2008 Overview: Slide and demo video download

    * Overview slide deck download (4.8M) * Demo video: Firewall and IPSec (1M) * Demo video: IIS 7 administration new features (3M) * Demo video: NAP support in DHCP, Windows XP and Vista (0.7M) * Demo video: NAP support in DHCP, Configuration, Auto Remediation...
  • Managing Exchange 2007 recipients using the Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) MMC snap-in

    One of the things that have changed drastically with Exchange Server 2007 is the way in which you manage recipients. As most of us are aware, back in Exchange 2000 and 2003, recipients were managed using the Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC...
  • IT Services Assesment and Planning with Microsoft Infrastructure Optimization Initiative

    Microsoft Infrastructure Optimization is a guidance recommended from some independent reseachers that helps organizations evaluating its current IT environment, discovering what IT services needed for the future and the order of deploying those services...
  • Some ISA Server resources

    * ISA 2006 logging topic * ISA 2004 Hands-On lab manual (0.2M) * ISA https filtering demo (0.2M)
  • Microsoft Branch Office solutions

    * Microsoft Branch Office solutions presentation slide (0.3M) * DFS & ISA Site-to-site VPN demo scenario (0.2M) * Windows 2008 DFS demo video (2.6M) * Windows 2008 RODC and Server Core demo video (4.1M) * Windows 2008 Terminal Services...