Que Nguyen's Microsoft techology blog

  • Multi-platform support in System Center 2012

    * Veeam Management Pack™ for VMware (SCOM), online demo video (9 min)
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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) ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Getting started with SCOM 2012

    * Deploying OpsMgr 2012 – a quick-start guide from Kevin Holman's System Center Blog * Install Operations Manager 2012 Beta
  • 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....
  • Private Cloud lab setup guide 2

    This is the version 2 of the Private Cloud lab step-by-step setup guide. Instead of using a single physical machine for DC+Storage+Management roles, the VMs are used instead for easy transfer to another hardware. Note: the guide is to illustrate the concepts...
  • Hyper-V Architecture and Feature Overview

    Hyper-VArchitecture diagram Full article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd722833(v=BTS.10).aspx * Hyper-V non-Windows OS support: Linux Distributions (VMs configured with 1, 2 or 4 virtual processor). Source: http://www.microsoft.com...
  • COOL: "Windows Server 8” sneak preview

    Windows Server 8 virtual machines will help you build private clouds of greater scale by supporting (at least…) 16 virtual processors fully loaded with business critical workloads like SQL Server. Then we show you how you can deliver improved fault...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • AD RMS overview

    AD RMS is a Windows Server feature that can help prevent confidential information (Outlook emails, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, XPS documents) from being distributed illegally to the outside world. We can have the users manually turn on protection before...
  • Private Cloud update: Hear what NetApp and Cisco are Saying After Joining the Hyper-V Fast Track Program

    As we announced yesterday we are proud to have NetApp and Cisco participating in the Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program and delivering pre-validated private cloud solutions for customers. The new NetApp Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track with Cisco builds upon...
  • Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 : better together

    * Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 better together slide download (4.4M) * Windows 7 DirectAccess demo download (7M) * Branch Cache Distributed Mode demo download (3.6M) * AppLocker demo download (4.7M) * BitLocker Drive Encryption overview...
  • System Center Orchestrator overview

    * Installing Opalis 6.3 article
  • VDI solution overview

    * Optimized Desktop overview slide download * Microsoft VDI overview slide download -Deploying Personal Virtual Desktops by Using Remote Desktop Web Access Step-by-Step Guide. Word document download: go.microsoft.com/fwlink -Deploying Personal...
  • Private Cloud overview

    * Private Cloud overview slide download (6M) * Private Cloud overview demo video download * Private Cloud overview demo PPT download (8M) * Hyper-V Live Migration demo video download (3M) * Private Cloud lab setup guide 2 article * Microsoft...
  • Private Cloud lab setup guide

    * 03 physical machines: 1 DC+System Center (SCVMM, SCVMM SSP 2.0, SCOM) + Storage Server (using Microsoft iSCSI Target 3.3, named DC-SC 02 Hyper-V members, named NODE1 & NODE2 Note: the guide is to illustrate the concepts only so it...