Que Nguyen's Microsoft techology blog

  • KMS activation for Windows 7, Windows 2008, Office 2010 and above

    There are two different models for completing volume activation: 1.Multiple Activation Key (MAK) - MAK activates systems on a one-time basis, using Microsoft's hosted activation services. 2.Key Management Service (KMS) – KMS allows organizations...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Engine update time-out error in ForeFront Server for Exchange

    Recently I noticed the following error in the Application Event log: Event Type: Error Event Source: GetEngineFiles Event Category: Engine Error Event ID: 6014 Date: 2/9/2008 Time: 10:08:43 AM User: N/A Computer: GATEWAY Description: Microsoft Forefront...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hyper-V tips and tricks

    * Want to copy files from the host to VMs quickly? I have been so comfortable with drag-and-drop support in Virtual PC so I find it frustrating when Hyper-V VMs do not support it. Here you are the solution: create a virtual private network in the host...
  • ForeFront Client Security: standalone (agent only) 120 day evaluation guide

    What is ForeFront Client Security (FCS) then? This is a client/server solution that helps scan and remove malware (virus, spyware, rootkit, Trojan...) in client and server operating systems. This is a new product from Microsoft. For quick evaluation...
  • 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...
  • Exchange 2003 Disaster Recovery with NtBackup

    * 2006.03 Exchange 2003 DR with NtBackup step by step demo (PowerPoint format) download (17M) This was done on a single server with AD, DNS and Exchange 2003 installed ================ Demo 1: Backup best practices - Important: System State backup...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Operations Manager 2007 R2 on Windows 2008 R2 - Single server deployment

    * OpsMgr 2007 R2 on Windows 2003 setup steps guide download (6.7 M) * Use Server Manager, Add Features, and under ".NET Framework 3.5.1 Features" select ".NET Framework 3.5.1" * Install SQL 2008 Std x64, select Database Engine Services & Reporting...
  • Getting started with SCOM 2012

    * Deploying OpsMgr 2012 – a quick-start guide from Kevin Holman's System Center Blog * Install Operations Manager 2012 Beta
  • 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...
  • ISA Server logging

    In order to query the log, in addtion to the builtin query viewer of ISA, you can install SQL client tools, then use SQL Analyzer to connect to ISA-SERVER\MSFW (replace ISA-SERVER with your actual server name) and query the log. See the example here ...
  • 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....
  • ForeFront Client Security - Single server deployment guide

    What is ForeFront Client Security (FCS) then? This is a client/server solution that helps scan and remove malware (virus, spyware, rootkit, Trojan...) in client and server operating systems. This is a new product from Microsoft. It uses WSUS 3.0 or Configuration...
  • Activation and Volume Licensing contacts

    Microsoft Activation Center Email: seapa@microsoft.com Tel: (+84) 4 935 1053; Outside Vietnam: 603 7712 4671 http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/resources/vol/numbers.mspx   VLSC Support  Contact Email:   vlservp@microsoft.com     ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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...