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Installing OCS 2007 R2 on Windows 2008R2

Posted by chrisbeams on June 23, 2010

If you try and do the install it will fail (or appear to do nothing) on installing :

“The Windows Media Format Runtime is required in order to install this component. Installing the WMFR may require a system restart to complete the installation. Click OK to continue with the installation”

To get round this (but only in a test lab) you can do the following:

pkgmgr.exe /ip /m:”%windir%\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Windows-Media-Format-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6001.18000.mum”

Taken from technet

Posted in OCS 2007R2, Windows 2008R2 | Tagged: | 1 Comment »

PowerGUI Visual Studio is now in beta

Posted by chrisbeams on June 21, 2010

This looks pretty cool, taken from Poshoholic »

Due to popular demand, Adam Driscoll has just released Beta 1 of his PowerGUI Visual Studio (aka PowerGUI VSX) project!

If you missed my blog about this last week and don’t know what this product is, it’s an extension for Visual Studio that adds PowerGUI’s editor with Intellisense, syntax highlighting and snippets for PowerShell script files to Visual Studio!  This can make it much easier to create PowerShell scripts or modules if you’re already working inside Visual Studio.

You can learn all about this great project and download the beta release by going to the PowerGUI VSX page on CodePlex now!

This project requires that the following prerequisites be installed first:

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TechNet Simulcast: Forefront virtual events this week

Posted by chrisbeams on June 21, 2010

From Keith Combs Blag

Register for the Forefront Virtual Event on June 23 and 24 to hear from and ask questions directly to the product team as we deliver technical demonstrations and provide instruction on all Forefront products (FEP, FIM, TMG, UAG, FPSP, FPE, FOPE) and on Active Directory Rights Management Services + Exchange Server. If you’re an IT Professional interested in learning about Microsoft’s latest Forefront security technologies, this event is for you.

Registration for Day 1 (6/23)

Registration for Day 2 (6/24)

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Exchange Schema – What gets changed?

Posted by chrisbeams on May 20, 2010

Nice document from MS

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3D44DE93-3F21-44D0-A0A1-35FF5DBABD0B&displaylang=en

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You do not have permission to modify the group

Posted by chrisbeams on May 8, 2010

Seen this one a few times, seems to be a bug in the windows 2008r2 tools, you get it when you attempt to add to a group you dont have permission on.. looks like japanese characters

Posted in Active Directory | Tagged: | 9 Comments »

Error 1316.A SQL 2008 Repair

Posted by chrisbeams on April 25, 2010

If whilst doing a repair on SQL 2008 you get “Error 1316.A network error occurred while attempting to read from the file xxxxx”

then the below has the  fix , basically Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 <Language> install is causing the issue.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/970876?p=1

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The start mode for the Net. Tcp Port – how to set to automatic

Posted by chrisbeams on April 25, 2010

Next issue with the exchange 2010 install 🙂

“The start mode for the Net. TCP Port Sharing service must be set to Automatic before Setup can continue”.

this one needs a bit of PowerShell to fix

Set-Service NetTcpPortSharing -StartupType Automatic

thanks to http://www.itsolutionskb.com/2009/11/the-start-mode-for-the-net-tcp-port-sharing-service-must-be-set-to-automatic-before-setup-can-continue-exchange-2010/ for the help

Posted in Exchange, Exchange 2010 | Tagged: , | 2 Comments »

Issues installing Exchange 2010 on Windows 2008R2

Posted by chrisbeams on April 25, 2010

If you get “Unable to read data from the Metabase. Ensure that Microsoft Internet Information Services is installed”

You need to install an additional item called IIS 6 Management Compatibility role services under Web Server (IIS).

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why migrate sysvol to dfsr

Posted by chrisbeams on April 22, 2010

http://blogs.technet.com/askds/archive/2010/04/22/the-case-for-migrating-sysvol-to-dfsr.aspx

Good article on why you would want to migrate Sysvol to dfsr from frs.

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Office Communications Server 2007 R2, OCS 2007 or LCS 2005 does not work correctly after you upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2

Posted by chrisbeams on April 6, 2010

Office Communications Server 2007 R2, OCS 2007 or LCS 2005 does not work correctly after you upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3ben-us%3b982020

Looks like a rerun of the Forest Prep can help fix.

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