Monthly Archives: March 2010

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Archiving Reports – Originally Post Oct 30, 2009

While the OCS Resource Kit has some nice tools, I am not especially happy with the Archiving CDR Reporter. Yes, it is good for the basics, but sometimes it just doesn’t have the features that I need.   Some optional … Continue reading

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Network Teaming for Failover Cluster Nodes

Just an FYI, there have been some changes to this document. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/254101/ In the past, there were issues around the use of NIC teaming for the heartbeat (private) network in clustering. In Windows Server 2008, there have been some changes. … Continue reading

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StarWind Software Version 5.0

Last week, I was in Indianapolis delivering one of our ClusterHelp.com classes. When we did the Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster lab, I configured a Quorum and two other disks for each student by using StarWind Software 5.0. We then … Continue reading

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PowerShell and Windows Server 2008 Failover Clusters – Originally Posted Aug 28, 2009

One of the major changes moving forward into Windows Server 2008 R2 is that some of the tools are being deprecated (I love that word) in favor of PowerShell. Some people just screamed, “Wooo hooo, fantastic!” while others screamed, “Great, … Continue reading

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Antivirus for Windows Home Server – Originally Posted Aug 12, 2009

I was using the freebie that came with my WHS, which is provided by McAfee. So, me being a lazy person, I figured I would just purchase the product since the free trial ran out. Once on the console, it … Continue reading

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CoMo Error – You must update your version of Communicator Mobile – Originally Posted Oct 9, 2008

So, long story, short version: I was trying to hook up Communicator Mobile 2007 on my HTC S710 running WM 6.1. I downloaded the latest version from the Microsoft download site and installed it. So far so good. I then … Continue reading

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Network Load Balancing and MAC Addresses – Originally Posted June 24, 2006

I learned something new yesterday. It kind of flipped me out, but now it almost makes sense.   You can try this to confirm. From a client, ping the IP address of your NLB cluster. From the same client, run … Continue reading

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