miércoles, 26 de diciembre de 2012

Exchange 2013, Basic Configuration

When we have finish installing Exchange 2013, we need to make a basic configuration.
For this, we will go to (EAC) Exchange Admin Center 2013, and login with a administrator user.

First of all, we go to MAIL FLOW where we can configure the receipt mail. Ensure that all yours domains are on the list ACCEPTED DOMAINS like in this picture

martes, 25 de diciembre de 2012

Add or Remove Interface Windows 2012

Windows 2012 Server have a new Feature that allow you turn a server with interface in a core server and a core server turn in a Server with interface.

I have a server with interface. I have configure all features in a server, and I want to turn it in a core server. Thereby, the server consumes fewers resources.

There are two modes to remove GUI in a windows 2012 server.

1. Go to Add or Remove Features and remove

viernes, 21 de diciembre de 2012

Exchange 2013 Manager Console

When you finish the Exchange 2013 installation  ( preprequisites and ExchangeSetup ) you go direct to look for the new Exchange Manager Console. If you go to the new windows screen where are all the programs you only can see this apps.
Exchange Management Shell: manage Exchange with PowerShell commands
Exchange Toolbox: enhances the Exchange Server with important security features like spam filter, virus scanner, email backup and a set of rules.

Where is the new Exchange 2013 Management Console?

Install Exchange 2013

In this post I´m going to show you how intall Exchange 2013. First of all, you need to intall all prerequisites and prepare AD. Here you have a post where I explain who you can do it.

Open the folder where you extract the exchange server setup or run the disk and select setup.exe

1. Select the option check updates and donwload it.

miércoles, 19 de diciembre de 2012

Prerequisites to install Exchange 2013

We are going to install Exchange 2013 in Windows 2012. This is a simple configuration where we a going to explain how install the prerequisites, other apps, and finally, Exchange 2013.


First of all we need to install diferents Roles and Features on the server where we are going to install Exchange 2013. You can copy this command and apply this in a Powershell Console.

Install-WindowsFeature AS-HTTP-Activation, Desktop-Experience, NET-Framework-45-Features, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Clustering-CmdInterface, Web-Mgmt-Console, WAS-Process-Model, Web-Asp-Net45, Web-Basic-Auth, Web-Client-Auth, Web-Digest-Auth, Web-Dir-Browsing, Web-Dyn-Compression, Web-Http-Errors, Web-Http-Logging, Web-Http-Redirect, Web-Http-Tracing, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Lgcy-Mgmt-Console, Web-Metabase, Web-Mgmt-Console, Web-Mgmt-Service, Web-Net-Ext45, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Server, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Static-Content, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-WMI, Windows-Identity-Foundation

martes, 18 de diciembre de 2012

HD Pool in Windows 2012 and Virtual Disk with Fault Tolerance

In Windows 2012 you can configure a pool of hard disk and this pool can manage Fault Tolerance.
First of all, go to Server Manager -> File Storage Services -> Storage Pools and create a New Storage Pool

martes, 11 de diciembre de 2012

Configuring DHCP Failover in Windows 2012

We are going to explain how we can configure a DHCP server in Failover.
Go to Server Manager -> Add Roles and Features

Select Roles, select DHCP Server

lunes, 10 de diciembre de 2012

How to change FSMO Roles in Windows 2012

In this post we are going to explain, what we need to change all FSMO Roles in Windows 2012. If you need a little explain about FSMO roles, you can read this post.

First of all, we need to know which domain controler have each role. For this we open a powershell and launch this command

netdom query fsmo

In this case, the five roles are in IRD01DC01.domain.com

Fine Grained Password Policy

When you are one System Administrator and have a load of users who go inside into the domain, and this users have differents profiles, you can configurate differents passwords policys for each one.

Go to Active Directory Administrative Center. Go to Domain -> Services -> Paswword Settings Container and we create a New Password Settings.

Enable Recycle Bin in Active Directory in Windows 2012

In this post, we are going to explain how you can activate the Active Directory Recycle Bin.

First of all, you need to open a Powershell and launch this command:

Enable-ADOptionalFeature -Identity ‘CN=Recylcle Bin Feature,CN=Optional Features,CN=Directory Service,CN=Windows NT,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=yourdomain,DC=com

If you have a problem when you launch this command, you can look at this post.

Error Enabling Recycle Bin. Enable-ADOptionalFeature : The FSMO role....

When you try to activate the Recycle Bin in Windows 2012 you can have the same problem that I have this time.

Enable-ADOptionalFeature : The FSMO role ownership could not be verified because its directory partition has not replicated successfully with at least one replication partner.

viernes, 30 de noviembre de 2012

Verify Replication between Domain Controlers

Sometimes, you always have a dude if one domain controler is or not is replicating correctly. If you want to know if this replication is woking fine, you only need to run this command in the server.

repadmin /showrepl servername /u: domainname \ username /pw:*

In this example I run the command in the second domain controler.

Operation Master Roles

If we want to understand who work a Forest with its domains and its Domain Controlers we need to know how work the Opertaion Master Roles

There are five operations master roles manage single-master operations in AD DS.

Two operations master roles exist in each forest:

The Schema Master, which governs all changes to the schema.

The Domain Naming Master, which adds and removes domains to and from the forest.

In addition to the two forestwide operations master roles, three operations master roles exist in each domain:

The Primary Domain Controller (PDC) emulator. The PDC emulator processes all replication requests from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 backup domain controllers and processes all password updates for clients that are not running Active Directory–enabled client software.

The Relative Identifier (RID) master. The RID master allocates RIDs to all domain controllers to ensure that all security principals have a unique identifier.

The Infrastructure Master. The infrastructure master for a given domain maintains a list of the security principals from other domains that are members of groups within its domain.

jueves, 29 de noviembre de 2012

Add a new Domain Controler in a Forest

We have a new Forest with a Domain Controler. We want to add a new domain controler. We configure a new Windows 2012 server and add this server into the domain.

miércoles, 28 de noviembre de 2012

Intalling Active Directory Domain Services

With Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) server role, you can create a scalable, secure, and manageable infrastructure for user and resource management, and provide support for directory-enabled applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server.
AD DS provides a distributed database that stores and manages information about network resources and application-specific data from directory-enabled applications. A server that is running AD DS is called a domain controller. Administrators can use AD DS to organize elements of a network, such as users, computers, and other devices, into a hierarchical containment structure. The hierarchical containment structure includes the Active Directory forest, domains in the forest, and organizational units (OUs) in each domain. (Microsoft Reference)

If we want to install a new Forest in a company we need to start with a Domain Controler. Start in Server Manager Console and select " Add roles and features

Select Role-bases installation

martes, 27 de noviembre de 2012

Initial Configuration Windows 2012

After install Windows Server 2012, we need to configure the Server. Here there are a list with some recommendations.

1.Select the correct server name and add the computer into the domain (if you have one). The Server name is very important, and I recommend put a name that tell you the next characteristics:
- Location : 2 first leters the country
                  3 letter for the city
                  4 and 5, select a number for the office or floor where is the server. Starting with 01, 02 ...
- Rol         : 6 to x, an acronym that tell you what is the role for this server. (For example DC for a domain                          controler)
                 : a number that distinguishes the differents servers with the same role.

In this case, is the first domain controler in our company. We are in Dublin ( Ireland ). The name will be IRD01DC01

First of all we will go to Server Manager and Select " 1 Configure this local Server " (too easy)

lunes, 26 de noviembre de 2012

Network Card Error in Windows 2012 with VirtualBox

When you finish to install Windows Server 2012 in VirtualBox, appear a new problem with your network card. The Operative System tell you that dont recognize any network interface.
You can see this error state in the bottom bar.

If you go to Network Connections, dont appear any Network Interface

If you want to solve this problem, you need to go to the virtual machin configuration and change the interface type to Intel PRO/1000 MT Server

domingo, 25 de noviembre de 2012

Installing Windows Server 2012

In this bit review, we can see, the easy installation of Windows Server 2012 with some pictures.

1. We need to insert the disk and select this like system boot. The fist menu selection is the languages, Times and keyboard selection.

2. Intall now the Operative System

Error 0xc0000225 installing Windows 2012 in VirtualBox

When you try to install Windows Server 2012 in VM Virtual Box you receive an error message like this: