Sharepoint – VMWARE

Run SharePoint Server on VMware vSphere – The Best Platform for Windows for Uptime and Recoverability

SharePoint provides business-critical services to organizations worldwide.  SharePoint deployments are multi-tier and rely on multiple servers and services, and often grow explosively as workgroups learn to harness capabilities for collaboration, workflow, content management and publishing.  VMware vSphere facilitates rapid growth, and offers built-in capabilities that ensure high availability and rapid disaster recovery.  Once you’ve experienced the benefits that VMware vSphere delivers to SharePoint, you’ll wonder why anybody does it the old way.

A SharePoint infrastructure implemented on VMware virtual machines offers the following advantages over a traditional physical deployment:

  • Much more flexibility in design, deployment, and adaptation to growth
  • Performance at parity with physical implementations
  • Simple, inexpensive high availability options for SQL Server nodes
  • Ensure dynamic scalability and rapid provisioning into your private cloud
  • Eliminate constraints on scaling SharePoint services as demand grows
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AV – Some Options for when your “INFECTED” — AHHH !!!!

 

These EE Articles below give you the proper links to get the software you need. Please note that both “RogueKiller” and “Malwarebytes” are safe to run on Server OS’s.

 

 

http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_4922.html Rogue-Killer

http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_5124.html First-Aid-for-Malware

http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363 TDSSKiller

And a true best friend to always have with you is:  AVG Rescue CD

http://www.avg.com/us-en/avg-rescue-cd

Enjoy !!

Location of NK2 files of Outlook.

The location of the NK2 file of Outlook

The location of the NK2 AutoCompelete file created by Outlook might be different from one computer to another, depending on the operating system and the version of Outlook.
Here’s the rules for finding the location of your NK2 file:

  • For Outlook 2003/2007 with Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003:
    The location of the nk2 file is C:\Documents and Settings\[User Profile]\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
    The name of the NK2 file is identical to the Outlook profile name, with .nk2 extension. 
  • For Outlook 2003/2007 with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows server 2008:
    The location of the nk2 file is C:\Users\[User Profile]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook
    The name of the NK2 file is identical to the Outlook profile name, with .nk2 extension. 
  • For Outlook 2010 with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows server 2008:
    The nk2 file is located in C:\Users\[User Profile]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\RoamCache
    The name of the NK2 file is in the following format: Stream_Autocomplete_X_AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.dat The X is the file index (usually 0) and AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA is a random 16-byte key in hexadecimal format. 
  • For Outlook 2010 with Windows XP:
    The nk2 file is located in C:\Documents and Settings\[User Profile]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\RoamCache
    The name of the NK2 file is in the following format: Stream_Autocomplete_X_AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.dat The X is the file index (usually 0) and AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA is a random 16-byte key in hexadecimal format.

Using nlite to slipstream Images.

Slipstreaming drivers in to your Windows installation can either make your Windows install super simple or just make it possible. Most modern SATA and RAID controllers need specific drivers for Windows to see and use the hard drive, and with most newer computers not having a floppy drive and most unable to use a USB attached one this leaves you to only option to add the correct driver to the CD using this slipstream technique. Besides adding hard drive controller drivers so you can install windows you can also add whatever other drivers you would typically install in Windows and put them in the install. Today I will be walking you though adding a RAID card driver to a Microsoft Windows 2003 Standard Edition installation.

Check out Wayne Zimmerman’s blog here for instructions :

http://www.waynezim.com/2009/07/how-to-slipstream-drivers-into-a-windows-installation-using-nlite/

Manually configure Outlook for Office 365 Exchange Online

Manually configure Outlook for Office 365 Exchange Online

For many reasons, you might want to manually configure Outlook to work with Office 365.

Here are some obstacles you may encounter:

  • You don’t have the Office 365 Sign-in assistant available.
  • No Autodiscover record published.

The link above shows you how to do it:

PowerShell Script to set all passwords to be the same in Office365

Create a CSV file with the following format:
UPN,Password
mary@mycompany.ie,Ireland1002*
save it as resetuserpassword.csv

$LiveCred = Get-Credential
$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://ps.outlook.com/powershell/ -Credential $LiveCred -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection
Import-PSSession $Session
Connect-Msolservice
Import-CSV “c:\users\pgilbride\desktop\resetuserpassword.csv” | foreach {Set-MsolUserPassword -userPrincipalName $_.UPN -NewPassword $_.Password -ForceChangePassword $false1}

Obviously change the location above (in bold) to be that of your CSV file location.

This saved me a lot of time, but you still need to change the password to something else. At least you don’t need to remember what each temp one is. Once i find the script to do that i will post here.

How to setup Web Filtering logging on Fortinet Firewall

There are two ways to have a web filtering report. Both of them require that you enable on the firewall policy under Policy – Policy – Policy section on FortiGate GUI the checkbox Log Allowed Traffic. Then you have to go on UTM Profiles – Web Filter – Profile section and flag the checkbox Log all URLs on the correct Web Filter Profile.

After these you can create 2 kind of reports, both manually, on the Log&Report tab ofg FortiGate GUI. One on Log & Archive Access – UTM Log, where you can filter UTM Type by Web Filter and also other filter (like date / time / etc.) and then download the log file with the button Download Raw Log. The second instead is located in Report Access – Web Usage , where you can create charts of the 10 most blocked web sites or categories, and you can download the pdf file of this log.

Add multiple members to a distribution group in O365

To create bulk distribution groups at one time, and add multiple members to each distribution group, please take to the following steps:
1. Install and configure Windows PowerShell.
2. Connect Windows PowerShell to Exchange Online.
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Create bulk distribution groups at one time
1. Prepare a CSV file to import multiple distribution groups, and store it in local disk (for example, C:\distributiongroups.csv ).

For example:
Name, Type
Group1, Distribution
Group2, Distribution

Note:
Name represents display name of the distribution group.

2. Run the command below to bulk import several distribution groups:
Import-CSV “D:\distributiongroup.csv” | foreach {New-DistributionGroup -Name $_.name -Type $_.Type}

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Add multiple members to each distribution group
1.Prepare a CSV file to contain each user’s information, including Display name, Alias, E-mail address, and then store it in local disk (for example, D:\list.csv ).

For example:
Display name, Alias, E-mail address
Member1, member1, member1@contoso.com
Member2, member2, member2@contoso.com

2. Import the CSV file to Exchange Online via PowerShell.
Run the cmdlet:
Import-Csv “D:\list.csv” | foreach{Add-DistributionGroupMember -Identity “GroupName” -Member $_.alias}

Note:
GroupName represents the distribution group needs to be added members.
After those steps, you can create multiple distribution groups at one time, and add several users into them.