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Moving Orphaned Users from OCS 2007 “2007 R2” to Lync 2010 Pool

Howdy ;

 

It might happen that you installed lync 2010 pool in enviroment that you still have the OCS 2007 server pool functioning.Suddenly you decided to decommission and totally remove the OCS pool, while you still have users that are not enabled for neither ocs 2007 nor lync 2010 pool. You open the lync 2010 control panel then you search for those users and try to enable them oooops you got the below error.

 

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ok that’s fine, then you decide to use the enablecs user command using the lync powershell command tool, and now you get the following error “Can not Move Legacy user in enable operation”.

ok here is what you have to do  open up adsiedit.msc, navigate to the user’s object, open the properties, and removing or setting the following attributes to “<not set>” and “0”:

    1. msRTCSIP-ArchivingEnabled
    2. msRTCSIP-FederationEnabled
    3. msRTCSIP-InternetAccessEnabled
    4. msRTCSIP-OptionFlags
    5. msRTCSIP-PrimaryHomeServer
    6. msRTCSIP-PrimaryUserAddress
    7. msRTCSIP-UserEnabled

 

see image below:

 

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after doing so go and run the following command:

 

 

Enable-CsUser -Identity "Pilar Ackerman" -RegistrarPool "atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com" -SipAddress "sip:pilar@litwareinc.com" 


 

 

 

 

 

Mac OS X Disk Verification Error

You might encounter an error trying to partition the Mac machine hard disk using boot camp in order to install an alternate windows operating system on the Mac, the error might say there is a disk verification error and to be able to repair it you have to restart using the original Mac OS CD or USB stick which is customized to boot from  Mac OS.

Well that being said i would like to mention that this is not your only option to repair your disk rather you can download on your Mac the applejack wonderful and easy to use software following this link http://applejack.sourceforge.net/ and then follow the developers instructions to boot into Single User Mode (SUM) and repair your disk by typing applejack at the terminal and then choosing your option. following this restart your Mac and voila you will be able to partition your disk now with zero problems.

Remote Desktop Session Host

Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Session Host enabling is no longer took place using GUI but rather using Power Shell as follows:

  1. Open an elevated Windows PowerShell prompt
  2. Type the following command on the PS prompt and press Enter:$obj = gwmi -namespace “Root/CIMV2/TerminalServices” Win32_TerminalServiceSetting
  3. Run the following command to set the licensing mode:
    Note: Value = 2 for Per device, Value = 4 for Per User$obj.ChangeMode(value)
  4. Run the following command to replace the machine name with License Server:$obj.SetSpecifiedLicenseServerList(“LicServer”)
  5. Run the following command to verify the settings that are configured using above mentioned steps:$obj.GetSpecifiedLicenseServerList()

 

Direct Access Server 2012 Client Monitoring Not Working

After deploying Direct Access Server 2012 Role and applying the easy configuration wizard, i was able to connect to my network place as smoothly as it should be. However; the client monitoring was not showing  any data related to the clients being connected. The issue was related to the Firewall policy on both client and server side, both machines firewalls were off preventing the Direct Access Server firewall and client monitoring status policies  from being applied successfully, after Enabling the firewall and updating the machine policy on both stations the client status and reporting mechanism works as it should be.

 

 

 

SCCM 2012 Client Auto Approve Problem

Once you finish deploying your SCCM 2012 server and set your boundaries and boundary groups and also configure your discovery methods you want to use, then you configure you client installation method you might notice that the clients that have been installed on users computers are not automatically approved although you have set the option in the site hierarchy settings to do so as in the image below.

 sccm1

 

 

 

 

 

That was a real problem that i have to follow in order to be able to move forward in my SCCM 2012 configurations. That being said, the problem was because of the authentication method used for the CCM_System_WindowsAuth virtual directories, what you have to do is to add the windows authentication method to this directory and enable it as in the image below and your problem should now be solved.

 

IIS

ISA Server Internal Records Resolving DNS Server

Was working on making my ISA server resolves internal DNS records for VPN clients and after successfully configured the issue i decided to share it with you.

 

I am not going to pass through he configuration of the VPN client in ISA server but i will only display a pic for where we have to configure our VPN client to use our ISA server as their DNS for resolving internal host names.

 

isa

 

Now after making the above configuration what we have to do is to configure our ISA server as a secondery ” forward  and reverse lookup” zone to one of our primary DNS zone servers. After accomplishing so you have to make sure the forward and reverse lookup zone are successfully transferred from the primary DNS server.

 

Now you have to make VPN connection and make sure the DNS server your using is your ISA server by opening your command prompt and apply the nslookup command.

 

Now you might encounter a problem while you try to ping one of your internal computer name which is that the ISP DNS is going to reply instead of  your ISA DNS server. The solution for such problem was pretty simple and taken from the following link http://www.hydrous.net/weblog/2009/10/28/force-windows-to-use-a-vpns-dns-server

once applied the registery thing my pc was able to resolve all internal names using the ISA DNS server and was able to access all my internal hostnames through VPN connection.

Enable multiple RDC sessions from one user in Windows 2008\2008R2

Windows 2008

    1. Log into your server through Remote Desktop Connection (instructions for connecting to your server through RDC can be found here).
    2. Open MMC by navigating to Start > Run and typing “mmc”. Click OK.
    3. Go to File > Add/Remove Snap-In and choose Group Policy Object. Click Add and then Finish. Click OK.

 

4. Expand Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Terminal Services > Terminal Server > Connections.

 

5. Right-click Restrict Remote Desktop Services users to a single Remote Desktop session and choose Properties. Select the radio button for Disabled

and click OK.

 

6. Close out of MMC and you can now connect with the same login username with multiple sessions.

Windows 2008 R2

      1. Log into your server through Remote Desktop Connection
      2. Open MMC by navigating to Start > Run and typing “mmc”. Click OK.
      3. Go to File > Add/Remove Snap-In and choose Group Policy Object. Click Add and then Finish. Click OK. 
      4. Expand Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Connections.

 

    1. Right-click Restrict Terminal Services users to a single Remote Desktop session and choose Properties. Select the radio button for Disabled and click OK.

 

6. Close out of MMC and you can now connect with the same login username with multiple sessions.

OCS 2007 The sign in address was not found

While searching for the above specified error i have come to many sites that describe the same problem and suggest many solutions.Here in this post i will try to publish what was the solution that works for me.

 

in my very specific situation the error was originating from user that his sip address was in a domain different than the domain we installed office communicator pool on it but in a domain that is trusted by the OCS server domain.

when i started the troubleshooting i took a look at the event viewer on the OCS server and discovered that there was alot of information with event ID “User Replicator connected to domain controller dc1.contoso.com in domain contoso.com to perform synchronization” and when i tried to enable a user for OCS communication in the contoso.com domain it didn’t work. Further troubleshooting leads me to open the resource database table in the “RTC” database and query the users in the tables to see if the user gets created, here also the results was negative. After some researches i tried to re-prepare the domain contoso.com for the OCS server by using the command “LCSCmd.exe /Domain:contoso.com /Action:DomainPrep” and then recheck the status by using the command “LCSCmd.exe /Domain:contoso.com /Action:CheckDomainPrepState” after initiating this command the users got created immediately in the OCS database and the problem was resolved.

Jobs Queued Under Backup Exec 2010

It has been observed that after applying Hotfixes 354913 in Backup Exec 2010 or Hotfix 142707 in Backup Exec 12.5, the Backup Exec Media Server may become “paused”, and some Utility Jobs (Lock, Unlock, Inventory, Catalog) may become queued, as well as Backup Jobs.

This will affect the correct functioning of installed devices such as a Tape Drive or a Robotic Library.

Well That being said, all you need to do is either update your Symantec Backup Server or uninstall hotfixes.

Siri on ios 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak

To install Siri on your untethered jailbreaked ios 5.1.1 device just follow this link

http://unlockboot.com/2012/05/how-to-install-siri-on-ios-511-for.html