Windows Server 8 now officially called Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 8 now officially called Windows Server 2012

Microsoft officially announced that the next version of Windows Server, previously code-named Windows Server “8”, will officially be named Windows Server 2012 — and will be released this calendar year.

 

For more information.

Check here.

Windows Server “8” Beta Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster

Windows Server “8” Beta Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster

Provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server “8” Beta and focuses on Hyper-V Replica, networking, virtual machine mobility (live migration), storage, failover clustering, and scalability.

Previous Poster you can download here.

MDT 2012 RTM Released

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 RTM Released.

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 is the newest version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, a Solution Accelerator for operating system and application deployment. MDT 2012 supports deployment of Windows 7, Office 2010 and 365, and Windows Server 2008 R2 in addition to deployment of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP.

New features and enhancements make large-scale desktop and server deployments smoother than ever with new features, such as:

  • New support for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
  • Integration with Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 7 (DaRT) and Security Compliance Manager (SCM)
  • Support for Windows 8 Consumer Preview in a lab environment
  • Support for Windows Server “8” Beta

System requirements

Supported operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86), Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3.

 

You can download HERE.

The volume Shadow copy provider is not registered in the system

Error 0x80042304:The volume Shadow copy provider is not registered in the system.

 

Resoultion:

cd /d %windir%\system32
Net stop vss
Net stop swprv
regsvr32 ole32.dll
regsvr32 oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 vss_ps.dll
vssvc /register
regsvr32 /i swprv.dll
regsvr32 /i eventcls.dll
regsvr32 es.dll
regsvr32 stdprov.dll
regsvr32 vssui.dll
regsvr32 msxml.dll
regsvr32 msxml3.dll
regsvr32 msxml4.dll
Net start vss
Net start swprv

Try to download and run this batch file to resolve the problem.

 

For more information:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940032/en-us

 

 

Share Folders Backup and Restore to Another Server

Backup and Restore network Shared Folder Permissions:

While migrating storage servers you might have come across such questions in your mind, “How to backup and restore network share folders without lossing NTFS permissions”?

Here we will discuss all possible resolution for such questions.

To backup & restore NTFS permission you will find many utilities like NTBACKUP,  iCacls, Robocopy and FSMT.

Backup and Restore network Shared Folder Permissions:

Generally, shared folder permissions are stored in registry at the following location.

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares, you need to backup and restore this key values using export and import options.

Step 1: Open the registry ( Run | Regedit.exe )

Step 2: Navigate to the following location:

 HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares

Step 3: Right Click on Shares Registry key in the Left pane, from context menu selectExport.

Step4: Give the filename as BackupSharedPerm.reg

In order to restore, copy BackupSharedPerm.reg file and paste this file to another server where you want to restore and then double click on that file to import.

Using Command line utility.

reg export HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares c:\BackupSharedPerm.reg

If you need to restore, copy and paste the file to C: location, just run:

reg import c:\BackupSharedPerm.reg

Note: After restore you need to restart theServerservice.

net stop lanmanserver

net start lanmanserver

Backup and Restore of NTFS Permissions

If your are using NTBackup to restore the data, you should select the checkbox to restore permissions as well.

Using icacls command to backup NTFS permissions:

icacls d:\sharedata /save ntfsperms.txt /t /c

The /T switch allows it to get subfolder permissions too. The /C switch allows it to continue even if errors are encountered (although errors will still be displayed).

Use this command to restore them:

icacls d:\ /restore ntfsperms.txt

Lync Documentation

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Documentation and Deployment Guides

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Getting Started Guide

Descriptions of new features in Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Both server features and client features are included.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Deployment Guide

This document guides you through the process of migrating and deploying Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Server and the related components that are required to let organizations set up searchable, topic-based chat rooms that persist over time, allowing geographically distributed teams to better collaborate with one another while preserving organizational knowledge.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Administration Guide

This document guides you through the process of administering Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Server and the related components that are required to let organizations set up searchable, topic-based chat rooms that persist over time, allowing geographically distributed teams to better collaborate with one another while preserving organizational knowledge.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Announcement Deployment Guide

This download guides you through the process of configuring the Announcement call management feature for Enterprise Voice.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Supportability Guide

This guide provides a central, high-level reference for supported server topologies and configurations and supported client configurations. It is also intended to answer frequently asked questions. This document identifies supported topologies, configurations, and scenarios described in detail in the Lync Server deployment and planning documentation.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Reference: Call Data Recording and Quality of Experience Database Schema

This document describes the call detail recording (CDR) and the Quality of Experience (QoE) databases schemas in Microsoft Lync Server 2010.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Call Park Deployment Guide

This download guides you through the process of configuring the Call Park call management feature for Enterprise Voice.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Active Directory Guide

This document guides you through the process of preparing Active Directory for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and includes the Active Directory schema reference.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Client and Device Deployment Guide

This download guides you through the process of deploying client software and devices for Lync 2010.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Edge Server Deployment Guide

This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 edge servers and Directors.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Archiving Deployment Guide

The purpose of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Archiving Deployment Guide is to guide you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Archiving Server and the related components that are required to support archiving of instant messaging and web conferencing (meeting) content.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Deployment Guide

This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Server.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Documentation Help File

This download contains a compiled help file (chm) of all the available Lync Server 2010 IT professional documentation on the Technical Library.

Migrating from Communications Server 2007 R2 to Lync Server 2010

This document provides guidance from migration from Office Communications Server 2007 R2 to Microsoft Lync Server 2010.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition Deployment Guide

This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition and configuring dial-in conferencing for Lync Server 2010.

Enabling QoS with Microsoft Lync Server 2010

If your Windows Server network supports Quality of Service (QoS) management, you can take advantage of this functionality to optimize media traffic in your Microsoft Lync Server 2010 deployment. This guide shows you how.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Voice Guide

This download contains two documents: Deploying Enterprise Voice at Central sites and Deploying Branch Sites

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Response Group Deployment Guide

This download guides you through the process of configuring the Response Group feature for Enterprise Voice.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition Deployment Guide

This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition and configuring dial-in conferencing.

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Device Management and Troubleshooting Guide

The purpose of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Device Management and Troubleshooting Guide is to provide guidance on how to manage and update devices. It is also intended to answer frequently asked questions. This document identifies supported topologies, configurations, and scenarios described in detail in the Lync Server device deployment and planning documentation.