SBS 2003 and beyond


August 23, 2011  4:32 PM

Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 user move errors Part 2

Roger Crawford Roger Crawford Profile: Roger Crawford

Ok was doing the Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 migration/transition whatever you want to call it and we got an error when trying to move a user and it had to do with corrupted items in the users mailbox. Which could be a piece of junk mail or who knows but it did not like it. So I increased the amount to 50 and it still failed and if you look at the details on the user move it will show how many items it stopped at unless it is over 50 which is the limit that is in the Mail Move for corrupted items unless you add the switch below and run this from the PS. So I ran the command below from Power Shell and finally got the email moved but the user had 74 items in their mailbox which was corrupted. I think the next limit is 100 with the switch below and then the fix would have been to export the email to pst and then fixed the pst if possible and import into Outlook for that user if possible.

Till later just Roger

Failed

Error:

Large BadItemLimit (50) is specified. Please confirm your intention to accept a large amount of data loss by specifying AcceptLargeDataLoss. This information will be kept in the logs with ‘d065654.local/Users/Administrator’ as the identity of the requestor.

Click here for help… http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ms.exch.err.default(EXCHG.141).aspx?v=14.1.285.0&t=exchgf1&e=ms.exch.err.ExD15B33

Command to run

New-MoveRequest –identity UserName –TargetDatabase “Mailbox Database Name” -MRSServer NewExchServerName -BadItemLimit 60 -AcceptLargeDataLoss

August 23, 2011  3:48 PM

Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 User move Error

Roger Crawford Roger Crawford Profile: Roger Crawford

I was doing an Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010 migration and when I went to move the users I got this error below. The fix for this was Open Active Directory Users and Computers click on the view Tab and select Advanced and then find the user you are having problems with and right click on the user go to Properties and then Secuirty and then Advanced and check the box that Says “Include Inheritable Permissions from objects parent” hit apply and then ok your way out of this and then go back and move that user and away you go.

Till later just Roger

 

Username
Failed

Error:
Active Directory operation failed on server.domain.local. This error is not retriable. Additional information: Insufficient access rights to perform the operation.
Active directory response: 00002098: SecErr: DSID-03150A45, problem 4003 (INSUFF_ACCESS_RIGHTS), data 0


The user has insufficient access rights.
Click here for help… http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ms.exch.err.default(EXCHG.141).aspx?v=14.1.285.0&t=exchgf1&e=ms.exch.err.Ex6AE46B

Exchange Management Shell command attempted:
‘domain.local/Location User Groups/Location Users/username | New-MoveRequest -TargetDatabase ‘Mailbox Database name’

Elapsed Time: 00:00:04


August 9, 2011  9:26 PM

The Cloud or is it Partly Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Roger Crawford Roger Crawford Profile: Roger Crawford

I keep seeing articles and articles about moving to the cloud. Are you doing it because it makes sense to or are you doing it because everyone else is? Why move to the Cloud? Does it make business sense for you to or are you doing it just because your trusted solution provider is saying that is what you need to do? What is in it for you and what are they getting out of it? Is it really safe and secure? Do you want to put your business and your life’s work in the control of someone else to be secure and to be backed up. Are you really sure it is secure? Are you really sure it is being backed up? Does it really make sense or are you just being a lemming.

There is billions and billions of dollars being spent on Cloud services and the only ones making anything really off it is your trusted service provider and the hosting company themselves, are you really seeing a return on that investment. Those hosting companies and your trusted service provider are only interested in one thing and that is that monthly recurring stream of money you are pumping into them. It is easy money the trusted service providor just sits back and watches it come in and that is a high margin revenue stream. They don’t need techs that way and only need the sales guys selling it.  So who’s best interest is this really in it isn’t because they care about your well being or are they are in it for themselves and that is there bottom line. Maybe you don’t care about the cost more power to you but is it really what you need?

Are you really secure with everything in The Cloud? How do you know that the location your data and apps are residing are really secure? They say it is but is it really? Also is it really in the country you reside? I was reading a while back about how China had redirected all Internet traffic through them not once but twice that is known about.  Ok is your data really safe you tell me and don’t be so naive to think that it don’t happen. At least you have that ability of monitoring and locking down the network with your firewalls and tools. You don’t have to worry about your traffic as it is inside your network being redirected to China or whoever decides they want to do that.

What about backups lets look at what happened on the web a while back with Amazon’s Cloud problem and Googles Gmail to name a couple. It took a long time for them to get that back for the users what if that was your business that was in the Cloud and had that happen. How much would that have effected you. Guess if you want to play solitare on your computer while you waited not a bad deal but if you had a high volume business how many dollars would you have lost because of this? At least they got them restored but at what cost to you for down time?

I use to work for a IT company and this and managed services was a big push for them as it was all recurring revenue with low costs to them. I was still trying to figure out how that was so beneficial to a company when the costs of said services was much higher than if you owned the equipment and had a tech come when needed. Unless you was big enough to have your own tech and the cost was still cheaper. Only one benifiting from this was the IT company.  Guess anyone will buy something even if it is a bridge to nowhere.

Til later just Roger


August 8, 2011  8:15 PM

Shadow Protect Server 4.0 and restoring Exchange mailbox Part 3

Roger Crawford Roger Crawford Profile: Roger Crawford

So what I did was to do the restore of the DC using the HIR option as it was a physical server and then loading the integrated components from within HyperV and on the Exchange server which was a Virtual running in HyperV already not to do the HIR and then when everything came up they all was talking and doing what they should have been in the first place. Moral of the story for this piece was if it is Physical do the HIR when restoring into a Virtual area and if it was already a Virtual not too.

Now that I had that all running I just created myself a Windows 7 machine and loaded Office on it and then connected Outlook as that user and exported out what I needed. Life was good and I know it seems like a lot of work but it wasn’t that bad and in the end everyone was happy and I now had my way of doing this down.

Til later just Roger


August 8, 2011  7:59 PM

Shadow Protect Server 4.0 and restoring Exchange mailbox Part 2

Roger Crawford Roger Crawford Profile: Roger Crawford

I booted to my Windows 2008 R2 server on my laptop and then I created a couple of Guest machines within HyperV one for the main DC and one for the Exchange 2007 Server. I started the restore of the Shadow Protect backup on HyperV Server into the Virtual DC and this went well until the point of the HIR restore which if you are familiar with Shadow Protect it will load a generic driver set and 99% of the time work. I selected to do this and when the restore was complete I also fixed the MBR with the Shadow Protect tool and the server seemed to boot ok and to be opertional. Cool thought I was moving forward so I cleaned up AD and DNS and the sites or all the DCs and sites that was not there. I felt pretty good so I did my exchange server restore and when I brought up exchange there was some services hanging and exchange was not talk to the Domain Controller. Checked my networking on the Virtual Exchange server and that was good and then checked the Domain Controller out and I had multiple NICs and they would not remove when I tried to uninstall them. Looked to be the networking on the DC or Exchange was not working properly. So what to do what to do.

Till later just Roger


August 8, 2011  7:12 PM

Shadow Protect Server 4.0 and restoring Exchange mailbox Part 1

Roger Crawford Roger Crawford Profile: Roger Crawford

I was right in the middle of switching a backup solution around and had a user lose their contacts. The problem was I was moving from DPM 2010 to Shadow Protect and rearranging some things for storage on the SAN but it was only for a day and nobody would mess anything up in that amount of time it took me to do that. Yea right ok I had done a full backup of all the servers with Shadow protect before I removed the DPM data off the SAN. I was lucky there but how do you restore the contacts? I didn’t have the StorageCraft Exchange option just the server one so what did I do. Problem was they didn’t realize it until 2 weeks later oh fun.

I have a laptop that has enough power and space and RAM to handle setting up a MS hyperV Envoroment and I have my laptop to boot to either Windows 7 or 2008 R2 Server and I had a post earlier on how to do that. I also have a 2 TB eSATA drive that I used with this. But I copied the Shadow Protect files over for my FSMO Master a Windows 2008 R2 Server to the drive and the backup files from the Exchange server. I was going to have a little AD and DNS work to do as we have 8 Domain Controllers in our main location and remote sites and Sites to go with it. So it wasn’t going to be a simple restore and I could not have this connected to the network when doing this or it would have gotten ugly I am sure. How I did this in the next part of this story.

Til later just Roger


August 8, 2011  7:12 PM

Happiness

Roger Crawford Roger Crawford Profile: Roger Crawford

I was reading a post by my old Boss Dude that he has on his blog and it covered happiness in the work place and at home. Read it here  http://www.htgpeergroups.com/blog/item/411-are-you-satisfied-with-life?.html and see what you think and It had some sad facts in it for the percentage of people who are at a job they happy at or satisfied with and it in this it seems to be from the fact that people settle for something they do not enjoy doing. Ok that seems pretty straight forward and I would have to agree with him on that as it does seem that some people just settle for something because they feel nothing else is available that they are good enough for in there mind or in reality and that is true in all facts of life in the choices you make for anything in your life. That is a choice you have control over.

I am going to have to disagree with him on some of the items though, which I am sure is no surprise there but he seems to be coming from being a boss Dudes perspective and not from the employees themselves. Which is ok he is a boss dude and can do that but there is always more to the story than that as in everything or 2 sides to the story.  

Also he says that happiness is a choice, is sadness in your life a choice or being cranky all the time your choice. Is it really? Do you wake up in the morning and go ok I am going to be happy today or I am going to be cranky. Or is the situations that people are in that tend to have this effect on people I am sure that is the choice you choose to be in a good situation or a bad one which would reflect upon your attitude a lot. I know when I wake up in the morning and I am breathing I know life is good and that would tend to make you in a good mood there it does me that is for sure. But I don’t go ok I am happy today now or I am going to be cranky today. I am generally a pretty positive person and have been called overly optimistic kind of person. Is that a choice or just who you are and what life has made you as you have traveled life’s roads.

One of the many things that made me happy was the ability to make customers pains go away in IT and that makes them happy and it made me happy because they was happy and usually ended up in a result of me getting some kind of treat of food the next time I went there. That is not a choice that is doing what person does  best and enjoying every-days living life and helping people out in the IT world. Is that a choice or something you just do because that is who you are I am more of a that is who you are and not a choice. He also mentions that people tend to focus on the negative or less than perfect things and chose to be unhappy about them if they are not what they should be and he says and this is in my words basically to suck it up and deal with it. Ok what happens if that which is less than perfect could be fixed? Do you chose to try and fix it or just let it go? Be a lemming and a follower and not one who steps up and says hey this isn’t right and needs fixed. I know when I have seen things that are less than perfect I try to fix them and in the process sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t. That was a choice to try and make things better and not go with the flow. Is that a bad thing?

Also stated there is nothing all that satisfying in an activity. I find many activities that are satisfying from the mundane to high stress ones. It is all in the person and themselves and is not a choice it is just you and who you are. I know I found pulling network cable to be enjoyable and relaxing. He was talking about studies and studies about this but too me the bottom line is it is the person you are and not a choice on if you are happy or not. You have a choice to work in a bad situation or not but that is not going to change your real attitude and who you are and if you have a company that is losing alot of good people in a short period of time to me that would sound like choices are being made to move from a bad situation to something better.

Til later just Roger


June 22, 2011  3:26 PM

Sysprep A fatal error has occured

Roger Crawford Roger Crawford Profile: Roger Crawford

I was syspreping a Windows 7 Pro x64 bit machine and I keep getting A fatal error occurred during sysprep. I dug around and finally found that if I stop wmpnetwk.exe in task manager and then run the sysprep on the machine it allowed this to continue and away I went.

Til later just Roger


June 8, 2011  9:39 PM

SCCM 2012 MP Errors on the SCCM 2012 Server

Roger Crawford Roger Crawford Profile: Roger Crawford

When I first installed SCCM 2012 beta into my site with SCCM 2007 running I had problems with the MP not installing which had me scratching my head for a while and what it turned out to be was rather simple. The SCCM 2007 server had tried to install the client on the new SCCM 2012 server and I had to download the SMS 2003 Toolkit and run the CCMClean.exe /all on the server which cleaned up the client of the SCCM 2007 server and then my MP took off and installed like it should have. I did turn off the discovery portion of the SCCM 2007 server so that would not happen again. But it was a simple enough fixed.

Til later just Roger


June 8, 2011  9:39 PM

SCCM 2012 Client Errors

Roger Crawford Roger Crawford Profile: Roger Crawford

In my testing of the SCCM 2012 and the migration I accidentally deleted some of the computers that had been collected and was manageable and this is what had to be done to fix the problem. I was getting the error of “MP has rejected policy request from Client GUID:   because the SMSID is marked as blocked. in the SMS_MP_CONTROL_MANAGER logs. I dug around and finally found that it had to do with the certs that was installed on the client. I had to go into the Certificate MMC for the computer and under the SMS folder delete those certs in there. Did a manual uninstall of the Client and then deleted the CCM folders from within the Windows folder and also the SMScfg.ini file after the uninstall and then reran the install and then the client picked back up and showed back up in the Management Area. I know a lot of work for a whoops but that was ok learned something new.

Til later just Roger


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