Tag: KTSI

KTSI Open Day 2012

KTSI-PrivateCloud1

Today I finished my diploma thesis. The focus on my projects over the last semester was Microsoft Private Cloud and the topic or the task I got was “Microsoft Private Cloud: From VMware to Hyper-V”. Now I will present this project tomorrow at the KTSI open day 2012. So if you are interested in how you can migrate from VMware to Hyper-V you should not miss this event: www.ktsi.ch

KTSI-PrivateCloud2



Microsoft Cloud for SMB

MicrosoftCloudforSMB

Last year I did a little research project about Microsoft’s public cloud and how it cloud affect Small and Medium sized businesses. So I created a paper which should help Microsoft partners to decide how they can improve their services and solutions by using the Microsoft public cloud. I the paper I focused on Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Intune. This should be for the partner which do infrastructure solutions like Active Directory, Exchange and PC Management.

MicrosoftCloudforSMBdoc

You can download this paper from my Windows Live SkyDrive.
The paper includes a lot of text copied from Microsoft documents and websites, and research I did by myself. All the sources should be marked, but if you find anything which is not marked please feel free to contact me.



Install CentOS on Windows 8 Hyper-V

For some courses at KTSI we need a CentOS to test some Linux spesific things like Apache and other stuff. The good thing, Windows 8 got Hyper-V and Hyper-V supports CentOS.

With Version 3.2 oft the Linux Integration Services Microsoft fixed also a bug which occurred in Windows 8.

  1. First download CentOS
  2. Download the Linux Integration Services Version 3.2 for Hyper-V
  3. Start Hyper-V Manager and create a new Virtual Machine
  4. Install CentOS 6.x
    centos hyper-v
  5. Reboot the virtual machine
  6. Login as root
    centos hyper-v
  7. Mount the Linux Integration Services ISO from step 2
  8. Now run the following commands in the virtual machine
    sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media
    sudo /media/install.sh

    centos hyper-v

  9. After you the Installation is completed you have to reboot the virtual machine again
    centos hyper-v
  10. done ;-)

 



Windows Server Core

Commands for Windows Server Core & Hyper-V Server

For some KTSI projects I have been working a lot with Windows Server Core or Hyper-V Server. Now I had to do a lot of automation, so I made this little connection of commands. If you configure the server manually you can do the most important things with the sconfig utility.

Windows Server Core

Networking

Set Hostname

netdom renamecomputer %COMPUTERNAME% /NewName:<NewComputerName>

Join Domain

netdom join %COMPUTERNAME% /domain:<DomainName> /userd:<UserName> /passwordd:*

Remove Domain

netdom remove

Rename Network Interface

netsh interface set interface name=”old name” newname=”new name”

Configure IP Address

netsh interface ipv4 set address name=<Interface Name>” source=static address=<IPAddress> mask=<SubnetMask> gateway=<DefaultGateway>

Configure DNS Servers

netsh interface ipv4 add dnsserver name=<Interface Name>” address=<DNS Server IP> index=1

Disable Firewall (not recommended)

netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state off

 

Remoting

Enable PowerShell Remoting

Enable-PSRemoting

Enable Remotedesktop

netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”remote desktop” new enable=yes

Enable Remote Administration

advfirewall firewall set rule group=”Remote Administration” new enable=yes

Enable Remote Firewall Administration

netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”Windows Firewall Remote Management” new enable=yes

Enable ICMP (Ping)

netsh firewall set icmpsetting 8

Enable Remote Disk Management

netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”Remote Volume Management” new enable=yes

 

Licensing

Enter License key

slmgr.vbs -ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

Activate Windows

slmgr.vbs -ato

 

Windows Update

Enable automatic updates

cscript C:'Windows'System32'Scregedit.wsf /au 4

Disable automatic updates

cscript C:'Windows'System32'Scregedit.wsf /au 1

 

Roles & Features

Get availibale features & roles

Dism /online /get-features /format:table

Enable feature & roles

Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:<featurename>

 

Basics

Change Administrator password

net user administrator *

Restart Computer

shutdown /r /t 0

Logoff

logoff

More information about Server Core: TechNet



First KTSI Project done

MicrosoftCloudforSMB

Now after the something over three months I finished my first project for the 5th KTSI semester. As a project I created a overview of the Microsoft Cloud for Small and Medium sized businesses. I wrote about the big partner and customer opportunity with Windows Intune and Office 365.

After I finished the review I may will publish this document on my blog.

MicrosoftCloudforSMBdoc



KTSI: Tag der offenen Tür 2011

Tomorrow (Saturday, 2. July 2011) you can visit the KTSI (Kantonale Technikerinnen- und Techniker-Schule für Informatik). Everyone is welcome and you can check-out some really cool projects like the MindTouchCollaboration multi-touch table, the web-based statusboard and a lot more.

Multitouch

Where: KTSI, Gründenstrasse 46, 4132 Muttenz
When: Saturday 2. July 08:30 – 12:00

More information: www.ktsi.ch



DirectAccess for SMB and Lab environments – Design, Step by Step and Troubleshooting Guide

DirectAccess for SMB and Lab Environments This is a modified document which I wrote for a Microsoft Workshop at KTSI. It’s a Desgin, Step by Step and a Troubleshooting Guide for Microsoft DirectAccess. This is made for SMB or LAB environments not for Enterprise Deployments.

I hope this guide can help you deploy DirectAccess in your environment and you can enjoy DirectAccess like I do ;-)