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Howto: sysprep a Windows Server 2008R2

Creating a base image can save you a lot of time when deploying new servers in your network. With a base image you for example can update your installation with the latest Windows Updates, install drivers or basic software. Probably the best part is, that in Server 2008R2 sysprep is allready a part of the initial installation, so no need …

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VMware vSphere 4.1 and an External SCSI Tape drive

When your servers get virtual, not all your older hardware gets reused. This was also the case with a external HP Storageworks unit. The server it was connected to used to be a normal physical server with external backup, but in the start we couldn’t get the external unit to work in vSphere. But the solution is here !

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Install vSphere 4.1 to USB or Flashcard

Nowadays more servers have a interal USB port or a Flashcard slot on the motherboard, which is really handy when using VMware vSphere, that’s why i want to show you how to install your vSphere to a USB drive or Flashcard. In my installation i use a HP 4 GB SD Flash Media. (580387-B21) and VMware Workstation, but this is …

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Change MailMarshal HELO name

MailMarshal uses de server.domain.com for it’s Helo name. You will probably name your server after it’s role, so this can be for expample mailmarshal01.domain.local. But is most cases you use an other external mx record name. therefor you can change this setting from within MailMarshal. This is a MailMarshal Node-specific setting, and it may be necessary to configure each node as desired. …

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