Archive for May, 2010

Exchange 2007 / 2010 – remove headers

Monday, May 24th, 2010

If you are using Windows server 2008 SBS or Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010 you send with your e-mail also mail headers that (I think) you would not like to “share” with external world:

Received: from mail.server.si (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) by mail.server2.si
 (172.31.200.2) with Microsoft SMTP Server (TLS) id 8.2.247.2; Wed, 19 May
 2010 13:08:47 +0200
Received: from SRVEXCH01.domain.local ([10.11.12.2]) by SRVEXCH01.domain.local
 ([10.11.12.2]) with mapi; Wed, 19 May 2010 13:08:02 +0200
From: xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx@xxxxx
To: =?iso-8859-2?Q?xxxxx_xxxxx=E6_=28xxxxx=xxxxx=2Exxxxx=29?=
 <xxxxx@xxxxx>
Return-Receipt-To: xxxxx@xxxxx
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 13:08:00 +0200
Subject: xxxxx
Thread-Topic: xxxxx
Thread-Index: Acr3Q4r6dSBNnU37R9ypBLYy8PMzcA==
Message-ID: <13204AAD07BCDD4EB69C3367FF1783A9124C065BB2@SRVEXCH01.domain.local>
Accept-Language: sl-SI
Content-Language: en-US
X-MS-Has-Attach:
X-MS-TNEF-Correlator:
acceptlanguage: sl-SI
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
 boundary=”_000_13204AAD07BCDD4EB69C3367FF1783A9124C065BB2_”
MIME-Version: 1.0
Return-Path: xxxxx@xxxxx
X-MS-Exchange-Organization-PRD: xxxxx.si
X-MS-Exchange-Organization-SenderIdResult: Pass
Received-SPF: Pass (xxxxx.xxxxx.xxxxx: domain of xxxxx@xxxxx
 designates xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx as permitted sender) receiver=xxxxx.xxxxx.local;
 client-ip=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx; helo=mail.xxxxx.si;
X-MS-Exchange-Organization-SCL: 1
X-MS-Exchange-Organization-PCL: 2
X-MS-Exchange-Organization-Antispam-Report: DV:3.3.8917.498;SV:3.3.8919.449;SID:SenderIDStatus Pass;OrigIP:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

If you want to remove this stuff we need to create a Hub Transport Rule:
Open Microsoft Exchange Console
Navigate to:
Microsoft Exchange \ Organization Configuration \ Hub Transport \ Transport Rules

Right Click and select New Transport Rule and name it “Remove headers” click Next,

chose From users inside or outside the organization and select Inside click Next,chose Remove header and as message header just write: Received twice click Next…

 

You are done… Headers will not be sent any more to users outside the organization…

Bye,
Luka (under influence of wonderful NT Konferenca 2010)

Manage Hyper-V Virtual machines using WMI and VBS scripts

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Today I was working on how to manage Hyper-V virtual machines using WMI.
This VBS scripts can be modified to suit your needs…
Each script takes one argument “machine name”:

listvm.vbs – display all virtual machines on Hyper-V - this script will create a TXT file (you should edit path and filename inside the script) with all virtual machines that are on Hyper-V host. It will print names of the machines and current state (Running, Off, Saved)

sortvm.vbs - this script alphabeticaly sorts list of virtual machines (you should edit path and filename inside the script)

startvm.vbs – usage: startvm.vbs “Name of your virtual machine” – this script will start the virtual machine

stopvm.vbs – usage: stopvm.vbs “Name of your virtual machine” – this script will turn of (dirty!) your virtual machine

shutdownvm.vbs – usage: shutdownvm.vbs “Name of your virtual machine” – this script will shut down your virtual machine if it is Integration Services aware – it will signal/notify guest operating system to initialize shutdown procedure. It works only on machines that support Hyper-V Integration services.

hardresetvm.vbs – usage: hardresertvm.vbs “Name of your virtual machine” – this script will reset (dirty!) your virtual machine

savestatevm.vbs – usage: savestatevm.vbs “Name of your virtual machine” – this script will save and turn off your virtual machine

I have compiled this scripts using resources regarding Hyper-V and WMI
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc136992(VS.85).aspx
http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/

Enjoy, WMI power!

Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation on HP ML 110 G6 – SBSBIOSLock

Friday, May 21st, 2010

NT Konferenca 2010 is almost here…

While preparing my demos for my sessions I needed to install Windows server 2008 R2 Foundation on an HP ML 110 G6 which was given to me for demos…
After unpacking and starting the server I inserted DVD with installation inside… I get this nice screen telling me Validantih HP Platform Please Wait … :)

After a minute I got this error – a popup windows came up with folowing message:

SBSBIOSLock

could not find the media

If you want to continue your installation you need to get to HP BIOS and change the value on SATA emulation from RAID to AHCI. It worked for me… Well leave me alone I need to finish my installation. :)