Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Bare Metal backup at Windows 2008

Using WBADMIN to crate bare metal backup windows 2008

wbadmin start backup -include:c:,d:,e: -backupTarget:\\SERVER\SHARE -allcritical -quiet


Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Backup and restore With WBAdmin

To script the backups, you'll need to create a batch file and use the wbadmin start backup command. For a list of the options you can use with wbadmin, you can go to the command prompt and type in, "wbadmin start backup -help".

A sample command you'll use will be:

wbadmin start backup -include:c:,d:,e: -backupTarget:\\SERVER\SHARE -quiet

wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backupTarget:\\share\share:

This example shows you how to backup C:, D: and E: drives and backup systemstate - but of course, you should customize this parameter to suit your system.

Optionally, you can use the -user and -password options to explicitly specify the username and password to use when connecting to the share.

Save this batch file to disk - for example, C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\RunBackup.bat

Note: you should run the file interactively from the command prompt so that you can test running your script before scheduling it.

To perform a system state recovery of the backup from 04/30/2005 at 9:00 A.M. that is stored on the shared resource \\servername\share for server01, type:

wbadmin start systemstaterecovery -version:04/30/2005-09:00 -backupTarget:\\servername\share -machine:server01

Disable Offline Address Book Outlook 2007

Manually Change Offline Address Book Settings

You can manually edit your Registry and configure the following key to DISABLE the Offline Address Book (note that you will need to create the "Cached Mode" Registry key if it is not already present):
Outlook 2007

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Cached Mode
Parameter: DownloadOAB
Value: 0

Outlook 2003

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Cached Mode
Parameter: DownloadOAB
Value: 0

At this point, Outlook will no longer automatically download the offline address book. However, if you click the "Send/Receive" button within Outlook, by default it will reset your offline address book setting - in effect it re-enables the offline address book. To prevent this from happening, complete the following steps.
Open Outlook
Go to "Tools" > "Send/Receive" > "Send/Receive Settings" > "Define Send/Receive Groups"
Highlight the group "All Accounts" and click "Edit"
In Outlook 2007, check the "Include the selected account in this group" checkbox
Uncheck the "Download offline address book" checkbox
Click "OK"
Click "Close"

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Install Hyper-V on Windows server 2008

Step 1: Install Hyper-V
You can use Server Manager to install Hyper-V.
To install Hyper-V
1. Update to windows server 2008 SP2
2. Click Start, and then click Server Manager.
3. In the Roles Summary area of the Server Manager main window, click Add Roles.
4. On the Select Server Roles page, click Hyper-V.
5. On the Create Virtual Networks page, click one or more network adapters if you want to make their network connection available to virtual machines.
6. On the Confirm Installation Selections page, click Install.
7. The computer must be restarted to complete the installation. Click Close to finish the wizard, and then click Yes to restart the computer.
8. After you restart the computer, log on with the same account you used to install the role. After the Resume Configuration Wizard completes the installation, click Close to finish the wizard.