vrijdag 26 oktober 2012

SSL and SQL , Service does not start EventID 26014

Recently, I re-installed one of our SQL cluster nodes.
After the migration I re-installed the SQL instance for ConfigMgr on that node.

When testing failover, I noticed the SQL server service would not start and failed back or remained in failed state.
When I looked in the logs I found eventid 26014.

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I checked if the certificate was available, and it was.
The certificate was in the correct store ( local computer / personal ) and had the correct cert hash.

When looking further at the private keys I noticed the service account did not have permissions on the failing node.

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After adding the permissions for the service account the SQL service runs on, the instance started instantly without errors.

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Took me a while to get there…. hope this helps someone else Glimlach

donderdag 25 oktober 2012

Updated October service updates for Offfice 365

Microsoft released some updated service updates for October.
Below a quote from the Office 365 Service update Wiki.

Personaly i’m very interested in the Dirsync scoping. I know it is possible with some editing of the management agents within Dirsync ( FIM ), and it is actually supported by Microsoft now.
In one of my previous posts i already mentioned the filtering options within Dirsync.


I’m wondering if the below article is refering to the existing options now being supported, or a new version of Dirsync is being released where you can choose the filtering options from the setup of something simular.

Will be looking in to this when more information is available.

Dirsync Scoping and Filtering

This feature gives the ability for customers to scope what objects are synchronized from the activity directory to Office 365. The filtering options available are Organization-unit-based, domain-based, and user-attribute-based.

Interop with Third-Party Identity Solutions

Microsoft has a structured program in place to enable customers using qualified 3rd party identity solutions (STSs) in their IT infrastructure to adopt Office 365 and set up federation. Through this program we have tested federation with Office 365 using STSs such as Ping, Optimal IDM etc. The protocol used for federation is WS* (WS-Federation and WS-Trust). The scenarios that are tested (such as active, passive etc.) and found to be working are documented in TechNet. These partner solutions are also available in Office 365 Marketplace.

Admin Ability to Set Password Expiration and Notification Policy

Admins in our E and A offers are being provided the ability to set password expiration and notification policies for their users. Notifications can be set anywhere between 0 and 30 days before a password actually expires. These changes can be performed in the admin user interface.

Additional Information:
For more information see
screenshot 1  and screenshot 2

Source : http://community.office365.com/en-us/wikis/office_365_service_updates/974.aspx

vrijdag 12 oktober 2012

Running Dirsync on Windows Server 2012 RTM

I did not find much information about running Dirsync on Windows Server 2012 RTM.
So, I took a risk and upgrades our existing Dirsync 2008 R2 to 2012 standard.

Off course I prepared for the worst by making additional back-ups with DPM and a snapshot with VMM. Better safe than sorry….

Our environment to start with:

- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
- Dirsync 64 Bit ( SQL Express )

I did an instant upgrade of Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 standard.
After the upgrade I did not have to do anything to get things working, It just worked.

So everyone that wants to upgrade to 2012 and cannot find any documentation about it, just try.
!! Make sure you have a working / tested back-up just in case, that everything works in my case does not mean it will also work in you case !!

And…. the proof Emoticon met brede lach


I hope it will keep on working on the long term ( scheduled syncs etc. )
If not, I will make sure to post it here…

Next day update: Scheduled synchronization still works fine!

Office 2013 RTM!

Last night Office 2013 reached RTM!.
I’ve been using the preview for a while now and I must say, it’s a beauty.
Soon everybody can enjoy this new version of Office, you won’t regret installing it!

A quote from Microsofts Blog:

Today we reached an important milestone in the development of the new Office.

Moments ago, the Office engineering team signed off on the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build. This milestone means the coding and testing phase of the project is complete and we are now focused on releasing the new Office via multiple distribution channels to our consumer and business customers.

This is the most ambitious release of Office we've ever done. It spans the full family of Office applications, servers and cloud services. The new Office has a fresh, touch friendly design that works beautifully on Windows 8 and unlocks modern scenarios in social, reading, note-taking, meetings and communications. We are proud to achieve this milestone and are eager to deliver this exciting release to our customers.

General availability is planned for the first quarter of 2013. Starting October 19, customers purchasing Office 2010 from local retailers or resellers will receive the new Office for free upon availability. Customers will also see a preview version of the new Office on Windows RT devices, beginning with the Windows 8 launch on October 26. 

Additionally, we have a number of programs that provide business customers with early access so they can begin testing, piloting and adopting Office within their organizations:

  • We will begin rolling out new capabilities to Office 365 Enterprise customers in our next service update, starting in November through general availability.
  • Volume Licensing customers with Software Assurance will be able to download the Office 2013 applications as well as other Office products including SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013 through the Volume Licensing Service Center by mid-November. These products will be available on the Volume Licensing price list on December 1.
  • IT professionals and developers will be able to download the final version via their TechNet or MSDN subscriptions by mid-November.

Please stay tuned for more specifics on general availability dates and other Office launch news. In the meantime, if you'd like to give the pre-release version a try, you can visit office.com/preview.

Thank you to the millions of people who have been testing early releases of the new Office. We are grateful for your support. Your invaluable feedback has helped us make the new Office the best Office ever.

Kirk Koenigsbauer
Corporate Vice President
Microsoft Office Division”

Source : http://blogs.office.com/b/office-news/archive/2012/10/11/office-reaches-rtm.aspx

woensdag 3 oktober 2012

October service updates for office 365 ( Sharepoint Online )

With the October updates for Office 365 there are some new features within Sharepoint Online.

PDF Viewing within your browser

We are pleased to announce that you can now view PDF files directly in your browser - you no longer have to download PDF files to your desktop to view them. Adobe Reader is required to install the proper browser plug-in. Once the plug-in is installed, you can open any PDF file that is stored in a SharePoint Online document library or PDFs embedded as attachments within list items directly in your browser.

Additional Information:
For more information read the Office 365 SharePoint blog post

Streaming large MP4 files

We are pleased to announce that MP4 video files stored in a SharePoint Online library will begin streaming much faster without downloading the full file first. Full download of the file would at times cause delay and/or unwanted buffering. This new feature enhancement will greatly improve the playback of MP4 files.

Additional Information:
For more information read the Office 365 SharePoint blog post

Source : http://community.office365.com/en-us/wikis/office_365_service_updates/974.aspx#oct