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Cumulative updates for Exchange Server 2013 and 2016 released

Martin 22/09/2016

Microsoft has just released the cumulative updates for Exchange 2013 and 2016, looks like Exchange 2016 finally is undergoing some nicer features, now it has Windows 2016 support 🙂 Read more here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/exchange/2016/09/20/released-september-2016-quarterly-exchange-updates/ Download: Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 14 Exchange Server 2016 Cumulative Update 3

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Sophos UTM: Root partition is filling up – please check.

Martin 14/09/2016

You can keep getting theese mails, even though the dashboard says that data and log disk are only used a few percent. (You need to get shell access to the UTM to continue) There can be many reasons for this, but a common one is the log file for the database running in the UTM, which is located here: /var/storage/pgsql92/data Here you can run the following as root: /etc/init.d/postgresql92 rebuild This will rebuild and clear… Sophos UTM: Root partition is filling up – please check.

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NTFRS replication is going AWOL

Martin 14/09/2016

Two domain controllers have perfect replication via Active Directory, but the “File Replication Service” eventlogs, shows many errors and the NETLOGON share is missing on both domain controllers, which will give user login problems and Active Directory tools cannot be opened, claiming that access is denied. Event log on both servers: Using this article – even though it’s old: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/290762 We can read this: Attempt nonauthoritative restores only after you discover FRS dependencies and you… NTFRS replication is going AWOL

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Sophos UTM Up2Date 9.406-3 released

Martin 14/09/2016

Sophos released a security update today for UTM v9: Up2Date 9.406003 package description: Remark: System will be rebooted News: Security Release Bugfixes: Fix [NUTM-1616]: [AWS] Change AMI type to HVM Fix [NUTM-4839]: [AWS] AWS Instances in GovCloud need to use S3 buckets in GovCloud Fix [NUTM-5013]: [Network] TCP Vulnerability (CVE-2016-5696) RPM packages contained: perf-tools-3.12.48-0.237935773.g86aa827.i686.rpm ep-ha-aws-9.40-191.g83c01f2.rb1.noarch.rpm ep-webadmin-9.40-640.g7ad4baa.rb8.i686.rpm ep-cloud-ec2-9.40-26.g00cde1e.rb2.i686.rpm kernel-smp-3.12.48-0.237935773.g86aa827.i686.rpm kernel-smp64-3.12.48-0.237935773.g86aa827.x86_64.rpm ep-release-9.406-3.noarch.rpm

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vSphere PowerCLI Script to automatically setup vCenter Alarm Email Notifications

Martin 04/09/2016

Managing vCenter server, everybody knows it can be a pain setting up notifications. Luckily this guy did some great work, simplifying everything 🙂 It changes notifications, e-mail and repeat, once, frequency on the most used notifications – it tested this on vSphere 6, and it works great: Download: powercli_script_to_automatically_setup_vcenter_alarm_email.txt Source: https://fixingitpro.com/2012/07/09/powercli-script-to-automatically-setup-vcenter-alarm-email-notification/  

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Exchange 2013 & 2016: System logs = Disk getting full

Martin 04/09/2016

On Exchange 2013 and 2016, you can often see that the logging directory is growing, maybe too fast for your storage. You can circumvent this, by implementing this script in task scheduler and running via Powershell:

This one will delete all Exchange and IIS logs older than 7 days. Source: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/exchange/en-US/5b9dd872-5803-4dae-83d1-584424b7bd94/exchange-2013-system-logs-disk-getting-full?forum=exchangesvradmin  

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Veeam B&R v9 update 2 and Exchange 2010+ not good…on same server

Martin 30/08/2016

Today I was called by a customer, he told me that their backup has stopped working, since I was a their location (3 days ago). I was doing some server maintenance, at this small company (10 users), they have a small business server 2011 and this server also holds the veeam installation, as it’s their only server (maybe not best practice – but it’s been working through the years perfectly – until now). Veeam’s reason… Veeam B&R v9 update 2 and Exchange 2010+ not good…on same server

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Sophos UTM Up2date 9.405-5 released

Martin 02/08/2016

WARNING: This update has issues when UTM get’s WAN Ip from DHCP, read this thread (There are also workarounds available!):  https://community.sophos.com/products/unified-threat-management/f/52/t/79150 Release Notes: Up2Date 9.405005 package description: Remarks: System will be rebooted Configuration will be upgraded Connected REDs will perform firmware upgrade Connected Wifi APs will perform firmware upgrade News: Maintenance Release Bugfixes: Fix [NUTM-2840]: [AWS] UTM ignores MTU sent by DHCP server Fix [NUTM-3064]: [AWS] Confd info shows wrong instance_role for ha warm&as Fix… Sophos UTM Up2date 9.405-5 released

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Sophos UTM up2date 9.404-5 soft released

Martin 24/06/2016

Yesterday Sophos released 9.404-5 for their UTM firewall, it is a big fix this time. I mainly appreciate they fixed the errors in Internet Explorer ,about the security of the VPN client, when downloading fro the User Portal 🙂   Download here: ftp://ftp.astaro.com/UTM/v9/up2date/u2d-sys-9.403004-404005.tgz.gpg Relase notes: Up2Date 9.404005 package description: Remarks: System will be rebooted Configuration will be upgraded Connected REDs will perform firmware upgrade Connected Wifi APs will perform firmware upgrade News: Maintenance Release Bugfixes: Fix… Sophos UTM up2date 9.404-5 soft released

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