Monthly Archives: November 2013

Setting up mailauthentication – Configuring DKIM (PART 3)

DKIM – an evolved form of DomainKeys, from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DomainKeys Previous post in this series: Setting up mailauthentication – Configuring SPF (PART 2) DKIM uses public-key cryptography to allow the sender to electronically sign legitimate emails in a way that

Posted in DKIM, Mail Setup

Exchange 2013: Manage Sender Filtering

I already enabled anti-spam filtering but also want to use the sender filtering. At first I thought I needed to install it, as I did with the anti-spam, but I wanted to look up wheter it was active or not

Posted in Exchange 2013, Powershell, Setup

Exchange 2013 : Enable Anti-Spam Functionality on a Mailbox Server

Some of my mail accounts has started recieving a lot of spam mails from some russian accounts. While they are being marked as {spam} in my mailcleaner, its still annoying to see several of those each day. Solution: Start using

Posted in Exchange 2013, Powershell, Setup

Setting up mailauthentication – Configuring SPF (PART 2)

If you havn’t done so already, you should go and read the first part of this series: Setting up mailauthentication – Intro and Mailheader (PART 1) Since last post, I have setup my system to be using the following two

Posted in Mail Setup, SPF

Setting up mailauthentication – Intro and Mailheader (PART 1)

The goal of this series of posts is to make a simple guide to both setting up SPF, DKIM and DMARC and talk a little about the how, what and the why of the 3 authentication mechanisms for email delivery. SPF: Sender

Posted in DKIM, DMARC, Mail Setup, SPF

Server 2012 – Installing PowerShell Web Access

Time has come to stop logging into our server using RDP and then managing it using Powershell. Instead we are going to install remote web access for powreshell. Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj592894.aspx Description: Install and Use Windows PowerShell Web Access More: Use

Posted in IIS, Powershell, Server 2012

System Center: Configuring Firewalls

This is plain copy/paste from: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh757794.aspx I just want to keep it here for reference Also view: Server 2012 – Firewall rules for deploying SQL or accessing remote instances (12-11-2013) Configuring firewalls Updated: November 1, 2013 Applies To: System Center

Posted in System Center 2012 R2

Manually installing DPM agent on a machine

For some reason I just can’t install an Agent on one of my servers through the DPM Management Administration Console. In order to install an agent manually: Copy the “DPMAgentInstaller_x64.exe” file. Mine is located in: “C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012

Posted in Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2, Troubleshooting

Server 2012 – Installing Windows Server Backup

  Doing it the Powershell way: The first line “get-windowsfeature *backup*” is in order to figure out the name of the backup feature to install. Import Server-Manager Add-WindowsFeature Windows-Server-Backup Powershell output: Doing it using GUI Open Server Manager, click Manage

Posted in Powershell, Server 2012

Steps to fix “Replica is inconsistent” – Evnt ID 3106

After installing System Center 2012 R2 DPM I had hoped it just worked, but I was met with a continous “Replica is inconsistent” error when doing Bare Metal and System State backups and just plain error on my Exchange Server.

Posted in Installing Prerequisites for System Center 2012R2, System Center 2012 R2, Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting