Extend ISA/TMG Ports to allow SSH


By default ISA/TMG does not allow outbound SSH traffic. And in the log it shows something like this: To make it work, you have to extend the ISA/TMG ports by adding SSH/22 by using isa_tpr.js. Here is my example:c:\Utils>cscript isa_tpr.js /add SSH 22Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.The Web … Continue reading Extend ISA/TMG Ports to allow SSH

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Fail to quiesce a virtual machine while taking snapshot


The issue was firstly caught by TSM. The backup job of a virtual machine failed and the log shows 02/22/2014 04:09:37 ANS4015E Error processing 'virtual-machine-name': unexpected TSM error (115) encountered.My understanding is that the first step of TSM backup is to take a snapshot. So I tried to manually take a snapshot of the running virtual … Continue reading Fail to quiesce a virtual machine while taking snapshot

Block password policy in AD LDS


By default, the AD LDS inherits the password policy from the AD domain. In some scenarios, you may want to block it. Here are two ways to do it:1) Use ADSI Edit tool, and navigate to the 'CN=Directory Service, CN=Windows NT, CN=Services, CN=Configuration, CN={guid}' set 'ADAMDisablePasswordPolicies=1' in the Attributes.2) dsmgmt commanddsmgmt "Configurable Settings" Connections "connect … Continue reading Block password policy in AD LDS

Install IBM V7000 Storage Management Pack in SCOM


1) Create a AD group (e.g IBM_V7000_Monitor) and add the SCOM service account in. Then link the AD group in the V7000 remote LDAP access.2) Download the IBM Storage MP from IBM fix central then install it on the SCOM server. Choose custom installation to remove the unnecessary components. In my case, I only install … Continue reading Install IBM V7000 Storage Management Pack in SCOM

Auto Enable or Disable IE Proxy


It is painful to turn on/off the IE proxy manually in office/home. I wrote up a simple batch script to detect the location and automatically enable/disable the proxy when I login. @echo off REM Auto enable/disable IE proxy settings REM Define your proxy server here set proxy-server=my-proxy-server REM Enter the script path cd D:\scripts\batch REM … Continue reading Auto Enable or Disable IE Proxy