MultiPoint Services Role in Windows Server 2016

UseIT | Roman Levchenko

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Introduction

MultiPoint Server (MPS) is a technology and solution based on Windows Server and Remote Desktop Services. MPS was originally built for use in the classrooms and educational institutions and It allows you to provide low-cost sharing between MPS and user stations. User stations can be consist of only monitor, keyboard, mouse (zero clients) and be connected to MPS through USB (usb hubs), video cables or through LAN (RDP-over-LAN, if clients are not zero. for example, laptops, thin clients and etc..).  MPS uses some of the RDS services (by default): RD Session Host and RD Licensing Server.

First version of MPS was released in February, 2010 . In MPS 2010 you can connect stations and host only through USB hubs and video ports.

Ability to use LAN between user stations and MPS was added only to the next version – MPS 2011 released in March, 2011.

Some of the main features of…

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Xen vhd to vmdk

Converting from a Xen Server to a VMWARE Server isn´t easy. Normal you can use VMWARE Converter it works fine with Windows. Linux loves Clonezilla but only with one disk. My situation is a Linux vm with multiple disk with LVM.

What we need:

  • QEMU disk image utility for Windows

https://cloudbase.it/qemu-img-windows/

  • enough disk space
  • winscp
  • putty

 

Shutdown your vm. Login to your xen machine and figure out which disk you need.

See  “How to find the disk associated to a VM from XenServer CLI”
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX217612

xe vm-disk-list vm=test_lvm

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copy the vhd files that you found with vm-disk-list to your migration machine.

 

I have used the powershell to convert my two vhd disk

.\qemu-img.exe convert -f vpc 9438a581-017f-4069-b7cd-09b5e330954c.vhd -O vmdk test_lvm_sda1.vmdk -p

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It takes a few minute. After migration copy your new vmdk file to your vmware storage.

Attach the disk to your vm and choose IDE and not SCSI. Note the sequence from your old xen disk. Should be in the same order

fire it up 🙂

 

 

 

vmware converter permission to perform this operation was denied

User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode

This affects how UAR works and can block remote local admin connections.
This can be changed in Local Computer Policy | Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies | Security Options
Set it to Disabled, requires a reboot

 

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found here

https://www.jonathanmedd.net/2013/12/vmware-converter-permission-to-perform-this-operation-was-denied.html

imap exchange 2013 not working

Check your server with this powershell command

Get-HealthReport servername | where { $_.state -eq “Offline”}

now you should see your imap proxy is offline

bring back to life with

Set-ServerComponentState -Identity servername-Component IMAPProxy -State Active -Requester HealthAPI

found here

https://nchrissos.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/reactivate-a-broken-imap-service-on-microsoft-exchange-20132016/

See Microsoft KB

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3025138/users-cannot-connect-to-pop3-or-imap4-on-exchange-server-2013-or-excha

More information about troubleshoot imap

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms.exch.scom.imap%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx