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IIS syncronisation tool vs NLB


Cool new Features with IIS 7 for a new Scom Site ( Webbased ) I had this problem with a Website NLB. SO I tried to test this new tool.

IIS syncronisation tool – tech preview released

For all those wondering what options you have post-Application Center 2000 for synchronisation (let alone load balancing etc), the IIS Product Group has released a technical preview of a new tool: msdeploy.exe. This tool can sync or migrate:

  • IIS 7.0 configuration settings
  • Web content
  • Registry keys and values
  • SSL certificates

It supports moving configuration, content, SSL certificates and other types of data associated with a web server. You can choose to sync a single site or the entire web server. Because we know that one tool can never ‘automagically’ guess what your application relies on, we’ve tried to be pretty flexible and powerful – you can customize exactly what you want to sync using a manifest file. You can also skip sites or other objects, or you can perform regular expression replacements during a sync (like changing the home directory on the destination machine).

The goal of the tool is to help you keep servers in sync, to make deployment easier and also to help with migrating to new versions of IIS. You could use a sync on two machines in a web farm, for example. Or maybe you need to move to a new server of the same version, you can use this tool. Of course, we also enable you to do a migration from IIS 6.0 to 7.0.

Download the x86 version or the x64 version of our Technical Preview 1.

Posted August 13, 2008 by Robert Smit in Uncategorized

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Advanced Group Policy Management


Advanced Group Policy Management

You can use Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) to extend the capabilities of the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), providing comprehensive change control and enhanced management for Group Policy objects (GPOs). Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management is a component of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance (MDOP SA)

With AGPM you can:

  • Perform offline editing of GPOs, so you can create and test them before deploying to a production environment.
  • Retain multiple versions of a GPO in a central archive, so you can roll back if a problem occurs.
  • Share the responsibility for editing, approving, and reviewing GPOs among multiple people using role-based delegation.
  • Eliminate the danger of multiple Group Policy administrators overwriting each other’s work by using a check-in/check-out capability for GPOs.
  • Analyze changes to a GPO, comparing it to another GPO or another version of the same GPO using difference reporting.
  • Simplify the creation of new GPOs by using GPO templates, storing standard settings to use as starting points for new GPOs.

AGPM adds a Change Control node under each domain displayed in the GPMC, as well as History and Extensions tabs for each GPO and Group Policy link displayed in the GPMC.


Advanced Group Policy Management Overview

For more information: Advanced Group Policy Management datasheet
Also watch the AGPM video presented by Kevin Sullivan, Senior/Lead Program Manager in Group Policy Product Team (23 min)
Or listen to the AGPM talk on Technet Radio on AGPM (15 min)

Posted August 13, 2008 by Robert Smit in Uncategorized

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