Monday, February 8, 2010

Michael Herman joins Syntergy as Principal Consultant

In his role as Principal Consultant, Michael is responsible for growing the installed base of customers and partners and improving their satisfaction with our products through advanced education, training, consulting and adoption of best practices.
Syntergy’s flagship product, Syntergy Replicator for SharePoint, is the leading enterprise replication solution for SharePoint content promotion, distributed web content management, disaster recovery, content migration, content syndication, content aggregation, content destination remapping, content reorganization, geo-replication, ship-to-shore and battlefield applications. Checkout Syntergy Solutions for SharePoint

Press Release: Syntergy Hires Principal Consultant to Enhance Deployment Assurance, Deliver Advanced Training and Consulting Expertise

Michael Herman
Principal Consultant
Syntergy, Inc.

Monday, February 1, 2010

2010 Information Worker Demonstration Virtual Machine (Beta): DNS Problems?

Reference:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0c51819b-3d40-435c-a103-a5481fe0a0d2

Apparently if you are having all sorts of DNS/networking/DHCP issues with these demo VHDs, the product group says that it is very important that you IMPORT the VMC settings and don't create your own VMC settings files (using the IW Demo VHDs).

That is, read the directions on the MS Download Center page (and follow them :-)).

I'll be trying the import as soon as I recopy the 47GB of VHD files.

Update 1: You need to use Windows Server 2008 *R2* Hyper-V or the config import won't work (i.e. with plain old Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, the import will fail).

Update 2: Bryan recommended installing Windows Server 2008 R2 as an upgrade. The upgrade displays a screen to warn you about potential upgrade changes. One of them is related to Hyper-V. Checkout MS KB Article 957256. It took a good part of the evening (measured in hours). Hyper-V imported the 2 VMs with no problem.

Michael Herman
Principal Consultant
Syntergy, Inc.