Microsoft UAG 2010 SP3

Microsoft has released UAG SP3.

Here are the highlights

  • New support for publishing Exchange Server 2013
  • New support for publishing SharePoint Server 2013 (including support for host-named site collections)
  • Additional platform support for Windows 8 clients, including Windows RT
    • Users can use Internet Explorer 10 (both Modern and Desktop apps)
    • Users can use the built-in Windows 8 Mail app to connect to published Exchange servers
    • Users can use the Windows 8 Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) 8.0 client to connect to published resources
    • Support for Windows Phone 8 client devices
    • Additional support for the RDC 8.0 client running on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
    • New support for Office 2013 client applications: Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
    • Various bug fixes (see details in the SP3 KB article by following the link below)

This is a highly anticipated release as there is no real way to publish Server 2012 remote apps and Exchange 2013.

Here are the steps to install UAG SP3.

  1. If you have TMG 2010 SP1 installed, install SP2
  2. If you have UAG 2010 SP1 installed, ensure that UAG SP1 Update Rollup 1 is installed
  3. Install UAG 2010 SP2
  4. Install UAG 2010 SP3

For detailed information (Installing on load balancing array etc), please see this Microsoft link.

Cannot use CBT: Soap fault. Error caused by file …

I’ve recently had a crash on one of my VMWare 5.1 hosts. When the next scheduled backup executed, I got the following error:

21/02/2013 2:02:28 a.m. :: Cannot use CBT: Soap fault. Error caused by file /vmfs/volumes/50bb131b-59817aa0-f7e5-6cae8b1b67ca/test/test01.vmdkDetail: '', endpoint: '

There is an article on the Veeam site KB1113.

The CBT file tracks changes when doing block level backups and is enabled when you do your first backup.

Changed Block Tracking (CBT) is a VMware feature that helps perform incremental backups. VMware Data Recovery uses this technology, and so can developers of backup and recovery software.

You can find out more information here.

You can safely ignore this error. However, if the issue continues, you will need to follow the instructions in KB1113.

Veeam: Failed to prepare guest for hot backup. ‘Cannot connect to the host’s administrative share.’

I recently configured Veeam to backup two VMs that were not on a domain. The servers are running Windows 2008 R2.

The behaviour of Windows Administrative shares has changed in Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2012. UAC stops remote accessibility of these shares.

The following registry key will have to be added:

HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciessystemLocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy

0 – build filtered token (Remote UAC enabled)
1 – build elevated token (Remote UAC disabled)

By setting the DWORD entry to 1, you will be able to access the administrative shares since the remote logon token will not be filtered.

See KB947232 for more information.