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Find Mac User EWS Connections With Log Parser Studio

First you’ll need to install Log Parser Studio. I won’t go over the install process in this article, but recommend reading the Exchange Blog here. They cover everything you need to know about the product. http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/03/07/introducing-log-parser-studio.aspx You can either create a new query or just copy an existing. I just copied and existing, much easer … Continue reading

Don’t forget to update your Exchange 2010 CHM file with SP2

Great offline resource. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28207

Powershell Script Explorer

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=29101 Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell (pre-release) helps scripters find Windows PowerShell scripts, snippets, modules, and how-to guidance in online repositories such as the TechNet Script Center Repository, PoshCode, local or network file systems and Bing Search Repository

HP Blades: PowerShell cmdlets


Use Serviio Media Server instead of Samsung PC Share Manager

For all your DLNA enabled devices for streaming media, this one works the best, and it’s Free! http://www.serviio.org/

FIXED: Exchange 2010 SP1/SP2 DAG on VMWare fail over with Veeam

If you have a DAG setup in your Exchange 2010 SP1/SP2 environment and running Veeam as your OS/Application backup solution you will need to make some cluster timeout changes. The reason is that when Veeam takes the snapshot to then do a VSS backup it will cause the databases in the DAG to fail over … Continue reading

Download a file (HTTP) with Powershell

$client = new-object System.Net.WebClient $client.DownloadFile("http://www.domain.com/file.txt","C:\stuff\whatever.txt") This is good if you want to download an XML file, now that you have this file you can do some formatting.

Don’t forget to apply your Exchange 2010 DAG Hotfixes

These also apply to post Service Pack 2. http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2011/11/20/recommended-windows-hotfix-for-database-availability-groups-running-windows-server- 2008-r2.aspx

Good one liner for Exchange 2007 and 2010 to find DSN Failures

Good one liner for Exchange 2007 and 2010 to find DSN Failures. Get-MessageTrackingLog -resultsize unlimited -start "12/13/2011 3:00PM" -End "12/13/2011 6:00PM" -Server srv-hub02 | ? {$_.EventId -eq "DSN" -and $_.SourceContext -eq "Failure"} | select timestamp,recipients,messagesubject

SAN iSCSI testing

I started using Openfiler, very nice open source tool for creating shared storage within ESX and Hyper-V, perfect for home lab use.

Hyper-V: Create a Virtual SAN appliance for shared storage testing


Hurricane Irene: News reporter covered in raw sewage


Hmmm, what’s up with Droid and Apple? Not good.


MS Office 2010 Service Pack 1, what’s changed

This spreadsheet will show all. http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/1/2/512CC712-4070-4CFF-BC4A-B3AFF0E21A1E/Microsoft%20Office%202010%20Service%20Pack%201%20Changes.xlsx

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat SQL Query

Use the SQL query below to get Who, What, Where, and When out of Microsoft Lync Group Chat. SELECT dbo.tblChat.userId, dbo.tblPrincipal.prinName, dbo.tblChat.[content], dbo.tblNode.nodeName, dbo.fnTicksToDate(dbo.tblChat.chatDate) AS date FROM dbo.tblChat INNER JOIN dbo.tblPrincipal ON dbo.tblChat.userId = dbo.tblPrincipal.prinID INNER JOIN dbo.tblNode ON dbo.tblChat.channelId = dbo.tblNode.nodeID

Lync Server 2010 Archiving Report

This looks interesting. http://dusk1911.wordpress.com/2011/03/02/lync-2010-im-archive-report/

How to: Remove Lync SQL Store from Active Directory and start a new Central Management Store

So today I was publishing the Lync topology into SQL and tried using a DNS alias to our SQL server(s). No go, however it built my Central Management Store and put the DNS alias into Active Directory. No matter what I did I could not republish a new topology with a different SQL CMS location … Continue reading

Just got my Lync Server 2010 Unleashed Book

Wow……..great book so far. I would recommend this book to anyone supporting or getting ready to rollout Microsoft Lync Server. http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Lync-Server-2010-Unleashed/dp/0672330342

What schema changes are part of Lync?

Found this good read. http://blogs.technet.com/b/dodeitte/archive/2010/10/20/what-happens-during-schemaprep-in-lync-server-2010.aspx

MDOP 2011 released

Major updates include App-V 4.6 SP1 http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/archive/2011/03/10/mdop-2011-including-app-v-4-6-sp1-is-now-available.aspx