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Instance-GUID Exchange 2010 Outlook 2003 fix, COMING SOON

Just saw this pass through the forums, this is good news. Issue: Server name properties in Outlook 2003 profiles were being changed to an Instance-{GUID} value. This resulted in multiple issues within the Outlook 2003 client. In some extreme cases, clients would lose connectivity to Exchange entirely. In other cases, the clients would experience issues … Continue reading

Print from any device

Google cloud printing. http://goo.gl/2kKz8

Exchange 2010: How to see how many OWA users are connected

A simple way is to use Performance Monitor. Hook to MSExchange OWA and the add current user. It doesn’t tell you who, but it will at least give you a count. In my example I have the Exchange tools loaded on my desktop so within Performance Monitor on that remote machine I was able to … Continue reading

Failed Exchange 2010 Jetress within ESXi vSphere 4.1

A grueling couple of days of running the MS Exchange 2010 Jetstress tool and watching it fail for the read latency tests. This was for 4 mailbox servers and 12 databases with one passive copy in the DAG. The active copy disk lives on an EMC CX4 SAN and the passive lives on an EMC … Continue reading

How to monitor and log, centrally, OCS 2007 R2 desktop sharing logs

First, install an OCS 2007 R2 monitoring server, on a seperate server from the OCS pool.  Once that is setup using the MS directions in the link at the beginning of this post.  Create a new SQL View on the LcsCDR database with the following code below. USE [LcsCDR] SET ANSI_NULLS ON GO SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER … Continue reading

PowerShell BING Site

Bing has released a web interface to all the Powershell cmdlets, very cool, searchable and examples on how to use each cmdlet. http://www.bing.com/visualsearch?g=powershell_cmdlets&FORM=SGEWEB&qpvt=powershell#r=53

Great OCS 2007 R2 lab setup guide

Go here for an excellent write up with screenshots on deploying OCS 2007 R2 into a hyper-v lab environment. http://tinyurl.com/7yf9fy I got OCS up and running into a production enviornment and love it, next up is connecting to the P BX.

Follow us on Twitter now.

Yup, jumped on the twitter thing.  Good way to post and get information.  Stop by and follow.

Virtualization EcoShell

Virtualization EcoShell For those of you who manage a VMware environment this FREE tool is a must. It’s all written on top of Microsoft’s PowerShell and is eventually going to be built right into PowerGUI. Very very cool. Download here

New PowerShell Help Reader

This is too cool. http://powershelltools.com/#downloads

Get the latest Quest AD snappins for PowerShell

PowerShell 2.0 CTP 3 still doesn’t have native Active Directory cmdlets.  You can still get into AD and do stuff, but have to use the native ADSI calls.  The FREE Quest AD tools just adds a snapin of cmdlets that you can use to do AD stuff.  Very easy to build into your scripts for … Continue reading

FYI: Single-leg network ISA 2006

In order to run the ISA 2006 desktop firewall client you need to configure your ISA Proxy to be a dual-legged network.  Fun fun proxy stuff.

Step By Step: Building a Windows Cluster in VMware Workstation 6.5

I needed to do some testing with Exchange 2003 using a Front-End / Back-End setup.  I found this step-by-step article with screenshots on how to setup the Windows clustering part.  Check it out, it works great.  I added some shared storage and was able to successfully fail one node over to the other and vice … Continue reading

How To Build an ISA 2004/2006 VMware Lab Environment

So I needed to build an ISA lab to test the firewall client so that I can start controlling outbound FTP through AD groups.  Rather than doing this in PROD I decided to build this in a VMware Workstation environment.  This link below is a great resource and did the job. Click here.

Free: MDT 2008 / SCCM 2007 OS Deployment Guide

This is a free CD with video’s on OS deployment.  Free only until May 16th. http://www.deploymentcd.com/ Some of the items covered are. – Installing the deployment server for MDT 2008 Lite Touch – Installing the deployment server for SCCM 2007 (Zero Touch) – Creating universal reference images using Lite Touch – Creating universal reference images … Continue reading

DFS Slowness, caused by VMware Workstation…huh???

It’s been a while since I posted anything here, sorry ’bout that.   I thought I would submit this quick post as it’s been driving me crazy for sometime now.  If you are running a Windows DFS environment and all seems well except on a few machines, check to see if you have VMware Workstation 6.x … Continue reading

FREE: Ubuntu Pocket Guide


BlackBerry: Free Voice Control of your device

Have you ever wanted to control your BlackBerry device by talking to it. Let’s say you want to add a new task. All you have to do is say “New Task” get milk. After that you will now have a new task labeled get milk. Very cool and FREE. http://www.vlingo.com/index.jsp

Wikipedia.com now mobile ready

http://mobile.wikipedia.com Tried this out on my BlackBerry and it looks very clean.

Be on the lookout for the new GMail themes