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

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

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.

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

How to add Quest AD tools to your native PowerShell


Okay so I got the AD cmdlets working in the standard install of Powershell.  I didn’t want to use the Quest PowerShell command line interface, that’s just me though.  Also, it’ll be easier to run scheduled scripts through the native anyway. The first thing you need to do is install Windows PowerShell.  I’m using the … Continue reading

Free PowerShell Commands for Active Directory


Just stumbled upon this today.  I need to write some stuff for AD and thought these might be a good place to start. http://www.quest.com/powershell/activeroles-server.aspx

New Sysinternals Tool – AD Explorer


Check out Michael’s review. AD Explorer  Download here.