Ever wondered how to upgrade Exchange 2010 to SP2? Yeah me neither… But I recently had to do exactly that to our on-site Exchange. Here’s how: http://workinghardinit.wordpress.com/2011/12/15/upgrading-exchange-2010-sp1-to-sp2/ Essentially it boils down to this: Do all the below on a test environment first! I used Shadowprotect‘s VirtualBoot facility to pull up VMs of all our Exchange boxes and a DC on a spare host; it ran a little slow but served […]


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You may not realise it – but Powershell doesn’t automatically update… I suppose to avoid breaking any existing scripts that may exist on your machine(s). There are a bunch of handy features in 3.0 that don’t come in other versions however – you can find the latest installer here. Just run the MSU and reboot; Simples!


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Ever set up a new receive connector in Exchange only to have your device completely fail at connecting to it? I have… Lucky for you (and me!) it’s relatively simple to troubleshoot SMTP connections using Telnet, to see where exactly the connection is going wrong. Troubleshooting SMTP Authentication using Telnet 1) Open a telnet tool on your mail server. a) On most PC you can open a dos window and: […]


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This one’s a peach – how many times have you encountered it?? I know my personal tally is well into double figures… There is a quick and easy fix for it though (and no I don’t mean removing and re-joining the computer from the domain and all the hassle that creates!). First you’ll need to log in as a local administrator, then if you have Powershell (and by god you should […]


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Just right click the VM and go to Guest -> Install/Upgrade VMware Tools then enter these commands in the shell: yum -y install perl mkdir /mnt/cdrom mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom cp /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-*.tar.gz /tmp umount /mnt/cdrom tar -zxf /tmp/VMwareTools-*.tar.gz -C /tmp cd / ./tmp/vmware-tools-distrib/vmware-install.pl –default rm -f /tmp/VMwareTools-*.tar.gz rm -rf /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib Job done! Source: Greg Carriger’s Blog


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This page gives a sample config and some notes on LACP also, while there’s also an article on an EtherChannel specific problem with NIC teaming. Hoping to get this set up on our environment soon to combat the MAC flapping errors we’re getting (similar problem explained here).


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Simply navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SYSTEM \CurrentControlSet \Services \LanmanServer \Parameters Then create a REG_DWORD called DiskSpaceThreshold and set to the desired percentage (remember to use decimal rather than hex) – e.g. 10 for 10%, which happens to be the default. This is covered in this Microsoft KB article. Note: Your machine will need a restart before this works You can then use a scheduled task to pick up the event 2013 […]


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Too long to list here but there is a comprehensive thread on possible solutions here: http://anandthearchitect.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/outlook-2010-sync-issues-folder-is-full-of-sync-logs-synchronization-log-and-modification-resolution-with-exchange-2010-mailbox/


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