Enhance your Active Directory PowerShell

I really like the PowerShell for Active Directory, that you find in Windows Server 2008 and above.  I cut my teeth on PowerShell with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and love the ability to script almost everything – even if the script is just a bunch of repeated commands against a list in Excel, that’s copied and pasted. Continue reading “Enhance your Active Directory PowerShell”

RDP to Windows Server 2012 from Windows XP

I came across an annoying little issue today.  Whether it be down to the default settings of Windows Server 2012, or one of the hardening settings of our corporate build, I don’t know, but it’s annoying either way.

My corporate provided laptop operating system is mandated at Windows XP.  I regularly (90+% of every day) use it to remote control servers, and this is normally through RDP (I prefer RDP over vSphere client for Virtual Machines too). Continue reading “RDP to Windows Server 2012 from Windows XP”

USB thumb / flash drives and Microsoft Windows

A quick technical post!

Occasionally, I’m called upon to deal with minor issues for users of USB thumb drives, and I thought I’d pull together a few little tips and tricks here which help me get things sorted. Continue reading “USB thumb / flash drives and Microsoft Windows”

How to make yourself sad…

To begin, spend at least a week creating documentation for a procedure to install a complex messaging solution based on Microsoft Exchange 2010.  Don’t bother saving it to a server or somewhere that’s backed up – it’s still just a work in progress.  Save it to a nice folder on your computer desktop instead. Continue reading “How to make yourself sad…”

Netdom on Windows Server 2008 R2

Yay, it’s time for another technical post!

I manage and am responsible for Active Directory for a number of customers, both public and private sector.  Rather than searching my documentation to find the FSMO role holders, it’s easier to log on to a server and run “netdom query fsmo” in a command prompt.

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