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  • Blog Post: Cmdlet Extension Agents

    This is one of those blogs that it’s worth absorbing.. Using Cmdlet Extension Agents to cause automatic events to occur in Exchange 2010 - life just got simpler! by Pat Richard . Cmdlet Extension Agents are something that will be very new to most Exchange administrators but is something that could make...
  • Blog Post: Free Powershell eBook

    ‘Effective PowerShell: The Free eBook’ from Keith Hill available on Keith Hills’ blog here . Definitely worth a look…
  • Blog Post: Now we’ve got loads of items – what do we do about it?

    So you’ve identified that high item counts is causing issues with Outlook performance .. but what do you do about it? Well first first find out where it’s an issue. i.e. get message counts for all of your mailboxes and all folders where the item count is beyond the recommended guidelines.  Powershell...
  • Blog Post: Quick Transport Rule

    Quick transport rule to remove the recipient field of an SMTP message header from messages going out across an Edge Transport role server… Not going to win any awards but it’s worth a look if you haven’t tried mucking about with transport rules with Powershell . $Condition = Get-TransportRulePredicate...
  • Blog Post: Getting the registry through Powershell..

    Just one more quick line to plug into DCM ..  (plus a few powershell links which might be useful) Returning a value set in the registry.  For example if you optimise the TCPWindowSize in a CCR environment you can use the following in DCM to verify that the values are set correctly as per your...
  • Blog Post: Technet Events for 2009… {Powershell v2 and OCS etc..}

    TechNet Events Live: TechNet Event : Managing Windows Servers with PowerShell V2 Location: London Date: 10 February 2009 TechNet Event: Microsoft Systems Management and understanding the role of System Center Location: Birmingham Date: 12 February 2009 TechNet Event: Self Service Business Intelligence...
  • Blog Post: Powershell, DPM and Virtualisation – some great blogs…

    Powershell Explore Your [Environment] on the Windows Powershell blog, written by Jeff Snover.  The article takes a bit of reading but has a great walk through of using Powershell to invoke the System.Environment .Net class.  For example: “ [Datetime]::Today Saturday, December 13, 2008 12:00...
  • Blog Post: ..a few more bits of Powershell to feed into DCM

    Following on from my DCM blog last month here are a few more bits of Powershell that can be fed into DCM… Checking Autodatabasemountdial: $server=hostname $cmsobj=Get-MailboxServer | Where-Object { $_.RedundantMachines -contains $server }$cmsname=$cmsobj.name $return=(Get-MailboxServer -id:$cmsname)...
  • Blog Post: Good Powershell book…

    Just received a copy of a good Exchange 2007 and Powershell book: ‘Professional Windows PowerShell for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1’ (Programmer to Programme) by Joezer Cookey-Gam (Author), Brendan Keane (Author), Jeffrey Rosen (Author), Jonathan Runyon (Author), Joel Stidley (Author) Starts off...
  • Blog Post: Want to check if your Exchange servers are configured how you designed them to be configured?

    Then DCM , or Configuration Manager 2007 Desired Configuration Management to give it it’s full title, could be the way to go… It’s part of the System Centre suite of products [ SCCM ] and it appears to be a really useful bit of software. You effectively create configuration items and can populate these...
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