If you havenít noticed lately PowerShell in Windows is becoming the norm and with future OS/application releases of Window (unless you have been living under a rock). For some windows administrators this is going to be a very tough move since they grew up on the GUI and havenít really done much when it comes to command line anything (unless they were forced to do it for a fix of some sort). Over the last few days, I've been working with some co-workers who are doing some pretty cool things when
If you are taking advantage of the 180 day trial and you purchase a full version, never fear moving from the eval to the licensed version is very simple.
Updating From the Evaluation Version of Microsoft Lync Server 2010
Now FYI when I tried to run the command Enable-CsComputer I got an error saying I couldnt do it. Good ole Windows 2008 bit me in the ass. You need to right click the Lync management shell and click Run as administrator and then you should be able
We had a request to be able to access our OWA from inside the network. Users are familiar with just going to a web browser at home and typing exchange.ourddomainnamehere.com and getting prompted to log into OWA. When you try to access OWA from inside the network you just get the browser thinking and then eventually it times out saying page cant not be displayed.
Did some investigating and it turns out to be an issue with DNS. I wont get into the nitty gritty
So while I was messing around with the unified messaging I noticed there is a little button that is called Manage Mobile devices. I clicked on my username, then clicked the manage mobile device button in the action pane and it gave me information on all the mobile devices I have synched with Exchange and my account! I noticed that if you click on the device that is synched you can preform a remote wipe to clear the data on the mobile device. Great for those users who devices get stolen/misplaced!
Dont you hate it when you try to log into a server with remote desktop and it tells you "you have reached the maximum connections blah blah blah" error?
Well there is a way to log into the console itself, go to start > run > type mstsc /admin
If that doesnt work try mstsc /console (old way of doing it)
Log into the box and boot those disconnected sessions that are taking all the remote logins.
So our marketing team sends out a newsletter every few weeks about the happenings in the company. They use a third party service to send them out and host the images in it. To see how many people are viewing the newsletter they look at the hits on the images in the newsletter. Well that creates a problem since outlook blocks images by default, so they came to the IT department looking for a solution. I didnt really feel like running around touching all the computers adding this site
For some reason a policy was never set to lock the desktop when a user has been idle for some amount of time (for those who forget to lock their desktops )
Anyways if you on a domain network its pretty simple, open up the group policy manager go to:
User configuration > Policies > Administrator template >Control Panel > Personalization (windows 2k8)
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