It’s always the hardware

It’s always the hardware.  If it’s not the firewall, it’s the network.  If it’s not the network, it turns out, it might be the CD drive.  Strangest situation encountered today.  Tyring to install Exchange 2010 SP1 integrated on a new server (virtualized).  The CD is linked to the physical CD on the host.  When we…

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How Do I Programmatically Extract Numeric Data From Get-MailboxStatistics?

I recently was working with a customer to build a reporting solution for their Exchange 2010 environment.  The report was going to be used for billing and compliance administration.  Basically, the organization needed to know how many mailboxes per customer, what some key settings on those mailboxes were.  We had a couple of challenges.  The first was…

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Beyond RBAC: Delegating the ‘Mail-enable Public Folders’ right

In the RBAC world, it should be possible to create a new management role, based on the built-in role “Mail-enable public folders.”  The built-in role allows delegates/members to run the enable-mailpublicfolder cmdlet.  When you add users to the built-in role, they can execute assigned duties without incident.  However, when you create a new management role,…

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Complex oPath Queries and the New-EmailAddressPolicy Cmdlet

I’ve been working an interesting challenge this week in attempt to convert email address policies from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010.  As part of the conversion process, LDAP queries that define the recipient filter (to which the policy will apply) need to be converted to oPath queries.  In most environments, these queries are pretty simple….

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Why bartenders may soon love Excel as much as accountants

UPDATE (3/28/11): I’ve been thinking about this post for awhile, unable to believe that someone else hadn’t already thought of the obvious.  Did a little research this morning and realized all my work was in vein (but I am happy about it).  Excel does have an =CONVERT(number,from_unit,to_unit) function built in and is much easier than…

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Viewing Deleted Active Directory Objects Using LDP

I am sure this information exists elsewhere, but it falls into that category of something I do just often enough to forget how to do it.  So, if you find yourself needing to see which objects have been recently deleted from a domain, you can follow these steps to do it. Open LDP Select Controls…

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