Monthly Archives: October 2013

PowerShell 3.0 Script creates AD user and Exchange Mailbox.

This interactive script requires PowerShell 3.0 . It creates an Active Directory user and their corresponding mailbox using a remote session at the same time. It should work out of the box, but specific variables will have to be edited … Continue reading

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PowerShell script utilizes “Using” scope modifier to create VM from existing .vhdx file.

The following interactive PowerShell 3.0 script creates a new virtual machine. It utilizes the ‘Using’ scope modifier to pass local variables to remote machines with the invoke-command cmdlet. An existing .vhdx file is copied to a new location and renamed … Continue reading

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How to promote Windows Server 2012 to a Domain Controller

Originally posted on Exchange Times:
Microsoft has done away with dcpromo when it comes to Windows Server 2012. We’ve been so accustomed to using dcpromo that I actually struggled a bit to promote a 2012 server to a DC in…

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Configuring InterVLAN Routing on a Layer 3 Switch and providing DHCP to multiple subnets Part 2

In part 2 of this topic, I will show how to configure the Switch Virtual Interfaces and IP Helper addresses on the Cisco 3750G EMI: L3Switch(config)#interface vlan 20 L3Switch(config-if)# ip address 10.0.2.1 255.255.255.0 (Configure IP Address on the vlan 20 … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster and Hyper-V Mini-Posters

The following poster was just released by Microsoft to help shed some light on the features Gen 2 Virtual machines :

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My Frustrating Experience with the Exchange Trusted Subsystem USG.

I was doing some quick research recently with a topic totally unrelated to Exchange. Due to some resource constraints, I decided to install and setup an instance of Spiceworks (Helpdesk and Asset Management tool) on my Lab Exchange 2010 SP2 … Continue reading

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