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TinyMonitorService

This is my first binary release of anything. TinyMonitorService is exactly what is sounds like. It is a service that checks only a few characteristics associated with any computer. It checks the processor utilization, the memory utilization, and the diskspace...

Exchange Server 2013 on Windows Server 2012

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the public betas of all the Wave 15 products, including Office, Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, etc. were released earlier this week as "2013" products. These were all released on Monday...
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Sending an email to users whose password is about to expire, a PowerShell Rewrite

In September of 2005, I wrote a blog post named " Sending an e-mail to users whose password is about to expire ". Written in VBScript, it was one of my most popular blog posts of all time. I still have clients of mine that use it and I get occaisional...

Antivirus Exclusions and Windows

In December of 2007, I made two posts: File Level Antivirus for Exchange and Information Store Antivirus for Exchange . Since that time, there is no question that with Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 (and the ongoing advancement of various Internet-based...

A Brief History of Time...(ok ok, let's go with "An Introduction to the Windows Time Service")

Note: This article is written for "modern" versions of the Windows operating system - that is, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. For older versions of the Windows operating system, the concepts still...

Monitoring Exchange Server 2007 with System Center Operations Manager 2007

Just a few days ago, my new book (of the subject title!) started shipping from Amazon. If it hasn't already, it should start appearing in your local bookstores this week. If you want to order from Amazon, you can get it here . Eight months in the...

SBS 2003 Hardware Upgrade

In May of 2008, I wrote the article SBS 2003 Hardware Migration/Upgrade . Since then, I've been asked many times about my process for doing a SBS 2003 hardware upgrade. In general, I just have to say "I follow the steps". As I recommended...
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The Final Step to Resolving Reboot Hangs

I've reported on a number of occaisions about attempting reboots and those reboots just "hanging" until the server was power-cycled (or until you could execute a "shutdown" command from another computer in the environment - not...
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Script for From The Field

The authors of the upcoming "Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Resource Kit" asked me if I wanted to write a script for them for a section named "From The Field". I said sure! I based the script on one I wrote a long time ago,...
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"Microsoft Exchange Service Host" fails to start in Secure Exchange 2007 Environments

On Exchange Server 2007, especially post service pack 1 (I ran into this problem while installing service pack 1 update rollup 2), it appears that some of the assemblies (that is, parts of the various Exchange programs) are "signed with Authenticode"...
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Read-Only Domain Controller Issues

Exchange has caught a lot of crap for publishing the fact that it doesn't work in branch office locations where only Windows Server 2008 read-only domain controllers (RODCs) are available. Exchange simply requires read-write domain controllers. It's...
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MAPI/CDO for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

If you want to write client applications to run on computers that use MAPI or CDO (for example, web servers) and you don't want to install (or can't install) either the Outlook client or the Exchange management tools, then you need to install...
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SBS 2003 Hardware Migration/Upgrade

This weekend I had the opportunity to upgrade the hardware for one customer. The special thing about this upgrade is that the customer is running SBS 2003; and the goal was to replace the SBS 2003 server. SBS is Microsoft's Small Business Server,...
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A Work In Progress...

Yesterday (Thursday, 2008-04-17) was the last day of the 2008 MVP Summit. Over one-half of the MVPs attending were from countries other than the United States. It was interesting to hear the dozens of languages being spoken around me this week. Very little...
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Live from Redmond - it's Geeks Argue!

I and 4,000 MVPs from around the world have accumulated in Seattle/Redmond this week. Where do we all go? To the bar, of course! Last night, a few Exchange MVPs and the odd PowerShell MVP were sitting around discussing stuff I can't talk about here...
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