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  • Clustersize, Blocksize, and Allocation Unit Size

    Depending on where you see the terms used in Windows, you may see different names for the same thing. The clustersize of a volume, the blocksize of a volume, and the allocation unit size of the volume are all referring to the same value. Some tools report the blocksize as the physical blocksize, instead...
    Posted to Michael's meanderings... (Weblog) by michael on 05-06-2015
  • 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 utilization for the computer on which it...
    Posted to Michael's meanderings... (Weblog) by michael on 04-30-2015
  • Finding Services Using non-System Accounts With PowerShell, v3

    In 2008,I authored a PowerShell blogpost/script Finding Services Using non-System Accounts With PowerShell . It was a rewrite of an earlier VBscript blogpost/script from 2006, Finding Services Using non-System Accounts . That was a very basic rewrite and a very basic PowerShell script. With this blogpost...
    Posted to Michael's meanderings... (Weblog) by michael on 12-17-2014
  • Offline for a few weeks!

    I apologize! This blog was offline for a couple of weeks. It was completely beyond my control. I am hosted by GoDaddy.com and they spent several days saying "this is your problem" before they finally admitted "oh, ok, this is our problem." I do plan to move to another hosting platform...
    Posted to Michael's meanderings... (Weblog) by michael on 07-31-2013
  • Exchange Server 2013 Gotchas

    Exchange Server 2013 reached RTM a couple of months ago and has since reached General Availability (GA). In my personal opinion, Exchange 2013 RTM is not ready for prime time. Microsoft made a decision to release all of Wave 15 (Office desktop applications and servers) at the same time; as well as release...
    Posted to Michael's meanderings... (Weblog) by michael on 01-06-2013
  • Windows Management Framework 3.0 / PowerShell 3.0 and Exchange

    In the last few days, Windows Management Framework 3.0 (WMF 3.0) has begun appearing in Microsoft Update (MU), Windows Update (WU), Windows Software Update Services (WSUS), and on Configuration Manager Software Update Points. This basically means that Microsoft is now suggesting that WMF 3.0 be installed...
    Posted to Michael's meanderings... (Weblog) by michael on 12-13-2012
  • Wave 15 reaches RTM, including Exchange 2013

    Wave 15 of Office products reached the Release To Manufacturing (RTM) stage today, October 11, 2012 (10/11/12 - heh). These products include Exchange Server 2013, Lync Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, and Microsoft Office 2013. Note that RTM, also known as "code-complete", means that development...
    Posted to Michael's meanderings... (Weblog) by michael on 10-11-2012
  • Security Advisory Affecting Exchange: 2749655

    Today Microsoft released Security Advisory 2749655, Compatibility Issues Affecting Signed Microsoft Binaries . I encourage you to read the security advisory. We also saw that Exchange team post the following blog entry Re-released Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2007 update rollups . Microsoft re-released...
    Posted to Michael's meanderings... (Weblog) by michael on 10-09-2012
  • Microsoft Security Advisory 2737111 - Exchange 2007/2010/2013

    Well, in case you haven’t seen it, an Exchange Security advisory was released today. “Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Parsing Could Allow Remote Code Execution” http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2737111 And yes, it also affects the Exchange...
    Posted to Michael's meanderings... (Weblog) by michael on 07-24-2012
  • Processing Large and Embedded Groups in PowerShell

    I'm working with a client that has - over an extended period of time - accumulated thousands of security groups, most of which are mail enabled for use by both Exchange and for setting rights on various objects. Becasue they use embedded groups (that is, placing a group as a member of another group...
    Posted to Michael's meanderings... (Weblog) by michael on 05-04-2012
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