Upgrading your current KMS Server (Server 2008 R2) to support Windows 8 and Server 2012 activation

If you’re in an enterprise environment, chances are that you have a KMS server running (usually either Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2).  So now that Windows 8 and Server 2012 has hit VLSC for SA customers you’ll most likely want to begin testing and performing pilot deployments but we need to get our Key … Continue reading "Upgrading your current KMS Server (Server 2008 R2) to support Windows 8 and Server 2012 activation"

Allowing anonymous relay on Exchange 2007/2010 on connectors for programs to send via SMTP using your Mail servers and how to secure it for internal use only.

I was recently helping out a colleague at another school as they were having difficulty in a specialised application sending e-mails to external addresses.  After a bit of investigating we found that the send connector configured for internet e-mail wasn’t allowing anonymous connections to it (which is dangerous) but since this particular application didn’t allow … Continue reading "Allowing anonymous relay on Exchange 2007/2010 on connectors for programs to send via SMTP using your Mail servers and how to secure it for internal use only."

Getting a list of users in Active Directory as well as their Logon Script using dsquery and dsget

So I’m preparing on doing a clean-up of our NETLOGON/SYSVOL folder containing about 50 or so different logon scripts (plenty of which I know are no longer used).  I wanted to create a list of all of our active directory users along with what logon script they were assigned (I could then feed this list … Continue reading "Getting a list of users in Active Directory as well as their Logon Script using dsquery and dsget"

Short blog hiatus…

So you may see that I haven’t been blogging lately. The reason being that I have a new job (focusing on Systems Engineering/Admin, Network Admin as well as IT Super Hero), so I’ve been mainly focusing on that and getting up to speed.  Now that I’ve settled in I will be back at it writing … Continue reading "Short blog hiatus…"