I was looking at an old Exchange environment that was being used to send bulk mail outs. We noticed every now and again a bunch of e-mails would not be getting sent, trawling through Message Tracking Logs we could see that the messages were failing because of an AGENT FAIL which usually means that there … Continue reading "Bypassing Anti-Spam on an Exchange 2007/2010 Receive Connector"
I had a VM snapshot/checkpoint running for several months in my test lab and after reverting the snapshot back I went to login to the machine and got the dreaded Trust relationship between this computer and the primary domain failed error message. So I logged in as a local admin onto that machine, opened up … Continue reading "Fixing The trust relationship between this computer and the primary domain failed Error when restoring a Snapshot or Old Virtual Machine"
Firstly, Happy new year. Anyway, I was recently tasked with creating a large number of DNS entries on our internal DNS servers. To accomplish this I decided to use PowerShell to perform an import of a CSV file that I had been given that already had my DNS entries. There was a header row with … Continue reading "Using PowerShell to Manage Windows Server DNS entries"
This one has been sitting in my drafts folder for a while but last year I was experimenting with our SharePoint environment and thought it would be a cool idea to have a view of our web mail and calendar come up into our SharePoint homepage as web parts. Now if you are running SharePoint … Continue reading "Using custom OWA URLs in SharePoint to display your inbox as well as calendar and other items"
So a lot of environments are making the jump to Exchange 2013/2016 away from 2007/2010. From a management point of view the largest change is the move away from a GUI Management option to web-based and PowerShell management. One of the tools missing is the Message Tracking tool, which in a basic form is available … Continue reading "Make viewing and sorting Exchange 2013 / 2016 Message Tracking Logs using PowerShell easier with GridView"
I was recently helping troubleshoot an issue where as part of that I needed to get a 50GB SQL Database transferred from an interstate client onto our servers. Both the client and us have a decent Internet Connection and we already had an FTP server in place but I was worried about the sensitive nature … Continue reading "How to Install a trusted certificate onto a FileZilla FTP server to enable FTPS (FTP over TLS)"
So I was recently setting up a demo environment in Azure with two servers. Our goal was to have Remote Web Access and then publish RemoteApps through that so we could give live demos. The process to setup Remote Desktop Services is much easier in Server 2012 / 2012 R2 thanks to the Add Remove … Continue reading "Adventures with setting up RDS RemoteApp and Web Access in Windows Server 2012 R2"
So I was asked to help out in a situation where a Backup Server had begun to run out of space. One of the first things you look at doing is cutting down retention rates. In this particular setup Veeam had its Database and other associated files sitting on a 30GB disk, which also happened … Continue reading "A note about Veeam and Guest Indexing"
So recently I’ve been working on improving and streamlining our imaging process. One of the pain points that I have had with Windows 10 was an easy way of setting the default wallpaper, but without locking out the user, i.e. Group Policy from changing it in the future. After a long session of Google Fu … Continue reading "Setting the default wallpaper on a Windows 10 image deployment through MDT"
Quick one today. By default, when creating a room resource mailbox, Exchange will grant default permissions of AvailabilityOnly for any user (default), if you are after people knowing who has booked a room or resource then you can adjust the permissions to Reviewer. The quickest way to do this is via PowerShell, you can use … Continue reading "Adjust resource mailbox calendar permissions on Exchange 2010/2013 using PowerShell"