Microsoft SMA – Exporting Samples

SMA and nothing but SMA! So running SMA instance without the 'Azure Pack' makes using SMA is a bit more ... exciting! After nosing around i saw that there were several "Sample-" runbooks already built for us in SMA, most of these focused on integrations with other systems... RunbookName Sample-Using-VMCloud-Automation Sample-Using-Activities Sample-Managing-WebSiteCloud Sample-Using-Variables Sample-Managing-Orchestrator Sample-Managing-VirtualMachineManager …

Removing Non-Present Adapters

When working with  my lab virtual machines, after a migration from Hyper-V to VMware there are hardware network adapters that have been removed due to the migration with their network configurations remaining in the registry. Removing these have always been a pain, after a little searching I came across this Tech Net article.. for Windows XP.I tried this in Windows 2008 …

User Mailbox Limits in Exchange 2003 Sp2

In Exchange 2003 not having all those excellent cmdlets can be frustrating.I have listed a couple examples here of how to get mailbox limit information using the Powershell, "QUEST AD Management Shell" cmdlets to gather mailbox limit information from AD user objects.Get User Mailbox Limit Information from an OU.Get-QADUser -SearchRoot 'domain.com/users/' -includedProperties "mDBOverHardQuotaLimit","mDBOverQuotaLimit","mDBStorageQuota" | Select …

PoshBoard – Powershell and Silverlight Web Portal

I have started to look at performance and charge back visualization options for my environment. The final result would be a web portal/dashboard providing visual data for my peers and management. I have been following a project on "CodePlex" called "PoshBoard" by Antoine Habert.The author Antoine Habert describes it as a,"PowerShell Dashboard is a modular …

Installing VMWare Fusion Tools on Windows 2008 Core

Installing VMWare Fusion 3.X.X Tools onto Windows 2008 Core edition. Select 'VMWare/Virtual Machine/Install VMWare Tools' to mount the ISO. On the command line change disk to the D:\> drive. Run either the D:\>Setup.exe or D:\>Setup64.exe depending on the OS version installed. Follow all prompts as normal.Hope this helps.All information is provided on an AS-IS basis, …

RSAT for Microsoft Windows 7

If you need "Remote System Administration Tools" for Microsoft Windows 7, you can download it here.This enables remote management for Windows Server 2008 R2, 2008 and 2003 from a Windows 7 Client machine.Hope this helps.All information is provided on an AS-IS basis, with no warranties and confers no rights.