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July 25, 2008  12:41 PM

2000 users – new mailboxes – one weekend – DONE!



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, antivirus, CA, certificate authority, CIO, DataCenter, DataManagement, design, digital signatures, email, Exchange, Exchange 2007, internet, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Networking, Outlook Web Access, OWA, Powershell, tools, troubleshooting

Well, we did it! We implemented new mailboxes on Microsoft Exchange 2007 for over 2000 users in one weekend. Of course it took lots of planning, testing and blood, sweat, tears during the process, but we are now on one e-mail platform where there were at least 5 before. We had more domains than we...

July 17, 2008  2:29 PM

Did you see this? – SharePoint Administration Toolkit (Office SharePoint Server)



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, DataCenter, DataManagement, design, howto, Microsoft Windows, MOSS, SharePoint, tools

SharePoint Administration Toolkit (Office SharePoint Server) This article provides information for farm administrators about Batch Site Manager and the updatealert operation for...


July 17, 2008  2:10 PM

Did you see this? – Microsoft Security Compliance Management Accelerator toolkit



Posted by: Troy Tate
Data security, DataCenter, design, Metrics, Microsoft Windows, Monitoring, policy enforcement, reporting, Security, tools

Monitor the security compliance state of your IT environment for computers running Windows.

In today’s IT environment, the ability to comply with regulations and industry standards, such as the...


June 25, 2008  3:09 PM

Researching Network TAPs – Implementation Day (part 5)



Posted by: Troy Tate
Data security, DataCenter, DataManagement, diagnostics, howto, Metrics, network analysis, Networking, packet capture, Performance, reporting, research, tools, troubleshooting, WAN, wireshark

Hopefully you have been reading about my adventures with implementing a network tap to end network blindness. If not, take a look back at previous entries found here. When I last left you on this topic,...


June 18, 2008  7:25 PM

Did you see this? – 10 Cool Powershell scripts virtual lab



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, DataCenter, DataManagement, Development, Exchange, howto, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Networking, policy enforcement, Powershell, reporting, Security, tools, troubleshooting

Microsoft has some great virtual labs which can give an administrator some quick education over a lunch hour or a short period of time. One of these virtual labs is the


June 18, 2008  7:20 PM

Did you see this? – Microsoft Assessment & Planning Toolkit 3.1 Beta



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, beta, DataCenter, diagnostics, LAN, Metrics, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Monitoring, Networking, Performance, reporting, tools, troubleshooting

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an integrated platform with tools and guidance that make it easier for you to assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the...


June 18, 2008  7:15 PM

Did you see this? – Sysinternals LIVE!!



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, CIO, Data security, Database, DataCenter, DataManagement, Development, diagnostics, forensics, howto, LAN, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, Performance, Policy, reporting, Security, Sysinternals, tools, troubleshooting, WAN, web, website, WWW

If you're a fan of the Sysinternals tools, check out the beta of Sysinternals Live, a service that makes it easy for you to execute Sysinternals tools directly from the web without hunting for and manually downloading them....


June 18, 2008  5:26 PM

Did you see this? – Infosecurity Magazine RSS feed



Posted by: Troy Tate
anti-virus, antivirus, awareness, botnet, CA, Data security, DataCenter, digital signatures, forensics, honeypot, IT education, malware, Metrics, Monitoring, Networking, Policy, policy enforcement, reporting, research, RSS, Security, SSL, tools, web, website, WWW

Infosecurity Magazine has a very good RSS feed to keep yourself up to date on events/issues and technologies. Check it out!


June 17, 2008  2:33 PM

Did you see this? – can MY browser do this?



Posted by: Troy Tate
Browsers, DataCenter, diagnostics, Linux, Metrics, Microsoft Windows, Mobile, Networking, Performance, reporting, tools, web, website, WWW

Here's a great website for testing your browser functionality and understanding the different features of each application. Thanks for your time. Let’s be good network citizens together & practice safe...


June 6, 2008  7:19 PM

Did you see this? – Is it Up/Down or is it just me?



Posted by: Troy Tate
DataCenter, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, Performance, reporting, tools, troubleshooting, web, website, WWW

This is a great website to test if a public website is responding. http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ I am not sure what mechanism it really uses to test if a site is responding, if it is a ping test or if testing actually does an...


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