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February 26, 2009  8:00 AM

Retrieving the account IIS is using as the anonymous user account with VBScript

Posted by: Jerry Lees
iis, System Administration, Systems Administration, systems management, VBScript, VBScript Functions, web sites, web tools, working with objects

I recently posted a script that retrieved the anonymous user password for a server in IIS. This script I posted, Using the IIS ADSI object to retrieve the anonymous user password for a server...

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January 28, 2009  11:40 PM

Microsoft CRM Email Router stops working mysteriously and then starts working again– just as mysteriously.

Posted by: Jerry Lees
CRM, Microsoft CRM, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, System Administration, systems management

I've been doing a good deal of work with Microsoft CRM lately. Heck, I'll say it... I've been doing ALL my work with Microsoft CRM lately. It's a beast that no one here at "the office" knows about and I've become "The Guy". You know what that means, scramble to stay ahead of the...

January 2, 2009  3:01 AM

Searching the Windows Eventlog for specific events with WMI

Posted by: Jerry Lees
Systems Administration, systems management, VBScript, Win32_NTLogEvent, Windows Management Interface, WMI

On occasion as a systems administrator you have to find the proverbial needle in the haystack with respect to the events in the event logs. You know what I mean, the one event you care about and need to know when it occured as part of your troubleshooting... then throw in that you need to do it in...

November 10, 2008  4:01 AM

Getting the date and time from a remote system via WMI and the WIN32_LocalTime class

Posted by: Jerry Lees
date, systems management, VBScript, win32_localtime

Recently, after the time change I had to log into around 30 to 40 servers to check that the date was correct. This was a real pain, since it required me to actually log onto the server via terminal services and run a command prompt to issue a date command. Unfortunately, I didn't have a script...

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