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November 5, 2008  9:37 PM

Exchange Quota Management

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith
Exchange Server ActiveSync

One of our Mail Administrators is new to the world of Exchange as we are currently migrating from Lotus Notes. She is also new to the world of scripting but is eager to learn how to administer exchange using Powershell. I sat with her today and we walked through a simple example of how to set...

October 30, 2008  9:09 PM

Powershell Schedule Task

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith
Exchange Server ActiveSync

I have a couple Powershell Scripts that I have written that do something useful for me, the problem is that these are useful to me because I am asleep when I usually want them to run. I thought it would be a good Idea to write another script that would put these into the Windows Task Scheduler for...


October 28, 2008  11:06 PM

Powershell Email

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith
Exchange Server ActiveSync

The other day I was out reading some blog posts and I ran across one that talked about needing to send an email to a ridiculous number of people. So many that they could not all be fit into the to and cc fields of Outlook. So I thought why not Powershell this. All you would need is a listing of the...


October 28, 2008  5:59 PM

MS SQL Server Monitoring Part 3

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith
Exchange Server ActiveSync

In MS SQL Server Monitoring Part 2 we talked about inserting the Marker into the ERRORLOG file. Now that we know we can do that we need to look at how we can scan the ERRORLOG file for errors, and only new...


October 26, 2008  1:25 AM

Powershell Date Math

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith
Exchange Server ActiveSync

A few years ago my company wanted me to write a script to enforce a active directory policy that dealt with user accounts. They wanted all accounts that had not been used in 90 days to be automatically disabled and after not being used for 180 days the account to be deleted. In order to do this I...


October 23, 2008  9:58 PM

MS SQL Server Monitoring Part 2

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith
Exchange Server ActiveSync

OK so in MS SQL Server Monitoring we left off asking about how we can insert a Marker into the ERRORLOG file while the SQL Server is running and the SQL Server has the file locked. Actually, the answer is pretty...


October 20, 2008  11:50 PM

MS SQL Server Monitoring

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith
Exchange Server ActiveSync

One of the first tasks that was assigned to me after moving to the DBA team was to find and implement a monitoring solution for MS SQL Server instances. We wanted to do this in house, if possible, in order to save money. In order to do this I decided to try and use Windows Powershell. Before I...


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