Quick hint: How to disable IPv6 using PowerShell

How to disable IPv6 using PowerShell?   An easy way is running the following cmdlet:  New-ItemProperty hklm:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TCPIP6\Parameters –Name “DisabledComponents” –Value “0xFFFFFFFF” –PropertyType “DWORD” Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://www.andersonpatricio.ca http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese) Twitter: @apatricio

Managing Mailbox Owner Audit in Exchange Server 2010

Hi there, In Today’s post we are going over a a feature that is not used very often which is the mailbox owner audit in Exchange Server 2010. This feature can be used for legal reasons to make sure that we have audit not just from Delegates, Administrator but also owners. In some companies we have users that open restore tickets because the message “disappeared” from their mailbox and since IT department by default don’t have anything to proof that wasn’t the mail system fault we just need to start restoring data (of course when they open the ticket the … Continue reading Managing Mailbox Owner Audit in Exchange Server 2010

How to Deploy and Configure OpsMgr 2012 – Part 3 – Users and Groups required for OpsMgr 2012 SP1

Hi there, Here is a brief summary for all users and groups required to install Operations manager 2012. User 1. Create OU OpsMgr 2012 You will create all accounts and groups in this OU 2. Create a domain account in the domain called OMAdmin This account will be used to install OpsMgr 2012 MS and RS This account will be the first Administrator of OpsMgr 2012 3. Create a domain account in the domain called OMAA Be sure to select User cannot change Password Password never Expires The OpsMgr 2012 uses the Action Account to gather operational data from providers, … Continue reading How to Deploy and Configure OpsMgr 2012 – Part 3 – Users and Groups required for OpsMgr 2012 SP1

Exchange Server 2013 at Technet Videos

Good morning folks, Exchange Team released two new videos about Exchange Server 2013, as follows: What’s new in Exchange 2013? http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/video/JJ898602(MSDN.10)?query=1 Exchange 2013 ABC’s: Architecture, Best Practices and Client Access http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/video/JJ937130(MSDN.10)?query=1 Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://www.andersonpatricio.ca http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese) Twitter: @apatricio

How to Deploy and Configure OpsMgr 2012 – Part 2 – Schema Environment

Hi There, Here is Alain and welcome back to the second articles of this series. For this series, we will use an example network call ACGL.CA with a number of servers in it, which will use throughout this series Server inventory All OS Servers will be running Windows Server 2012 and SQL Servers will be running SQL 2012. We will install 2 OpsMgr 2012 Management Servers We will Install 1 SQL 2008 R2 Server for Operational Database We will install 1 SQL 2008 R2 Reporting Services and OpsMgr 2012 Reporting Server We will install 2 OpsMgr 2012 Gateway Servers for … Continue reading How to Deploy and Configure OpsMgr 2012 – Part 2 – Schema Environment

Managing Calendar permissions using PowerShell in Exchange Server 2010

Good morning folks (A beautiful winter day without snow here in Toronto), In Today’s post we are going over the Add-MailboxFolderPermission cmdlet. This command is very helpful if you have a busy Director that wants a new assistant to have access to his Calendar and he doesn’t have time to do it. First of all, I would recommend to list the current Calendar permissions for our user and it can be done using Get-MailboxFolderPermission <mailbox>:\Calendar Adding permissions… Now that you know what is going on, you can add a new user and to do that just run the following cmdlet … Continue reading Managing Calendar permissions using PowerShell in Exchange Server 2010

Removing the first line (#TYPE) when using Export-csv cmdlet

Hello my friends, If you export data from Exchange you may have already noticed that after exporting data you will have a first line which by default starts with #TYPE and then specifies the object (full qualified). If you are not sure we can show you the issue in a couple of steps. First Let’s get a list of all our mailboxes and then export to the file OUTemp.csv If we open the file, here we have the first line with the information. It’s not a big deal but when you open on Excel instead of having your columns ready … Continue reading Removing the first line (#TYPE) when using Export-csv cmdlet

How to Deploy and Configure OpsMgr 2012

Hello my friends, Please join me to welcome the fellow Canadian IT Pro Alain Laventure as he presents his first article here with us starting a journey to deploy and configure System Center Operations Manager 2012. In this series, I will give you a best practice guide how to build a full OpsMgr 2012 environment from scratch and here is an overview of the upcoming posts: Design OpsMgr 2012 Environment Create Architecture document OpsMgr 2012 Schema Environment OpsMgr 2012 Server Configuration Planning Capacity Users needed for OpsMgr 2012 Installation Other users and group Needed for Notification and Roles Deploy OpsMgr … Continue reading How to Deploy and Configure OpsMgr 2012

Using OAB Global Web Distribution in Exchange Server 2010

Happy new year my dear friends (and a freezing –5 here in Toronto Today!) In Today’s post we are going over a nice feature that is not used a lot in most of the customers that I worked with which is the Global web Distribution for OAB. In the default OAB we will see something like this for the Default Offline Address Book. In a normal situation we would go there and enable the Web-based distribution and add the servers which is totally fine when you have a few servers and you don’t change a lot. However let’s think for … Continue reading Using OAB Global Web Distribution in Exchange Server 2010