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Changing the Maximum Message Size in Exchange 2010

February 19th, 2011 by and tagged , ,

This little script will change the maximum message size for an Exchange 2010 server. It’s not  tested and designed for use in very large Exchange organizations, but has been tested and works on single Exchange 2010 server environments such as Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard. edited: 19/2/2011. reminded by Brian Desmond that I really […]

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Uninstalling Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta and RC

February 16th, 2011 by and tagged ,

Before you can install Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (or Windows 7 SP1), you need to uninstall the beta or RC version that might be installed. On a GUI install of Windows Server, no problem, run AppWiz.cpl and click on Updates. But on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 (or Server Core) there is no obvious way […]

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PowerShell, Hyper-V and WMI

February 15th, 2011 by and tagged , ,

I’ve started an article over on the PowerShell Survival Guide Wiki to drop in quick hits how to do “stuff” with Hyper-V, using PowerShell and the native WMI interface of Hyper-V. The WMI namespace for Hyper-V is  “root\virtualization”. Turns out managing Hyper-V isn’t as hard as I thought, at least in no small part because […]

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QuickStart PowerShell Remoting

February 14th, 2011 by

Just created a new Wiki page on the PowerShell Survival Guide that is a quick guide to getting started with PowerShell remoting. I focused strictly on PSSession, since I find that the simplest way to get started. Let me know what you think, or better yet, update the content to improve it. That, after all, […]

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Customizing PowerShell–Using $Profile

February 5th, 2011 by

A copy of the profile described here is at: Charlie_Profile Probably one of the first scripts any new Windows PowerShell user writes is a custom profile. Your PowerShell profile ($profile in PowerShell speak), is run every time you open a PowerShell window, and it allows you to do a lot of different things to set […]

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Windows Server Backup with PowerShell

February 3rd, 2011 by and tagged , ,

Windows Server 2008 R2 added some useful enhancements to the PowerShell snapin that was in Windows Server 2008. But it’s still a pain to use, and a bit hard to get your head around. Here’s a basic PowerShell script to do a backup. There are enough comments in there that it should help you get […]

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Windows Server Backup with PowerShell

February 3rd, 2011 by and tagged , ,

Here’s a basic Windows PowerShell script configure Windows Server 2008 R2 Backup. # —————————————————————– # Script to set a Windows Server Backup policy for a server # # Assumes: Volumes C: and D: to backup. # : Target – \\storageserver\serverbackup # : Exclusions – D:\temp, D:\Users\*.MP3, D:\Users\*.WMA # : VSS Mode – Full Backup # […]

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Hello world!

December 29th, 2010 by and tagged , ,

Welcome to the my new blog. I’ll keep the old one up and alive as long as Susan keeps the server up. There’s still some useful 64-bit information there that folks can use.  On this blog, however, we’re going to focus on Windows and Windows Server topics, including Windows PowerShell, Windows deployment, Hyper-V, and Remote Desktop Services. […]

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