Active Directory clean up using PowerShell script e.g Name, UPN, SAM, Email

In this post we are going to look at a simple script to change AD attributes on a large scale with minimal effort. Although bare in mind every Active Directory structure has it's differences, parts of the script or the majority of it's contents may not be applicable to your current situation. However, personally I've … Continue reading Active Directory clean up using PowerShell script e.g Name, UPN, SAM, Email

Delete calendar meetings in a Mailbox using PowerShell – Exchange

In this post we are going to look at using PowerShell to search and delete specific or all calendar meetings and appointments in an Exchange Mailbox. Using the Exchange Management Shell or remotely connecting to the Exchange Server in PowerShell. Query Results - You can use the below command to firstly check to see how many meetings … Continue reading Delete calendar meetings in a Mailbox using PowerShell – Exchange

Automation predicted to replace huge number of white-collar jobs

Intriguing or scary, there is no avoiding the inevitable. Automation and machine learning is evolving at an alarming rate, however beneficial, it's no secret that it comes with a multitude of societal problems. Robots are and have been starting to replace humans working in factories and other manual jobs. However, will they ever replace white-collar workers? Fred Destin, … Continue reading Automation predicted to replace huge number of white-collar jobs

Automate VM Failover on Hyper-V Replicated hosts – PowerShell Script – Domain & Workgroup

In this post we are going to look at using a PowerShell script to automate the process of a planned fail over on multiple replicated Hyper-V virtual machines, on both domain and workgroup servers. What the script does: Requests for user input specifying the Hyper-V source host Requests whether All VM's need to be migrated … Continue reading Automate VM Failover on Hyper-V Replicated hosts – PowerShell Script – Domain & Workgroup

List and size of all folders – Exchange Mailbox – user created / default

In this post we are going to look at a simple method to identify all the folders and the folder-sizes a user has in their mailbox, including both default and user created folders. Using the Exchange Management Console, type in the command below to output both the path and size of each folder in a … Continue reading List and size of all folders – Exchange Mailbox – user created / default

Automatically Clear assigned KMS Host on multiple KMS Clients and enable Auto-discovery

To do this we are going to utilize a small PowerShell script to remotely run a command to clear the assigned KMS host on multiple clients. Doing this will remove the manual KMS Host entry and re-enable auto-discovery. Normally if your clients are pointing to a dead KMS host - you will notice that you … Continue reading Automatically Clear assigned KMS Host on multiple KMS Clients and enable Auto-discovery

Fix – The BackupExec Management Service was unable to start error – Windows Update.

In this small post we are going to look at how to resolve one of the reasons for BackupExec service startup errors. Update 09/06/2017 - Information on this page is invalid as newer windows updates break the console again - Click here to go to Veritas support page on this issue.  If you are experiencing console … Continue reading Fix – The BackupExec Management Service was unable to start error – Windows Update.

[Fix Included] HP Computers are shipping with built-in keylogger in the audio drivers

Have you bought a HP Notebook, Tablet or Workstation recently? Would it upset you to know it may be silently recording every keystroke. According to Swiss infosec firm ModZero, this is actually happening to a select group of HP Computer (list of effected devices below) According to a ModZero blog post, HP's update to it's … Continue reading [Fix Included] HP Computers are shipping with built-in keylogger in the audio drivers

Fixing and Troubleshooting KMS Server Most Common Errors and Activation Problems

In this post we are going to look at all the crucial components of a KMS Server, whilst also fixing / troubleshooting activation errors. The sub-sections in the post will include- General Requirements Software Protection Service DNS Records Product Keys Key Management Host File Firewall Rules Client Thresholds Windows DCOM Security Settings WMI Problems. Common … Continue reading Fixing and Troubleshooting KMS Server Most Common Errors and Activation Problems

Manually Activate Window’s Office / OS on Workgroup Computers through KMS

In this post we are going to look at using the KMS Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) to manually activate a product on a workgroup computer inside the network. Before we begin, a good thing to remember when dealing with computers in workgroups is, it's important to use the IP address assigned to the workstation … Continue reading Manually Activate Window’s Office / OS on Workgroup Computers through KMS