Author: tomanderson

Internet Explorer version?

No updates for over a year, terrible! In my defence I have been very busy. My roles have moved away from being purely technical and now are primarily managerial / IT strategy / project management. That being said I do

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Database white space in Exchange 2007

Database white space in Exchange has been an evolving topic. Great improvements were made in Exchange 2010 and 2013 and you can retrieve the white space for each database by running the simple and short command However there is no

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NTFS folder permissions with PowerShell

***Before we start, I should say that these steps were made on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine running PowerShell 2.0. I understand there are different switches available to other OSs and PowerShell versions. Changing permissions on the home folders

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Obtaining Databases sizes in Exchange 2007

I’m taking a trip back in time for a client at the moment. In Exchange 2010 I’m used to running: To get an overview of the size of my databases. However, in the days of yore with Exchange 2007 there

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Calculating how long a PowerShell script takes to run

I put this together to get a handle on some of the longer AD pull / spreadsheet populating scripts that I run. It has some logic in it to return a meaningful display of time (so you don’t get “This

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Obtain the size of your Public Folder database using PowerShell

If you’re looking to find out the size of your Public Folder database you’ll be out of luck in the Exchange Management Console. Looking at the Properties (Under Server Config > Mailbox) will tell you the path, last backup and

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Script to check remote machine info

As a follow-up to my last post I have now completed a script that enables you to search your Active Directory to get a list of applicable servers, then pull information from machines that you can run PowerShell scripts on

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Get-credentials

You can use the code below to save your password in an encrypted text file. This text file can be called to authenticate you in other sessions. It negates the need for you to manually authenticate or store your password

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Script to check local machine info

Throughout my career I have noticed issues with build consistency across servers. As this is a recurring and seemingly never-ending problem I tried to find a script that could be run on a bunch of servers to check their configuration.

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Quirks of VBScript

A couple of things I’ve learnt recently: Variables of a single character don’t get picked up with Option Explicit. This is definitely worth knowing! Running either or Will generally work, however they don’t seem to work consistently. or Will work

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