Bulk update e-mail whitelist (Set-MailboxJunkEmailConfiguration)

A request came in from a client to develop an easier way to populating the e-mail whitelist for all new starters, or anyone that wants a new list. My colleague had tried exporting the current whitelist from a user with

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Alert when oldest Inbox mail item reaches a certain age

This script was created after a business requirement to ensure an important shared mailbox be regularly checked. The requester wanted to be sure that someone manually checked the mailbox for new mail at least every quarter of an hour, and

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E-mail disk space info for Exchange servers

The PowerShell script below: 1. Queries the environment for a list of Exchange servers. 2. Creates a file with information about total and remaining disk space. 3. E-mails the file. This has been listed on TechNet Script Center at http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/E-mail-disk-space-info-for-8ef4ed29

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Interrogate SMTP Logs

This guide assumes you are running Exchange 2010, although should work with other versions. The Excel specific information assumes you have Excel 2010 on your workstation. The first step is retrieving the SMTP logs. They are stored on your Hub

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Links and growing

When I started this site last year it was as a vehicle to pass on a few bits I have picked up over the years. Also perhaps cheekily to potential employers so I can demonstrate my documentation skills. I think

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Script to move a machine in AD after adding it to the domain

This is probably the script of which I’m most proud. Although I haven’t used it at many employers, it took a lot of testing to get it working. This script checks the Computers container in Active Directory for machines that

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Script to defrag C: drive

Windows operating systems prior to Vist and Server 2008 didn’t have the functionality of easily scheduling a defrag job from the GUI. Using the script below you can create a scheduled task to regularly defragment your disks. I recommend using

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Script to clear temporary files

This is a script I put together a few years ago, but have ended up using at some point at every employer since. Installing an application (or even just running one) can create lots of temporary files. It’s not unusual

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Return

Finally the website is back up and running! After an unwelcome experience attempting to increase the security of the site I had to trash it and start again. Thankfully the database was backed up! FULL site backups from now on.

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Exchange 2007 to 2010

Part of a merger required free/busy sharing with other business units. These units previously had no visibility or communications possibilities (outside of Internet relayed e-mail) so this presented an interesting challenge. Prior to Exchange 2010 a one or two way

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