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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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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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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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Exchange 2007 to 2010 Part 1 – Update Exchange 2007 to SP3

This page is part 1 of the 3 stage Exchange upgrade series of articles. It deals with updating an Exchange 2007 SP1 environment to SP3. You will need to be a schema administrator to complete all steps below. As with any

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Exchange 2007 to 2010 Part 2 – Install Exchange 2010 Client Access Server

This page is part 2 of the 3 stage Exchange upgrade series of articles. It deals with provisioning a new virtual machine (VM) on a Hyper-V 2008 Host. The VM will be a Client Access Server (CAS) running Windows Server 2008 R2, it

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Exchange 2007 to 2010 Part 3 – Autodiscover / certificates / federation creation

This page is the third and final step in the 3 stage Exchange upgrade series of articles. It deals with setting up (or updating) autodiscover, creating certificates and finally creating a Microsoft Federated Gateway. It assumes you have completed Step 1 and

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