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ITIL Study Videos

Marco Cattaneo of Charles Sturt University has a playlist on his youtube channel with lots of excellent ITIL material. Continue reading

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Installing Mercurial on Server 2008 R2 with IIS

I use Mercurial to version all of my scripts at work, and have a general preference for using IIS over Apache on Windows.  Problem is that finding detailed instructions for installing Mercurial on Server 2008 R2 using IIS were hard … Continue reading

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PowerShell pscmdlet.writedebug vs Write-Debug

In working on some script based cmdlets I noticed some inconsistent behavior related to the Preference variables.  The $pscmdlet automatic variable provides several methods for interacting with a pipeline, including it’s own WriteDebug function which performs similarly to the Write-Debug … Continue reading

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Conditionally hiding SharePoint UI elements on custom forms

Use sharepoint permissions to conditionally hide elements of a custom data part web form. Continue reading

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SharePoint 2010 Licensing

This article is about the most useful explination that I’ve seen about the different web parts that are provided (out of the box) by the different SharePoint license types. http://www.sharepointconfig.com/2010/06/sharepoint-2010-web-parts-by-license-type/

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Converted from Drupal…

Well I finally gave up on using Drupal to run my site and converted everything over to WordPress.  So far WordPress has been a lot easier to work with, though I couldn’t find any tools to import my old Drupal … Continue reading

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Mailboxes with special permissions

Got auditors who want to review any mailboxes that have permissions granted for users other than the mailbox owner?  If you do you’ll appreciate the usefulness of this oneliner, which will give you a list of all of the mailboxes … Continue reading

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Report users assigned to a specific ActiveSync policy

Want to know which users are assigned to a specific ActiveSync policy?  It’s fairly straight forward, but unfortunately it’s not a single command. You have to first retrieve the policy and assign it to a variable, then you can filter … Continue reading

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Get Mailbox Count per Database Efficiently

As part of our migration from SCC to CCR in our Exchange 2007 environment, I had to write a script that evacuated all of the users off of a given mailbox server across a collection of other servers while taking … Continue reading

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Reply-All to the AllUsers Distribution List Got you Down?

Work in a company long enough, and there will always be that user who does a reply-all to a large distribution list that spawns a huge reply-all storm.  This normally leads to questions about how it was even possible for … Continue reading

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