Category Archives: System Administration

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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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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Virtual Memory in XP

Although this article specifically refers to XP, it also applies to pretty much any version of windows built on the NT kernel. It’s a good overview on how virtual memory works in the kernel and why page faults aren’t necessarily … Continue reading

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Processes that won’t die in Windows

Ever have a process that won’t go away no matter what you do? You’ve kill -f <processname>‘d it and yet the PID just won’t die? I’ve seen SAV do this a fair number of times. Why do some process stay … Continue reading

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Active Directory Searches, Replication and GPO Scripts

Technet has these two gems on Active Directory Searches and Replication that make for informative reading if you have to deal with either. MSDN has some references for the scripts that are included in the GPMC. These scripts can be … Continue reading

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CMS, VMWare and other niftyness

Brage-CM is a free change tracking/management solution for system configurations. iTunes Library Updater can sychronize your iTunes library with arbitrary directories. VMGuru is an excellent VMWare references site, the maintainer is an author of server VMWare books

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SetACL: ActiveX Control

SetACL is a set of routines for managing Windows permissions (ACLs) from the command line, from scripts and from programs. These routines can be used from various container or interface programs. Currently there exists a command line version to be … Continue reading

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Active Directory authentication with Apache Kerberos

Providing Active Directory authentication via Kerberos protocol in Apache

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Removable Drive Utilities

http://combobulate.com/usbutils.htm has a list of utilities that are useful for a USB drive and the like.

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