Weekend reading


Here’s a quick list of weekend reading to keep your tech up this weekend. Enjoy Citrix Profile Management – User Store revealed | pawelserwan One of the biggest problem in Application or Desktop Virtualization is end user experience and consistency of user profile and customizations. Luckily there is a bunch of tools available on the [...]

How to find online archive mailbox size


I was looking for a way to get the size of our online archive mailboxes, but our primary mailboxes are on prem in a hybrid configuration. Most of the powershell scripts I found online where for one or the other because your powershell session has to be connected to an exchange server to pull the [...]

Weekly technology link list


Week two and the items keep on coming. This week we have a notice about a new rollup for exchange 2010 as well as some help improving the awful anti-spam filter solution from o365. There is also a list of some youtube channels to help your IT know how. Released: Update Rollup 7 for Exchange [...]

Weekly link list

I’m starting a weekly link list of my technology bookmarks for each week. Take a look and let me know if you enjoy the links or find them useful. Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Step-by-Step A 16 part series on hybrid Azure. tags:hyperv azure sn Citrix Receiver 4.x deployment script | Virtual eXperience [...]

3 tools to help manage RDP connections

Remote Desktop Connection Manager

As an IT professional I’m always using RDP to access the servers. I’m using windows 8 and have pinned the RDP client to my taskbar and can access my recent server list by right clicking, but that only saves the last ten items. I can pin my favorite to the jump menu, but that just [...]

comment blocks of code with notepad++

English: Icon for Notepad++

I love notepad++ its a great text and script editor (other than powershell I still like ISE better) I needed to comment out a bunch of lines from a logon batch file and didn’t’ want to do it line by line. With notepad++ its a two step process Select the block of code Ctrl-Q done! you [...]

A few tips for o365

A free mockup of the Microsoft office 2010 log...

Warning…this as turned into my notes more than a blog post. Hope the information is useful, but its not cohesive We are testing the waters of office365. So far I’m not impressed for large business usage. If you are moving everything to o365 the experience is better, but if you stay in a hybrid configuration and [...]

How to track who logs into citrix


We have a few citrix farms and are slowly migrating to Xenapp 6.5, but we have to track who is still using the old farm before we just pull the plug. We have Xendeskop enterprise edition licenses, so we don’t have edgesite. I wrote a small batch file that logs data each time a user [...]

Upgrade vSphere from 5.1 to 5.1 update 2


We are still running a very early release of vSphere 5.1, this week I’m going to version 5.1 update 2. I’m not ready to move to 5.5 yet, the latest update for 5.5 has a NFS issue so I’m holding off. We still use the windows install of vSphere and for the most part still [...]

powershell script to update all UPN in a domain


I’m setting up our forest to access office 365. Part of the setup process is to make sure you have UPN set for all users. Our active directory forest has multiple domains each with their own DNS name space. I chose to use one UPN suffix for the entire forest. I tried to get the [...]

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