Need an active directory health check?

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Active directory is a huge part of any business environment, monitoring it to make sure its healthy can be a challenge. Microsoft’s system center ops manager can do a good job with all of the health packs and monitors built into it, but its a beast and I don’t have the staff to maintain it. […]

How to diff two folders from a Windows command prompt


I was migrating files between two servers this weekend. One was our EMC VNX the other was a Nasuni filer. Nasuni has a built in migration tool using their web UI. It was working fine all week, but the night of the cut over it couldn’t complete a sync job. Since I had been syncing […]

How to find the SID for a group with powershell


We’ve been using pstenterprise to ingest pst files from outlook into o365 online archives. Starting last week it just stopped letting me log in. Working with support they wanted me to confirm the SID of the group that had access. So with this quick powershell command I was able to whip out the groups SID […]

3 ways to manage your users in the cloud and on prem

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To the cloud. To most IT people that are not in sales or a cloud focused company that saying is a bad joke. For most of us “common” IT folk, we will continue to run on our own hardware for a number of reasons (existing hardware capacity, low latency, backup requirements,etc) But even with those […]

Why my vdi POC failed before it started


I’ve worked with Citrix Xenapp for years going back to the metaframe days. I’ve also tested Xendesktop and Vmware view a few different times, but I keep going to back to XenApp for published apps and desktops. This past vmworld vmware announced they will be supporting vGPU also (Xenserver has for awhile) this could be […]

Weekend tech tidbits

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Its quite a list this week. I hope you find some good information in these. Do More with Office 365 The Office 365 Support Team has put together a list of resources for high priority topics. We’ll update this page on a regular basis. You can click the “subscribe to this wiki page” link on […]

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 […]

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