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Q&A Monday: Enable and Disable Proxy via Scripts

Q&A Monday: Enable and Disable Proxy via Scripts

Question: I use my laptop both inside and outside of my company's network.  It is a company issued laptop and when I am in the office, I am suppose to use their proxy server, when I am out on the road, I'm suppose to use the local connection, which does not have a proxy.  Currently I go into internet settings and enable or disable  the proxy [...]

Average Mailbox Size Using Exchange PowerShell

Average Mailbox Size Using Exchange PowerShell

PowerShell is now becoming more and more prevalent in Microsoft's Exchange and Server software.     This scripting language is becoming a must know for Administrators and knowing this scripting can help get all kinds of useful information.  When I was an administrator for an Exchange system, it helped me to monitor the mailbox(s) and [...]

Exchange 2007 get Mailbox sizes

Exchange 2007 get Mailbox sizes

If you ever have had the pleasure to administer an Exchange system for some time, then you've run into the scenario where you need to know how big people's mailboxes are.  Depending on your workload, I suggest that you take some time regularly take some time to check the sizes of the mailboxes on your server.  Now this is more important if [...]

Helpful XP Registry Hacks – Part 2

I had a couple more registry hacks that I thought might be interesting, but not as useful as the first bunch.  Since it is Friday and usually I have these things thought out, I'm going to throw more registry hacks at you...and maybe you'll find them more useful than I do. Change categories in the Control Panel Windows XP’s Control Panel is [...]

Q&A Monday: Finding Enabled Active Directory Users

Question: We are looking at a couple different software packages for several processes in my company, though a lot of vendors are charging by active AD accounts.  Is there a way to just find all enabled active directory accounts, without having to goto all OU's and count them. Answer: I have been there many times, and I know that sorting [...]

Helpful XP Registry Hacks

Every-once in a while, someone asks me for neat little tricks or how to customize their computer.  One of the things that I find fun to do, are registry hacks to make Windows XP do things that otherwise I couldn't do.  Also some of these things can be implemented as minor security measures or help you troubleshoot a problem.  So below are five [...]

Q&A Monday: Domain Password Last Changed

Question: I am in a situation on where I need to find out when the last time a user changed their network password.  Our domain policy forces the change in account passwords every 120 days, and a user is claiming that it's been longer than that, I checked the GPO and everything looks OK, but is there a way to actually check the last time [...]

Q&A Monday: .html AutoRun CD

Question: I have created a small (lets call it a web site) and I want to put it on a CD and have it 'autorun'? Answer: Autorun is a feature of the Windows operating systems. Autorun is feature that detects when a CD is inserted and runs an application based on the Autorun.inf file located on the CD itself. When a CD is inserted into [...]