Monthly Archives: February 2007

You don’t know what you’ve got ’til its gone

A long time ago Joni Mitchell sang "You don’t know what you’ve got ’til its gone".  Those words have been ever so true today.   Already I’m missing: the ability to create posts in Word 2007 and publish straight to … Continue reading

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Creating Users

I was writing about the bulk creation of users with PowerShell when my laptop died this morning.  I can’t access the original file but this is what I was writing as far as I can remember.   Previous posts have looked … Continue reading

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Laptops – Bah humbug!

I was just preparing another post on creating users in Active Directory and my laptop died.  It literally just stopped and doesn’t want to work any more.  After the usualy tests it looks like the powersupply has died.  Repairs are … Continue reading

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AD Component Jigsaw Poster

Available for download from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c236336d-ab43-44b1-ad6f-a2f668fb8c02&DisplayLang=en this pdf file is well worth a look. Lots of useful information on how the various components of an Active Directory environment interact. 

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Get SQL Server Version

Microsoft released Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2005 last week – see http://richardsiddaway.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!43CFA46A74CF3E96!248.entry I have a couple of instances of SQL Server – one in a virtual machine and I have Developer Edition on my laptop. It is relatively … Continue reading

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Supporting whatif

The PowerShell cmdlets that can potentially cause an impact to your system support the -whatif, -confirm and -verbose parameters.   On the PowerShell Team blog there is a very important article on supporting these parameters in scripts – http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2007/02/25/supporting-whatif-confirm-verbose-in-scripts.aspx   … Continue reading

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PowerShell Talk

Spoke last night at the Microsoft Messaging and Mobility User Group on using PowerShell with Exchange 2007.   If you haven’t come across this Uer Group their web site is here – http://www.mmmug.co.uk/

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