Free Tools – Document Your Servers

has very generously posted some scripts which allow you to document your servers. One is an SMS documentation script and the other is a MOM documentation, with more to come.

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Nifty Exchange Script

I saw this tip on The Lazy Admin submitted by reader Andy Grogan. He wrote a script which will backup certain mailboxes based on OU.  The article, script and the command syntax can be found on TLA.

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Laser Printer Shopping for a DOS Program

An old DOS based accounting system (NEBBS) was what the printer had to work with. It is running on a Windows ME machine so this gives you a bit an idea on the age of the computer as well. This is for my wife’s boss and she had an old lexmark inkjet printer fail. I brought over an old laser printer I had kicking around the house, lexmark as well. It worked with NEBBS half decent but had a habit of smearing the cheques (heat problem I think) and it is a huge heavy printer.

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NTBackup Doesn’t work with Virtual Server R2 SP1 Beta 2

If you are playing with Virtual Server R2 SP1 Beta 2 and want to back up a running VHD file without stopping and starting the virtual machine, you will be able to, but not with NTBackup.

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Back to School -Ottawa Windows Server User Group Certification Study Group Starts Again for another Session

Monday September 18th, we start up the Study group again this time focusing on 70-291. It is being hosted at CTE Solutions on Holland St at 6:00. All the information can be found at http://www.owsug.ca/cs/forums/109/ShowPost.aspx. There are still some spots available so if you are interested, check out the information and send an email off to Brad.

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QoS

I was having a problem up in one of the remote branches. They use Satellite to connect up to the Internet and then terminal session to use the main application. Problem was we kept getting booted out of the terminal session when connected via the satellite. I’d set them up on dial up and away they go. I knew something had to be not quite right here, the dish is 512k, the phone line is 56k. I know dish has latency issues, but this was more of a freeze right up then just delay.

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Get a temporary email address

First off, lots of iPod action going on today. Not going to bother about it, nothing much more to say that hasn’t been said. Probably going to get or a few other games for my 5G iPod though.

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Get up to Speed on Windows Vista

Damir, over on the Canadian IT Pro Blog on Microsoft Technet pointed out there are new Step by Step guides for various topics on Windows Vista. His post can be found here ->

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Exploit for Word 2000

There is a new exploit for Word 2000 floating around. Microsoft might post an out-of-cycle patch for this exploit.

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First Post

This blog is going to be mainly about my adventures a SysAdmin. I hope to post some instructional guides and pointers on technology. I also plan on having some posts on gardening and other non-tech related activities.