Exchange – Display Mailbox’s by size
Jan02

Exchange – Display Mailbox’s by size

KB ID 0000469 Problem Yesterday a client asked me how he could find out, which of his users were the “worst offenders” for mailbox size. Normally a simple Get-MailboxStatistics command would be fine, and we would sort the results in descending order. Solution On one of the Exchange servers, launch the Exchange Management Shell. Issue the following command: Note: That’s all one command, replace the name PNL-MAIL-2019...

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Control Panel ‘Mail Icon Missing’
Jan01

Control Panel ‘Mail Icon Missing’

KB ID 0000237 Problem Problem usually seen on x64 Office versions, to set up some mail profiles; Solution Firstly what happens if you try running; outlook.exe /manageprofiles The file you are looking for is called mlcfg32.cpl Find it and double click it. here’s where I found it C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office{Version} or C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033 If you get stuck, or are using x64...

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Run PowerShell (and Command Prompt) Administratively
Jan01

Run PowerShell (and Command Prompt) Administratively

KB ID 0000988 Problem We had the ‘run as’ service way back in Windows 2000, so the concept of running a command window ‘as administrator’ should not be difficult to understand. But the amount of times I tell people ‘You need to run that as administrator’, and they reply ‘I AM an administrator’ is far too high. With PowerShell theres no way of knowing, and with command prompt the...

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Windows Client(s) not ‘appearing’ in WSUS
Jan01

Windows Client(s) not ‘appearing’ in WSUS

KB ID 0000591  Problem Before you start troubleshooting clients, how long have you waited? I usually setup and configure WSUS up at the start of a job, then leave it alone for a few DAYS, before I start worrying. Here are the steps I usually follow to get the machines listed in the WSUS management console. Solution Before doing anything further, simply try running the following two PowerShell commands, (on the problem client,) and...

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Adding Windows Server NFS Shares to VMware ESX
Nov17

Adding Windows Server NFS Shares to VMware ESX

KB ID 0000319 Problem You have a Windows 2019/2016, 2012, or 2008 server with plenty of storage space, and you would like to present that to an ESX/ESXi server as a datastore. You can configure a folder (or drive) as an NFS share and present it to VMware vSphere, so that it can be used as a datastore. Note: For Server 2008 and vSphere 4/5 Scroll down. Create NFS Shares on Windows Server 2019, 2016, and 2012 Essentially you need to add...

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