Tag Archive: PowerShell

Jan 02 2013

Cloning Active Directory Domain Controllers with Windows Server 2012

With Windows Server 2012, you now have the option to clone domain controllers. You no longer need to install a fresh copy of an operating system, and run dcpromo. By simply using a PowerShell command you prepare that domain controller for cloning, and when you power on the cloned domain controller it will have a different …

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Dec 22 2012

Remote Group Policy update in Windows Server 2012

Yep, you read it right. With Windows server 2012 we can perform a Group Policy update on remote computers at once, so the 90-120 minutes interval is gone. This can be done using the Group Policy Management console or PowerShell. If you opt to use the Group Policy Management console you have some limitations like: …

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Nov 30 2012

Configuring Exchange 2010 Edge Transport Server Role

If you want to keep the bad guys out of your Exchange infrastructure an Edge Transport server is needed. This will also filter emails and make rid of Spam and viruses, and with third-party software installed on the box it can do miracles. The installation is straight forward as you can see it here, so …

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Aug 15 2012

Creating Exchange 2010 Mailbox Databases using the Exchange Management Shell

If you have a bunch of Exchange servers where you need to create some new databases, I don’t thing it’s fun to go to every one of them and create them manually. Now there is an option, and kinda of a simple one using the Exchange Management Shell which is based on PowerShell. All you have …

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Dec 17 2011

Enable POP3 and IMAP access in Exchange 2010

Somethimes you have clients that don’t support ActiveSync, or an in house application, and you want those clients and applications to be able to send and receive messages using your Exchange server. Exchange supports POP3 and IMAP, but by default those services are stopped and disabled. What we are going to do next is start …

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Dec 14 2011

Install Exchange 2010 with SP1 using PowerShell

I’m a big fan of Exchange, and I’m a bigger fan of PowerShell, so I taught hack…why not create a post that includes both. And here it is. I know some of you don’t like scripting, and command shells, and neither do I, but PowerShell…man ohh man it’s great. Ok enough about PowerShell, because this …

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