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  • Quickly Find Active Directory Object Distinguished Name (DN)

    A lot of Microsoft command line utilities require information in the form of Distinguished Name (DN), this value can be quickly found using the utility ldp.exe, found on Domain Controllers (DC), and client computers with the Administration Tools. From the Run prompt or Command Prompt launch ldp.exe. This should present you with a dual pane […]

    Oct 21st, 2016 • Filed under Active Directory, Microsoft, Windows ServerPrint View
  • Service Tags! Services Tags! Get Your Services Tags!

    Dell in their infinite wisdom came up with a unique identifier for their products, they call it Service Tag. This identifier is retrievable through software on most Dell equipment. This can be most useful when creating tickets and verify other product information (warranty, configuration). How to get Service Tag information from a switch: console#show system […]

    Jul 13th, 2016 • Filed under Dell, EqualLogic, Linux, Microsoft, Troubleshooting, WindowsPrint View
  • Lookup Outlook Rules From PowerShell

    As an administrator you can check the rules a¬†user has configured on their Microsoft Exchange mailbox (there are Outlook client-side only rules, which usually involve categorization of messages) using the following PowerShell Exchange cmd-let Get-InboxRule. Get-InboxRule -Mailbox Jonathan Note: The parameter -Mailbox can accept GUID, Distinguished name (DN), Domain\Account, User principal name (UPN), LegacyExchangeDN, SmtpAddress, […]

    Jun 4th, 2012 • Filed under ExchangePrint View
  • Get a List of Mail Boxes With Exchange Delegates

    If you run a large Exchange environment, or you may have been hired to a company with an existing Exchange infrastructure, but at some point you will want to audit the mail boxes to find any users that have delegated access to their mailbox to other people. Below is a Power Shell script does just […]

    May 18th, 2012 • Filed under Exchange, Power ShellPrint View
  • How to Retrieve Local Administrators From Power Shell

    There will be times when you need to figure out what accounts have Local Administrator permissions on a server or workstation. I came across a Power Shell function that does it nicely. function Get-LocalAdmin { param ($strComputer) $admins = Gwmi win32_groupuser -computer $strComputer $admins = $admins |? ($_.groupcomponent -like ‘*”Administrators”‘} $admins |% { $_.partcomponent -match […]

    Apr 16th, 2012 • Filed under Management, WindowsPrint View
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