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AD Upgrade DFS

You can verify if the system uses the FRS using dfsrmig /getglobalstate , To do this 1) Log in to domain controller as Domain ad min or Enterprise Admin2) Launch powershell console and type dfsrmig /getglobalstate. Output explains it's not initiated DFRS...

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Simple Email Powershell Script

Send a Simple Email Send-MailMessage -To "User01 <user01@example.com>" -From "User02 <user02@example.com>" -Subject "Test mail"Send an email with attachmentSend-MailMessage -From "User01 <user01@example.com>" -To "User02...

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3CX Certified – GET IN!

I found that a lot of the questions ambiguous! on the 3CX basic exam. I got 24/30 4-5 times. It was silly! They need to sort the questions out internally! I understand they need to filter out people who want a free ride, but they need to sort this...

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Office 365 Active Sync Device Report

Hi All, I got my inspiration from Paul Cunningham, when I stumbled across his awesome script a few years ago to query my exchange environment and to output it to my email once a week and produce a table with a  list all the devices that are connected and...

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Turning UAC off Properly for Windows Server

ProblemMost administrators will disable UAC (User Access Control) using standard approach as it was standard procedure since Windows Vista, continued thru Windows 7  and other client systems. To do that you just had to:Press STARTType in msconfig to...

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KMS Activation Batch Script

The script below activates Windows 7, 8 and 10 with Office 2013. If you need to activate Office 2010, 2016 or 2019 change the "Office15" to "Office16" for Office 2016 or "Office14" for Office 2010 etc@echo offslmgr.vbs /skms (domain or IP)slmgr.vbs...

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Reset Root Password ESXi 5.X

1.) start server up with live linux CD. Mine was ubuntu deskop2.) start up "Terminal" 3.) sudo -s to log on as root NOTE: /dev/sda5 is the partition we want to "Hack" we are after a file called state.tgz this is where all local users are kept4.) in...

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VPN DNS suffix in Windows 10

DNS Suffix FIX!This fix was actually shown to me by my collegeue Dragan Glusac. We noticed that when you install or upgrade Windows 10 and you go to create a PPTP VPN connection you cant right click it and do properties. It doesnt do anything. If you were...

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Autodiscover for Exchange 2007 onwards

The IssueBy now, anyone who has managed, deployed, or worked with an Exchange 2007 or laterenvironment should be familiar with Autodiscover. If you aren’t yet, I’ll give a shortExplanation of what it is and how it works.Autodiscover is a feature that...

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Autodiscover KMS Volume activation

Introduction to KMS ActivationA Microsoft Key Management Server (KMS) is a legitimate service offered under Microsoft Volume Activation 2.0 solution which is used to activate volume licensed Microsoft products. The KMS allows automated activation of...

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