Restricting access to Exchange’s client access services

This may seem a strange way to open a post, but let me start by saying that I do not recommend doing any of what I am going to cover here. It’s not that what I am going to cover won’t ...

Eight Steps to Follow when designing Exchange Infrastructure

Microsoft recently revised its guide for planning and designing the infrastructure for Exchange Server 2010 with Service Pack 1 as part of its Solution Accelerators series. The guide ...

Pros and against of using Exchange in the cloud

Microsoft may have been late to the party in the cloud, but once it crashed the festivities it did so with enthusiasm. Anyone who watches television in the US knows that nary a night ...

Re-generating SQL Server Logins

Microsoft SQL Server stores all login permissions in security catalog system tables. By querying the system tables, database administrators can produce a comprehensive report for login ...

Event Tracing for Windows

While most Windows developers know of Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) as a logging and tracing mechanism, many administrators have never heard of it. Simply put, ETW includes event ...

How to Set a Windows Server's time zone using Group Policy

Windows Servers should be set to the correct time zone when possible. This is one step you can take to have a consistent time management policy for your systems. I think Group Policy ...

NFS role eases account mapping across Unix and Windows

Most of what’s in Windows Server 2008 R2 revolves around Windows itself, of course, but a few of the less-sung features involve Windows Server’s UNIX services. These don’t receive ...

How to manage sandbox solutions in SharePoint 2010

Microsoft has a new function in SharePoint 2010 that it calls “Sandbox” or “User Solutions,” which allows administrators and site collection owners to upload new functionality ...

Virtual memory settings in Hyper-V Dynamic Memory

Dynamic Memory in the upcoming Hyper-V R2 Service Pack 1 removes the guesswork from memory allocation. While VMware’s memory overcommit feature assigns virtual memory automatically, ...

PowerShell profiles in Windows Server 2008 R2

Profiles A PowerShell profile is a saved collection of settings for customizing the PowerShell environment. There are four types of profiles, loaded in a specific order each time PowerShell ...