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    WMF 3.0 and Exchange Server – Careful what you update

    IT pros around the world know to that before updating a server OS, take the time and test the update before applying to production. If you’re running an enterprise server such as Exchange or SharePoint, this “lab” testing is even more important. Updates can cause problems: we all know this. Another course of action (if … Continue reading WMF 3.0 and Exchange Server – Careful what you update

    How to find certificates that are expiring on your server using PowerShell – Part 2

    If you read part 1 then you know it’s pretty easy to get a list of certificates and display the days remaining until they expire. But what if you only want a list of certificates that are currently assigned (has a binding) to websites? This is a little more challenging, but PowerShell provides some tools … Continue reading How to find certificates that are expiring on your server using PowerShell – Part 2

    How to find certificates that are expiring on your server using PowerShell– Part 1

    So, I’m often asked how to quickly find certificates that are about to expire so that they can be replaced. Here is a quick way to list the days remaining before the certificates on your server are about to expire. PS> Get-ChildItem -Path Cert:\LocalMachine\My | Select-Object -Property PSComputerName, Subject, @{n=’ExpireInDays’;e={($_.notafter – (Get-Date)).Days}} By adding a … Continue reading How to find certificates that are expiring on your server using PowerShell– Part 1

    How to learn PowerShell

    Once you have made the decision to learn PowerShell, once you believe there is benefit to adding this tool to your toolbox, once you decide that it will impact your career, where do you go to learn PowerShell? Keep in mind that learning PowerShell requires a commitment on your part of time and effort. PowerShell … Continue reading How to learn PowerShell

    How to make PowerShell the default console for Windows Server Core

    In a previous blog I demonstrated how to autologon a windows server using PowerShell. (You should read that one first). On Windows Server Core I prefer to have PowerShell as the default console instead of the command prompt. There is an Old-Skool way of changing this that still works today. The registry key “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon” … Continue reading How to make PowerShell the default console for Windows Server Core

    How to use PowerShell to check for SLAT (Second Level Address Translation) for Windows 8 Hyper-V

    I don’t know if you know this but if your going to try and use Hyper-V on Windows 8 your processor must support SLAT (Second Level Address Translation). Many of the Intel i7 processors do, but not all of them. I wanted to check a list of computers to see if they supported the extensions … Continue reading How to use PowerShell to check for SLAT (Second Level Address Translation) for Windows 8 Hyper-V