Previous version of the Active Directory Replication Status Tool

Who liked using the¬†Active Directory Replication Status Tool? I did. Who thought it was a great, simple, straight forward tool that was far easier than¬†interpreting the output of some command line tools and didn’t feel it needed to become a cloud service with a less intitive interface? I do. Digging through a few of my … Read more

Powershell script to monitor mount points in Windows and e-mail an alert

Simple script inspired by this blog post. This script will read a servers.txt file located in the same directory as the script, check each server listed (one per line, use the servers FQDN) for mount points, see how much free space is available, compare it to a minimum amount you set and then e-mail an … Read more

NetApp SnapManager for Exchange – Error Code: 0xc004146f

We use SnapManager for Exchange and NetApp Single Mailbox Recovery to backup our Exchange 2010 environment. We’ve noticed that randomly our backups will fail with a verification error. The backups are still good and the failure usually happens 2-3 times in a row and then doesn’t happen again for a month. NetApp has a KB … Read more

Powershell: Script to notify when users change their passwords

We’re about to start a domain migration due to some applications we have tied into Active Directory and that we are taking a phased approach to migrating we have to have user objects active in the new domain while users are still logging into the old domain. We’ve disabled password expiry during the migration and … Read more

KB3002657 breaks everything!

Update: 2015-03-20 09:24 PST – Thank you Didi for informing us that Microsoft has released two updated hotfixes KB3002657-v2 and KB3033395-v2 that shouldn’t cause this problem. I have not had a chance to try these patches yet. Update: 2015-03-12 09:45 PST – Now that I’ve had a chance to sleep I’ve updated this post to … Read more