Exchange users unable to share calendars post AD/Exchange migration

We just recently went through an AD forest migration AND an Exchange 2010 -> 2016 migration across forests at the same time. Good times. One of the many issues that came up after the migration was the majority of our users being unable to share their calender’s with other users. When trying to share via … Read more

Networking randomly dies on a 2012 R2 vSphere VM

Strange issue. Simple solution. We had a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller sitting on vSphere 5.5 (2068190) which would randomly lose it’s network connection. When you logged into the system locally the network interface appeared to be up but you could not connect to anything outside of the VM. If I rebooted the VM … Read more

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

Powershell script to create reverse lookups (PTR) in Microsoft DNS

We’re switching IP spaces at work and need to create a large amount of reverse lookup PTR records for our PAT/NAT pools. Microsoft only allows you to manually create one DNS entry at a time via the GUI so I wrote a simple Powershell script that lets you mass create sequential PTR records.   #################################### … Read more