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Redirect URL for SSL_BRIDGE Virtual Server on NetScaler

When you create an SSL_BRIDGE Virtual Server (VIP) in NetScaler, there is no way to specify a Redirect URL (the field is grayed out).  So if your back-end servers are down, there’s no way to specify an outage page.  If … Continue reading

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Exchange 2010 Mailbox Move fails with MapiExceptionCallFailed

Moving a mailbox within a single Exchange 2010 SP2 RU8 server failed repeatedly with error text like the following.  Dismounting/remounting the database and running various New-MailboxRepairRequest commands did not fix the issue or provide guidance. Error: MapiExceptionCallFailed: IExchangeFastTransferEx.TransferBuffer failed (hr=0×80004005, … Continue reading

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PowerShell error with Get-ADUser user -Properties *

After upgrading some of our servers to Server 2012 R2, we’ve discovered a bug in the PowerShell 4.0 Get-ADUser cmdlet. When running the command Get-ADUser username -Properties *, the cmdlet returns the following error: Get-ADUser : One or more properties … Continue reading

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HP Service Pack for ProLiant 2013.02.0 update broke NIC teams, VLANs using tagging

Networking was lost after updating HP’s Service Pack for ProLiant on two cluster nodes.  The servers were both BL460c G6 blades with two NICs that had first been teamed, then split back into two network connections using VLAN tagging.  (Multiple … Continue reading

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SQL Server PowerShell Module (SQLPS)

SQL Server provides a Windows PowerShell module called sqlps that is used to import the SQL Server components into Windows PowerShell. The sqlps module loads two Windows PowerShell modules: A SQL Server provider, which enables a simple navigation mechanism similar … Continue reading

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ActiveDirectory module and UAC

I have noticed a few odd behaviors with PowerShell’s ActiveDirectory module, one regarding the msDS-UserPasswordExpiryTimeComputed attribute of the Get-ADUser cmdlet, and another regarding the New-ADServiceAccount cmdlet. On a brand new Server 2008 R2 domain, the following command returns values for … Continue reading

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2003 R2 Windows Update fails with Error Number 0x80072EE2

After installing Windows Server 2003 R2 in a VM for some quick testing, I installed SP2, rebooted, then went to Windows Update to download an expected multitude of Windows patches.  However, Windows Update failed repeatedly with “Error Number 0x80072EE2″ displayed … Continue reading

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The previous installation path could not be found in the registry

I recently upgraded (or tried to upgrade) an Exchange 2010 SP1 + Rollup 6 server to SP2 + Rollup 1 in our test lab.  (I had copied the Rollup 1 installation to the Updates folder within the SP2 installation point … Continue reading

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Look for orphaned Active Directory home directories

This PowerShell script will iterate through all home directory folders in our Windows file share server and search Active Directory for a homeDirectory path value that ends with that folder name (it actually looks for *\<folderName> so it will only … Continue reading

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Detecting disconnected Exchange mailboxes

Here’s how to detect Active Directory accounts that had an Exchange 2010 SP1 mailbox at one time, but the mailbox has since been disconnected, aka disabled. Essentially find all accounts where a msExchWhenMailboxCreated value exists and a homeMDB value does not … Continue reading

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