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Mac Outlook 2016 Screen/View Crashed and Flashing black

The Outlook 2016 client has been trusted workhorse for email since the full release.  However the latest version 15.17.1 seemed to have a strange flashing and crashed view window.  It even lost the header and was unable to show a preview plane.  The solution was easy fix without hurting the mail profile. Run up Terminal window on the MAC: Type: defaults …

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How to invoke/test Office 365 (Exchange Online) cmdlets via Remote Powershell

I’ve been working on some PowerShell scripts for use with Office 365 and needed to invoke/test Office 365 (Exchange Online) cmdlets via RemotePowerShell.  This post relates to connections to Office 365 and Exchange online. My previous post How to invoke test exchange 2010 cmdlets via remote PowerShell 2.0 window, however the following allows for the credentials to be different from the …

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GroupWise User Mailbox Audit of Proxy Rights/Shared Folders/Archive Locations

Overview The tool is used to audit the Shared Folders, Proxy Access and Archive Path being used by users in a GroupWise System.  The tool written in Visual Basic Scripting (VBS).  It is safe for quick and easy deployment in mixed Novell/Microsoft environment. The auditing tool has been designed to only activate when a GroupWise client is active and will …

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Creating Dynamic Distribution Groups

Ive been asked to create a Distribution Group based on Users City Value.  The following Powershell commands create a example Office based group. Once Powershell for On-premises or Office 365 shell has been started.  Enter the following command changing as required: [crayon-5a3530015e058935559346/] To enable the Mail tip use this additional command: [crayon-5a3530015e060463683800/] The following command will test and display which users will receive the email from …

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Powershell Get-Counters in a usable form from CookedValue

Sometime ago now I was given the challenge to get the value out of a get-counter in a Powershell, I thought the answer snippet should be posted for future reference. The following Powershell command gives a value buried with result information. [crayon-5a3530015e19b497921714/] The result is given: [crayon-5a3530015e1a1706750864/] To get the true value to be used in other powershell code we …

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Changing the SA password in SQL Express 2005

Sometimes when you install SQL Express 2005 as a component of another product, that application installation will configure the environment, effectively restricting your access to the SQL database. This is primarily due to the application setting the SA password and not telling you what it is. With SQL Express 2005, the new command line is sqlcmd, which supposedly replaces osql. …

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Removing Facetime from mac dock after rebooting

Just go to your hard drive –> library –> preferences and open the file “com.apple.dockfixup.plist” with text editor, then remove these:   <dict> <key>after</key> <string>begin</string> <key>path</key> <string>/Applications/Mission Control.app</string> </dict>   AND   <dict> <key>after</key> <string>/Applications/iChat.app</string> <key>path</key> <string>/Applications/FaceTime.app</string> </dict>   This is if you have problems with both Mission Control and Facetime, if not just remove the one you want to …

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Microsoft Office 365 for Professionals and Small Business – without moving to Microsoft domain registrar

I’ve setup many accounts for Office 365 using the Enterprise plans and found the verify/add domain wizard pretty straight forward. You can manage your own DNS records on your on registrar.  However, setting up for Professionals and Small Businesses Plans its a little more basic, with the wizard telling your to move to Microsoft DNS registrar.  Now, that to me moves to …

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Troubleshooting Domino Sched Task

In the troubleshooting Domino servers handling scheduler requests for external person document, the domino console running ‘Qcalcon’ or ‘Calcon’ tasks can be monitored with the following command: SET CONFIG DEBUG_SCHED_ALL=1 To enable full diags for the sched to show all information on validation: SET CONFIG Debug_Schedule=32768 More details: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=899&uid=swg21141060    

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