Author Archives: Adam Bokiniec

Start PowerShell as Default in Windows Server Core

Since release of Windows Server 2012 the Windows Server Core version is now the default installation option but I would also say preferred option, here are some reasons why: Reduced attack surface (Fewer system services running, Internet Explorer removed) Reduced … Continue reading

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Configuration Manager 2012 SP1: smsts.log log location

To troubleshoot your task sequence for errors during OS deployment start looking in the smsts.log. You will probably find the reason why your application or package is not installing as expected or find why configurations you trying to apply are … Continue reading

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ESXi 5 “Critical” snapshot design change

Just want to puke my guts and inform as many as possible about the new snapshot design change that is introduced in ESXi 5. I learn the hard way where my Exchange Server with 1500 mailboxes was down for almost … Continue reading

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ESXi 5.0 Scripted Install

Here is a nice ESXi 5 install script I use in my own environment; it does most of the job for you. If you want to install ESX host with PXE boot please use a very good guide from Ivo … Continue reading

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Exchange 2010: Purge/Remove disconnected mailboxes

Scan all databases for disconnected mailboxes that aren’t yet marked as disconnected in all databases and update the status of those mailboxes in the Exchange store. Get-MailboxDatabase | Clean-MailboxDatabase Disabled mailboxes: When a mailbox is disconnected or removed by using … Continue reading

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Exchange 2010: Balancing the number of mailboxes and average size across all databases

You might have eight mailbox databases with plenty users created on them randomly, after running some time all mailboxes are now different in size and distributed uneven on all the databases. So has Microsoft any built tool to solve this … Continue reading

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Exchange 2010: Configure Mailbox Time Zone Settings

View Time Zone settings for a specified user Get-MailboxRegionalConfiguration “Adam_Bokiniec” Reset Time Zone settings for a specified user, this will let the user to choose his own Time Zone settings with next Outlook Web App (OWA) login Set-Mailbox -Identity “Adam_Bokiniec” … Continue reading

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