Create a Shared Mailbox in Exchange 2007

Create shared mailboxes in Exchange 2007  using powershell  as the EMC in Exchange 2007 doesnt allow you to create shared mailboxes like the new exchange 2010. You can do this with the help of the new-mailbox cmdlet. Below is an example of creating a shared mailbox called Info and then assigning the info security group … Continue reading Create a Shared Mailbox in Exchange 2007

Active Directory Replication issues since time jump to the year 2000

Active Directory replication fails with Event 2042 reporting “It has been too long since this machine last replicated” and replication status 8614: “The Active Directory cannot replicate with this server because the time since the last replication with this server has exceeded the tombstone lifetime.” and Time of last successful replication: 2000-11-19 14:09:12 I got this error on a … Continue reading Active Directory Replication issues since time jump to the year 2000

Manage Exchange 2010 Calendar Permissions Using Powershell

You can add  Calendar Permissions Using Powershell for users using the following command: if user2 needs to access user1's calendar Add-MailboxFolderPermission -identity “user1:\calendar” –user “user2” -AccessRights Reviewer the same can be done to give permission to a security group Add-MailboxFolderPermission -identity “user1:\calendar” –user “DomainName\securitygroup” -AccessRights Reviewer Below is the list of access rights and explanation None                                                   FolderVisible … Continue reading Manage Exchange 2010 Calendar Permissions Using Powershell

Redirect Exchange OWA to default site and force SSL in Exchange 2010

OWA redirect to default site forcing SSL is useful If you have those one or two users who cant seem to remember to add the https or the OWA to the exchange OWA url. To do this via IIS manger can be time consuming and tricky, below is the script which I came across (Mark … Continue reading Redirect Exchange OWA to default site and force SSL in Exchange 2010

Insufficient System resources in Exchange 2010, disable back pressure/resource monitoring

Starting from Exchange 2007,  the edge transport service uses the system resource monitoring feauture to determine vital resources such as hard drive space and memory and take action in an attempt to prevent service outages. This can be a pain as the whole thing is calculated on a formula, 100 * (hard disk size - fixed constant) … Continue reading Insufficient System resources in Exchange 2010, disable back pressure/resource monitoring

Disk Cleanup tool keeps freezing or takes a long time to load in Windows XP

Every now again we cant escape the old desktop keeps freezing and running a disk cleanup, now When you try to compress old files on a Windows XP-based computer, the Disk Cleanup tool may stop responding, and you may receive the following message: Disk Cleanup is calculating how much space you will be able to … Continue reading Disk Cleanup tool keeps freezing or takes a long time to load in Windows XP

Password Recovery Procedure for the Cisco VPN 3000 Series

The following method does not make you lose the configuration on the concentrator so far tested. The factory default passwords for the Cisco VPN 3000 Series are: username: admin password: admin Complete these steps in order to recover a password: Connect a PC to the VPN Concentrator with a straight-through RS-232 serial cable between the … Continue reading Password Recovery Procedure for the Cisco VPN 3000 Series