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Adobe Reader DC, Remove side tools panel by default

After digging around, there seems to be a solution to remove that side panel that takes up screen space, every time you  start Adobe Reader DC. [you have to have admin rights to do this] Go to the install directory … Continue reading

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Configure SSL on an HP Aruba 2530-48G-PoEP Switch (J9772A)

Log in admin using ssh (with your favourite ssh client) or (serial) console cable. config crypto pki identity-profile Profile subject Now enter some certificate parameters You can enter all you like, e.g. Enter Common Name(CN) : Switch Enter Org Unit(OU) … Continue reading

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Exchange 2016 Have a receive connector relay outside the domain.

There’s a powershell cmd for that: New-ReceiveConnector -Name “Anonymous Relay” -Usage Custom -AuthMechanism ExternalAuthoritative -PermissionGroups ExchangeServers -Bindings x.x.x.x:25 -RemoteIpRanges x.x.x.x (or create a receive connector with the right settings) And then Get-ReceiveConnector “Anonymous Relay” | Add-ADPermission -User “NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON” -ExtendedRights … Continue reading

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Exchange 2016 Restart Transport Service powershell

Ran into this earlier today, had to restart the Exchange 2016 transport service using powershell only! It turned out to be easy. Restart-Service MSExchangeTransport To list all Exchange services: Get-Service *Exchange*

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User folder displayed as “Documents”: Remove desktop.ini

A users’ folder is displayed as “Documents” and you don’t want that. To e.g. remove desktop.ini files (which are hidden: use -force): Get-ChildItem “\\SERVER\d$\Users\Userdata\” -recurse -filter desktop.ini -force | foreach ($_) {remove-item $_.fullname -force} This deletes all the desktop.ini files … Continue reading

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Sonicwall OID’s

For internal purposes I had to monitor some snmp facts of a sonicwall. Here’s the OID list Sonicwall CPU usage as percent .1.3.6.1.4.1.8741.1.3.1.3.0 Sonicwall Memory usage as percent .1.3.6.1.4.1.8741.1.3.1.4.0 Sonicwall Maximum Connections .1.3.6.1.4.1.8741.1.3.1.1.0 Sonicwall Current Connections .1.3.6.1.4.1.8741.1.3.1.2.0 Sonicwall Firmware version: … Continue reading

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Get all different types of mailboxes in Exchange 2010 and 2016

I had to get the amount of the different types of mailboxes that are available in Exchange. Exchange 2010 and 2016 in this case. As I had to execute this as a script I ran into the problem that you … Continue reading

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Get a list of all computers in Active Directory with date lastlogon and OS

I needed to list all computers in use at customers, with os, and for the less diligently maintained AD’s also if they were still in use. You can obtain this by reading the value of lastlogondate of a machine account. … Continue reading

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Active Directory Powershell get [the count of] all enabled users in a certain OU [but not in sub OU’s]

For our internal use, I devised a powershell command that lists all enabled users in a certain OU, but filtering out those in sub OU’s. Unfortunately this is not a dynamic process, since it is based on the current implementation of OU’s, … Continue reading

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Exchange 2016 and SMTP speed

In order to have Exchange SMTP speed up a little you can change some default values. Some of those values can be found here https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb232205(v=exchg.160).aspx So if you want to change some of those value, to accept more mail at … Continue reading

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