PowerShell Active Directory Password Tool – When it was set and when it expires.

It’s Monday morning, the caffeine from your morning coffee still hasn’t hit you yet, and like clockwork %USERNAME% calls with password issues…typical. Continue reading PowerShell Active Directory Password Tool – When it was set and when it expires.

Monitor Exchange Transport Queue with PRTG

So if you don’t know about it or are looking for something, PRTG is a great and powerful network monitoring tool. I’d recommend checking it out. There’s a free trial and you can start getting details of your network in just a few short minutes thanks to their super easy setup and configuration.

Now I’m not going to review PRTG because I’m sure there’s plenty of reviews already out there, but simply put they have built-in monitors/sensors that are preconfigured for what you want to monitor. Should these built-in sensors not be adequate, they have the custom external sensor. Basically, this custom sensor allows you to use your own application or script to return text or XML data back to PRTG to log and report on.

That’s what this is about. A script that will monitor Exchange 2010’s transport queue and output the results to XML and set a warning based on the total count of emails in the queue. You can setup your own alerting of this sensor to email you when the “queue fills up”.
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True Aero Firefox – Make it transparent!

It’s all pretty easy… Just edit your userChrome.css file found under %appdata%\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<your profile>\chrome to include the below. Of Course I have the All-in-One Side bar (which is awesome), and a few other add-ons which I will list later, but here you go, or download it HERE:
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My Frequently Used Screensavers

My Frequently Used Screen Savers:

Disable Blackberry Browser via IT Policy

So you have a Blackberry Enterprise Server running version 5, and you want to disable the Blackberry Browser and force all users, or maybe just a few, to use the Internet Browser instead.

Why would you want to do this? Continue reading Disable Blackberry Browser via IT Policy

Windows 7 Remote Server Administration Tools (Adminpak.msi?)

Where did adminpak.msi go for Windows 7? If your running Windows 7 and need to manage Server 2003 and Server 2008 remotely, this lets you do it! There’s a x64 and x86 version, so download the right one! I am able to remotely manage my 2003 forest using these tools.

Microsoft’s Download Page

Microsoft’s Info Page

Sudo for Windows 7 (via Start ++)

User Account Control (UAC) has finally been “fixed” in Windows 7 eliminating the endless prompts to allow something to happen, like simply copying, pasting or deleting files. Since Microsoft had “tweaked” the UAC settings you only get the prompt when making major system changes like Running Programs as Administrators Continue reading Sudo for Windows 7 (via Start ++)

Glasser Ad-On for Firefox (Windows 7)

This is a must have for Firefox to blend it in to Windows 7!

Screen Shot Glasser Ad-On Firefox
Screen Shot Glasser Ad-On Firefox