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Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certified

Today I passed the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals AZ-900 exam ūüôā !!! “This exam is designed for candidates looking to demonstrate foundational level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure.” I plan to earn more Azure certs, the next one is Azure Administrator AZ-100. you can read more about it […]

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Volume Activation for Windows: Configuring KMS with AD Roles for Windows 2012 / 2012R2

Configuring KMS with Windows 2012 Server Roles Step-By-Step Installing the Volume Services Role for KMS To begin the installation of the KMS host in the Windows Server 2012 / 2012R2 machine, begin by adding a role: On the next screen, select Role-based or feature-based installation: Select the server where the roles will be installed: On the Add Roles and […]

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VMWare VM Server OS & NIC Tuning Optimizations

VMWare VM Server Tuning – Windows OS & VMXNet3 Network Card Optimizations   In Windows, Open a command prompt window with elevated permissions and execute the following commands displayed in¬†RED.   [Display the TCP stack settings] C:>¬†netsh¬†int¬†tcp¬†show global   [Disable specific TCP stack parameters] C:>¬†netsh¬†int¬†tcp¬†set global¬†chimney=disabled C:>¬†netsh¬†int¬†tcp¬†set global¬†autotuninglevel=¬†disabled C:>¬†netsh¬†int¬†tcp¬†set global¬†ecncapability=¬†disabled C:>¬†netsh¬†int¬†tcp¬†set global¬†netdma=¬†disabled C:>¬†netsh¬†int¬†tcp¬†set global¬†rsc=¬†disabled   […]

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Disable the Clutter feature in O365 mailboxes

To disabled the clutter feature in a user’s O365 mailbox run the following command:   Turn off Clutter for single user Get-Mailbox ‚Äďidentity someone@somewhere.com | Set-Clutter -enable $false¬†   OR   Single mailbox: Set-Clutter -Identity¬†<user name>¬†-Enable $false¬†     If you want to disable this feature for all users in your tenant as an admin, […]

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Delete all Calendar events from a mailbox

Connect to O365 using¬†powershell¬†first   Open PowerShell or EMS If this is an O365 mailbox, you will need to connect to the O365 environment Connect to Exchange On-line From the PowerShell console on an Exchange 2010 server: $Cred = Get-Credential¬† $s = New-PSSession¬†-ConfigurationName¬†Microsoft.Exchange¬†-ConnectionUri¬†https://ps.outlook.com/powershell¬†-Credential $cred -Authentication Basic ‚ÄďAllowRedirection¬† Import-PSSession¬†$s¬†   Then run this command in¬†powershell: Search-Mailbox […]

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How to copy old user’s mailbox to another user’s mailbox on Office 365 and Exchange Server using PowerShell

You will come across the issue with leavers mailboxes needing to be¬†transferred¬†to another users mailbox. If you are looking after on-site exchange, then the process is slightly shorter as you don’t need to connect to the remote Powershell.   To connect to O365 first run this PS command: $Cred = Get-Credential¬† $s = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName […]

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Bulk import email aliases to Office 365 using Powershell

If you need to add email aliases to O365 accts in bulk use the following (EMS)¬†powershell¬†command with the CSV file formatted this way:   Name ProxyAddresses user1@domainold.com user1@domainnew.com   Run this in EMS: Import-Csv C:\email-aliases.csv |¬†ForEach-Object{ $name = $_.Name }¬† Import-Csv C:\email-aliases.csv |¬†ForEach-Object{ $proxy = $_.ProxyAddresses¬†-split ‚Äė;‚Äô}¬† Set-RemoteMailbox¬†-Identity $name -EmailAddresses¬†@{add= $proxy}¬†   OR   Get […]

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How to Add Computers to a Domain Using PowerShell

Performing a Domain Join Using PowerShell Once you‚Äôve established correct DNS resolution for the domain name, start a PowerShell prompt with local administrative privileges. Press the Windows key to switch to the Start menu, type¬†PowerShell¬†and press¬†CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER. If prompted, enter a local administrator username and password, or give consent to run PowerShell. In the PowerShell prompt, […]

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How to Get the Serial Number of a Remote Computer Using PowerShell

Retrieving the Serial Number from a Local Computer The¬†get-ciminstance¬†PowerShell command was introduced in PowerShell 3.0. It allows administrators to run WMI queries on local or remote computers. To retrieve the BIOS serial number of the local computer, we need to access the¬†Win32_BIOSWMI class. Log on to Windows Server 2012 R2, click the¬†PowerShell¬†icon on the desktop […]

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