As you’ve probably heard, cyber attacks are up this year. But while big-name breaches tend to get the most attention, it isn’t just enterprise companies that are at risk. In fact, some hackers specifically target SMBs and mid-market companies, due to the lax security that many have.
Consider this: while many business owners rate cybersecurity as a top concern, only 57% have actually implemented any type of security plan.
Recently, the time on all of my domain computers was out of sync. Each computer in my domain had the same time, but it was about 10 minutes slow. Domain computers get their time from your domain controller(s), so I looked into syncing the time of my DC with an internet time server. The steps […]
Windows Vista has the built-in ability to automatically reduce the potential of security breaches in the system. It does that by automatically enabling a feature called User Account Control (or UAC for short). The UAC forces users that are part of the local administrators group to run like they were regular users with no administrative […]
While running some reports on Exchange backup success I could not figure out why when I ran get-mailboxdatabase | fl Name,LastFullBackup it would return a blank LastFull Backup. In Exchange Management console I could look at the properties of the database and see the Last full backup and the Last incrementation backup times. After […]
There are so many articles that I need to write for myself, but with my workload it becomes difficult. I’ve resigned myself to posting links to other people articles. Maybe some day I’ll get back to these. This article discusses Mailbox cache limits in Exchange. If you ever find yourself in a situation where someone […]
Recently, I’ve gone through an exercise to rebuild the Exchange 2007 environment at my new company. The original Exchange 2007 design was not what I would call optimal, so we decided to just rebuild instead of fix all of the problems. Luckily, most of the users were still on Exchange 2003, so this made the […]
As you know Exchange Management Shell is an extension of Windows PowerShell (PS). Today I found a really useful PS command to generate HTML reports that include data generated through Exchange Management Shell commands. In an effort to create a “Dashboard” for our Exchange environment, I’ve been trying to find a way to gather […]
Sending email through telnet can be a useful tool when testing mail functionality, testing for open relays, or sending mail from admin scripts. This is something I don’t use often enough, so I’ve created this blog as a reminder. Continue Reading