Most of the basic network checks start generally with name resolution (nslookup) , ping and trace route (tracert). These tools are powerful enough to check if everything is working as expected: i.e. NIC, DNS, FIREWALL or in general any SW or HW device is configured correctly or is having any issue.
MS Exchange 2016 offers 2 powerful management tools:
- Exchange Admin Center
- Exchange Management Shell
The web portal of the Exchange Admin Center offers a lot useful features to manage the mail server on a daily basis. However, like other recent MS tools, not every action is designed to be perform via GUI.
In this case we will export a user mailbox in pst format.
There are many useful tools that offer to Systems Administrator to set up network devices with the desired configuration starting from Group Policy to MS ConfigMgr / System Center Configuration Manager(SCCM) .
What PowerShell is bringing to the table is flexibility to check if everything is working as expected in few lines of code and even to correct issues quickly. Continue reading “PowerShell and Power Options”
Oracle’s Virtual Box guest additions are meant to improve performances, usability and to sync a guest VM with his host.
What if we would like to change the date of a VM for testing purpose? That change will be immediately overwritten by the guest additions services running. Continue reading “Virtualbox Guest Additions Workaround”