Author Archives: pdascalos

List all the DN’s for all the users in your domain

From a command prompt, type:  dsquery user

this will list all the DN’s for all the users in your domain.

And what is a DN?

  • CN = Common Name
  • OU = Organizational Unit
  • DC = Domain Component

What version of Exchange am I on?

Here is the simple way to find out what version of Exchange is currently running. In the Exchange Powershell: Get-ExchangeServer | fl name,edition,admindisplayversion Continue Reading

Updates to OTT

Fixing lots of broken links on my outdoors site www.onthetrail.org Continue Reading

Working with CentOS

Just a yum update…. Continue Reading

Show hidden files and Folders on OS X

These are the commands you use to show and hide files on a Mac OS X. Run them in the terminal screen. Show hidden files: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder Hide hidden files: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE killall Finder   Continue Reading

Managing Exchange Logs

I am running a number of Exchange Servers in a hosted hyper-v environment. I do complete VHD backup nightly. So I needed a good way to manage the growing Exchange Server logs. After a lot of searching I found this straight forward way to deal with the logs. How to Truncate the Exchange transaction logs… Continue Reading

Error when trying to change name on Network Adapters in Windows 2008 R2 Server

Click Start, click Run, type cmd.exe, and then press ENTER. Type set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1, and then press ENTER. Type Start DEVMGMT.MSC, and then press ENTER. Click View, and then click Show Hidden Devices. Expand the Network Adapters tree. Right-click the dimmed network adapter, and then click Uninstall. Continue Reading

Plugin upgrade Failed in WordPress Using IIS 7

I found this online at http://www.whitworth.org/2009/03/10/plugin-upgrade-failed-in-wordpress-using-iis-7/ . I wanted to post it here so I could find it when I needed it. I have modified it a bit. How to modify IIS7 to allow WordPress to allow automatic updates: Make sure your Application Pool identity is a user account (not Network Service). This only needs… Continue Reading

Multiple Exchange Accounts per Outlook Profile

Outlook 2010 now allows multiple Exchange accounts per Outlook profiles. By default the limit is set to three, but from what I am reading you can increase it to 15! I have not tried it yet but here are the instructions: You can make the change through Group Policy or the registry. The Group Policy… Continue Reading

How to disable or uninstall Windows Live Family Safety

I am not sure how this appeared one day on my computer, but for me was very annoying. In the right circumstances this feature would be very useful. Removing it was a little hidden from the usual. To remove in Vista, go to “Uninstall a program”, select “Windows Live Essentials” and click Uninstall/Change. You will… Continue Reading