Monthly Archive: August 2010

VMWare Workstation conversion to ESXi 4 10

VMWare Workstation conversion to ESXi 4

…is not made easy by our friends at VMWare. Oh sure they’ll provide you with a tool called VMWare Converter Standalone which purports to convert your VMWare workstation guests in to fully fledged ESXi...

Extract all mail enabled groups with PowerShell and ADSI 8

Extract all mail enabled groups with PowerShell and ADSI

I’ve just finished off this first attempt at an actual useful PowerShell script. This should extract all Mail Enabled groups – that’s both security and distribution groups – and present them in a human...

Windows Server 2008 x64 IIS7 random errors and binary corruption with VNC 4 0

Windows Server 2008 x64 IIS7 random errors and binary corruption with VNC 4

My usual process for deploying Windows Server boxes involves the installation of VNC for remote console management. I know Remote Desktop is the best practice way to do this but as they say, old...

Scripting FTPES (Explicit TLS/SSL) with cURL 4

Scripting FTPES (Explicit TLS/SSL) with cURL

I thought I’d post quickly about automating FTP using explicit TLS/SSL with cURL. No, this isn’t a particularly advanced subject in the grand scheme of things (the command line is very simple) but some...

Re-creating SQL Logins for standby databases 1

Re-creating SQL Logins for standby databases

In preparation for an upcoming DR test I was aware of a limitation of using Standby/Read-only SQL databases that may be required to be brought online and immediately accessed by user accounts that didn’t...