Monthly Archives: April 2013

Server Hardware Minimum Recommended Standards

This is an opinion of the author – every environment and budget is different, so these recommendations may not be appropriate for you. In my IT environment, we desire a certain minimum standard for all server hardware which I will … Continue reading

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Cisco IOS Clock

Your network equipment should be configured with the right time, and if appropriate – the right time zone as well. Here are some commands that may be helpful if you’re setting the clock on your Cisco IOS network gear. US … Continue reading

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PowerShell Force Version 2.0 for Exchange 2010

Some Exchange 2010 PowerShell tools require PowerShell 2.0 (and fail for version 3.0). You may be getting a System.NotSupportedException or System.TypeInitializationException to indicate this may be the issue. Once PowerShell 3.0 is installed on your system, 2.0 will still be … Continue reading

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SQL Server Maintenance Plan Change Owner

If your SQL Server 2005 Maintenance Plan (backup, etc) jobs start failing for no apparent reason, check the following. Is the original creator / owner of the Maintenance Plan still a valid Windows or Active Directory user? Does the original … Continue reading

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