Remove all Distribution Group Members

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Hey, here’s a quick liner to remove all members of a Distribution Group in Exchange (2007 in my test case). This came in useful for me when trying to routinely repopulate a distribution group via scheduled task. It’s not particularly fast I must apologize. Please comment if you know of any faster methods to clear… Read more »

Prevent CRL Check for PowerShell Remoting

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So I ran into this spot of bother today trying to establish a remote session from one server to another server in PowerShell: [servername] Connecting to remote server failed with the following error message : The server certificate on the destination computer (servername:443) has the following errors: The SSL certificate could not be checked for revocation…. Read more »

WMI Studio v 0.2.0.2

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I’ve just uploaded a significant release for WMI Studio. This version addresses a number of bugs as well as introducing the some new features. The project is still a fair way from producing a ‘stable’ release as I work out all the variables and pitfalls in working with WMI but the release is highly usable… Read more »

VBScript for Nested Group Memberships

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Often VBScripts will be required to determine if a given user (or object) is a member of a given AD / LDAP group. For example this is useful for determining which network drives a user should mount during logon, based on their group memberships. A common issue with most script samples is that they will… Read more »

3D Sketching in HTML5 Canvas

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I’ve found some fantastic HTML5 <canvas> experiments at Hakim El Hattab’s site, here: http://hakim.se/experiments (Not to mention a beautifully design site). Now having seen how well complex animations perform in modern browsers, I’m feeling much more inspired to starting animating stuff. Time to brush up on my maths. You can see my sophisticated sketch here:… Read more »

Application Pool not starting on Windows 7

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I recently installed IIS7 on a Windows 7 workstation via batch file. The installation went off without a hitch but I was getting no response from http://localhost and a quick inspection of the IIS Manager snap-in showed that all my websites and application pools were stopped. I tried to start the Default App Pool but… Read more »

Outlook 2011 Crashes in OS X Lion

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Since installing OS X Lion on a MacBook Pro at work, I’ve had a problem starting Outlook 2011. Outlook displays the splash screen for less than a second and then exits without a trace. I did find the following error in the system logs by typing ‘tail /var/log/system.log‘ in a Terminal window. com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[552] ([oxo-ox7a07a]).com.microsoft.Outlook[1448]) Exited… Read more »

Mac OSX Lion File Sharing Connection Failed

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After upgrading to OS X Lion 10.7 on both my iMac and Mac Book Pro, I’m interrupted by an ambiguous ‘Connection Failed‘ error every time I attempt to list AFP shares on one system from the other in Finder. There are various hints around the web suggesting that this is a bug and that it can be… Read more »

SugarCRM Email Composer CSS Styles

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A major frustration in SugarCRM (v 1.6.1) is that the style and formatting of outgoing emails do not match what is presented to the user in the email composer window. This is because the CSS styling which is applied to content in the composer window is not attached to the outgoing email. The solution is… Read more »