Adding Users to AD Group using Quest PowerShell command-lets

Recently, while working on an Advisory case, one of my Client had the following request:  The customer is using a SharePoint Form that the end users can fill and this form will create an AD account for the user and add it to a specific Organizational Unit. However, to get access to the SharePoint Site,…


Review of Train Signal Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Training

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Planning to upgrade to Exchange 2010, try the Deployment Assistant

Now that you have the budget approved by your management and you would like to upgrade your current messaging environment to the latest version of Exchange, you must be contemplating on how to get it done. To help you successfully upgrade to Exchange 2010, you can take help of the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant, a…


Free Webinar on Windows 7

Just finished delivering a Free Webinar on Windows Server 2008 R2 organized by NetCom, a top-quality IT training and certification solutions to businesses, individuals, and government agencies. Now its time to gear up for the latest Client OS shipped out of the Microsoft Factory. Together with NetCom (Microsoft Learning Partner of the Year 2007), I…


Now an MCITP – Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator

Okay, finally got this coveted title. I wanted to get this one cracked the moment I heard it was released by Microsoft Learning. Since I had already given 70-652, I could have just given the two exams 70-669 (Desktop Virtualization) and 70-693 (Pro, Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator). However, I wanted to give 70-659….


Microsoft Learning reintroduces OneNote Trainer Packs

Life as an MCT has always been rewarding. However, to be a perfect Microsoft Evangelist, it takes a lot of effort to ensure that you deliver the best possible training to the delegates who attend the course. Preparing for a MOC course was always a tough job. Switching between the MOC Slides and the Trainer PDFs…


Migrating User State using USMT 4.0

Transitioning user data from users’ previous computer to the new computer has always been a daunting task for the IT support professionals. Users feel less intimidated by a new operating system if all their old operating system preferences are in effect the moment they first logon. With the release of Windows®  7, most of the businesses today are looking…


VBScript to find out last reboot time of multiple computers

I usually write quite a lot of scripts to automate tasks that would otherwise consume my whole day. I am a big fan of Microsoft PowerShell but occasionally do write a few scripts in VBScript. I uploaded one such script on the Technet Script Center. This VBScript uses the Win32_OperatingSystem WMI class to output the…