Removing ActiveSync Devices Without Prompting

So, I consider myself a pretty good PowerShell user/scripter.  But, I was stumped by a small issue with trying to use the “Remove-ActiveSyncDevice” cmdlet in Exchange 2010 to not prompt for each device removal. Our (Microsoft) TechNet article on using Remove-ActiveSync Device (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125032(v=exchg.141).aspx) did not provide a lot of help.  It tells you there’s the…


Moving the OST in Outlook 2013 for Windows RT

I recently ran into this and wanted to share, as I’m sure others may run into this as well.  As many of you may know, Windows RT 8.1 includes a version of Outlook 2013…so that you’re not limited to just using the Windows Mail app…which is great!  However, what many may run into is that…


Current Cumulative Updates for Office – Q4 2013

As I mentioned in the Current Cumulative Updates for Office – Q3 2012 post, each quarter I will post information on the latest updates for the Office for Windows and Office for Macintosh products. The information below is being provided regarding the most currently available updates available for the supported Windows and Macintosh versions of Office as…


Determining Lync 2013 Client Installed using the Registry

Recently a customer asked me for a way to determine which Lync 2013 client their users had installed (basic vs. full) using the registry.  We don’t have this well documented (ok, to be honest I could not find any documentation on it), so I did some testing in my lab and put together the following…


Issues with Icons After July 2013 Lync 2013 Security Update is Installed

Several customers are reporting an issue after installing the July 2013 Security Update for Lync 2013 related to icons not be rendered correctly or missing entirely. This issue has been found to be related to other updates missing on the workstation, as those other updates are NOT part of the July 2013 Security Update…but are required…


New Features in Lync 2013 Client with July 2013 Security Update

Update December 4, 2013: In the November 2013 update for the Lync 2013 Client, they changed the icon for the Upcoming Meetings list to a mini calendar: ————————————————————————————————————————————————– As I mentioned in my other post about the change to the Lync 2013 System Tray Icon, that change was part of a larger number of changes…


Change in Lync 2013 System Tray Icon with July 2013 Updates

Updated: September 16, 2013 : As mentioned in the comments, the September 2013 update for Lync 2013 reverts the System Tray functionality back to the pre-July 2013 update.  HOWEVER, as also mentioned…a bug causing issues with Outlook was found and the release has been pulled.  They are working on fixing the update and will re-release…


Exchange Setup Logs – Best Practices

One of the great things the Exchange Product Group did, starting with Exchange 2007, was to start generating informative log files as part of the installation/upgrade process.  Gone are the days when you had no log files and you got 75% of the way through and the setup program bombed with some generic error and…


Current Cumulative Updates for Office – Q3 2013

As I mentioned in the Current Cumulative Updates for Office – Q3 2012 post, each quarter I will post information on the latest updates for the Office for Windows and Office for Macintosh products. The information below is being provided regarding the most currently available updates available for the supported Windows and Macintosh versions of Office as…


Current Cumulative Updates for Office – Q2 2013

As I mentioned in the Current Cumulative Updates for Office -Q3 2012 post, each quarter I will post information on the latest updates for the Office for Windows and Office for Macintosh products. The information below is being provided regarding the most currently available updates available for the supported Windows and Macintosh versions of Office as of…