How To Add Or Remove Cmdlet Parameter From RBAC Management Role

In the previous posts on RBAC we have looked at customising various roles to ensure that the role contained the minimum amount of cmdlets.  RBAC provides even more granularity, and we can add or remove specific parameters from a cmdlet.  Since some folks asked for examples on this topic here are a couple of quick…

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Exchange Security Update Available For MS13-105

To address the security issues present in bulletin MS13-105 all supported versions of Exchange 2007, 2010 and 2013 are receiving updates to allow customers to address the security vulnerabilities.   Depending upon the version of Exchange the delivery method will vary.  Exchange 2007 and 2010 provides updates and security fixes via Rollup Updates (RUs).  Exchange 2013…

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Exchange 2013 Support Lifecycle Dates And Status

When Exchange 2013 was released it heralded a different servicing strategy compared to Exchange 2007 and 2010 Rollup Updates (RU).  Exchange 2013 uses Cumulative Updates (CU) to deliver the servicing updates to customers.  As previously discussed, a CU is a different animal when it comes to the update methodology.  CUs are larger, cannot be uninstalled…

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6 Mistakes To Avoid With Exchange 2013 CU Command Line Installations

The syntax to install Exchange Cumulative Updates (CU) via the command line is pretty straight forward. However there are some common themes that still pop up in the TechNet forums, cases and customers that I speak with.  So I wanted to discuss some of the issues that can and will arise.  There are a range…

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DAC And Should I Enable DAC For DAG In A Single AD Site

Exchange 2010 introduced the concept of Datacentre Activation Coordination  (DAC). DAC is a property found on a Database Availability Group (DAG).  It still remains slightly mysterious to some folks out in the field, so its certainly worth bringing it back up for discussion. Tim McMichael’s famous paper plate demo with lots of willing participants was one…

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How To Import Windows 2008 R2 VM To Windows 2012 or 8.1 Using Boot To VHD

One of the popular topics lately has revolved around the Hyper-V Did Not Find Virtual Machines To Import error.  This issue can arise when we try and import a VM into Windows Server 2012 R2 or 8.1 which was originally exported from Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2.  Such exported VMs from 2008 or 2008…

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