Notes from the field–Bulk create 2000 mailboxes and their associated AD accounts from a CSV file + generating 2000 messages in the queues of an Exchange 2007 server in a Lab (to be continued)

    – The prerequisite step is to create a “Test” OU – Then the first step is to create a CSV file using Excel containing 2000 test user names and a minimum set of attributes for these users (Display Name, sAMAccountName, UserPrincipalName, First Name, Last Name). Easy with the “fill series function” of Excel…


Powershell V2 : Links for Multi-threading techniques

  Udated 10/12/2014 – Ryan Witschger blog address – the most useful and clear article so far in my opinion explaining how to do the best multithreading tasks, using Jobs and using .Net   Multi-Threading in PowerShell V2 Using Jobs:           http://www.get-blog.com/?p=22 Using .NET multithreading           http://www.get-blog.com/?p=189    Microsoft documentation about Jobs http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd878288%28VS.85%29.aspx PowerShell internals…


Updated 4th July 2013 – Bookmark – Exchange Server Build Numbers

  Exchange Server and Update Rollups Build Numbers (en-US) http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/240.exchange-server-and-update-rollups-build-numbers-en-us.aspx Great Barghav, thanks !   *New* Specific to Exchange 2013 and its Cumulative Updates: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/15776.exchange-server-2013-and-cumulative-updates-cus-build-numbers.aspx      Other links : Exchange Server Build Numbers and Release Dates up to Exchange 2010 SP1 RU1 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh135098.aspx       Sam


Outlook 2007/2010–Some basic advice if you experience odd behaviour, startup latencies, calendar item losses …

•On an Outlook station of a user who complains about Outlook startup latencies :   –From the file-level antivirus on the desktop/laptop, Exclude files present in the following directories (whichever is applying to your Windows version (Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7) %userprofile%Application DataMicrosoftOutlook (Outlook system files) %userprofile%Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftOutlook (Windows XP/Vista, shortcut to…


Idea–Process to use to analyze performance issues using Excel (provided you captured performance data with PERFMON configured to use CSV mode–or use tools like relog or logman to convert BLG to CSV)

  Prerequisites : – Collect performance data using the updated Exchange 2003 Perfwiz from Mike Lagase, or the ExPerfWiz for Exchange 2007 or 2010, from Mike Lagase again – Then, either prior to the data collection start, modify the destination format of Perfmon logs from BLG to CSV using Perfmon to edit the counters collection…