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Out Now: Official PST to Exchange Import Tool

If you have ever had anything to do with Outlook in your organisation you will no doubt have some experience (pain) with the use of PST files. PST files are of course the main way users can store their email information on their local hard drive or network share (Network stored PST files don’t do it) thus avoiding the email…

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How to fix AD PowerShell error “Unable to find a default server with Active Directory Web Services running.”

Today I experienced Serendipity with the error “Unable to find a default server with Active Directory Web Services running.” in PowerShell with Windows 7. This message was occurring when trying to create some new OU’s using the New-ADOrganizationalUnit command. Initially I thought it was due to not having the required Active Directory Powershell commands installed but then I realised that…

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Get-GPOBackup

Jeffery Hicks (PowerShell MVP) has just recently written a power shell command call Get-GPOBackup to address and issues with managing GPO backups. The GroupPolicy module from Microsoft offers a great deal of functionality from a command line. In terms of regular maintenance or administration it is pretty hard to beat, especially if you have 100s or 1000s of GPOs. When…

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How to use Group Policy to change the Drive Letters position in Windows Explorer

I just read an article that showed you how to set this really cool registry key that allows you to change how the drive letter is displayed in Windows Explorer. As this hack is only a registry key I thought I would do a quick how to deploy this this feature using Group Policy Preferences Registry Extension. Below is an…

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Exclusive Offer: 20% All Books at Microsoft Press Shop and Woodslane Computer Book Centre

I am SUPER excited to be able to offer a 20% discount off all books at both the Microsoft Press Shop Australia and at Woodslane Computer Book Centre online book stores. To take advantage of this offer simply use the code GROUPPOLICYBIZ to get 20% off the total cost of you basket when you checkout. (Until 30 June 2011) What…

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Tip: How to ensure Organisation Unit are protected from accidental deletion

This is a simple tip that I want to share about the right way to Organisation Units  to ensure that you always have them protected from accidental deletion. Ever since Windows Server 2008/Vista there has been an option in ADUC called “Protect container from accidental deletion” (see image below).   The affect of ticking this check box was that the…

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Group Policy Component Poster

Ever wanted to know how Group Policy all works… Well Microsoft has a poster for you.!!! Stick it up at your desk at work to impress you co-workers or just stare at it all day trying to figure out what it all means…. For this poster and a whole lot more go to Jorge ‘s Quest For Knowledge!

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50% OFF ALL Books @ Microsoft Press Shop Australia

The Microsoft Australia Press Shop is currently having a MASIVE sale with 50% OFF ALL BOOKS before the end of financial year (June 30th). To claim you discount for this incredible deal simply use the checkout code EOFYS10 and the discount will automatically be applied to your cart. If you do live in Australia remember that even after this great…

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