Windows 8 – Add a Restart and Shutdown to the Metro interface

As you know, with Windows 8 there is a change to shutdown or restart your device. Indeed, you have to go to various menu and sub menu before being able to shutdown or restart. In case of you want to simplify and use the Metro interface, you can add button on the Metro to perform these actions. To add these button, just use the following code (VBS script). Copy and…

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System Center–Download Add-ons for System Center 2012

After releasing System Center 2012, Microsoft has also published some add-ons to provide additional features to manage your SC 2012 managed devices. As part of these add-ons, you will find tools and documentation for IT Governance as well as Private Clouds management. Go to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=3C5C8C65-507F-4138-9BEE-8B10DDE1AD6F&displaylang=en&Prod=zSCz&type=zDLz&Loc=zYFCz Enjoy

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Exchange – CMDlets failed – Event ID 6 logged on MSExchange Management event logs

While I was reviewing an Exchange 2010 SP1 architecture, I discovered lot of error event related to Exchange PowerShell (event id: 6) logged on MSExchange Management section below Application and Services main sub section in Event viewer, while no others events were logged on ‘classic’ event logs (application and system) and ExBPAS was not reporting any errors/warning related with the events details logged. As part of the event details, there…

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SQL 2012 – Always On feature installation and configuration

With SQL 2012, Microsoft has introduced a new high availability functionality called Always On. This feature allows you to manage high availability for specific set of database called Availability Database. For those who are familiar with Exchange 2010, this can be compared with DAG feature. Prerequisites installation To use Always On SQL feature you must deploy an Enterprise Edition of Windows Server as this is the one which includes cluster…

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Office 365 – PowerShell helper scripts package

Microsoft has published a PS scripts package to help Office 365 administrators to manage Office 365 services using PowerShell. To use these scripts, you must have installed PowerShell for Office 365 and be an Office 365 administrator. As part of the scripts provided: Set-MsolUserPasswordFromCSV : permet de gérer les mots de passe depuis un fichier CSV NewRandomPasswordFile : génère des mots de passe aléatoires et les stocke dans un fichier…

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