How to recreate all Virtual Directories for Exchange 2007

Here you will find all commands what would help you to recreate all Virtual Directories for Exchange 2007. You can also use just a few of them. But never delete or create it in IIS. This has to be done under Exchange Management Shell (don’t get mixed with the Windows Powershell):
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Your client does not support opening this list with windows explorer

When using Office 365 and sharepoint 2010 you may find that trying to open a library in explorer will result in this error:

“Your client does not support opening this list with windows explorer”

I have written a few simple things to check and once these are met the issue should be resolved.
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Folder redirection permissions. My Documents / Start Menu / Desktop

How to correctly set-up folder redirection permissions for My Documents, Start Menu and Desktop. I have worked on many company computer systems where this hadn’t been done correctly resulting in full access to all files and folders, as an outsider I had access to other peoples my documents from my laptop without being on the domain! Following this article will stop that happening to your data.
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How to turn on automatic logon to a domain with Windows XP, Windows 7 and Server 2008

I had a requirement for some of our security camera servers to login automatically now on a normal standalone computer this is easy but on a domain it gets more complicated.
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Upgrading a Cisco Catalyst 3560 Switch

Here are my notes on upgrading a Catalyst 3560. I plugged in a laptop to the serial console and an ethernet cable into port 1 (technically interface Gigabit Ethernet 0/1). Here is the official Cisco documentation I followed. It’s for the 3550, but the Cisco support engineer said that it’s close enough.
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Deploy .exe using batch check os version and if the update is already installed.

OK so I had an issue that Microsoft released an update for Windows XP that I needed to install but they didn’t do an MSI so I couldn’t deploy is using GPO which was a real pain.
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Active Sync Error EventID 3005 Unexpected Exchange Mailbox Server Error

One of our customers was getting the below error and it took ages to find a solution so I thought I would post it here.

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Office 365 Scan to Email

Ok so this one had me stumped for a LONG time trying to figure out how to get scanners to authenticate to office 365 in the end i found out that the scanner i was using wasnt supported in this format so i found this work around hope it helps you!
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Assigning “Send As” Permissions to a user

It was brought to my attention that following the steps listed in KB327000 (, which applies to Exchange 2000 and 2003, to assign a user “Send As” permission as another user did not appear to work.  I too tried to follow the steps and found that they did not work. I know this feature works, so I went looking around for other documentation on this and found KB281208 ( which applies to Exchange 5.5 and 2000.  Following the steps in KB281208 properly gave an user “Send As” permission as another user. But I found the steps listed in KB281208 were not complete either. The additional step that I performed was to remove all other permissions other than “Send As”.  Here are the modified steps for KB281208 that I performed (changes noted in blue):

1. Start Active Directory Users and Computers; click Start, point to Programs, point toAdministrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

2. On the View menu, make sure that Advanced Features is selected.

3. Double-click the user that you want to grant send as rights for, and then click theSecurity tab.

4. Click Add, click the user that you want to give send as rights to, and then check send as under allow in the Permissions area.

4.5  Remove all other permissions granted by default so only the send as permission is granted.

5. Click OK to close the dialog box.

So after I verified that the steps for KB281208 worked, I was curious as to why the steps for KB327000 did not work.  What I found was that Step #7 of KB327000 applied to the permission to “User Objects” instead of “This Object Only”.  Here are the modified steps for KB327000 that I performed:

1. On an Exchange computer, click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

2. On the View menu, click to select Advanced Features.

3. Expand Users, right-click the MailboxOwner object where you want to grant the permission, and then click Properties.

4. Click the Security tab, and then click Advanced.

5. In the Access Control Settings for MailboxOwner dialog box, click Add.

6. In the Select User, Computer, or Group dialog box, click the user account or the group that you want to grant “Send as” permissions to, and then click OK.

7. In the Permission Entry for MailboxOwner dialog box, click This Object Only in theApply onto list.

8. In the Permissions list, locate Send As, and then click to select the Allow check box.

9. Click OK three times to close the dialog boxes.

The KB articles were updated to include correct information. But, if you had problems with this in the past, this might be why!

How To View and Kill Processes On Remote Windows Computers

Windows provides several methods to view processes remotely on another computer. Terminal Server is one way or you can use the command line utility pslist from Microsoft Sysinternals site. While both options are good alternatives, Windows XP and Vista provides a built in utility for viewing and killing process on remote Computers using Tasklist and Taskkill commands.
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