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PowerShell Command to Show Exchange Service Status

The “Get-Service” PowerShell command can be used to display the status of all services on a machine. To make this easier to read, and to narrow down the results to specific services, you can pipe the output to “Where” and filter the results. The following command displays a list of Microsoft Exchange related services, and their statuses. Get-Service | Where {$_.DisplayName -Like "*Exchange*"} | ft DisplayName, Name, Status Example output: This command can be modified easily to filter for another…

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View Exchange Mailbox statistics from the PowerShell

The “Get-MailboxStatistics” PowerShell command can be used to view statistics for a specified mailbox/user account. The only required parameter is the mailbox name, or the user identity. For example: Get-MailboxStatistics -Identity Administrator” Simply running the Get-MailboxStatistics as per the example above, you will only see a few of the columns that get returned (DisplayName, ItemCount, StorageLimitStatus, and LastLogonTime). To view all the available columns/values, you can pipe the Get-MailboxStatistics command to “fl”, which outputs the data in a Formatted List…

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Installing Microsoft Exchange 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2

Exchange Server 2010 is currently (at the time of writing) the latest version of Microsoft’s email server software. Its main features consists of email, calendaring, contacts, and tasks. This how to article will outline the steps required to install Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. The steps should remain the same for a standard Windows Server 2008 (64-bit required) machine, as long as it is up to date with all the latest updates. Prerequisites You…

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Kill a process from the command line on windows

There may be times when you want to close a process from the command line on a Windows machine. The ‘taskkill’ command allows you to kill processes/programs by process id or exe name (image name). You can do the same thing from the windows task manager, but sometimes this is not suitable. For example, if you have a number of Internet Explorer windows open, they will each run under their own process. If using the task manager, you have to…

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Changing the DPI setting in Windows XP

If you have your display’s DPI (Dots Per square Inch) setting set to something greater than 96 DPI (which is the default) in Windows XP, you may find that some applications don’t display text/form elements correct, and may get cut off the screen. Changing the DPI back to 96, and rebooting, should fix this issue in most scenarios. Having a larger DPI setting means the fonts and form elements will be larger, so it can assist if you have trouble…

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