Group Policy Folder Redirection and Offline Files in Windows 7

I have seen a lot of posts on the internet showing the best way to get folder redirection working with offline files in Windows 7. Much of it has only sent me down a rabbit hole trying to resolve sync issues for laptop users. Additionally, many posts still reference the Win XP settings (User[and Computer] …


How To Create Discover CD-Windows Deployment Services 2008 R2

As many things have changed from my post I wrote several years ago, here is the updated method for creating a discover cd in Server 2008 R2. Keep in mind that most modern-day systems contain a network card with PXE capabilities, so it will only be on a rare occasion that you would need a discover …


Set Individual User Permissions on Folders Based on Username

On a recent endeavor, I needed to create 1400+ folders on a file share named staffweb (part of our domain migration). Essentially, the permissions on the staffweb folder enable www access to each individual’s published content (via IIS).  The server OS which houses the share is Server 08 R2, which was particularly frustrating at first …


How to Create a Shared Calendar with Published Content in Exchange 2010 SP1

One item of importance for a school district is for folks at schools to be able to publish calendars to the web, either to a blog, wiki, or school site. In my attempt to track down a simple How To on the topic, I did not find the specific steps to accomplishing task, so I …


Basics of Internet Calendar Sharing in Exchange 2010 SP1

One very important aspect of calendar management is the ability to have globally shared calendar information available for publication to the internet or an intranet. To accomplish this, certain requirements must be met prior to publicly or privately  “publishing” shared calendar information. The following are some basics that an Exchange administrator will need to know in order …


How to set access rights for calendars in Exchange 2010

Since most of our users at work run on Macintosh, we have them use OWA exclusively. One caveat to doing so revealed a hope-to-be-resolved-soon bug which no doubt other OWA users will observe along the way-a user cannot share their calender with permissions greater than “Reviewer”. The workaround at the moment requires server-side resolution, which …


RDCman – Great New Addition To The Sysadmin’s Toolbox

While polling the microsoft exchange team site recently, I found this post about an internal tool the dev team has available to them, which recently has been made public. After a quick download and setup of RDCman, I was off and running. I exported my current list of servers straight out of “remote desktops” tool and directly …

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