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Here are the scripts I used in my session this morning. You can also get more scripts from the Technet Script Center for Exchange. Also, the Technet Script Center is a fantastic location of sample scripts for a wide variety of products and technologies from Microsoft. I have used scripts from this site on Exchange, ISA and Windows Server/Clients.
Some additional links....
Exchange Server Home page
Windows PowerShell Download (for Vista - Other OSes at bottom of linked page)
PowerShell Scripting Site
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If you have not had a chance to check out Keith Comb's blog, take some time to do so now. He is publishing some great content there. His most recent post is on Virtualization. I have been playing with Windows Server Virtualization which will be a part of Windows 2008 and I can speak to how cool the technology is. Check out Keith's screencasts and give him some feedback to pass on to the Windows Server team.
I recently received and email from a customer about some issues he was having with OWA WebReady document viewing. Seems that attachments that were 3mb in size could be viewed with WebReady, but a >5mb doc would result in the following error.....
I did some poking around my own Exchange server and could not find any setting in the GUI that related to this specific issue. So I pinged one of our internal Exchange aliases on this and turns out that 5mb is the default cap for viewing docs with WebReady. But! You can up the size limit by making a registry change.
On my server, the WebReadyDocumentViewing key did not exist. I added it then created the MaxDocumentInputSize DWord. For my testing, I entered 10000 decimal to set to 10mb, restarted the World Wide Web Publishing Service, and I am now able to view the document as a web page.
Now....there must be a reason why 5mb is set as the default limit. I will do some additional research to see if there are performance related issues to consider when upping this limit and post again when I find the results.
If you have a PC you use optical media - CD's and DVD's mostly - usually for reading information. We purchase a new piece of software and there is a CD or DVD in the package that we drop into our PC's and load up our operating systems, games, and application software.
Now and then, some of us even burn data and information off to optical media storage. About once a month I burn all of my digital pictures off to DVD and drop them in a safe. I do the same with other important data. Optical media has some distinct advantages over traditional magnetic tape media. You don't have to worry about a magnet or electrical field wiping out archived data. Once data is burned to a CD/DVD it stays there indefinitely. CD/DVD's have near universal compatibility so you can restore data on just about any machine where tapes are less compatible.
Vista introduces some new features for using optical media that I am going to discuss in a webcast this morning. The webcast is called Optical Media in Windows Vista and you can register and get more information for it here. In the webcast we will look at the new UI for backing up and restoring using the built-in Windows Backup mechanism, dig into the Universal Disc Format (UDF), and wrap up with a brief discussion of IMAPI - the Image Mastering API that allows us to read, create, mount and burn ISO and other file formats.
I know it is a little late, but hope to see you on the webcast!
I did an interview with Edwin a week or so ago on Virtual Machine Manager. You can listen to the interview here.