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Tag: Exchange

PowerShell, Exchange 2010, and MPS Report Sanitization

by on Jul.13, 2012, under Uncategorized

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last couple of weeks buried in PowerShell scripting. Mostly PowerShell 1, but some VMWare PowerCLI and some Exchange 2010 PowerShell Scripting.

I look forward to posting up some code, particularly for performing some Post Server-Build tasks and rebuild tasks after some experience failing to get Exchange 2010 Setup /m:RecoverServer working (and having it remove all instances of the server from the AD Configuration).

Additionally, today I spent a lot of the day working on a script to Sanitize MPS Reports. So far I have a Powershell 1 script that can extract the entirety of the MPS Cab (Maintaining folder structure) and I’m on the way to getting regex to clean the files of any IP Addresses, Site info, AD Structure, and User Data. As I work for an Outsourcer to a Government Department, there are certain things we are and are not allowed to send to external sources… Having found very few Sanitization products available (and none that were flexible enough for my liking, although Notepad++ Regex Replacement on Folder was very close) I decided to write my own. Next week I hope to bring some scripts to the fore on this task.

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MCSA Study

by on Aug.17, 2008, under Certification, Study, Training, Work

I haven’t updated you all for a while, but in that time I have completed Microsoft exam 70-290. This ended up being quite a lot simpler than I had originally anticipated. I am currently studying for two more exams. 70-291, which is Microsoft Windows 2003 Networking, and 70-284, which is Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 configuration. I have been attempting the practice exams and reading the MSPress books, and am relatively confident.

I have scheduled both of these exams for the same day, which will make the day a very long one. If I manage to pass both then that will give me MCSA: Messaging Specialist status. I can then focus on the remaining 3 exams to get my full MCSE certification.

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