Monthly Archives - September 2014

Windows Server 2003 support is ending 14 July 2015

The clock is ticking for Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2. The product will reach end of life on 14 July 2015.

Essentially this means no more patches, security updates from Microsoft when this happens.

Third party vendors will stop support as well, e.g. getting a Antivirus product will become impossible.

Don’t leave it to the last minute contact us know.

At Net2 (Communicat) we can assist you through this transition to server 2012 or even better the cloud.

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Server 2012 and Server 2012R2 remove the GUI back to Core only

Server 2012 and Server 2012R2 remove the GUI back to Core only


So you have installed Server 2012 with the Hyper-V role. Your server is fully configured via the GUI

Considering it is only running Hyper-V and you want to reduce it’s footprint and the patching, it seems only fair to remove the GUI.

This can be easily done via Powershell and note it requires a reboot

Reboot Later

Uninstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell, Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra

 

Reboot Now

Uninstall-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell, Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra -restart

 

Need the GUI back, again it’s an easy powershell command

 

Reboot Later

Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell, Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra

Reboot Now

Install-WindowsFeature Server-Gui-Shell, Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra -restart

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Windows Server 2003 support is ending 14 July 2015

The clock is ticking for Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2. The product will reach end of life on 14 July 2015.

Essentially this means no more patches, security updates from Microsoft when this happens.

Third party vendors will stop support as well, e.g. getting a Antivirus product will become impossible.

Don’t leave it to the last minute contact us know.

At Net2 (Communicat) we can assist you through this transition to server 2012 or even better the cloud.

Read more...

Exchange 2013 Get Mailbox Sizes via Powershell

These powershell commands will work with Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2013

Get-MailboxStatistics  -server {servername} | ft DisplayName, TotalItemSize

 

Need the output in a txt file, just use the Out-File command

Get-MailboxStatistics  -server {servername} | ft DisplayName, TotalItemSize | Out-File c:mailboxsizes.txt

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