RSS feed problems…

by Andy Grogan on August 25, 2013 · 0 comments

in General Mumblings

Dear all, had a few problems with the RSS feed to the site (thanks to Wojciech Sciesinski for pointing it out to me). Had to adjust the number of displayed posts to 20 , and switch the feed from full articles to Summaries. Not sure how long it has been offline as I don’t view […]


Over the last few weeks I have been working on an update to the EXDSD based upon feedback that I have received from the community. I have added in some new features such as being able to control Services from the landing dashboard and I have also added a new “Servers” dashboard which allows for […]


Over the last few months I have done a few articles based on possible cloud scenarios for Exchange 2013 on TechTarget. I have to admit that I have been somewhat taken aback at some of the comments that have been made on those articles – particularly the comments which have been in my opinion of […]


Exchange 2013 DAG Status Dashboard – version 1.01

by Andy Grogan June 24, 2013

Today I had a day off work so I decided to have another look at the EXDSD – in particular the “missing” features as described in the release post (which you can read here). What’s missing? At the moment the EXDSD does not support monitoring of any aspect of the DAG network. This will be […]

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Exchange 2013 DAG Status Dashboard–version 1.0

by Andy Grogan June 23, 2013

NOTE: Version 1.0 of the EXDSD has now been replaced by version 1.01 – all links have been updated to reflect the changes and details of the update can be found here. I have been working for a while on a new tool called the EXDSD (Exchange 2013 DAG Status Dashboard). I had two main […]

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How to programmatically get all Mailbox Databases from Active Directory using C#…

by Andy Grogan May 19, 2013

Ok, so I was thinking (which is always a very dangerous thing!) – after my last post on how you can programmatically count Mailboxes per Exchange Database – I was wondering how you can programmatically get a list of all Exchange Mailbox Databases in Active Directory via their distinguishedName. Why was I thinking this? – […]

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Programmatically counting mailboxes in Mailbox Databases using C#…

by Andy Grogan May 18, 2013

Ok, I know that the above is pretty easy using Powershell. In fact it is possible to also implement this using Automation Runspaces (again executing Powershell cmdlets from within the C# project) to achieve the same thing. But for a program that I am writing at the moment I needed to take a slight different […]

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RCCT– Command line configuration for Service Accounts, IIS Pools and vDirs and Service Account Membership…

by Andy Grogan May 17, 2013

So as some of you will know I have been working on a number of programming projects over the last few years. Admittedly some are better than others – but the one thing that has always bothered me is how I can provide a better setup and configuration experience for my readers. Most of my […]

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WinWOL (Windows Wake on LAN)–Version 1.1

by Andy Grogan April 27, 2013

In January I released a very simple tool called ‘WinWOL’ (Windows Wake on LAN) which, as the name suggests is a Windows based Wake on LAN manager. Over the last few months I have been looking at the software again and wanted to change how it worked to make it a little simpler to use. […]

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Released– Exchange Bulk User Creation Tool v2.0 (EBUCT 2.0)…

by Andy Grogan April 26, 2013

I guess that I never really finish a tool. There is always something that I can think of to add or a suggestion that someone makes that I want to code in! This is especially true for the Exchange Bulk User Creation Tool v2.0 (EBUCT) where hot on the heels of version 1.2 – I […]

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