• General IT,  How To,  Support

    Powershell script for moving files

    I needed to move a large number of files from one directory into an archive every month and only files over one month old. Although this, in itself, is not a hard task, I wanted to automate it in a script and thought it was time to learn a bit of Powershell. Let me take through the steps I took to build the final 1 line script. Lets get started The first part of the command is to get a list of files in the folder. I found the command I needed was Get-Childitem. Get-Childitem -Path "C:\CurrentPath\" -Recurse This scans the folder in C:\CurrentPath and gets a list of files.…

  • General IT

    IPv6 – What do I need to know

    IPv6 has been around a lot longer than you may think. IPv6 became a Draft Standard for the IETF in December 1998, who subsequently ratified it as an Internet Standard on 14 July 2017. We’re reaching the point we need to move over to IPv6 so I decided to look into how it works in more detail. It appears a lot more simple than I was expecting. I first checked my home network to see if I was able to use IPv6, and found out it was already enabled. To check if you are using IPv6, simply run ipconfig from a command line.

  • General IT,  IT,  Support

    DistributedCom (DCOM) error event ID 10016

    Several of the Windows 2016 servers I look after have been showing a DCOM error which appears as event ID 10016. The error reads “The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {3480A401-BDE9-4407-8C02-798A866AC051} and APPID {30AD8C8E-AE85-42FA-B9E8-7E99E3DFBFC5} to the user xxx SID (S-1-5-21-391 5011649-XXX-2122644135-1731) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.”

  • Exchange,  How To,  IT

    Outlook – Save sent items in shared mailbox – solution for Office 365 and Exchange.

    I have spent some time on trying to get shared mailboxes to work correctly. We want a solution so when an email is sent from a shared mailbox, the sent email goes into the shared mailbox sent folder, rather than the user’s sent folder. For Office 365 there is a simple solution, but for Exchange* you might need a registry change which can be used for Office 2010, 2013 and 2016 .

  • The Virtual machine cannot be moved to the destination computer
    Hyper-V,  IT,  Support

    Hyper-V move between similar hardware fails.

    I needed to move a Hyper-V based virtual server from one server to another, to perform hardware maintenance on its host. When I tried to move the server, I got the following error: “The Virtual Machine cannot be moved to the destination computer. The hardware on the destination computer is not compatible with the hardware requirements of this virtual machine. “

  • Exchange,  Support

    Outlook instant search functionality not working – Cannot display the folder.

    I have been investigating an issue where Outlook instant search is not working. The environment is a Windows 2012 remote desktop server with Outlook 2013 and Exchange 2016 on premise. When you try to do a search nothing happens. The list of emails in the folder stays the same. After an intensive search, most of the results were for users getting limited results, but this was different. If you try to change the search functionality to search “All Outlook Items” it returns with a error “Cannot display the folder”

  • Free IT Courses
    General IT,  IT

    Free IT Courses

    I’ve been looking into spending some of my spare time educating myself and have come across some free IT courses and learning resources. I thought I’d share my list of findings here. Some of the listings have paid for content on the site but there are free resources available as well.