User account creation script

I created a relatively complex Powershell script to manage creating new user accounts in our environment. It handles the following: Highly configurable with a separate config file to customize to your site Creating the user in AD from a .csv file with just a few simple fields User settings based on a template account–you can use […]

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Sharepoint 2013 shared task list: The form template failed to load: The attempted operation is prohibited because it exceeds the list view threshold enforced by the administrator.

When using a Sharepoint 2013 shared task list with the default resource throttling limits, after adding your 5001’th item, you may run into the following error when opening an item on the task list: The form template failed to load. (User: 0#.w|domainjuser, Form Name: Template, IP: , Request: https://sharepoint.domain.com/sitename/SitePages/Home.aspx, Form ID: urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:infopath:list:-AutoGen-2014-10-24T20:13:58:284Z, Type: DataAdapterException, Exception […]

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Bulk Import photos into Active Directory for Sharepoint, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013 and Lync

A simple Powershell script to import photos from a directory into AD. The photos should be named with the format “samAccountName.jpg”, less than 10k in size, and recommended dimensions of 96×96. To get the photos into the proper format, I used imageMagick’s “mogrify” command. mogrify -path OUTPUT_PATH -format jpg -thumbnail 96×96 *.jpg Embedded github “Gist”:

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Install Truecrypt Silently via .MSI

I was recently asked to deploy Truecrypt 7.1a to 250 computers. We use System Center Configuration Manager, so the simplest way to do this was going to be an .msi. Unfortunately, there is no official MSI for Truecrypt. I found a reference to a 32 bit version, and Richud’s instructions on modifying the 32 bit […]

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Use ZenLoadBalancer 3.0.3 with Hyper-V 2012/SCVMM 2012 to load-balance Exchange 2010 CAS array

Recently I investigated some options to improve the availability of our Exchange 2010 environment. High availability should be a goal for any environment, but when you are the sole sysadmin and have to balance a second job role at the same time, it is key to protecting your sanity! Overview Here is what is entailed […]

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