You right click on a mailbox, you select New Local Move Request, you go through the rest of the steps and then you wonder.  You can select the Move Request object to see if the process has been completed but with large mailboxes, you're left wondering how far along in the process is the move...

Read more: Exchange 2010 - Monitoring Mailbox Moves

For whatever reason, you might find yourself in a situation where you need to disable IPv6.  For me, it was to troubleshoot a problem being caused by IPv6 being enabled.  Pretty simple solution provided by Microsoft:

Read more: Disable IPv6

I haven't tested this on different server versions.  In this instance, I moved DHCP from a Windows 2003 Server to another Windows 2003 Server.

I've seen at least one other method which involved some command line activity but this method seems simple enough.

On both the source and the destination server, launch the DHCP Manager, right click on the server name, select:

Read more: Move DHCP to Another Server

It seems lately we've been doing a number of Exchange migrations and we're seeing the dreaded "Security Alert".  In a nutshell, the server has an internal name which does not match the external name to which the certificate was assigned.  When the Outlook client is remote to the server, everything works as it should.  But when the Outlook client is internal, the user receives the following error:

Read more: Exchange Certificate Security Alert

Have you ever noticed those odd folders under Active Directory DNS such as:


Those are important -- don't delete them!

Read more: Fix Active Directory DNS

It could be an obsessive compulsive trait or ... ah... who am I kidding.  I'm OCD and I have this need to clear the screen of anything that isn't part of my current process.  In Windows, the command is CLS, in Linux, the command is clear.  Pretty basic commands but in Linux there's a slightly fancier version which allows you to clear the line while in the midst of typing out a command by simultaneously pressing:

Ctrl L

Simple but helpful when you're in the middle of a long string.

Read more: Linux Clear Screen