Andrew Jacops

Andrew Jacops

Andrew Jacops is a system/network administrator with over ten years experience managing Windows environments and the network infrastructures they run on.

Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Planning Tool

Friday, January 24th, 2014 - No comments

Deploying Microsoft Lync 2013 can quickly become a very daunting and nightmarish task depending on how many users or sites you have, whether you’re implementing a few technologies or the whole suite, or it’s a physical or virtual deployment. The Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Planning Tool greatly simplifies the task and significantly reduces the time in the planning phase.

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Lync 2013 overview

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 - No comments

Organizations are increasingly utilizing off-site workers and remote collaboration. This frequently causes communication to become impersonal and emotionless. Microsoft Lync 2013, the newest installment of Microsoft’s unified communications platform, builds upon and enhances many of the features that made Lync 2010 such a popular product for these types of efforts.

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Auto-archive attachments from an Exchange mailbox with PowerShell

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 - 3 comments

The PowerShell script described in this post allows you to automatically archive email attachments like automated reports from an Exchange mailbox to a file share.

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Group Policy for Firefox and Chrome

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 - 3 comments

One of the advantages of Internet Explorer over alternative browsers always was Group Policy support. However, all you need to do to get Group Policy support for Firefox and Chrome is to load the corresponding ADM files.

How to deploy certificates with Group Policy – Part 2: Configuration

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 - 2 comments

In the previous part of this two part series I talked about what certificates were, why they were important, and where they could be utilized as well as some best practices. In this article, I will show you how to set up a basic one tier Certificate Authority using a Windows 2008 R2 Standard server, create user and machine certificates from the templates, deploy them via GPO, and verify them.

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