Managing event logs in PowerShell

Today, I’m going to show you how you can use Windows PowerShell to quickly and easily find the Windows event log entries that you need to see right now. By the end of this article, you’ll understand how to write event log queries that pull selected events from local and/or remote Windows computers.

Timothy Warner By Timothy Warner - Wed, May 13, 2015 - 0 comments

Timothy Warner is a Windows systems administrator, software developer, author, and technical trainer based in Nashville, TN. His new book Windows PowerShell in 24 Hours is now available for pre-order.

Missing shared mailboxes and calendars in Office 365: The folder you selected is not available

After a recent Office 365 Exchange email migration, my customers were missing their shared mailboxes and receiving the error, “The folder you selected is not available,” when trying to open calendar shares in Outlook 2013. In this article, learn what caused the issue for us and how we resolved it.

Kyle Beckman By Kyle Beckman - Tue, May 12, 2015 - 0 comments

Kyle Beckman works as a systems administrator in Higher Education in the Southeast United States and has 15+ years of systems administration experience. You can follow him on Twitter or his blog, trekker.net.

Free eBooks for Windows administrators [updated]

The free eBooks for IT admins keep pouring in and I updated our list once again with two new books. In addition, you might be interested to hear that Microsoft Press currently offers a 40% discount on all books.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Mon, May 11, 2015 - 29 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Rename-Computer – Remotely rename computers with PowerShell

In the past, if you wanted to rename remote computers on the command line or with scripts, WMI or netdom were the means of choice. Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 introduced the Rename-Computer cmdlet for this purpose.

Wolfgang Sommergut By Wolfgang Sommergut - Fri, May 8, 2015 - 1 comments google+ icon

Wolfgang Sommergut has over 20 years of experience in IT journalism. He has also worked as a system administrator and as a tech consultant. Today he runs the German publication WindowsPro.de.

Remote Installer 5.1 – Automating software deployment the GUI way

A few months ago, I reviewed EMCO Remote Installer 4.0, an application deployment and software inventory tool for small and mid-sized organizations. In the meantime, EMCO released Remote Installer 5.1. Interestingly, the main new features help you automate software deployment by reusing and combining elements.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Thu, May 7, 2015 - 0 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

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