Archive for November, 2012

Error message when non-administrator users who have been delegated control try to join computers to a Windows Server 2003-based or a Windows Server 2008-based domain controller: “Access is denied”

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932455

 

Users cannot join a computer to a domain

To resolve the issue in which users cannot join a computer to a domain, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type dsa.msc, and then click OK.
  2. In the task pane, expand the domain node.
  3. Locate and right-click the OU that you want to modify, and then click Delegate Control.
  4. In the Delegation of Control Wizard, click Next.
  5. Click Add to add a specific user or a specific group to the Selected users and groups list, and then click Next.
  6. In the Tasks to Delegate page, click Create a custom task to delegate, and then click Next.
  7. Click Only the following objects in the folder, and then from the list, click to select the Computer objects check box. Then, select the check boxes below the list, Create selected objects in this folder and Delete selected objects in this folder.
  8. Click Next.
  9. In the Permissions list, click to select the following check boxes:
    • Reset Password
    • Read and write Account Restrictions
    • Validated write to DNS host name
    • Validated write to service principal name
  10. Click Next, and then click Finish.
  11. Close the “Active Directory Users and Computers” MMC snap-in.

Users cannot reset passwords

To resolve the issue in which users cannot reset passwords, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type dsa.msc, and then click OK.
  2. In the task pane, expand the domain node.
  3. Locate and right-click Builtin, and then click Properties.
  4. In the Builtin Properties dialog box, click the Security tab.
  5. In the Group or user names list, click Account Operators.
  6. Under Permissions for Account Operators, click to select the Allow check box for the Read permission, and then click OK.Note If you want to use a group or a user other than the Account Operators group, repeat steps 5 and 6 for that group or that user.
  7. Close the “Active Directory Users and Computers” MMC snap-in.

Enabling the Run as Different User Option in Windows 8

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Press the Windows + R

a run box appears,

type gpedit.msc click OK

go to “User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar”

find the  Show “Run as different user” command on Start,

enable this setting

No force a GP update with the gpupdate /force command

 

 

 

Show mailbox sizes in Exchange 2010 – PS

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Get-mailbox |Get-MailboxStatistics| select DisplayName, TotalItemSize, ItemCount,storagelimitstatus | export-csv C:\somefile.csv -NoTypeInformation

If you want the file to be sorted on mailboxsizes :

Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | Get-MailboxStatistics | Select DisplayName,TotalItemSize,ItemCount,StorageLimitStatus | Sort TotalItemSize -Descending | Export-CSV -Path “C:\MailboxSizes.csv”

 

 

or

Get-MailboxStatistics -Server <mailboxservername>| Sort-Object TotalItemSize -Descending | ft DisplayName,@{label=”TotalItemSize(KB)”;expression={$_.TotalItemSize.Value.ToKB()}},ItemCount | Export-CSV <dcocument-name>.csv

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