Add Distribution Group Members from CSV file

I was tasked with migrating several aging and nested distribution groups into one large group. Even though Windows Powershell is horrible, it was still a relatively easy process.   Dump existing group members to CSV file. Get-DistributionGroupMember -identity "Group1" | Export-Csv C:members.csv Then import the members and add them to the new group. In my…

Customizing the default Cygwin installation

If you do quite a few cygwin installations, you might want to customize the Default install so you don’t have to keep selecting the same packages. You can do this by editing the setup.ini file inside the directory that contains the downloaded cygwin files. Open the file and for each package that you want to…

Exchange 2007: Mail rejection from server

If you are testing your Exchange server and mail sent to it is being rejected with the message: ‘5.7.1 Client was not authenticated’ you should check your receive connector. Check under Server Configuration > Hub Transport > Default <ServerName>: Ensure the Anonymous users permission is checked.

WSUS Installation for Offline/Disconnected Networks

This is a brief configuration guide highlighting the major points of installing a WSUS system on a disconnected or offline network, ie. a network, that for certain reasons, does not have an active internet connection. It will require two servers. One on the “internal” side and the other on the internet connected side, aka the…