Outlook 2016: Remove Duplicate entries in Room Finder

In Outlook 2016 some users may noticed dual entries in the Room List: The room list behavior that we see  in Outlook is by design. When we  use a Room List  for a meeting, it is stored in the  Most Recently Used entries in the registry. When we create a new meeting, we will see this MRU entry in the top of the Room Lists . The same Room List will be seen again in the drop down which … Read more

Creating Security Groups for File Shares in Bulk using PowerShell

Security Groups are great for managing large groups for permissions.  A client requested that they needed to have Read-Only, Read-Write, and Ready-Modify (allow for deleting) for all their file shares for better management. Getting the Share Names In order for me to create the groups I needed the share names. PowerShell to the rescue! Type … Read more

Find out ‘in cloud’ Distribution Groups

Microsoft Teams was announced yesterday and many want to jump right in. I noticed when users wanted to create teams, new distribution groups started getting added. I wanted to find out my ‘In cloud’ distribution groups and was surprised there was no property for the item.   I was able to find out the groups … Read more

Active Directory: Changing passwords for users in bulk using a .csv file

Many accounts in your AD might need a password change. What if you want to do this in bulk ? First, we need to the userlist. Depending on your requirements we need to get a list of users (specifically samaccountname). For random password generation I recommend using http://manytools.org/network/password-generator/ as it can generate up 1000 for … Read more

VMware: Intermittent Error: Unexpected character ‘’ (code 65279 / 0xfeff) in prolog; expected ‘<' at [row,col {unknown-source}]: [1,1] pop up in Windows vSphere client ?

Recently, I got the error below when using the vSphere client. Problem: I have only tested this solution on: Solution: Repair your installation of Microsoft Visual J#® 2.0 Redistributable Package – Second Edition (x64) Download The error went away after repair. In trying to google the error some user have reported that uninstall the patch KB3147458 worked for … Read more