Exchange 2010 – Add Send As Permission for All Users/Future Users from a User Account

No need for a bunch of hoopla, here’s the short and sweet version.

Add Send As Permission for All Users from a User Account

Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | Add-ADPermission -User "YourDomain\Username" -Extendedrights "Send As"

To add send as permissions for future users, we need to create a powershell script with the above line in it, make sure you have enabled the use of unsigned scripts by issuing the “Set-ExecutionPolicy remotesigned” command at an administrator ran PowerShell prompt, and create a task scheduler job to run our script with the administrator credentials saved in there.
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Logitech BCC950 Conference Cam – Defective Speakers

Since the internet has become overrun by a gaggle of free speech hating corporations, I thought I would take a brief moment to display my discontent for what I feel are some sort of manufacturing defects of the Logitech BCC950 conference cam.

Don’t get me wrong, for the price, this thing kicks major ass in comparison to many of the alternatives out there. The video is amazing quality for 1080@30fps with PTZ and honestly I do love the camera for all it’s strong points.

Butt, and I say that with an improperly formed sentence and a huge ASS in mind, I just wanted to make the general public aware to the fact that in the last two years, the company I work for has purchased thirty-one of these units and four out of those have had prematurely failing speakers that just start crackling out of nowhere.

Every single one of these units were on UPC battery backup based surge protectors, as well as, the computers themselves, and they were never turned up to anywhere close to their maximum volume limits. I am extremely pissed off about this. That is a 12.9% failure rate just on the units I’ve bought alone, so I can’t imagine how many other people have had this problem.

So, if Logitech tries to give you any shit about the product being “out of warranty”, call them out on their crappy defective speakers, and remember, until “they” gain full control of the internet here shortly, you may be one person, but your voice can still be heard worldwide (well, except in China).

Linzie Borden – Master Setlist

  1. Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know
  2. Audioslave – Show Me How to Live
  3. Better Than Ezra – Good
  4. Beyonce – Crazy in Love (50 Shades of Gray Remix)
  5. Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
  6. Black Sabbath – War Pigs
  7. Blink 182 – Dammit
  8. Blur – Song 2
  9. Breaking Benjamin – Failure
  10. Bryan Adams – Run to You
  11. Collective Soul – Gel
  12. Collective Soul – Shine
  13. Fallout Boy – Dance Dance
  14. Foo Fighters – Everlong
  15. Foo Fighters – Monkey Wrench
  16. Foo Fighters – Rope
  17. Goldfinger – 99 Red Balloons
  18. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – Big White Gate
  19. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – Paris Oh La La
  20. Highly Suspect – Bloodfeather
  21. HIM – Wicked Game
  22. In This Moment – Whore
  23. Jimmy Eat World – The Middle
  24. John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band – On the Darkside
  25. John Mellencamp – Wild Night
  26. Leo Moracchioli – Hello
  27. Leo Moracchioli – Uptown Funk
  28. My Darkest Days – Porn Star Dancing
  29. Rage Against the Machine – Killing in the Name
  30. Redlight King – Bullet in My Hand
  31. Royal Blood – Figure it Out
  32. Seether – Fake It
  33. Seven Mary Three – Cumbersome
  34. Shinedown – How Did You Love
  35. Skid Row – 18 and Life
  36. Spacehog – In the Meantime
  37. Temple of the Dog – Say Hello to Heaven
  38. The Heavy – What You Want Me to Do
  39. The Pretty Wreckless – Take Me Down
  40. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
  41. Tool – Sober
  42. ZZ Ward – Put the Gun Down

Retired Songs

  1. Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion
  2. Bob Seger – Hollywood Nights
  3. Hole – Celebrity Skin
  4. Kalie Shorr – Fight Like a Girl
  5. Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
  6. Lady Gaga – You and I
  7. Pink – Sober
  8. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Higher Ground
  9. Silverchair – Israel’s Son

Linzie Borden Live Show – Jam Sessions at Thunder Valley Music Festival June 23rd 2017 @ Peoria Motorcycle Club

Linzie Borden is a cover band I joined back in late May of 2017.

Here’s the band’s Facebook page:

Here’s a live recording of my first show:

HP 280 G1 MT/Intel HD4600 Dual Monitor DVI Problem Finally Resolved

Personally I’d been fighting this Intel HD 4600 DVI/dual monitor issue for several months now, but at the time I had bigger fish to fry, so I kept putting it off until today. Those poor people on the Intel forums have been complaining about this issue for like three or four years now because “they weren’t able to reproduce the issue”, very sad. Indeed it is a very strange problem. Initially I was convinced it was strictly a driver problem, but now I think it may be some sort of weird driver/OS oddity.

If you’re unfamiliar with the issue, there are multiple threads out there on the Intel forums and several I’ve seen on the HP forums as well. The problem is that after a system reboot, the display on the DVI port is no longer detected and all you get is a black screen. The second monitor is not detected in the operating system whatsoever and the monitor shows no input signal. Right after the initial installation of the display driver, dual monitors would work, but only until the next system reboot. One workaround for this issue was to uninstall/reinstall the display driver and just never reboot the machine again, which totally sucked donkey balls.
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PowerShell Script – Generate DFS-R Health Reports and Email Them

Sure there are a few DFS-R scripts out there to choose from in various languages like batch, vbscript, and even PowerShell to name a few, but I decided to write one to fit my own personal needs at the time.

I created this so that it could be ran as a scheduled task each morning. Basically the script just lets you set an array of different replication groups to run the Health Report on, attaches them all to a single email, and then shoots that email off via an SSL connection through an Exchange server in this particular case.
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Mozilla Firefox 51.0.1 Runs Extremely Slow

If you’re reading this, then you’re not alone. Both the x86 and x64 versions of Firefox 51.0.1 run slow as dog shit and bog the rest of my otherwise fast as hell computer down on a brand new install of Windows. It seems to happen when I’ve got lots of tabs open simultaneously for any length of time, which is always.
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Mac OS X – Install Zabbix Agent from Source

This isn’t too complicated, so let’s try to keep this short and sweet. In my case, I was installing version 2.4.7 of the Zabbix Agent at the time, but I’ve made it to where you can download the current version of the source if you want.
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Server 2012 – Force a Network Type with PowerShell

Here’s an annoying one that I run into quite frequently. On Windows Server 2012, it appears there’s not a quick and easy way to change the network type for a network connection other than to use PowerShell. The problem that I typically run into, is that firewall rules for a specific program are only set for the “domain” profile, so here’s how to force the network type on some interface. This is just for my own personal reference, but I took this info directly from here.
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Batch Script – How to Check if the Current User is a Member of a Group

Here is a batch script, using only DOS commands, to check if the current user is a member of a specific group. The way it is currently written, you can call a batch file containing this code using the CALL command and pass the short NetBIOS domain name (or possibly the computer name if it is a local account) and the group name to search for as arguments, and it will return a “1” if the user is a member of the specified group and “0” if they are not. Just be sure to put quotes around any group name that contains any spaces.
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