Two Ways to Add Multiple Users or Contacts to a Distribution Group

Say you just created a large number of new Mail Contacts or you just created a new Distribution Group and you need to add the new contacts or a large number of users to the new group. There are multiple ways to do this. I’ll show you two of them that are useful in two different scenarios. Method One: If all of the objects are in a single OU and have some data field in common (created on the same […]

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Exchange 2010 Recipient Icons

Microsoft Exchange has dozens of different icons. Context can tell you what most of them are, but when I was first learning Exchange, I frequently wished for an easy reference to help me keep them straight. I’m sure Microsoft must have one, but I haven’t seen it. I know I can’t be the only one who wanted this, so here you go.

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Compatibility Issues with Upgrading Windows

Another installment in Cameron’s ongoing IT Fundamentals series… One of the most common issues with upgrading Windows is the conflict of 32-bit programs with a 64-bit OS (such as the default Windows 7). Unfortunately, there is little that can be done to solve this issue besides using an emulator or installing the 32-bit version instead. Other issues include programs designed for older versions of Windows that can be ran in compatibility mode. Sometimes hardware drivers may become obsolete, confused, and […]

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Beware of Scam Callers

We’ve been getting a lot of scammers and robocallers lately. My wife just alerted me to a scammer pretending to be from the Fraternal Order of Police. Red flags: 1) He refused to give a mailing address. 2) He claimed they can’t take checks. 3) He pressured her to donate now rather than waiting to talk to her husband. She knew immediately that it was a scam & tried to draw him out a little. If someone calls you asking […]

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