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PowerShell: Active Directory Cleanup – Part 4 – Unsupported Windows Operating Systems

Introduction Welcome to part 4 in my Active Directory Cleanup Series. This part is concentrated on pulling a report of Windows Operating Systems that are obsolete/unsupported. Using this report you can review them and decide if they should be removed or upgraded. Script 1: Long 1 liner. The following script was posted on one of our blogs. It’s essentially a long 1 line script if you remove the cls. Take a look at the way it uses...

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MS Access for the Business Environment: Analyze and Report from the Windows Event Log, Part II

About the Series ... This article continues the series, MS Access for the Business Environment. The primary focus of this series is an examination of business uses for the MS Access relational database management system. The series is designed to provide guidance in the practical application of data and database concepts to meet specific needs in the business world. The majority of the procedures I demonstrate in this article and...

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MS Access for the Business Environment: Analyze and Report from the Windows Event Log, Part I

About the Series ... This article continues the series, MS Access for the Business Environment. The primary focus of this series is an examination of business uses for the MS Access relational database management system. The series is designed to provide guidance in the practical application of data and database concepts to meet specific needs in the business world. The majority of the procedures I demonstrate in this article and...

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Compressed Backup of SQL Server 6.5, 7.0 and 2000 on Windows 2000

by MAK [Muthusamy Anantha Kumar] DBAs are always running out of hard disk space when handling large databases such as data-warehouse databases and other VLDB. Backing up such databases to disk occupies more disk space, since Microsoft SQL Server does not have compression built into the backup process. SQL Server customers usually go for third party compression utilities such as PKWare, Winzip, SQLZip, etc. In this...