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Scheduling a shutdown or reboot of a Windows 2003 Server

Scheduling a shutdown or reboot of a Windows 2003 Server

Using the task scheduler and the Windows utility shutdown it’s quite easy to schedule a reboot of a Windows 2003 Server. On a Windows 2003 Server system, shutdown has a number of useful features. It has the ability to provide the shutdown or reboot reason and comment which will be logged into the system events. The following is the usage output of the shutdown command. Read more about Scheduling a shutdown or reboot of a Windows 2003 Server

Why PST spells EVIL in a corporate environment

Why PST spells EVIL in a corporate environment

I’ve quite often seen in corporate environments the following scenario: The Microsoft Exchange servers¬†have been under specified or outgrown their original requirements which results in disk constraints and ultimately outages. This in turn puts a strain on the IT department to resolve the issue, often without funds or time to do it properly.

So what’s the quick fix? Read more about Why PST spells EVIL in a corporate environment

People cannot spell my name. How to add Postfix aliases.

People cannot spell my name. How to add Postfix aliases.

Under the postfix system aliases can be created so that an email addressed to a particular address can be delivered to another address. This is handy for email addresses which are often misspelled, or an alias can be used to redirect a generic email address to specific user. For example support@ can be redirected to bob@.

The process for adding aliases is as follows:

The postfix configuration file main.cf which is usually located in /etc/postfix identifies the files being used for aliases. You’re looking for the alias_database and alias_maps directives. Alternatively you can execute postconf which will identify the values in use.

In a default Ubuntu  install you are using /etc/aliases

As root perform the following: Read more about People cannot spell my name. How to add Postfix aliases.