Life

Prioritise & Execute

We all know what its like trying to deal with that ever growing list of tasks. You get stressed just looking at the tasks and spend more time worrying about the list then actually working and dealing with any of the tasks. The following is some sound advice taken from the book ‘Extreme Ownership’ “Even the most competent of leaders…

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PowerShell, Technology

Powershell: Automating Exiting Users

Introduction I have being playing around with Powershell a lot more lately and trying to learn and utilise it as much as possible. One of the repetitive tasks we deal with is when a student exits the school. There are a number of steps in AD that have to be undertaken each time a student leaves. These include: Disable the…

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PowerShell, Technology, Uncategorized

PowerShell Resources

As a Sys Admin, I am probably a bit late to the party with how useful PowerShell can be. I have lately completed a couple of online courses about PowerShell and am trying to use it as much as I can in my day to day work. I am finding it incredibly useful in work and relatively easy to pick…

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SQL Server, Technology

SQL Server: Configuring & Troubleshooting Database Mail

Database mail is great tool which allows you to send notification emails from your SQL Server. You can use to send notifications for things like backups, error, resource alerts etc… Configuring Database Mail Using the SSMS Wizard Go to Management -> Right Click on ‘Database Mail’ and select ‘Configure Database Mail’ Select the first option ‘Setup Database Mail by performing…

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