Jun 19 2014

Export mailbox sizes in Exchange 2010 using Exchange Management Shell

Thought I’d share two scripts today. I use both daily to export mailbox sizes to a csv file for reporting purposes.

These scripts will export the following:

User Display Name, Database where the mailbox is homed ,the mailbox’s  Total Item Size, Item Count in the mailbox and the Storage Limit Status

Export a report on mailbox sizes on a specific server:

Get-Mailbox –Server the server name –ResultSize Unlimited | Get-MailboxStatistics | Select-Object DisplayName, Database, TotalItemSize, ItemCount, StorageLimitStatus | Sort TotalItemSize, -Ascending | Export-CSV driveletter:\foldername\reportname.csv

Export a report for mailboxes homed on all your mailbox servers:

Get-ExchangeServer -Domain your domain name | Get-MailboxStatistics | sort TotalItemSize -Descending | select DisplayName, Database, StorageLimitStatus, @{label=”Total Size (MB)”;expression={$_.TotalItemSize.Value.ToMB()}}, @{label=”Deleted Item Size (MB)”;expression={$_.TotalDeletedItemSize.Value.ToMB()}} | epcsv driveletter:\foldername\reportname.csv

Obviously change -Ascending to -Descending so that the output is to your liking.

Jun 16 2014

How to install NetBeans in Linux Mint

I started teaching myself Java and the IDE for most of the tutorials used is Eclipse.

The author of the latest book I’m reading is using NetBeans so I decided to install NetBeans 8 to follow along with the author’s examples and the book’s tutorials. The below video shows you how to install NetBeans in Linux Mint which is currently my main desktop OS at home.

Apologies for the loss of audio halfway through the video as my headset died. The video does however show the installation, where to find NetBeans after the installation finished and that it works like a charm in Linux Mint.


Jun 15 2014

VirtualBox – Invalid settings detected when trying to add a Host Only Adapter

Been playing with a few VM’s again today and run into trouble when I tried to add a Host Only Adapter in VirtualBox.

The below video shows you how to enable the option to add a Host Only Adapter in Oracle’s VirtualBox.

Jun 12 2014

How to install Java (JDK8 and JRE8) on Linux Mint

Started teaching myself the art of programming using Java and decided to install the Java JDK8 and JRE8 on my Linux Mint 17 PC.

This was surprisingly easy and quick to install. Just click on this link and follow the article to install Java on your Linux Mint Operating system.

I’m using Eclipse as the IDE which can be installed from the Software Manager in you Linux Mint installation. A video of installing Eclipse will be uploaded soon for anyone who might prefer seeing how it is installed.

Jun 12 2014

Install Teamviewer on Linux Mint

The below video shows you how easy it is to install Teamviewer in Linux Mint. I successfully installed Teamviewer in Linux Mint 16 and 17.

Jun 4 2014

Display your Android phone’s screen on a PC

After searching the play store I could only find applications to display your phone’s screen on a PC that required a rooted phone.

Eventually I stumbled up on TeamViewer Quick Support which does not require a rooted Android phone. Below is a quick video of the application to show how it works and I also mention a few things you are able to do with it.