Set Owner with PowerShell: “The security identifier is not allowed to be the owner of this object”

I’ve written several PowerShell scripts to help customers adjust permissions to their directory structures when migrating from other file servers(Linux/Samba, Novell OES/Netware, etc).  Part of these scripts includes assigning ownership for the user.  While this tends to take a long time quotas and file reporting are worthless if the administrator that copied everything is assigned […]

Mirroring SQL Databases

Recently I’ve been setting up mirroring of Microsoft SQL databases.  While the steps required are well documented on Technet (which is where I learned), they are spread over several pages.  There is no single list of steps so I decided to put one together documenting how I setup mirroring using SQL Server Management Studio. What […]

VBScript to create a My Documents Variable

I was recreating a login script for a client that mapped a drive to the location of their redirected My Documents.  Because they were in the middle of a migration the My Documents could be in a different spot depending on if a user had been migrated to a new environment or not. So I […]

Creating Lists of Installed Applications

Frequently while performing network assessments I need to assemble a list of all the programs installed on servers. Going to Add/Remove Programs and writing it down is a tedious process.  Installing applications like Belarc Advisor is a bit more intrusive then I want to be on another companies servers.  After some research today I found two […]