How to: Locate and truncate IIS logs with Powershell.

Well then I think I may have the answer for you.  I have tussled with this very same problem.  I wanted to be able to dynamically query and find the location of the logs files in case IIS wasn’t installed in the default location or the log files had been moved.  Then I wanted to be able to remove any log files older than a given number of days.

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How To: Clone Windows features on Windows 2008 R2.

Have you ever wanted to have a template to install the windows features on other machines once you have all the features you want installed on a server?  Being an Exchange guy I liked how the Exchange team published the windows features you need depending on the role you are deploying in here.

However there have been other servers that I have deployed for various reasons and wanted to be able to duplicate those in the same way.  So I came up with this little bit of PowerShell love to give me the features I wanted installed.

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Really controlling which pictures your users display in Lync

So there’s quite a few blog posts around about how to set a user to use their AD photo instead of a photo they select by specifying an http path – this is not one of them. What I’m offering here is a way to administratively update which picture option is selected on all your Lync clients, Forcing them to all be set to a particular value. If that sounds interesting, read on…
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Mute in Lync conferences: Default audio join behavior and how to change it

“Why when I join a Lync conference am I muted sometimes, then other times I’m not” I’ve answered this question a few too many times so I thought I’d write it down. But more importantly, when you don’t like the rules around when you join muted and when you join unmuted, how could one go about changing them. Read on to find out…
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How To: Virtualize the Lync client with Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V)

Do you support multiple different versions of the Lync client in your environment? Are you charged with testing the latest CU’s before releasing them to your users? Would you like to be able to run multiple different lync clients FROM THE SAME MACHINE? Microsoft Application Virtualization can do all this and more! That’s at least what the marketing material would say. Follow along as I document deploying an App-V server, sequencing the Lync Client, and deploying Lync to an App-V client.

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