Monthly Archives: October 2014

Throwback Thursday – Windows IT Pro Magazine

A few years ago I had an opportunity to contribute articles to Windows IT Pro Magazine. The articles are still available online. Monitor System Startup Performance in Windows 7 Jul. 26, 2010 | http://windowsitpro.com/windows-client/monitor-system-startup-performance-windows-7 An Easier Way to View Incoming

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Using PowerShell and EWS to monitor a mailbox

I support a suite of application services that implement our ITIL processes. One of the functions allows users to create trouble tickets by sending a specially crafted email message to a specific email address. The application has a service that

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Script to list the data fields on a Remedy Form

Here is another quick example of using PowerShell to query information from your Remedy server. When I am developing scripts I end up spending a lot of time in Remedy Developer Studio looking at forms to find the data fields

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Using ARAPI.NET from PowerShell

In my last post I explained how to install ARAPI.NET. Now let’s take a look at how you can use the Remedy API in a PowerShell Script. The first trick to using ARAPI.NET is to ensure that you are running

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Installing BMC’s ARAPI.NET library

Motivation In my current job, my team is responsible for our ITIL management tool suite. We use the Remedy ITSM Suite from BMC Software. In my role on the team, I am responsible for the design, operation, and performance of

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Fun with Regular Expressions

A while back a friend of mine mentioned that he could not find a regular expression that was capable of parsing Windows Performance counter strings. He said that it couldn’t be done with regex alone and he had written a

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Thus begins my adventure in blogging

I have finally decided that it is time to start a blog. My intention is to use this as a platform to share ideas a things that I have learned about various IT-related subjects. Part of my motivation is to

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