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Optimise and maintain Dynamics CRM 2011 performance

I came across this document online from Microsoft which I thought would be good to share, relating to performance optimisation of a Dynamics CRM infrastructure. It covers a quite a few area’s such as managing the SQL and IIS servers to WAN acceleration. You can download it from Microsoft here Alternatively, if the link above … Continue reading

Dynamics CRM for Outlook trusted sites error

I have been working with one of our developers to install the Dynamics CRM 2011 client for Outlook (Rollup 13). We were having quite a few issues getting this to work including the ribbon not loading, and when clicking contact details and other links to open in a new windows we were getting the error … Continue reading

Import Dynamics CRM Organisation using PowerShell and a User Mapping File

The following PowerShell script can be used to import a CRM 2011 organisation using PowerShell and a User Mapping File to map the required users only. We use this command when we restore production SQL backups to our development servers in order to change the user and administrator accounts that are used (different to production). … Continue reading

Exchange server bulk mail send using PowerShell

I recently had to check the capacity of our Exchange 2007 Server due to having delays of several hours for email sends and receives. I created the small PowerShell script attached to send 1000 emails through the server. Feel free to download and modify as required. It turns out it was a bad Server 2003 … Continue reading

PowerShell scripts to create one or more Hyper-V Virtual Servers

In this post you’ll find a couple of PowerShell scripts that I wrote to create Hyper-V servers with system resources specified when you run the scripts. The scripts, CreateSingleServer.ps1 is the one to use to create a single server and CreateMultipleServers.ps1 is used to create multiple servers and don’t require any external PowerShell modules apart … Continue reading

Moodle Error: Could not instantiate mail function

We came across an error with our Moodle install when trying to send user registration emails. When clicking the link we got the error ‘Could not instantiate mail function. ERROR: Could not instantiate mail function’ We’re running Moodle on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box, so we had to do a few workarounds to get … Continue reading

Monitor processes per user using WMI in VB.Net

I had problems trying to create a tool to log Internet Explorer memory usage to an output log file in a Citrix Environment, without pulling out all Internet Explorer processes for all users logged on. I then found that WMI could help with this to identify the user and match with the process Id to … Continue reading