Turn off Windows service across Exchange 2010 servers based off Exchange role

At work, I had come across monitoring alerts for our Exchange servers. The error had showed a failed state for the Exchange Edge Sync service. The only problem, we had lacked any Exchange Edge servers routing traffic. The remedy was disabling MSExchangeEdgeSync across almost 30 transport servers. Now, on one hand repetitive tasks were from an IT perspective, therapeutic; however, what if I had missed one by accident. So the push was on for a code snippet to silence them all like lambs Clarice.

1. get-transportserver – The first part was gathering all Exchange servers with the transport role. 

2. set-service MSExchangeEdgeSync -startuptype “disabled” – This was important for avoiding the manual GUI moves per server.

3. -computername $computername – This was the final piece to the puzzle, pulling names for set-service to work against.

So, the final command was formatted like this.

set-variable -name $computername (get-transportserver) set-service MSExchangeEdgeSync -computername $computername -startuptype “disabled” -whatif

Again, I had encouraged anyone in a production environment to always append -whatif just before pulling the trigger. Be sure your sure, no one had liked making a mess of things in front of your chancellor.

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Set-Service (Microsoft Technet)

Set-Variable (SS64)

Why WordPress for iPhones won’t upload videos? Part 2: The Prophecy

On June 17, 2014, I had learned a horrible truth regarding WordPress vlogging on iOS devices. No, I hadn’t discovered a mentor a Sith Lord. Rather, my iPhone was no longer capable of uploading videos without syncing through my MacBook. The inconvenience had driven my fingers searching across the internet searching for an answer. “What a creative buzz kill,” I had internalized reading the developers’ GitHub explanation for dropping video.

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Asking when this function might return, the developers had quickly responded in a few weeks; however, the expectation for delivery had slipped from a month, then to a season and now over a year. With so much time passing between updates, I had already forgotten about ever returning to WordPress for vlogging. Instead, I had periodically thrown up a few videos elsewhere, specifically Facebook or nothing at all.

WordPress-iOS-Editor

Last Thursday, checking my email at work on break, a curious entry had filled my view. Re-reading the email two more times ensuring my comprehension, I was bewildered. A developer update had just come through when video uploads might be returning. To my surprise, the phrase being used was “imminent.” Apparently, I wasn’t the only curious soul to the inquire,” What does that exactly mean?” Another follow-up email from a fellow GitHub follower had solicited these responses;

“..Subject: Re: [WordPress-Editor-iOS] Re-enable support for uploading videos (#14)

@richardmax Videos are imminent (wordpress-mobile/WordPress-iOS#3503)! As of right now, they are slotted in for the WPiOS 5.1 release.

Thanks for sticking with us!

@richardmax Roughly, sometime in the middle to end of May.”

Reading these responses, I had hastily verified my iPhone for the version of WordPress iOS Editor being 5.0. It was like winning a pie eating contest. Better yet, it had equaled the joy of watching the newly released Star Wars Force Awaken teaser trailer like a giddy childhood nerd.

Now, the only thing remaining was cautiously waiting in anticipation.

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Why WordPress for iPhones won’t upload videos? (garzafx.com)