Category Archives: Microthings

MS Exchange database routine checks

MS Exchange MDBDATA limit check:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeIS\<Server Name>\Private-<database GUID>
Get-MailboxDatabase -Status

Get-MailboxDatabase “Mailbox Database” | Get-MailboxStatistics | Sort totalitemsize -desc | ft displayname, totalitemsize, itemcount

Database Max Size of database
Get-MailboxDatabase -Identity "<database name>" | Format-Table Name, GUID

Metropolitan Police ransomware Ukash

Do not think that you will fully recover your operating system after this infection. I have used ClamAV scanning and then Malwarebytes and SpyBot. They have removed the viruses and threats, but for some reason when I have restarted the workstation Siref virus started loading itself onto the system. On board Symantec Endpoint Protection antivirus was hopeless just started reporting another infected files with access denied warnings. Continue reading Metropolitan Police ransomware Ukash

Blackberry Server services restart

The suggested order to start the BlackBerry Enterprise Server services is detailed below:

  1. BlackBerry Router
  2. BlackBerry Dispatcher
  3. BlackBerry Controller
  4. All remaining BlackBerry Enterprise Server services

The following is the suggested order in which to stop the BlackBerry Enterprise Server services:

1. BlackBerry Controller
2. BlackBerry Dispatcher
3. BlackBerry Router
4. All remaining BlackBerry Enterprise Server services

Email blacklist

If for some reason one of your client’s PC got infected and sends out spam most likely the external IP become blacklisted.
As a temporary measure before you identify, locate and cleanup the affected workstation or laptop you should use authsmtp.com or socketlabs.com so they can still send external emails.