Sunday, June 21, 2009

Best Damn White Russian. Ever.

A few months ago, I posted this most excellent recipe for a White Russian.

This one is even better.

The Dude would be proud.

Best Damn White Russian
2 oz Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
1 oz Stoli Vanil (vanilla Vodka)
2 oz Bailey's Irish Cream
1 oz milk or cream

Add all ingredients to a double-old fashioned glass with ice. Stir gently and enjoy.

Vida la Cuba Libre!

At the beginning of this fine Father's Day weekend, I was trying to think of a new drink to make. I stumbled upon this gem--the Cuba Libre. I made it a couple of different ways; each one brings its own pleasure.

Cuba Libre
1 1/2 oz white rum, such as Bacardi Superior
1 lime

Fill a collins or highball glass with ice cubes and squeeze in the juice of one lime. Add rum, and top off with the Coca-cola. Stir gently.

If you're more of a Captain and Coke kind of guy (or girl), you can also try adding a lime to it. It enhances the flavor in an interesting way and makes for a new twist on an old standard.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Exchange Delegates

I recently found myself in a spot where I needed to troubleshoot a delegate issue--a user was set as a delegate but no longer was with the company and didn't have a mailbox anymore, so periodic NDRs were being generated for mail destined for the delegate.

To discover all of the mailbox for which this person had been a delegate, I ran the command (on a domain controller or machine that had ldifde.exe):

ldifde -f delegates.txt -d "dc=domain,dc=com" -r "(publicDelegatesBL=CN=First Last,OU=AppropriateOU,dc=domain,dc=com)" -l name,publicDelegatesBL

Active Directory holds delegate information in two attributes--publicDelegates (listing which users are delegates of "n" mailbox) and publicDelegatesBL (listing which users "n" mailbox is a delegate of).

To find out all of the the mailbox of Aaron Guilmette in OU=Home,DC=aaronguilmette,DC=com:

ldifde -f delegates.txt -d "dc=domain,dc=com" -r "(publicDelegates=CN=Aaron Guilmette,OU=Home,DC=aaronguilmette,DC=com)" -l name,publicDelegates

To find out all of the mailboxes for which Aaron Guilmette in OU=Home,DC=aaronguilmette,DC=com is a delegate:

ldifde -f delegates.txt -d "dc=domain,dc=com" -r "(publicDelegatesBL=CN=Aaron Guilmette,OU=Home,DC=aaronguilmette,DC=com)" -l name,publicDelegatesBL

To find out all of the delegate relationships for a domain:

ldifde -f delegates.txt -d "dc=domain,dc=com" -r "((publicDelegates=*)(publicDelegatesBL=*))" -l name,publicDelegates,publicDelegatesBL

Hope this is helpful to some of you.