BlackBerry “Domain Prep”

#BlackBerry, #Powershell

So I had a bit of brain freeze yesterday, and then it hit me.  BlackBerry needs AD SendAs permissions, but I thought I had done that!

Doh! The current place I am working has multiple AD Domains, and I done the root!  What I needed was an Exchange like domainprep to apply the permissions ..

So knocked up this.  I basically this assigns the permission to a group, so I can add and remove service accounts to it ;-)

$domains = ([System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.forest]::getcurrentforest()).domains | select name | sort name
ForEach($domain in $Domains){
$dom = $
Write-Host $dom
Add-ADPermission $dom -user “domain\Group” -AccessRights extendedright -ExtendedRight Send-As

BlackBerry Delivery Confirmation


Couldn’t for the life of me remember the subject line .. Knew about <confirm> but its the rest I forgot.  So here you are: [More info here:]

Send an email with the following subject:

<$Confirm,RemoveOnDelivery> BlackBerry Test Mail .. PLEASE DO NOT OPEN OR DELETE

Once it has been delivered to the device, you will get a return email like this:

—–Original Message—–
From: me
Sent: 11 April 2013 16:59
To: me
Subject: BlackBerry Delivery Confirmation

Your message:

SENT: today
SUBJECT: <$Confirm,RemoveOnDelivery> BlackBerry Test Mail .. PLEASE DO NOT OPEN OR DELETE

has been delivered to the recipient’s BlackBerry Handheld.

Enough is enough


So I have been blogging for a while.  I started off using CommunityServer and then in the last year or so upgraded to WordPress.

My blog is hosted at home using Windows 2008 R2 on Hyper-V.  At home I use Virgin Media for my Broadband, and as I get a dynamic DNS, I use dns2go to public this blog.

It has happened a few time recently, where my home broadband just stops working, be it a router issue or outside network.  This is a royal pain the butt!

So, this week I signed up with WordPress, and paid for a business subscription.  I have move my data across (which was really time, wordpress to wordpress) and now have alive and kicking on hosted wordpress.

So far so good, I have a new layout and I hope you like it.  Now in theory RSS should still work fine and I plan to move to wordpress over the weekend.

So if you experience any issues, surf to  and re-add.