Updating MikroTik from terminal

I’m always forgetting the commands so here’s the short easy version

From the Terminal menu

#hopefully it says “status: installation is ok”

#if you’re upgrading from 6 to 7 it needs to know that.. If not skip the below line.
system package update set channel=upgrade

#check for updates
system package update check-for-updates

#get the update
system package update download

system reboot

#that’s it.

pfSense on Hyper-V running slow?

Obviously I switched back to Hyper-V but my environment is built for 2gig internet. Speedtests were south of 1meg… So on each Hyper-V host I ran this powershell command for each external vmswitch to clear it up..

Set-VMSwitch -Name "The switch name" -EnableSoftwareRsc $false


Set-VMSwitch -Name External -EnableSoftwareRsc $false
Set-VMSwitch -Name Bridge -EnableSoftwareRsc $false

Exchange Online easy forward rule

A really basic single line way to create new mail flow email redirection with Exchange Online, probably onprem too. The to address can be internal or external and there will be an alert that the rule has been created.

From your favorite Exchange CLI. I personally like from the Azure portal open the CLI and run Connect-EXOPSSession then I can run all my Exchange commands from whatever computer I currently have access to.


New-TransportRule -Name AmericasNextTopForwardRule -Priority 69 -Enabled $true -SentTo theoldaddress@awwfuckitsbroken.it -RedirectMessageTo thenewaddress@awwfuckitsbroken.it

Exchange Online mailbox too big?

Patience is important, messages might not start vanishing for a few hours but quota is freed up.

Hoping you have Exchange Online Plan 2 license so you really have the over 50 GB available.

Set-Mailbox thebigbox@windrammer.net -ProhibitSendQuota 98GB -ProhibitSendReceiveQuota 99GB -IssueWarningQuota 97GB

Clean up things? Again, it may take a few hours to see the numbers start shrinking.

Change that hold to just 0 days then?

Set-Mailbox thebigbox@windrammer.net -RetainDeletedItemsFor 0

Make sure there’s no litigation hold on anything?

Set-Mailbox thebigbox@windrammer.net -RemoveDelayReleaseHoldApplied

The run a clean up?

Start-ManagedFolderAssistant -Identity thebigbox@windrammer.net

Extra Cleanups

Search-mailbox -Identity thebigbox@windrammer.net -SearchDumpsterOnly -DeleteContent -Force
Start-ManagedFolderAssistant -Identity “thebigbox@windrammer.net ” -HoldCleanup

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HomeDepot – https://hdsupply.jobs/us/en

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CVS – https://jobs.cvshealth.com/

USDA – https://www.usda.gov/our-agency/careers

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Functional level too low for catalog

Right now with Citrix Cloud it has an agent that runs on the system, called the VDA, there are VDA versions 1811, 2003 and 2106.

In the past when publishing the a new image I could safely update that from 1811 to 2003 then there was no affect on the running systems until the reboot would occur then you’d have a happy system running on the new VDA version.

Well not today, today when I updated both the base images and the catalog 2106 with a scheduled reboot for much later in the night instantly all systems running 2003 unregistered themselves.

The fix was to for now…. republish the base image with the minimum functional level of 2003 to keep the active systems operating then tonight republish for a 3rd time using the correct version.