Monitor Windows Server 2008 Recycle Bin using Zabbix

I was recently given a task to capture the total size of deleted items in Recycle Bin for all user profiles on a server and report an alert when it reaches the defined threshold irrespective of the number of volumes on the server. The idea behind this was to ensure no one leaves large deleted files on their recycle bin that might lead to disk been full. This is the approach I have taken to achieve this and it could be better, so I welcome suggestions and improvements.

Handling Windows Server 2008 R2 Cluster Log

This is a quick tutorial on how to a Windows Server 2008 R2 cluster diagnostic debug logging which captures detailed information about the cluster operations. Recently I came across a cluster resource failure but unfortunately the event logs did not have any useful information that could have aided my investigation. I decided to search through the cluster log file but to my surprise there wasn’t any :(. Apparently, with Windows Server 2008 R2 the cluster.