Monthly Archives: January 2012

Corrupt Windows 7 Profile Fix

Been battling with a pc recently that wouldn’t log a user on with roaming profile and folder redirection when he could successfully on other machines. Tried removing and re-adding to the domain, and lots of other things turns out to … Continue reading

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Exchange Management Console wont close due to open dialogue box.

I’ve noticed this quite a bit recently, when closing EMC 2010: Its due to security settings after you’ve installed IE9 Well there’s a fix but you have to call MS for it see Exchange Team Blog and KB2618444

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Test Exchange 2007 / 2010 connectivity tool.

Please find below a useful link to test exchange remote access functions such as Autodiscover, mobile access, OWA etc. You may find it useful – my advice is to bookmark it 🙂 https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/

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Remove 1st exchange store (Exchange 2010)

If you ever have to remove the default first mailbox store from an Ex2010 Org and find you cannot remove the database you will have to move the 2 Arbitration mailboxes onto your second storage group see here http://blog.chrislehr.com/2009/10/exchange-2010-what-is-arbitration.htm Essentially … Continue reading

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XenServer + Debian Lenny paravirtualized kernel (ISO)

Whilst Xen Server 5.5 supports Linux and you can use a Debian ISO to install it, you will find that the packaged kernels don’t fully support Citrix Para virtualisation resulting in kernel panics and random reboots. Citrix have kindly provided … Continue reading

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Barcodes for cheapskate’s

Excellent website enables you to generate barcode labels for LTO tapes which your autoloader and BackUp Exec can scan / read. http://tapelabels.librelogiciel.com/ As always if you use it then please donate to the developer, we need to keep good developers … Continue reading

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Offline Windows Update

Not that many people don’t have internet connections these days but in case you have the need then this website is just the ticket http://download.wsusoffline.net/ If you like it then please donate to the contributor.

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WSUS Without Domain.

Once you have your WSUS server running run the following script on each pc to have it use your local wsus server, simply substitute SERVERNAMEHERE for your WSUS server name or IP.   Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWindowsUpdate]“WUServer”=”http://SERVERNAMEHERE”“WUStatusServer”=”http://SERVERNAMEHERE” [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWindowsUpdateAU]“NoAutoUpdate”=dword:00000000“AUOptions”=dword:00000004“ScheduledInstallDay”=dword:00000000“ScheduledInstallTime”=dword:00000000“NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers”=dword:00000001“UseWUServer”=dword:00000001“RescheduleWaitTime”=dword:00000001

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Flaw in Microsoft Group Policy Published trusted sites.

Gents, I’ve found a flaw in how MS publish trusted sites using group policy. The suggested method is in the article below http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/78049/jsi-tip-6644-how-can-i-use-group-policy-to-add-a-site-to-the-trusted-sites-zone.html But this will only work if your clients have the MS IEESEC pack installed L However in … Continue reading

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NETDOM Scripted

I ended up finding a great script here searching for netdom on tek-tips. This allowed me to change machine names remotely and in active directory, it prompts me for the remote machine name and then the new name. I wanted … Continue reading

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