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Fix Issues with Secondary Domain Controller

If you ever run into an issue with a secondary domain controller and your getting an error authentication error in active directory and ldap errors you can try this command “rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr” It will show you a list of

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Windows 2003 config system missing corrupt

1. Insert your Windows Server 2003 CD and reboot from the CD drive [To boot from CD, go to BIOS Setup option on startup and select your CD/DVD drive as the first boot drive, save the present settings and exit]

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How to configure Primary and Secondary DNS Server

When configuring your DNS server, you must be familiar with the following concepts: • Forward lookup zone • Reverse lookup zone • Zone types A forward lookup zone is simply a way to resolve host names to IP addresses. A

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Reset Citrix Licensing Admin Password

1) Open the “server.xml” file in C:\Program Files\Citrix\Licensing\LS\conf. If on Win2k8 you will need to open your editor as an admin. 2) Find the entry that looks something like this: ; 3) Erase the contents between the double quotes after

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Read only permissions on entire volume

This can be used on servers and workstations If you see a read only permission issue and you tired to fix it from the advanced properties and it doesn’t work then give this a try 1.Open a command prompt (ie.

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Move a DHCP database from a Windows Server 2003 or 2008 to another Windows Server 2008 machine

http://blogs.technet.com/b/networking/archive/2008/06/27/steps-to-move-a-dhcp-database-from-a-windows-server-2003-or-2008-to-another-windows-server-2008-machine.aspx The DHCP database can be moved or migrated from a Windows Server 2003 server to a Windows Server 2008 server, or from one Windows Server 2008 server to another. The information below details the necessary steps. Export the DHCP

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Issues with renewing SSL Certificate on Windows 2008

When renewing SSL Certificate it may still show the old Certificate after the renewal. To resolve this you can right-click on the site and choose edit bindings. In there, you should see a binding for port 443 that is associated

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DHCP Server “Not enough storage is available to complete this operation”

Error message when you use a Windows Server 2003-based domain controller to join a Windows XP-based client computer to a domain: “Not enough storage is available to complete this operation” http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;935744 To resolve this problem, increase the Kerberos token size.

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Assigning service account permissions for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange

Task 1 To assign Local Administrator rights to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server service account, complete the following steps: For a BlackBerry Enterprise Server on a Domain Controller 1.Click Start > Programs > AdministrativeTools > Active Directory Users and Computers. 2.Select

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Time Sync on Domain

Run from Command Prompt w32tm /monitor find “PDC” check refID:”‘LOCL’ =BAD NEWS (if it is set to local server IP – this needs to be changed) Here are the steps to changing the settings: -net time /setsntp:”time.nist.gov” -net stop w32time

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Configure server for BES installation

Configure Server for BES Installation 1. Create a Besadmin account with the same admin password of the domain administrator, unless otherwise request. 2. Go to Administrative Tools, Domain Controller Security Policy, Local Policies, and User rights Assignment – add Besadmin

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How to Re-register Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Components on Windows 2003/Windows 2008

If an Exchange Backup Job is performed with AOFO and Sybari Antigen product is installed in ESE mode, the error: “AOFO: Initialization failure on: \\servername\Microsoft Information Store\First Storage Group Advanced Open File Option used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)”

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Meeting invitations received from external domains show as regular email messages on the BlackBerry

Calendar invitations and meetins are shown as regular email. Retrieve the Microsoft Exchange Server calendar settings for the associated BlackBerry smartphone user account: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Get-MailboxCalendarSettings -identity [Accountname] | Format-List Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Get-CalendarProcessing -identity [Accountname]

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Adding CAL Licenses to BES 5.0

Add or delete a BlackBerry CAL key 1. In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view. 2. Click BlackBerry Administration Service. 3. Click Edit component. 4. In

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MTU Test

Here is an MTU test that can be used if you suspect packet fragmentation through your WAN connection or just want properly set your firewall wan MTU. First do the low test to establish a baseline. Then go from your

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Fix Windows Update Issues

Fix Windows Update Issues Reboot the computer and try to download Windows Updates, if they still fail to install, continue with the next step. Stop the Automatic Update Service 1.Click on Start, Run 2.Type the following command and press Enter

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Add multiple static MAPI agents to Blackberry Enterprise Server

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents Name: NumAgents Type: DWORD Decimal Value: 10 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents Name: NumAgentsFullServer Type: DWORD Decimal Value: 10 Note: For Windows 64 Bit servers the registry keys will be as follows: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Research In Motion\BlackBerry

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Install Backup Exec 2012 License

Go to add and remove programs and click on Change for Symantec Backup Exec to find the option to add licenses Problem Symantec Backup Exec 2012 is shown as being in Trial version even after installing the serial numbers. Cause

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Configure Message Delivery Restrictions for a Mailbox – Exchange 2010

In the EAC, navigate to Recipients > Mailboxes. In the list of user mailboxes, click the mailbox that you want to configure message delivery restrictions for, and then click Edit . On the mailbox properties page, click Mailbox Features. Under Message Delivery

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Disable HP services on VMWare server

@echo off REM Created Feb 13 2008 by Lawrence Dee REM —– REM INSTRUCTIONS: REM This is a script to disable the HP services REM to ease use in a Virtual Machine REM —– REM – Set services to Manual

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Prevent users from changing passwords unless prompted with GPO

How to Configure the System to Prevent Users from Changing Passwords Unless Prompted Users can change their passwords during the period between the   minimum and maximum password age settings. Your security design may require   that users change their

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Delete bulk messages by Subject thru Exchange 2010 command shell

This is very useful to delete multiple messages on a large mailbox by subject without logging into the mailbox. Before you can delete message you have to make sure the administrator has proper access. First you have to add your

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Block Instant messaging (IM) – Sonicwall

* Navigate to the Firewall > App Control Advanced page. (In Gen5 TZ devices this page would be under Security Services > App Control Advanced)  * Check the box under Enable App Control and click on Accept at the top

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Clear recycle bin for all users on workstation or server

Run this from Command prompt. If you run into issues you can run it from elevated command prompt For Windows 7 or Server 2008 enter this command: rd /s c:\$Recycle.Bin For Windows XP, Vista, or Server 2003 enter this command:

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Trend Micro Security Server is not updating

Option I: Sometimes when the Security Server obtains updates, it would time out and generate errors in the logs. To resolve this:   Increase the timeout value when the Security Server obtains updates. On the Security Server, open the ..\Program

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Corrupt Licensing issues Windows 2003 SBS

Yes even in this day and age people are still using Windows 2003 SBS. SBS 2003 – 5 Cal Reset Issue After much stuffing about I found that the SBS2003 licenses are kept in the licstr.cpa file in the WINDOWS\system32

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Increase Receive Connector Limit Exchange 2007

In any case, the setting MaxMessageSize, which has a default of 10 MB in Exchange 2007, is the parameter that needs adjustment. If you want to get a look at the values for the MaxMessageSize parameter for all of the

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Remove Large Search Index File

Low disk space caused by Large Search Index file. From the Indexing Options Control Panel, click Advanced, and then under Index location, click select new and place on another hard drive. Restart Windows Search service. Make sure index is in

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Configure OWA Redirection for Exchange 2010

Very important NOTE – After all the steps below are completed, make sure to remove redirection from “Public” folder in Default Web site otherwise users will have issues with opening attachments and emails. You do this by clicking on the

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Cannot add map drive – “The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password”

If your trying to add a mapped drive and getting error that starts with “The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password..” Open command line and run: net use   Then you need to

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Disable password expire in Windows 2008

1)   Load Group Policy Editor ( Start –> Run –> gpedit.msc ) 2)   Expand sections as follows – Computer Configuration –> Windows Settings –> Security Settings –> Account Policies –> Password Policy Set ‘Maximum password age’ to 0 to totally

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Configure maximum number of days for Blackberry Enterprise Server log files

To specify the number of days that the log files are stored on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, complete the following steps: BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.0 and 4.1 Open the BlackBerry Server Configuration Panel by selecting Start > Programs > BlackBerry Enterprise

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How to clean disabled shadow copy files for designated drives

Sometimes drives might be allocated with some hidden files which doesn’t show in reports. This amount of disk space is being used for shadow copies. Confirm if shadow copy is enabled or disabled for that drive. (In most cases it

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Setup Autodiscover Record

How to use the new DNS SRV lookup method to locate the Exchange 2007 Autodiscover service To use the new DNS SRV lookup method in order to locate the Exchange 2007 Autodiscover service, follow these steps. Note You must create

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Fix Sysvol Replication – Event ID 13559

Issue: You receive the following error after cloning a Windows 2008 DC.   Event ID: 13559 Source: NtFrs Description: The File Replication Service has detected that the replica root path has changed from “d:\windows\sysvol\domain” to “d:\windows\sysvol\domain”. If this is an

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Print Spooler fails randomly on Server 2008

Create a reg backup Service: Print Spooler – The following steps helped me to remove a driver, which was causing the issue: 1. Open regedit (e.g. click Start, key regedit and press Enter) 2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Environments\Windows NT x86\Drivers 3.

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Exchange 2010 Powershell command to delete all content in mailbox

**Note that this command deletes all of the mail in the inbox as well as the folders. [PS] C:\Windows\system32>Search-Mailbox -Identity “Luk, Terence” -DeleteContent   Exchange 2010 SP1 or SP2 PowerShell cmdlet for deleting all email in a mailbox I haven’t

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Expand server drive in Windows 2003

To extend a partition or volume, you must first select the volume to give it the focus, and then you can specify how large to make the extension. To extend a volume, follow these steps: At a command prompt, type

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Recreating user profiles while maintaining the users mailbox

If you delete a user from Active Directory his mailbox won’t show up for a few hours under the disconnected mailboxes unless you run any of these commands Deleted mailboxes will appear in disconnected mailbox list, but it will not

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Exchange 2010 sends attachments as winmail.dat

In Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, select Microsoft Exchange On-Premises, select Organization Configuration, select Hub Transport, select the Properties for Default (or Domain name you have defined), select Never Use under Exchange Rich-text format. Save.

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Clean up space from large softwaredistribution folder

Start>Run type cmd and press enter type net stop wuauserv and press enter type rename c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution softwaredistribution.old and press enter type net start wuauserv and press enter type exit and press enter Restart the computer and make sure there are

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Enable content redirection from server to client – Citrix

When you enable server to client content redirection, embedded URLs are intercepted on the XenApp server and sent to the client device and the Web browser or multimedia players on the client device open these URLs. This feature frees servers

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Clean up Server Metadata from orphaned or decommissioned domain controllers

When you use Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) or the Active Directory Users and Computers console (Dsa.msc) that is included with Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 to delete a domain controller computer account from the Domain Controllers organizational unit (OU), the

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Citrix Licensing Service crashes on startup

The Citrix Licensing Service crashes on startup when using License Server versions 11.6.1 build 10007 through 11.9 installed on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2. The following Event ID 1000 is logged in the Windows

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Setup Public Folder rights Exchange 2007

You can only do this through the Exchange Management Shell in Exchange 2007   Add-PublicFolderClientPermission -Identity “\Corporate Calendar” -AccessRights Owner -User Dave to double check rights Get-PublicFolderClientPermission -Identity “\Corporate Calendar” | fl to remove settings Remove-PublicFolderClientPermission -Identity “\Corporate Calendar” -Access Rights

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Troubleshoot OWA Server 2008 SBS Exchange 2007

SBS 2008. OWA was spitting out HTTP Error 500.19 – Internal Server Error The requested page cannot be accessed because the related configuration data for the page is invalid. It then listed information, owaauth.dll was mentioned somewhere. Should start taking

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Setup OWA Exchange 2007

1. Start IIS Manager. 2. Expand the local computer, expand Sites, and then click Default Web Site. 3. At the bottom of the Default Web Site Home pane, click Features View if this option isn’t already selected. 4. In the

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WinRM error: The content type is absent or invalid Exchange 2010

The error message is something to the effect of “Console initialization failure: WinRM error: The content type is absent or invalid.” I’ve since forgotten if this message shows up in the management console or the shell but both will display

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Deleted Delegates Still Receive Meeting Invites for Other Mailbox Users

I encountered two cases this week caused by the same bug. They began with different problem descriptions: When people in a team send meeting requests to a room mailbox their team regularly uses, they receive an NDR for a person

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Disable Back Pressure Exchange 2007

When running Exchange 2007 in a testing lab with limited resources you might experience issues in mail delivery like emails goes to draft folder or not receiving them at all. The reason for that is the Back Pressure feature that

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Disable Screen tips in Citrix

Use the following registry edit to disable Tips from showing up   [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Citrix\ICA Client\Keyboard Mapping\Tips] “In full screen mode”=dword:01323fa9

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An unexpected error occurred during citrix discovery

Change Citrix Independent Management Architecture Service from Log On As “Network Service to a local service. Restart the service and run discovery again in AppCenter.

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How to clear out corrupted definitions for a Symantec Endpoint Protection client manually

DISCLAIMER:The following instructions are for the Symantec Endpoint Protection product ONLY. If there are any other Symantec products installed on the system that share the virus definitions please contact Symantec Technical Support. Instructions for 32-bit Operating Systems: For Windows 2000/2003/XP

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Operations are in Progress, Please wait – Server 2008

I was greeted with this screen. Hm, i thought. I flipped over to the Services console via the MMC and noticed that the Acronis Scheduler service was ‘Stopping’ Ok i thought, well, lets kill this bad boy. (yes i said

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Print Spooler Randomly Fails

I’ve searched hi and low and my print spooler just keeps failing. These is most likely caused by a bad print driver. To isolate this so the print spooler doesn’t fail you have to setup Print Driver Isolation. The reason

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Use Command Line to Power off a Virtual Machine – VMWare

Using the ESXi 5.x esxcli command to power off a virtual machine The esxcli command can be used locally or remotely to power off a virtual machine running on ESXi 5.x. For more information, see the esxcli vm Commands section

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Change Windows Folder Permissions using %username% variable

The problem I was looking to fix was changing a shared user folder permissions for multiple folders using a %username% variable. I use this variable a lot especially with logon folders (Example: net use U: server1\shared\users’\%username%, which automatically gives say user

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Purge Disconnected Mailboxes in Exchange Server 2007

Listing all disconnected mailboxes Get-MailboxStatistics | where-object { $_.DisconnectDate -ne $null } | Select DisplayName,MailboxGuid Removing a single entry Remove-Mailbox -Database <Database-Name> -StoreMailboxIdentity <MailboxGuid> -confirm:$false Removing all users at the same time $users = Get-MailboxStatistics | where-object { $_.DisconnectDate -ne

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Move Exchange Queue on Exchange 2007

1. On a separate disk volume, create a new folder structure, D:\Microsoft Exchange\Queue. 2. Open the Exchange Management Shell and type the following command: Move-TransportDatabase.ps1 -QueueDatabasePath: “D:\Microsoft Exchange\Queue” -QueueDatabaseLoggingPath: “D:\Microsoft Exchange\Queue” 3. This PowerShell script performs the move operation for

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Purge Disconnected Mailboxes in Exchange Server 2010

List mailbox databases guid > Get-MailboxDatabase |ft Name, Guid List disconnected mailboxes in a specific database > Get-MailboxStatistics -Database | Where-Object {$_.DisconnectDate -Notlike $NULL} | FL DisplayName, DisconnectDate, MailboxGuid Delete a specific disconnected mailbox > Remove-Mailbox -Database “” -StoreMailboxIdentity -confirm:$false

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/var/mail is very large – Linux

Use putty to log into your Linux server. You will probably need the root password. After you login if you need root access type su and enter the password Type the word mail and press Enter. You’ll see a list

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Delete Disconnected Mailboxes on Exchange 2010 Version 2

Problem In older versions of Exchange, we just had to “Purge” disconnected mailboxes, now we don’t have that option. Solution WARNING this will remove ALL disconnected mailboxes, make sure you actually want to do this before proceeding. 1. On one

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Snapshot Consolidation in VMware ESXi 5.5 fails

Symptoms Cannot perform snapshot consolidation in VMware ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 6.0.x. Performing a snapshot consolidation in ESXi 5.5 fails. When attempting to consolidate snapshots using the vSphere Client, you see the error: maximum consolidate retries was exceeded for scsix:x

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Logon Failure: The Target Account Name is Incorrect

Fix “Logon Failure: The Target Account Name is Incorrect” Error Reset Machine Account Passwords using Netdom.exe netdom resetpwd /s:server /ud:domain\User /pd:* The /s:server is the name of another domain controller in which the KDC service is running. That server will be used for setting

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After Installing or Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0, logging in to the vSphere Web Client for all users reports the error: You do not have permissions to view this object or this object does not exist

After installing or upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0 on Windows, you experience these symptoms when logging into the vSphere Web Client with any authorized user account: When browsing to any object, you see the error: You do not have permissions

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Setup Barracuda Journaling via SMTP

Register each Exchange Server as a Trusted SMTP Server To ensure that journaled message archiving begins as soon as your Exchange Servers are configured to send them, register each Exchange Server as a Trusted SMTP Server with the Barracuda Message

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Setting Max Send and Receive size using Exchange Powershell 2010

Before you run the commands you should check the Transport settings config and check the individual mailbox settings also. This command is to check the transport config get-transportconfig | ft maxsendsize, maxreceivesize This command is to check the send and

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Active Directory – Find Last Password Set Date and if Password expires

Open up Powershell import-module activedirectory (This loads active directory into powershell so you can run the commands below) Get-ADUser -identity username -properties * (This command gives you all the properties on 1 account) PasswordLastSet and PasswordNeverExpires are the properties that

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Get rid of “Do you trust this printer” popup

Below is the popup in question – (Warning this doesn’t work on Windows 2012 from my testing but it works on Windows 2008) Group Policy / Local Group Policy (just on one server) with this setting called Point and Print

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Manually Purge Exchange Log Files – Exchange 2010

This KB is great for purging log files on Exchange 2010 especially if you don’t have time to run a backup and can’t afford any downtime. Also works great if you have a DAG setup. Note: If you have separated

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OWA Redirect Exchange 2010

Configure OWA Redirect Exchange 2010 One of the things I’ve been doing for as long as I can remember is redirecting requests that don’t go to https://owa.customer.com/owa (or /exchange) to the correct URL. So, if someone goes to http://owa.customer.com or

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Grant Full Access to All Mailboxes in Exchange 2010

Add the first line seperately $user = Read-Host -Prompt:”Enter UserName to grant permissions”; It will ask you to enter in a username that you want to grant full access for Add this second line and it gives the permission to

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Error 0x3ee starting the Microsoft Exchange Information Store. Failed to init VSERVER

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB66391 Problem The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service fails to start and you see the following in the Application Event Log: Event Type: Error Event Source: MSExchangeIS Event Category: General Event ID: 9564 User: N/A Description: Error 0x3ee starting the

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Change Language on Exchange 2010 Mailbox

So first thing we did was check the language on the users mailbox by running the following CMDLET Get-Mailbox –Identity “username” | fl languages This Returned a value of “ Languages : {es-SV}” . So we had found that the

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Outlook 2010 mailbox cleanup not archiving all old email

Modified Date must be changed Please follow the below steps: 1.Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK. 2.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Preferences 3.On the Edit menu, point to New, click DWORD Value, type ArchiveIgnoreLastModifiedTime, and then press

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452 validating sender: 4.3.1 insufficient system resources

452 4.3.1 Insufficient system resources Not a good thing the night before a presentation – Murphy’s law at work again! The Application Event Log has Event ID 15002 from MSExchangeTransport saying “The resource pressure is constant at High. Statistics… “.

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Troubleshoot/Rebuild Outlook Searching

You can rebuild the search catalog, which restarts the indexing of your data files. The search catalog is a file where all of your Outlook and Microsoft Windows items (data files) are indexed. To rebuild your search catalog, do the

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Exchange 2010 SP3 Upgrade

Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 SP3 Upgrade Exchange 2010 SP3 upgrade fails at Mailbox Role state. DiscoverySearchMailbox is causing the issue. Simply remove the account and re-create it. •Reboot the server before you start to clear any pending reboots •Right

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How to create an email enabled Distribution Group (Exchange 2003)

How to create a distribution list (distribution group) To create a distribution list (distribution group): 1.Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers. 2.Expand DomainName. 3.Right-click Users, point to New, and

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Verify if BESadmin account can access a user account in Exchange

The BlackBerry® Enterprise Server requires permission to access each BlackBerry device user’s mailbox to process email messages. The IEMSText.exe tool runs a test to verify whether the Windows®account has the Send As permission in Microsoft® Exchange so that the BlackBerry

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Autoreply Rule

Once this mailbox has been set as the primary profile, then go to tools => Rules and Alerts => New Rule => Start from a Blank Rule then select “check messages when they arrive” => Next=> then select “Where my

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Offline Defrag Exchange 2007/2010

If you have recently deleted any large mailboxes from said database store run this command To clean up the mailbox database you need to run the clean-mailboxdatabase command. clean-mailboxdatabase -identity “Mailbox Database” To check how much white space you have

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Assigning service account permissions for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange

Task 1 To assign Local Administrator rights to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server service account, complete the following steps: For a BlackBerry Enterprise Server on a Domain Controller 1.Click Start > Programs > AdministrativeTools > Active Directory Users and Computers. 2.Select

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Error attempting to Delete Exchange 2010 Database

Error Attempting to Delete Exchange 2010 Database , ” This mailbox database is associated with one or more active MailboxImport requests” Deleted Filed : Failed Error: This mailbox database is associated with one or more active MailboxImport requests. To get

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Increase the number of simultaneous mailbox moves exchange 2010

By default Exchange 2010 allows 2 simultaneous mailbox moves to run. When you perform a migration of many mailboxes you might want to increase this number. Here is how you do it: 1.Open explorer on the Exchange server and navigate

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Install an SSL Certificate in Microsoft Exchange 2010

1.From the Start menu, click Run.. 2.Type mmc, and then click OK. The Microsoft Management Console (Console) window opens. 3.In the Console window, click the File menu and select Add/Remove Snap-in. The Add or Remove Snap-ins window displays. 4.Select Certificates,

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Exchange Mailbox Size 2007-2010

Here is the power shell command for viewing all users mailbox size and item number. This command also sorts the data from highest to lowest. Get-MailboxStatistics | Sort-Object TotalItemSize -Descending | ft DisplayName,@{label=”TotalItemSize(MB)”;expression={$_.TotalItemSize.Value.ToMB()}},ItemCount On the exchange 2010 server or multi

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Configure Message Delivery Restrictions for a Mailbox – Exchange 2010

In the EAC, navigate to Recipients > Mailboxes. In the list of user mailboxes, click the mailbox that you want to configure message delivery restrictions for, and then click Edit . On the mailbox properties page, click Mailbox Features. Under Message Delivery

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Delete bulk messages by Subject thru Exchange 2010 command shell

This is very useful to delete multiple messages on a large mailbox by subject without logging into the mailbox. Before you can delete message you have to make sure the administrator has proper access. First you have to add your

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Increase Receive Connector Limit Exchange 2007

In any case, the setting MaxMessageSize, which has a default of 10 MB in Exchange 2007, is the parameter that needs adjustment. If you want to get a look at the values for the MaxMessageSize parameter for all of the

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Configure OWA Redirection for Exchange 2010

Very important NOTE – After all the steps below are completed, make sure to remove redirection from “Public” folder in Default Web site otherwise users will have issues with opening attachments and emails. You do this by clicking on the

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Setup Autodiscover Record

How to use the new DNS SRV lookup method to locate the Exchange 2007 Autodiscover service To use the new DNS SRV lookup method in order to locate the Exchange 2007 Autodiscover service, follow these steps. Note You must create

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Exchange 2010 Powershell command to delete all content in mailbox

**Note that this command deletes all of the mail in the inbox as well as the folders. [PS] C:\Windows\system32>Search-Mailbox -Identity “Luk, Terence” -DeleteContent   Exchange 2010 SP1 or SP2 PowerShell cmdlet for deleting all email in a mailbox I haven’t

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Recreating user profiles while maintaining the users mailbox

If you delete a user from Active Directory his mailbox won’t show up for a few hours under the disconnected mailboxes unless you run any of these commands Deleted mailboxes will appear in disconnected mailbox list, but it will not

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Exchange 2010 sends attachments as winmail.dat

In Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, select Microsoft Exchange On-Premises, select Organization Configuration, select Hub Transport, select the Properties for Default (or Domain name you have defined), select Never Use under Exchange Rich-text format. Save.

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Setup Public Folder rights Exchange 2007

You can only do this through the Exchange Management Shell in Exchange 2007   Add-PublicFolderClientPermission -Identity “\Corporate Calendar” -AccessRights Owner -User Dave to double check rights Get-PublicFolderClientPermission -Identity “\Corporate Calendar” | fl to remove settings Remove-PublicFolderClientPermission -Identity “\Corporate Calendar” -Access Rights

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Troubleshoot OWA Server 2008 SBS Exchange 2007

SBS 2008. OWA was spitting out HTTP Error 500.19 – Internal Server Error The requested page cannot be accessed because the related configuration data for the page is invalid. It then listed information, owaauth.dll was mentioned somewhere. Should start taking

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Setup OWA Exchange 2007

1. Start IIS Manager. 2. Expand the local computer, expand Sites, and then click Default Web Site. 3. At the bottom of the Default Web Site Home pane, click Features View if this option isn’t already selected. 4. In the

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WinRM error: The content type is absent or invalid Exchange 2010

The error message is something to the effect of “Console initialization failure: WinRM error: The content type is absent or invalid.” I’ve since forgotten if this message shows up in the management console or the shell but both will display

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Deleted Delegates Still Receive Meeting Invites for Other Mailbox Users

I encountered two cases this week caused by the same bug. They began with different problem descriptions: When people in a team send meeting requests to a room mailbox their team regularly uses, they receive an NDR for a person

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Disable Back Pressure Exchange 2007

When running Exchange 2007 in a testing lab with limited resources you might experience issues in mail delivery like emails goes to draft folder or not receiving them at all. The reason for that is the Back Pressure feature that

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Stop Foreign Language Spam – McAfee MxLogic

While the Email Protection Service does not have a direct method to filter messages in foreign languages, you can set a content filter to catch these messages based on the character set. Please follow these instructions to minimize these messages:

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Clear out Deleted Items Folder with MFCMapi Exchange 2010

When your Deleted Items folder is over 10gb you will run into issues clearing out the folder and none of the powershell commands I used worked properly. MFCMapi does the trick for this Load up MFCMapi on a machine with

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Purge Disconnected Mailboxes in Exchange Server 2007

Listing all disconnected mailboxes Get-MailboxStatistics | where-object { $_.DisconnectDate -ne $null } | Select DisplayName,MailboxGuid Removing a single entry Remove-Mailbox -Database <Database-Name> -StoreMailboxIdentity <MailboxGuid> -confirm:$false Removing all users at the same time $users = Get-MailboxStatistics | where-object { $_.DisconnectDate -ne

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Move Exchange Queue on Exchange 2007

1. On a separate disk volume, create a new folder structure, D:\Microsoft Exchange\Queue. 2. Open the Exchange Management Shell and type the following command: Move-TransportDatabase.ps1 -QueueDatabasePath: “D:\Microsoft Exchange\Queue” -QueueDatabaseLoggingPath: “D:\Microsoft Exchange\Queue” 3. This PowerShell script performs the move operation for

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Purge Disconnected Mailboxes in Exchange Server 2010

List mailbox databases guid > Get-MailboxDatabase |ft Name, Guid List disconnected mailboxes in a specific database > Get-MailboxStatistics -Database | Where-Object {$_.DisconnectDate -Notlike $NULL} | FL DisplayName, DisconnectDate, MailboxGuid Delete a specific disconnected mailbox > Remove-Mailbox -Database “” -StoreMailboxIdentity -confirm:$false

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Delete Disconnected Mailboxes on Exchange 2010 Version 2

Problem In older versions of Exchange, we just had to “Purge” disconnected mailboxes, now we don’t have that option. Solution WARNING this will remove ALL disconnected mailboxes, make sure you actually want to do this before proceeding. 1. On one

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Setup Barracuda Journaling via SMTP

Register each Exchange Server as a Trusted SMTP Server To ensure that journaled message archiving begins as soon as your Exchange Servers are configured to send them, register each Exchange Server as a Trusted SMTP Server with the Barracuda Message

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Setting Max Send and Receive size using Exchange Powershell 2010

Before you run the commands you should check the Transport settings config and check the individual mailbox settings also. This command is to check the transport config get-transportconfig | ft maxsendsize, maxreceivesize This command is to check the send and

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Manually Purge Exchange Log Files – Exchange 2010

This KB is great for purging log files on Exchange 2010 especially if you don’t have time to run a backup and can’t afford any downtime. Also works great if you have a DAG setup. Note: If you have separated

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VMWare (7)

Convert a drive from IDE to SCSI in VMWare

Converting a virtual IDE disk to a virtual SCSI disk (1016192) Symptoms •Virtual machine contains an IDE virtual disk as the primary OS bootable disk after conversion from physical source. •Virtual machine has an IDE virtual disk but the additional

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No more space for the redo log error when attempting to start a virtual machine

No more space for the redo log error when attempting to start a virtual machine Details When starting a virtual machine, a dialog appears stating there is no more space for the redo log , and prompts you to retry

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The Host IPMI System Event Log Status alarm is triggered repeatedly – VMWare

To determine why the log has filled up, investigate the hardware. To stop the alarm from triggering repeatedly, clear the IPMI System Event log and reset the sensors. To clear the log and to reset the sensors: 1.Open vCenter Server

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Disable HP services on VMWare server

@echo off REM Created Feb 13 2008 by Lawrence Dee REM —– REM INSTRUCTIONS: REM This is a script to disable the HP services REM to ease use in a Virtual Machine REM —– REM – Set services to Manual

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Use Command Line to Power off a Virtual Machine – VMWare

Using the ESXi 5.x esxcli command to power off a virtual machine The esxcli command can be used locally or remotely to power off a virtual machine running on ESXi 5.x. For more information, see the esxcli vm Commands section

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Snapshot Consolidation in VMware ESXi 5.5 fails

Symptoms Cannot perform snapshot consolidation in VMware ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 6.0.x. Performing a snapshot consolidation in ESXi 5.5 fails. When attempting to consolidate snapshots using the vSphere Client, you see the error: maximum consolidate retries was exceeded for scsix:x

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After Installing or Upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0, logging in to the vSphere Web Client for all users reports the error: You do not have permissions to view this object or this object does not exist

After installing or upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0 on Windows, you experience these symptoms when logging into the vSphere Web Client with any authorized user account: When browsing to any object, you see the error: You do not have permissions

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Backup (6)

Backup Exec 2010 Exchange Database not found

Problem The backup of Exchange 2010 fails with no byte count. Error The following error message is displayed on failure: 0xe0000391 – Backup Exec attempted to back up an Exchange database according to the job settings. The database was not

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The backup of the item is bad” (a000fe2d HEX or e000fe2d HEX) Backup Exec

Problem “The backup of the item is bad” (a000fe2d HEX or e000fe2d HEX) is reported during a failed Legacy Microsoft Exchange mailbox backup. Error The backup of the item is bad Warning: %Email message% is a corrupt file. The file

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vRanger – File is larger than the maximum size supported by datastore

Resolution VMFS datastores can be created with different block sizes, resulting in different maximum VMDK sizes. A VM with multiple VMDKs on different datastores, formatted with different block sizes may result in datastore size errors when performing vRanger backups. VMware

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Vice Versa 256 character limit

It is quite rare to exceed 259 characters for a file path name. If that is needed, ViceVersa PRO 2 now supports long path names exceeding 259 chars. To enable this in a specific folder use the prefix “\\?\”. For

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How to Re-register Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Components on Windows 2003/Windows 2008

If an Exchange Backup Job is performed with AOFO and Sybari Antigen product is installed in ESE mode, the error: “AOFO: Initialization failure on: \\servername\Microsoft Information Store\First Storage Group Advanced Open File Option used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)”

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Install Backup Exec 2012 License

Go to add and remove programs and click on Change for Symantec Backup Exec to find the option to add licenses Problem Symantec Backup Exec 2012 is shown as being in Trial version even after installing the serial numbers. Cause

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Workstation (14)

Run Add Remove Programs as Administrator

Start > Run… > cmd > runas /user:Administrator cmd (this will prompt you for the local Administrator password and open a new elevated command prompt window) In the Administrator command prompt window perform the following: control appwiz.cpl (this will open

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Transfer contacts from iPhone to outlook

Connect the iPhone to the computer using the supplied USB cable and launch the iTunes application. iTunes displays your iPhone on the left panel under “Devices.” Click your iPhone on the iTunes panel and click the “Info” tab. Click “Sync

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Troubleshoot/Rebuild Outlook Searching

You can rebuild the search catalog, which restarts the indexing of your data files. The search catalog is a file where all of your Outlook and Microsoft Windows items (data files) are indexed. To rebuild your search catalog, do the

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Print Spooler not Starting

If you have any issues with the Print Spooler not starting or staying started than try this Go to C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS Rename any files in there to .old or move to another folder called printers.old Then restart the Print spool services

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Adobe issues with Xerox Workcentre

When attempting to print a PDF file, the printer keeps freezing. The item removes itself from the status queue however when looking at the active print jobs on the machine, the item stays in “Processing” mode until it is deleted

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Clearing Outlook Temp Folder

The solution is to use the regular TEMP folder. 1. Use REGEDIT.EXE to locate the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Security (Note: Depending on your version you may have to modify that path after the “Office” key. You may have folders 8.0, 9.0,

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Fix Windows Update Issues

Fix Windows Update Issues Reboot the computer and try to download Windows Updates, if they still fail to install, continue with the next step. Stop the Automatic Update Service 1.Click on Start, Run 2.Type the following command and press Enter

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Remove Large Search Index File

Low disk space caused by Large Search Index file. From the Indexing Options Control Panel, click Advanced, and then under Index location, click select new and place on another hard drive. Restart Windows Search service. Make sure index is in

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Cannot add map drive – “The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password”

If your trying to add a mapped drive and getting error that starts with “The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password..” Open command line and run: net use   Then you need to

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How to clean disabled shadow copy files for designated drives

Sometimes drives might be allocated with some hidden files which doesn’t show in reports. This amount of disk space is being used for shadow copies. Confirm if shadow copy is enabled or disabled for that drive. (In most cases it

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Clean up space from large softwaredistribution folder

Start>Run type cmd and press enter type net stop wuauserv and press enter type rename c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution softwaredistribution.old and press enter type net start wuauserv and press enter type exit and press enter Restart the computer and make sure there are

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How to clear out corrupted definitions for a Symantec Endpoint Protection client manually

DISCLAIMER:The following instructions are for the Symantec Endpoint Protection product ONLY. If there are any other Symantec products installed on the system that share the virus definitions please contact Symantec Technical Support. Instructions for 32-bit Operating Systems: For Windows 2000/2003/XP

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How to disable Junk Mail Filter in Outlook 2010

Step 1 – Go to the Home Tab then the Delete Section and Click Junk Button, Click Junk Email Options. Step 2 – Click Options Tab, Click No Automatic Filtering

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Print Spooler Randomly Fails

I’ve searched hi and low and my print spooler just keeps failing. These is most likely caused by a bad print driver. To isolate this so the print spooler doesn’t fail you have to setup Print Driver Isolation. The reason

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Network (12)

Loopback Sonicwall Policy

Creating Loopback Policy Unfortunately, you can not do a loopback in standard OS. You need to control NAT policy and standard OS does not allow that to happen. If it was enhanced OS, then you would created a NAT policy

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Terastation goes into standby or sleep mode

One of the possible reason to happen the TeraStation automatically shuts down, the “Auto Power Mode” or “Sleep Timer” function is in operation. •Check the settings of Auto Power Mode. The power switch or the Auto Power Mode is set

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Disabling IPV6

Don’t just disable it in the network settings make sure it is also disabled in the registry. Link to disable it: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929852 Just click Fix it for me icon where it says Disable IPv6 and reboot the server.

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Problems starting IPSEC service

If you have problems restarting the IPSEC service and a restart doesnt fix it then try this REG DELETE HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\IPSec\ Policy\Local /F REG ADD HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\IPSEC /V Start /T REG_DWORD /F /D 1

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How to configure Primary and Secondary DNS Server

When configuring your DNS server, you must be familiar with the following concepts: • Forward lookup zone • Reverse lookup zone • Zone types A forward lookup zone is simply a way to resolve host names to IP addresses. A

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Verify if BESadmin account can access a user account in Exchange

The BlackBerry® Enterprise Server requires permission to access each BlackBerry device user’s mailbox to process email messages. The IEMSText.exe tool runs a test to verify whether the Windows®account has the Send As permission in Microsoft® Exchange so that the BlackBerry

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Block Instant messaging (IM) – Sonicwall

* Navigate to the Firewall > App Control Advanced page. (In Gen5 TZ devices this page would be under Security Services > App Control Advanced)  * Check the box under Enable App Control and click on Accept at the top

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Clear recycle bin for all users on workstation or server

Run this from Command prompt. If you run into issues you can run it from elevated command prompt For Windows 7 or Server 2008 enter this command: rd /s c:\$Recycle.Bin For Windows XP, Vista, or Server 2003 enter this command:

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Packet Capture on Meraki Devices

Packet captures allows you to analyze the traffic passing between the wireless client and AP, as well as the AP and the wired LAN.  Every MR access point supports live packet capture via the Dashboard interface. This powerful tool grants

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Force Update Buffalo Linkstation NAS

**NOTE** -This must be done from a Windows machine. Apple Computers or Linux computers cannot perform this operation in the firmware updater.   Oldest Models – HD-HTGL/R5, HS-DTGL/R5,   1. Download the appropriate firmware for your NAS from our website

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Convert Sonicwall Export into a text file

You can create a tech support report which is readable. Depends on the firmware how to create it. For a newer model go to: ‘System’ – ‘Diagnostics’. On the top of the screen you can create and download a .WRI

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Logon Failure: The Target Account Name is Incorrect

Fix “Logon Failure: The Target Account Name is Incorrect” Error Reset Machine Account Passwords using Netdom.exe netdom resetpwd /s:server /ud:domain\User /pd:* The /s:server is the name of another domain controller in which the KDC service is running. That server will be used for setting

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HTML (1)

Hide or Show Widgets on pages on Blogger

In your template find your widget code you want to edit and proceed as followed. You only have to add the items that are bolded below to your blog To show the widget only in Homepage: <b:widget id=’HTML1′ locked=’false’ title=’Recent

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Mac (1)

Creating Bootable USB Mac OS X 10.9 drive

Create an emergency Mac OS X boot disk from a USB flash drive Creating a Mac OS X emergency boot disk is a great idea for any person who regularly repairs Apple Mac computers. How to create a Mac OS

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Spam (1)

Stop Foreign Language Spam – McAfee MxLogic

While the Email Protection Service does not have a direct method to filter messages in foreign languages, you can set a content filter to catch these messages based on the character set. Please follow these instructions to minimize these messages:

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Linux (1)

/var/mail is very large – Linux

Use putty to log into your Linux server. You will probably need the root password. After you login if you need root access type su and enter the password Type the word mail and press Enter. You’ll see a list

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