I was asked why when someone sets up an email forward from one user to another in Exchange Management Console, the original user does not get a copy and there is no option to “Deliver message to both forwarding address and mailbox”.
I was trying to install Exchange 2013 SP1 on a freshly installed Windows 2016 server when I received an error running the Exchange 2013 readiness checks.
The Windows component Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra isn’t installed on this computer and needs to be installed before Exchange Setup can begin.
For more information, visit: http://technet.microsoft.com/library(EXCHG.150)/ms.exch.setupreadiness.ServerGuiMgmtInfraNotInstalled.aspx
When clicking on the link for more information I received the most helpful information “Sorry but we haven’t added content for this Exchange 2013 readiness check yet”. Continue reading
Today I got a delivery of a new Dell PowerEdge R430 and needed to install Windows 2016 Standard on it.
I downloaded the ISO from Microsoft and created a bootable USB pen using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool, but Dell’s LifeCycle controller refused to recognise the USB drive.
Dell, if you’re listening, please let us install from USB through the Lifecycle Controller !
The ISO was 5.47 Gb so would not burn to a standard DVD and I needed to deliver this server to my client the following day.
Draytek Router Firmware Damage
If you have a DrayTek with Firmware Damage and a warning “the router will die after reboot” read on to learn how to resolve it.
I have been flashing some DrayTek routers after I received an advisory from DrayTek about new critical firmware updates.
The first few went as expected with minimal downtime until one, a DrayTek 2830, disconnected midway through the upload of the firmware.
The web page of the router came back with an error “session disconnect”.
When I reloaded the page and logged back in I got the message:
Warning: Firmware Damage!!!
You must upgrade FW immediately, or the router will die after reboot!
I’ve had a few request lately asking me how to archive emails so I thought I’d put a post up with the instructions I created.
Archive emails in Outlook 2010
Open Outlook 2010 and go to the “File” menu and under “Cleanup Tools” option select Archive.
MMC cannot open the file
Today I had a problem with a server running Windows 2008 R2 and HyperV. We were unable to get into the HyperV manager and had an error “MMC cannot open the file C:\Windows\system32\virtmgmt.msc”.
I have just been looking at a problem with IIS (OWA outlook web access and sharepoint http://companyweb were not responding) and remote access to the RDS server had stopped. The application event log was full of event ID 1500 and 1501 for the user spwebapp.
The Windows SBS 2011 is running Exchange/OWA and IIS and has the remote gateway configured to redirect to the RDS server.
I restarted the remote gateway service which fixed the remote access problem.
The next problem was OWA and Company web not responding. I restarted IIS by running the IISreset from an admin command prompt but this didn’t change anything.
As you can see the event were happening frequently (about 20 a second). I have no idea when this started as the log was full and overwriting older events.
I recently had a server that had Windows Backup failing with the error (0x8004231F) “There is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy on the storage location”
All the hard drives appeared to have plenty of space and the backup drives were new and also had plenty of space.
I deceided to try and run the backup from the command line and while this also errored it gave a bit more detail
Error code 0x8004231f Continue reading
Recently I’ve come across a new PCI compliance failure “Web Application Potentially Vulnerable to Clickjacking”.
What is Clickjacking ?
Clickjacking uses IFrames to basically put a tranparent layer over a website and therefore can hijack the clicks and keystrokes the user enters. This is also known as a “UI redress attack” as it is changing the Users Interface.
This means users can be fooled into giving up usernames and passwords when they think they are logging into legitimate web sites, not realising there is a layer intercepting these details between them and the legitimate site. Continue reading