• Free IT Courses
    General IT,  IT

    Free IT Courses

    I’ve been looking into spending some of my spare time educating myself and have come across some free IT courses and learning resources. I thought I’d share my list of findings here. Some of the listings have paid for content on the site but there are free resources available as well.

  • Alerts,  General IT,  IT

    Domain Name Front Running

    Domain Name Front Running I have just been the victim of Domain Name Front Running. I did not even know it existed, or I had been a victim until it happened again and I was sure it wasn’t a coincidence…. I had a domain name “stolen” from me as I tried to purchase it. What is Domain Name Front Running Domain front running is when you search for a domain name to purchase but do not buy straight away, and a company registers the name and then tries to sell at auction or through a buy now for several thousands of pounds/dollars.

  • How To,  IT

    How to install and run Malwarebytes

    How to install and run Malwarebytes Need to run a though Anti Virus scan on your PC (or Mac) ? I would suggest the excellent Malwarebytes to compliment your Antivirus product. To download, install and run Malwarebytes just follow these simple instructions : First head over to the Malwarebytes home page and get the free download. You should see the following on the homepage :  

  • Exchange,  IT,  Support

    There are more results available than are currently displayed

    There are more results available than are currently displayed in Exchange 2013 or 2016 ECP The Problem When you try to view Organisational Units or public folders and you have more than 500, not all are visible and you get the message “There are more results available than are currently displayed”. This is because Microsoft have limited the results to 500 and you cannot get more results. The Solution On the Exchange server navigate to the Exchange install folder then \ClientAccess\ECP.

  • Exchange,  General IT,  IT,  Support

    Exchange 2013 Uninstall Error – generating an offline address book

    “This mailbox server is responsible for generating an offline address book” I was trying to uninstall Microsoft Exchange 2013 after moving to Exchange 2016 but kept getting the error “This mailbox server is responsible for generating an offline address book” in the Readiness checks. I ran ‘Get-Mailbox – Arbitration’ to verify all the mailboxes had been moved. Nothing appeared to be pointing at the old server and I could not find any mailboxes on the server. In the end, I ran ADSIEdit and found under Configuration > services> Microsoft Exchange > First Organisation> Address List Container > Offline Address Lists that the Offline Address Book had a reference to the…

  • Exchange,  IT,  Support

    Exchange 2013 readiness check fails – The windows component Server-Gui-Mgmt-Infra isn’t installed on this computer

    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. Error: 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 Exchange 2013 readiness error When clicking on the link for more information I received the helpful information: “Sorry, but we haven’t added content for this Exchange 2013 readiness check yet”.

  • General IT,  How To,  IT,  Support

    Solved – Dell PowerEdge R430 and installing Windows 2016 from USB

    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.