Unable to Reply All, Add a Calendar entry or Print from Microsoft Outlook 2010

December 12, 2014 Jordansphere Windows

Issue: ~5 users were complaining that they were unable to Reply All, add a calendar entry and print while using Outlook. When the users clicked "Reply All" the following message appeared: "The connection to Microsoft Exchange is unavailable. Outlook musst be online or connected to complete this"   Other symptoms included the users being prompted […]


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Install Telnet Client via CLI on Windows 7

August 13, 2013 Jordansphere Windows

To install the Telnet client on a Windows 7 machine Click the Start menu -> Type cmd into the search box. Open the command prompt. Type the following: pkgmgr /iu:”TelnetClient”   Alternatively if you want to install via the GUI; Go to Control Panel -> Programs & Features -> Turn Windows features on or off […]


Terminal Services Stopped and Grayed out in Windows 2003

July 19, 2013 Jordansphere Windows

One of our Windows 2003 servers became inaccessible via RDP.  All other services were fine/ (eg FTP/HTTP) When we got a console into the machine I noticed that the Terminal Services service was stopped and I didn’t have the option of starting it due to the menu being greyed out. I suspect a windows update […]


Allowing 2 Administrators access via RDP – Windows 2008 R2

April 23, 2013 Jordansphere Windows

Scenario: By default Windows 2008 R2 only allows one session per user.  It is often the case that more than one Administrator needs to login.   To enable this go-to START -> ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS -> REMOTE DESKTOP SERVICES -> REMOTE DESKTOP SESSION CONFIGURATION MANAGER   When that page opens up right-click “Restrict each user to […]


Shrinking Transaction Logs in MSSQL 2005

March 22, 2013 Jordansphere MS SQL

Scenario: We host a lot of small databases on an Microsoft SQL 2005 server. Occasionally the transaction (.ldf) files will become extremely large so we will need to shrink them. As we only take nightly backups we are happy to make the recovery model “simple”. If you require a more mission critical backup solution then […]


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Ahsay: Uploaded file size incorrect.

February 21, 2013 Jordansphere Ahsay

Scenario: One of your users suddenly starts getting an error with the message “uploaded file size incorrect” Looking at the attached logfiles we can see the file size incorrect message when trying to upload a MySQL directory (there is an argument to suggest excluding this directory and using the MySQL feature in Ahsay but the […]


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Login Incorrect when connecting from FreeBSD to SQL Server 2008 via FreeTDS

February 6, 2013 Jordansphere FreeBSD

Scenario: I wanted to connect to an SQL server 2008 from a FreeBSD 8.2 machine using PHP5.3 and FreeTDS. We have a similar set up on another server running FreeBSD 7.2 with PHP 5.2 . This is still running in production and connecting to the same DB server successfully. The logical thing to do was […]


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Cannot telnet locally to MSSQL Port 1433 (2005 Standard Edition)

November 7, 2012 Jordansphere MS SQL

OS: Windows 2008 R2,  SQL 2005 Standard Edition, vCenter 5.0 Scenario: I was upgrading from vCenter 5.0 to vCenter 5.1a. The SSO installation failed as it could not connect to the local SQL database. Caveat: I had upgraded from SQL2005 Express to standard on the same server as our vCenter inventory had grown too big […]


Creating a 32bit DSN for Windows 64bit

September 26, 2012 Jordansphere VMware

Scenario: I needed to re-create a 32 bit DSN as I was moving a VMware Update Manager database from SQL 2005 Express bundled to SQL 2008 R2 Standard on a standalone machine. To invoke the 32 bit DSN go to the following in Windows Explorer or Run box: %systemdrive%\Windows\SysWoW64\Odbcad32.exe


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Enabling SNMP in Windows 2008

September 25, 2012 Jordansphere Windows

First of all you may need to add the “feature” from Server Manager Now go to Services (in Administrative Tools) Right click the SNMP Service and select properties . Go to the Security tab Edit the settings to your needs. In this case I have allowed the host access to this host and kept the Community name as the default public […]


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