• Outlook 2013 keeps prompting for password

    After changing your active directory user password Outlook 2013 keeps prompting for password. Doesn’t matter if you enable remember my credentials option. You need to delete your saved credentials in Credential Manager. Open Credential Manager in Control Panel. Click on Windows Credentials. Under Generic Credentials you should have MS.Outlook.15:your@emailadress.com. Delete MS.Outlook.15:your@emailadress.com. Open Outlook. Use your…

  • Enable and start SQL Server Agent (Agent XPs disabled)

    After installing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 I tried to start SQL Server Agent (Agent XPs disabled) in SQL Server Management Studio. Didn’t work and I got a message to enable the agent with sp_configure. 1. Create a new query in SQL Server Management Studio. 2. Execute the following: sp_configure ‘show advanced options’, 1; GO RECONFIGURE;…

  • Enable more than 8 VLANs in HP ProCurve switch

    Logon to the switch via telenet. # configure # max-vlans <1-256> # write memory # reload

  • Add additional local disk on XEN Server

    My version of XEN Server: 5.6.0. Install the new disk. I my case, added the new disks and used HP ACU to creat the array and the logical disk. Logon to the XEN server as root via SSH (or you can access the local command shell from the server console). # fdisk -l This will…

  • iLO: The Remote Console is unavailable, it is already in use by a different client.

    If you use the remote console in HP Remote Insight Lights-Out and gets the message “The Remote Console is unavailable, it is already in use by a different client.” you need to reset the iLO. The easiest way to reset iLO is to go to network settings and just hit apply. This will apply the…

  • GPO to Hide Control Panel Items

    Path in Group Policy Management Console: User Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/Control Panel/Hide specified Control Panel items. Values: Microsoft.AdministrativeTools Microsoft.ActionCenter Microsoft.AutoPlay Microsoft.DefaultPrograms Microsoft.DeviceManager Microsoft.iSCSIInitiator Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter Microsoft.PhoneAndModem Microsoft.PowerOptions Microsoft.ProgramsAndFeatures Microsoft.RemoteAppAndDesktopConnections Microsoft.System Microsoft.TextToSpeech Microsoft.Troubleshooting Microsoft.UserAccounts Microsoft.WindowsFirewall Microsoft.WindowsUpdate Flash Player Java Install Application On Remote Desktop Server More values can be found here.

  • Add permission on all public folders in Exchange

    I used this to get folder owner permissions on all public folders for the user daniel. In Exchange Management Console: Get-PublicFolder -recurse | Add-PublicFolderClientPermission -User daniel -AccessRights FolderOwner Get-PublicFolder -recurse | Add-PublicFolderAdministrativePermission -User daniel -AccessRights AllExtendedRights

  • Search for an email address in Exchange / Active Directory

    Open Active Directory Users and Computers. Right click on the domain and choose find. Change to custom search in the find field. Click on the advanced tab to enter a LDAP query. LDAP query to find the email address daniel@domain.com: proxyAddresses=smtp:daniel@domain.com LDAP query to find all objects that uses the email domain domain.com: proxyAddresses=smtp:*@domain.com

  • Sharepoint function “Open with Explorer” greyed out in Internet Explorer

    A user that had downgraded Internet Explorer to version 9 hade a problem with SharePoint. The user couldn’t use “Open with Explorer” on a document library becuase the “Open with Explorer” icon was greyed out. I found out that the user was using Internet Explorer 64-bit and after switching to the 32-bit version the problem…

  • Search, list and export all mail contacts email addresses in Exchange

    In Exchange Management Shell: Get-MailContact | select DisplayName -ExpandProperty EmailAddresses | select DisplayName, SmtpAddress | export-csv C:\mailcontacts_address.csv