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 active directory user account and enable remember my credentials option.

For more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2762344

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;
GO sp_configure ‘Agent XPs’, 1;
GO
RECONFIGURE
GO

3. Start the SQL Server Agent by right clicking on SQL Server Agent (Agent XPs disabled) in SQL Server Management Studio and choose start.

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 display the installed disk. Find the new disk. It should be the last on the list. I my case it was /dev/cciss/c0d2. The first disk was /dev/cciss/c0d0 and the second was /dev/cciss/c0d1 and the new /dev/cciss/c0d2.

# xe sr-create name-label=<Name of Storage> shared=false device-config:device=<Path of the Storage device> type=lvm
– Name of Storage is the name of the Storage Repository.
– Path of the Storage device is the path you found out when you displayed the installed disks.

In my case:
# xe sr-create name-label=NewLocalStorage shared=false device-config:device=/dev/cciss/c0d2 type=lvm

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 current networking configuration (you haven’t done any changes) and the iLO will reset.

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

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