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Category Archives: Windows

“Send on Behalf” doesn’t work for newly created user

In the circumstance where you are trying to use the “send on behalf” feature of  a newly created user you may encounter the following error: “You do not have permission to send to this recipient. For assistance, contact your system … Continue reading

Microsoft Update breaks Fortigate SSL VPN portal

It seems that a a recent update provided by Microsoft to fix vulnerabilities in  has broken fuctionality of the SSL VPN on Fortigate devices. If you see the following error messages when browsing to the login page you may be … Continue reading

Group Policy checking

When trying to troubleshoot why a group policy does not appear to be applying to a user the following command can be used “gpresult /r” This will tell you what policies are applied and which ones are not.

Outlook 2010 and direct booking with Exchange 2003

There seems to be an issue when using Outlook 2010 Direct Booking with Exchange 2003. The resource is not booked and the user does not receive any error message.   Microsft have provided solutions to this problem  along with a … Continue reading

VMware server 2.x and Windows 7

When creating a Windows7 VM on VMware server 2.x you may encounter issues with regards to the network adapter. Solution is in the pretty good write up below http://www.petri.co.il/installing-windows-7-in-vmware-server-20.htm


A very handy tool to run commands on a remote system i.e. want to run ipconfig on a server but not go through the hassle of logging on??? Then PsExec is the answer. It can be found….here…

Black logon screen Windows Server 2003

The windows login screen may appear black if the registry entry responsible for the colors becomes corrupted. In this case it has values of ( 0 0 0)… or black…..   This is simpley fixed by making the appropriate changes … Continue reading

Exchange 2003 mailstore limit

the Mailstore on Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2). is limited by default to 18gb but this is easily changed by adding/changing a reg entry and then restarting the Information Store Taken from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/912375 Important Before you increase the … Continue reading

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Remotely view and disconnect RDP sessions

When encountering error ““You exceeded the allowed connection count”” when trying to login to a server use the following commands to view the active sessions and also to end them To view : qwinsta /server:yourservername   To end : rwinsta ID … Continue reading

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Windows static route

route [-f] [-p] [Command [Destination] [mask Netmask] [Gateway] [metric Metric]] [if Interface]] http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/route.mspx?mfr=true

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