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But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” — Matthew 1:20-21 (NIV)

PostHeaderIcon Exchange – EventID 2002

We started getting reports that some people were not getting their email on their mobile devices.  I did some checking and this appeared only effect mailboxes that were in databases on a specific server.  While troubleshooting this problem I saw some event id 2002 messages that read:

“[Eas] The number of outstanding proxy requests for mailbox server <server name> has exceeded the max limit 5000.  Current request will be rejected.”
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PostHeaderIcon Upgrade WordPress without FTP info

I help maintain a site that runs WordPress, but we don’t have ftp access to the box it runs on.  So it makes doing WordPress upgrades a little difficult sometimes.  I came across a site that had a little work around for this though.  All you need to do is add “define(‘FS_METHOD’,’direct’);” to the end of your wp-config.php file.  Once that is done you should be able to apply the updates without being asked for any ftp info.
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PostHeaderIcon Lab Environment – Post 1

At work there are several of us that have wanted to be able to setup a lab environment for testing powershell scripts, configuration changes, training, and other things.  The way we’ve done it in the past is to run one or two VM’s on our desktops.  The problem with that is you usually can’t have enough VM’s running for a good lab.  We got the ok to purchase 4 servers from eBay that we could load up and have enough resources to run 15 to 20 VM’s without much problem.  I should note that the VM’s may run a little slow, but that can be expected for a lab setup.
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PostHeaderIcon Export/Import Printer Preferences

At work we have a department that has about 40 printer objects installed.  These objects all have different printer preferences set.  When a new user logs into the PC those settings don’t carry over.  So you have to touch each printer and set the preferences again.  After doing some searching we found out where those settings are saved in the Registry.  So we exported the following keys and saved them in a .reg file.
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PostHeaderIcon Google Chrome – Disable Flash

So at work we have a couple of Ubuntu 14.04 computers that are setup in kiosk mode (setup process here) that are available for the public to use.  We have them locked down so they can only access a handful of sites.  On our web site you are able to watch live stream or archive videos of meetings.  After doing some updates on the Ubuntu computers we noticed we couldn’t play those videos any more.  We were getting a flash download error message.  We currently use JWPlayer 7.x which is embedded in our site to play the videos.
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PostHeaderIcon Windows Server 2016 – Automatic Startup Repair Loop After Updates

So I’m not completely sure this problem is related to Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft Updates or if it is still a hardware problem.  However, I’ve been running Windows Server 2016 on a computer for several months and have been happy with.  I don’t do a lot with this PC.  It’s main role is just to store files rather than keeping everything on one computer.  Anyway, it had been a bit since I applied updates so I was doing that yesterday and everything seemed normal.  The updates were downloaded, installed, and I was asked to reboot.  That is when the problem started.  The computer would only boot into the Automatic Repair options.  I could not get it to boot to the OS.  I was a little concerned about that data, but figured it should be safe since it is stored on two additional drives in the computer.  However, I still wanted to get the computer back up and running.
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PostHeaderIcon Password Reset using OWA

We require our users to change their password periodically like most organizations.  I’m also sure like other organizations, our users typically ignore the warnings when logging in until they are no longer able to login.  As an added awareness, we have scripts that run daily and send emails to users who’s passwords are getting ready to expire.  That email contains the steps to use OWA to reset their passwords in the event someone is out of the office when this process begins.  However, we still had staff that waited until their passwords expired and then they had to call in to get it reset.
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PostHeaderIcon SQL SPNs and Authentication

Our SQL DBA was in the process of setting up a new SQL server and was having problem authenticating using his domain account.  He was able to login using the SA account though.  Everything he saw was pointing towards it being a problem with the SPNs for the new server.  We looked at the other 3 servers we had and noticed that there were two extra SPN entries for the new server.  We used the following commands to remove the SPN entries and then AD authentication worked.
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PostHeaderIcon Windows 7 – Checking for updates hangs

It is rare that I install Windows 7 any more, but I had to do that today.  I started with a clean install of Windows 7 SP1.  When I got to the point I wanted to install Windows updates I started it and let it run.  It hung at the “Checking for Updates” screen.  Apparently, there are two updates you can install to help speed up the process.

For x86:
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PostHeaderIcon Cisco 4431 – Debug Voice Commands

Here are some commands to debug voice calls on Cisco 4431 routers.

show logging
clear logging
debug voip ccapi inout
debug isdn q931
!! place test call
undebug all
show logging

Check for active phone calls going through a voice gateway.

show isdn status

show voice call status


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