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Google Chrome’s Profile Switcher

Google Chrome’s Profile Switcher

Lately I’ve been using a few different Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Twitter and Hootsuite accounts and using the InPrivate or Incognito modes within browsers has been handy to keep the accounts and passwords separately but I’ve found a better way of managing these accounts, using Google Chrome’s Profile Switcher feature! The Google Chrome Profile Switcher allows you to create different Chrome profiles enabling you to have different bookmarks, different extensions, plug ins, etc.  So if like me you have to…

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Display Zone Information within Internet Explorer

Display Zone Information within Internet Explorer

When Microsoft released Internet Explorer 4.0 they introduced a feature called security zones.  Security zones are like invisible fences that helps prevent web-based applications from performing unauthorized actions within your web browser. During a web browser’s operation it checks the websites that you browse to see what security zone it is a member of.   If a site you’ve visited is a member of one of the zones, then your browser will apply that zone’s security permissions to the interactions with…

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Free Layer-7 Load Balancer from KEMP

Free Layer-7 Load Balancer from KEMP

KEMP Technologies was founded in 2000 in New York and they specialise in creating load balancing products.  They offer hardware, cloud, virtual and bare metal load balancers. One of the best things about KEMP is the offer a completely free version of their product, it isn’t a waterdown version of their product but a fully featured Layer-7 load balancer, with only one drawback, it is throttled to 20Mbps throughput.  However the free appliance can be seamlessly upgraded to a paid…

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Lenovo StorageDisk Firmware bug

Lenovo StorageDisk Firmware bug

So I’ve been trying to upgrade a Lenovo v3700 SAN to firmware version 7.5.0.8 this week… After having no success I logged a call with IBM support and have just found out that there is a bug in the software and they are hoping to get to the bottom of it soon. So for anyone trying to install “Lenovo-StorageDisk-6099-7.5.0.8”, hang fire for the time being.  

Clearing out move requests

Clearing out move requests

When you perform a successful mailbox migration, either from another version of Exchange or from another mailbox database the move request is “left” behind as such and should be cleared out as part of good housekeeping. My favourite command for doing this is: Get-MoveRequest -MoveStatus Completed | Remove-MoveRequest

Exchange 2010 EMC "Kerberos" authentication failed

Exchange 2010 EMC "Kerberos" authentication failed

Came across an issue today where when I launch the Exchange 2010 EMC I was presented with the error message: “The attempt to connect to http://server.domain.com/PowerShell using “Kerberos” authentication failed: connecting to remote server failed with the following error message : The WinRM client cannot complete the operation within the time specified. Check if the machine name is valid and is reachable over the network and firewall exception for Windows Remote Management service is enabled. For more information, see the…

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WMI Filters

WMI Filters

More often than not when deploying Group Policy you need to target specific types of machine, or OS, or architecture and do this you need to use WMI filters. Here are some helpful tips on what the numbers you are using mean: WMI Win32_OperatingSystem ProductType: ProductType 1 = Desktop OSProductType 2 = Server OS – Domain ControllerProductType 3= Server OS – Non domain controller WMI Win32_OperatingSystem Version: 5.1 – Windows XP 5.2 – Windows Server 2003 5.2.3 – Windows Server…

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