Posted by paris on Mar 4, 2015 in Fixes
Recently had a user who could not access the Sharepoint site via Chrome/IE, it kept presenting the user with a username and password box. Other users in the organisation could access it fine.
On another computer we used the Sharepoint option of Signing In As Different User and signed in as the problem user and it worked fine.
Checking the proxy settings on the computer to make sure the URL/Server address was being bypassed which it was.
Went to Credential Manager in Control Panel
Removed the Windows Credentials for reference to the website, Fixed!
Posted by paris on Mar 4, 2015 in Code
SELECT * FROM MHGROUP.PROJECTS WHERE PRJ_ NAME LIKE '%ProjectName%'
Posted by paris on Mar 3, 2015 in Random
We had a recent problem setting up a new profile on VMwares Airwatch. When a user tries to reply from a message that has been automatically forwarded through exchange, after deleting the To field with the prepoluated forwarding from address, the user cannot enter in an email address
E.g. User A forwards message to User B User B clicks reply and takes User A out of the To field User B cannot populate To field , can type in the To filed but nothing appears.
We try adding the profile manually and we do not have this problem , We are running kitkat 4.4.2 andriod on the device and its happened after deleting and readding the profile is still had the issue
Turns out “Allow email forwarding” was disabled via the Provider which enabling this fixed
Posted by paris on Mar 2, 2015 in Random
Recently we came across a problem where users would transfer attachments from one email to another and upon sending would get the following error
cannot open this item. changes made to the item were lost due to a reconnect with the server
The only way to send the email would be to recopying all the content to a new email and re-attach the attachments. It was though Outlook briefly lost connectivity with exchange server ( was not using cached mode ) . The connection status of Outlook showed no failed requests. We disabled all Add-on’s and started Outlook in safemode however we still got this happening randomly. In the end we applied all Office 2010 Windows updates to the terminal server and this fixed the issue!
Posted by paris on Feb 27, 2015 in Random
Sent items dissappear during an exchange migration between operators and secretaries due to mixes of Exchange 2010 and 2003 for example:
Current Enviroment 2003 : When I send from Exchange2003User1 onbehalf of Exchange2003User2 at the moment it puts the email in the Sent Item of Exchange2003User1
Secretary 2003 and Operator 2010 : When I send from Exchange2003User1 ( 2003 Mailbox ) onbehalf of Exchange2010User3 it replicates the above and puts the Sent Item of Exchange2003User1
Secretary 2010 and Operator 2003 : When I send from Exchange2010User3 onbehalf of Exchange2003User1 the sent email disappears ( does not get stored anywhere )
This means we will need to migrate all the operators before the secretaries move, and the secretaries can move one at a time after. Hope this helps now with UAT group!
In Exchange 2010 you can configure this server side to duplicate to both sender and from address.
Set-MailboxSentItemsConfiguration <mailbox id> [-SendAsItemsCopiedTo [Sender|SenderAndFrom]] [-SendOnBehalfOfItemsCopiedTo [Sender|SenderAndFrom]]
*NB Outlook will need to be in Cached Mode
Consider the following scenario. You use Outlook 2010 and are a delegate for your manager. Even though theDelegateSentItemsStyle registry value is set to 1, an email message that you send on behalf of your manager is saved in yourSent Items folder.
Posted by paris on Feb 26, 2015 in Random
The first step is to make sure you see the actual WSUS server name in the log – if not that indicates a policy or registry setting used for the policy is not in place.
Next get the errors for the client trying to contact WSUS and check the error code against the error code reference for Windows Update agent. For a reference see:
Windows Update information is stored in c:\%windir%\Windowsupdate.log.
Perform the following on the client workstation.
1. Delete the registry keys in
2. Restart Automatic Updates service.
3. Issue the command wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow.
Updates will start downloading
Removing managed by your system administrator message to update them manually
Set Group Policy Manually
Start -> Run -> gpedit.msc
Computer configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update
Configure Automatic updates
Choose option 5 – Allow local admin to choose setting
User configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update
Remove access to use all Windows Update features
After above clients where still not showing up in the WSUS gui after downloading the updates from the server. I checked
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate (SusClientId) which was cloned across all the servers. We had to run this:
Rem - Batch script to delete duplicate SusClientIDs
Rem - Implement this script as a "Startup" or "Logon" script
Rem - Script creates an output file called %Systemdrive%\SUSClientID.log
Rem - If the %Systemdrive%\SUSClientID.log is already present, then the script simply exits
if exist %systemdrive%\SUSClientID.log goto end
net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /v PingID /f > %systemdrive%\SUSClientID.log 2>&1
reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /v AccountDomainSid /f >> %systemdrive%\SUSClientID.log 2>&1
reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /v SusClientId /f >> %systemdrive%\SUSClientID.log 2>&1
net start wuauserv
wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow
Posted by paris on Feb 25, 2015 in Fixes
We recently rolled out Chrome in our enviroment , a user’s default browser went back to IE one day. On going to default programs in Control Panel , HTTP/URL links where all defaulted to Citrix Metaframe Server FTA and greyed out. This task is responsible for redircting http traffic to the local client for Flash Redirection/Rendering however this does not work with Chrome.
Trying to set these back to chrome would not work using the GUI. For some reason the Chrome Icon in the default programs was not showing either. This was not a local machine ( HKLM or HKCR )or server problem as other users logging into the machine could default to Chrome fine.
In the end, to reset the defaults, I had to delete this key for the user and reset the defaults via the GUI
Posted by paris on Feb 23, 2015 in Random
We received an NDR recently from barracudanetworks spam filter with a 550 error code. It also came back with the SMTP address we where trying to send to as well as :blocked at the end. E.g.
Final-Recipient: rfc822; firstname.lastname@example.org
Remote-MTA: dns; d9590b.ess.barracudanetworks.com
Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 550 permanent failure for one or more recipients
I tried all the basics making sure our IP had not been blacklisted :
http://www.barracudacentral.org/reputation which is had not. I tried
telneting to one of the SMTP servers to view the error, however this
produced a malformed 550 error so not a good test.
Upon liaising with the postmaster at the receiving end, turns out the email had a domain name
in the body which was on their Intent Database :
https://techlib.barracuda.com/display/bessv10/intent+analysis+-+inbound+mail which is why it
got blocked. Make sure you check your email for domain names if you get these.
Posted by paris on Feb 22, 2015 in Random
Recently a spam message with the following body go through a Spam Filter. On checking it looks like the sender has been infected with a virus which then BCC’ed all their emails with the following body message and itself as an attachment ( to spread )
I have sent you the account report. Please download and view the attachment.
The message had an attachment of the following :
The following attachment was removed from the associated email message.
Attachment management policies limit the types of attachments that are allowed to pass through the email infrastructure.
Attachments are monitored and audited for security reasons.
The above is actually Exchange’s Attachment Filter removing the Zip file ( virus ) luckily the sending server blocked the .zip from sending , but any good incoming filter should of been able to block this!
Posted by paris on Feb 18, 2015 in Random
On trying to generate some certificates from Verign/Symantec for Gatekeeper using internet explorer I got the message :
Public key is not 1024 bit strength
Looks like this was a problem with using Internet Explorer, switching to Firefox will fix this issue