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Installing NCM ( Network Connection Manager) for Nimble – 6.5 Vmware

Posted by paris on Sep 24, 2017 in Notes

The below command needs to be run on Each Host , it  will remove the old one and install the new one

esxcli software vib install -d https://update.nimblestorage.com/esx6.5/ncm/index.xml

The host then needs to be rebooted to install

You can add https://update.nimblestorage.com/esx6.5/ncm/index.xml , as an update location via Update Manager in Vmware Vcenter Server and Add a Host Basline Extension , then remediate this to the hosts as well

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Things that don’t work as well for a hybrid Exchange organization

Posted by paris on Mar 6, 2017 in Notes

My clarifying comments follow each bullet, in italics.

 

  1. On-premises mailbox permissions such as Send As, Receive As, and Full Access that are explicitly applied on the mailbox are migrated to Exchange Online. Inherited (non-explicit) mailbox permissions and any permissions on non-mailbox objects—such as distribution lists or a mail-enabled user—are not migrated. (i.e. A user mailbox migrated to Exchange Online that has Send-As, Receive-As, and Full Access directly applied to it will have that permission migrated. Inherited permissions will not be migrated. Also, an online user will not have access to edit a distribution list if that distribution list is homed on-premises, and vice-versa)
  1. Exchange hybrid deployments support the use of theFull Access mailbox permission between mailboxes located in an on-premises Exchange organization and mailboxes located in Office 365. A mailbox on an on-premises Exchange server can be granted the Full Access permission to an Office 365 mailbox, and vice versa. For example, an Office 365 mailbox can be granted the Full Access permission to an on-premises shared mailbox. Users need to open the mailbox using the Outlook desktop client; cross-premises mailbox permissions aren’t supported in Outlook on the web (formerly called OWA) (i.e. A user mailbox migrated to Exchange Online with Full Access can access an on-premises mailbox, and vice-versa)

Note: Users might receive additional credential prompts when they first access a mailbox that’s in the other organization and add it to their Outlook profile.

  1. We don’t, however, support the use of the Send-As, Receive-As, or Send on behalf of mailbox permissions in hybrid deployments between on-premises Exchange and Office 365 organizations. (i.e. A user mailbox migrated to Exchange Online with Send-As/Receive-As cannot access an on-premises mailbox, and vice-versa )
  1. We also don’t support delegating permissions to a mailbox or individual folders using the Outlook client. These permissions are only available when both the mailbox granting the permissions, and the mailbox receiving the permissions, are in the same organization. Any mailboxes that receive these permissions from another mailbox need to be moved at the same time as that mailbox. If a mailbox receives permissions from multiple mailboxes, that mailbox, and all of the mailboxes granting permissions to it, need to be moved at the same time. In addition to these permissions, the Auto Mapping feature is also unsupported when used between mailboxes in the on-premises Exchange and Office 365 organizations. (i.e. A user mailbox migrated to Exchange Online cannot be assigned permissions via Outlook to an on-premises mailbox)

Formerly, cross-premises permissions didn’t work at all. This changed in March 2016. See https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mconeill/2016/03/20/shared-mailboxes-in-exchange-hybrid-now-work-cross-premises/ . The situation improved 6 months ago but not everyone keeps current with this level of detail.

 

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Windows 7 Playing VML Files

Posted by paris on Jun 3, 2011 in Notes

Voice Over IP providers , provide you with a service to listen to your voice mails held on the system via email. Usually there’s a choice between MP3 ( Which costs money due to the licensing fee) , VML or .WAV ( Uncompressed so large file size ) .

Usually there will be an online portal for you to login to via Internet Explorer and download an Active X control to be able to play the files through a browser. This control will download a player usually stored in  C:\Windows\System32\VMPlayer.exe , where you can associate .vml’s to in your operating system. However for some reason in Windows 7 the player does not work if you try and open a .vml file with it. If you open the VMPlayer and open the VML file by searching for it it does.

Evening following through the file association instructions here http://www.dslreports.com/faq/12328 , it still crashes when you try and open the vml file through the VMPlayer. The only resolution I found to this was to switch the voicemail file type to .WAV ( or MP3 ) and let Windows media player or another media player take care of the audio!

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HP MSA Expansion Cabinet Setup

Posted by paris on Jan 28, 2011 in Notes
Shutdown storage controllers and power-off the existing MSA. Connect the SAS cables to the output ports on the existing MSA and to the input ports (on the left if you’re looking at the back of the unit) on the expansion cabinet. (Remember to remove the tiny plastic tabs from both ends of the cables!). Power on the EXPANSION unit first! Wait for a couple of minutes for the controllers to init. Power on the MSA. Wait for the storage controllers to boot. Log into the web interface. You should see the new enclosure listed in the tree view. (the LED display on the expansion unit will change to “2” when it’s detected) Create a new RAID-10 virtual disk with hot spare, using the disks in the expansion unit. Create new volumes (and tick the “Map” box to assign LUNs) to fill the virtual disk (VMware can’t support volumes larger than 2TB). Power-on the hosts. Rescan storage controllers to locate the new LUNs. Go to Configuration -> Storage and Add Storage. It will detect the new LUNs and you can create datastores on each.
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Add Sage EIR add in for Excel sage excel intergrated reporting

Posted by paris on Jan 25, 2011 in Notes
The Sage Accounts add in for Excel requires 2 Add Ins to be Enabled. One is called the Sage EIR add in and the other is Sage Report Designer for 97. Even for Office 2007 the Sage Report Designer still needs to be enabled. For the add in to show and work you might need to add these Files Manually Sage EIR add in Go to Excel , Options , Add-In’s Go to manage “Excel Add Ins” , Then tick “Sage EIR add in”. If this is not in the list, click on browse and search for this file. You will have to change the drop down of “File Type” from XLA Excel Addin’s to “All Files” C:\Windows\system32\SGXLADDIN.dll Sage Report Designer for 97 Go to Excel , Options , Add-In’s Go to manage “Excel Add Ins” , Then tick “Sage EIR add in”. If this is not in the list, click on browse and search for XLA’s in the directory C:\Windows\system32\ Add any XLA’s and enable them Once these have been added and enabled you should see the Sage Report Wizard in Add In’s. One thing , if you click on Sage Account Line , ( in the add in toolbar) and go to About the version to access Sage Line 2007 Data should be 2.0.0.34. When you install a new version of Sage Accounts , this file gets upgraded to 2.0.0.39 which does not work with Sage Account 2007. So you will need to uninstall any newer versions and reinstall older versions to be able to report data in Excel
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Setting up Draytek Router on BT Infinity

Posted by paris on Jan 18, 2011 in Notes
When BT install and Setup Infinity they setup 2 boxes. One is the Infinity Modem which is presented with a standard telephone connection and the modems then presents a Ethernet connection. This then plugs into a BT Home Hub to provide the routing and NAT. We needed to install a Draytek Router for a LAN to LAN VPN. Just to note if you provide your own router with BT infinity , it will need to be a Cable router not an ADSL Router. You cannot use the DSL Modem in a normal ADSL/ADSL2 Router to Sync with BT Infinity. Therefore a Draytek 2710 will not work with BT Infinity as it does not have a cable connection , only a 2820 ( Latest Model in the Draytek range ). To set this up on a 2820, if you disable Wan1 ( The Adsl Port ) and then Go into Internet Access , then Enable Wan2 Port for PPPoE. You will need to enter the following username : bthomehub@btbroadband.com the password can be anything. After this the PPPoE connection will start, get the Dynamic IP address from BT and Start working!
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Google Updates Universal Search Map Now on the Right “Place Search”

Posted by paris on Oct 27, 2010 in Notes

Old Universal Search

Today Google has changed the way its Google Universal Search performs with results it knows are local. Before when you searched for a sevice with a town in the search phrase e.g. Hair Salon London , a google map would display any local business’ it had in it’s database in that area. Today when performing a search the Map is now to the right of the listing above the Sponsored Links and the local business listings are in the main organic search column. There is more room now for the business to display it’s google places description and a review if available. This change has confused me quite a bit, there is obiously positives and negatives for a whole range of stakeholders. 1) People who spend money on PPC and don’t have enough budget to make it to the top 3 items on the page are downgraded to the

New Universal Search

listings on the right of the page. You still get clicks but it’s not as prime position as the top of the page. These now will appear quite a bit further down the page ,  which means an even less priority placement on the page. When you scroll down the page the map on the right hand side, follows you down and actually flows over the top of the paid for listings! Local business will have to result to increasing their Adsense Budgets and maximum PPC to make sure they are visible at all on the top 3 results. Your probably looking at around 40p – 70p per click with some local campaigns I have worked on , which is quite an outgoing for one person business’! 2) The places results are now mimicking the look of the existing organic results only identifiable in their natural habitat by the Red Marker. This gives the user searching an advantage of more items available on a single page and according to google cuts down a users search to from 5 – 10 seconds to 2 seconds. Nice! 3) This now puts a huge strain on local business’ to optimise their Google Places listings. One thing I can recommend is CONTENT. Theres no denying google loves content, so make sure you use your google places account to the maximum by placing videos, photos and information about your business. See what google have to say about Place Search
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Migration of Blackberry User from one BES 5.0.1.58 to another BES 5.0.1.58 ( Different Databases )

Posted by paris on Jul 6, 2010 in Notes
If you have a Blackberry User you wish to move to another Blackberry Enterprise Server on a seperate blackberry domain ( which means they utlize different blackberry user databases) you will need to go through the following tasks : 1) Backup the Blackberry Device via Blackberry Desktop Manager 2) Delete the User from the Old Blackberry Enterprise Server , and make sure you choose : “Yes – Delete the user and remove the BlackBerry information from the user’s mail system” , this removes all the Blackberry information in Exchange for the User ( Hence the backup ) 3) Wipe the device ( Go to Options, Select Security Options, Select General Settings then Click the Menu key, Select Wipe Handheld, Click Continue, Type “blackberry”) 4) Perform a restore on the device with the blackberry backup you took 5) Setup the new user on the new server with an activation password 6) Perform a reactivation with the new enterprise server ( Option , Advanced Options , Enterpise Activation )
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How the change the Front Bumper on the Astra MK4

Posted by paris on Mar 2, 2009 in Notes
Unfortunately last month I came back to my Vauxhall Astra MK4 only to find out someone had reversed into it with a tow bar. Upon inital upset I found a new replacment bumper for my ASTRA MK4 on ebay in my exact colour ( Matt Black ) for £30 ( £45 Inc Delivery ). This wasn’t too bad I thought as my other bumper did have some wear and tear! After I recieved the bumper my next task was to swap the bumpers .. easier said then done. Luckily I found an online guide here Here goes my Guide ( Click on pictures to get a larger version ) : Tools : No.20 Torx Bit ae978ca7-a604-4156-a111-b3e4efe3b5ba_3001Small Flat Screw driver screwdriver-11Long Nose Pliers Long Nose Pliers Step 1 Astra MK4 Wheel ArchUsing the Torx 20 Screw Driver , Under 2 Screws on inside the right and lef wheel arch as shown via the picture. If difficultly getting the screwdriver in  , turn the stearting to full right and left lock depending on the side torxscrewinarch
Under the Bonnect of Vauxhall Astra Mk4
Step 2 Get undernearth the bottom of your bonnet. You are looking for 3 Clips as shownVauxhall Astra MK4 Bumper Clips. Use the flat head screwdriver to leaver the top of the pin out, after this has come out , Pull the rest of the pin out with the long nose pliers. After these have been removed , gently  pull the sides away of the wing’s of the bumper as shown to loosen themPull Bumper Away Step 3 Open the car bonnet ( Leaver by the side of the driver footwell! ) and find 2 more clips on the top of it. Use the screwdriver again to leaver out the top of the pin, then use the long nose pliers to pull out the whole pin. Once these are out you can gently pull away at the side and the front and the bumper should come right off!
Removing clips on Vauxhall Astra

Removing clips on Vauxhall Astra

Things to remember to take off your old Bumper! – Number Plate , Tow Bar Cover , Metal Clips for Screws
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How to Install Tom Tom on a Navigo GPS System

Posted by paris on Dec 15, 2008 in Notes
This device can be purchased through various retailers , however the cheapest place I have found it was EbuyerHere Download TomTom Install File From : http://rapidshare.com/files/173430493/TomTom_7_with_UK___Ireland_Map.part1.rar http://rapidshare.com/files/173430559/TomTom_7_with_UK___Ireland_Map.part2.rar Or http://thepctailor.com/share/downloads/TomTom%207%20with%20UK%20&%20Ireland%20Map.rar Once you have the device , plug in the USB Cable into your computer and power the device on Switch it to USB Mode on the GPS when asked and the Mass Storage should appear on your computer Remove the Files on the memory card of the Device ( DO NOT REMOVE “HIDDEN SYSTEMS FILES” Folder) Unrar (Using Winrar the file you just downloaded off Rapidshare This should give you 3 Folders Copy United_Kingdom_and_Republic_of_Ireland_v720.1802 and mobilenavigator to the Memory Card Copy the folder TTN7 to C:\ Drive After the transfer of the folders has finished remove the USB lead an start up the GPS Button which should launch TomTom It will bring up an error about activation , click on the Voucher and this will bring up more Errors. Plug the device back into the computer and go into the mobilenavigator on the memory card and open the ttnavigator.bif in notepad and find the Line “DeviceUniqueID=” Copy the Series of letters after it and then go to the TTN7 folder on your C Drive , Right click on the “Edit, Save, Open.bat” and click edit. Change the Value “XXXX-XXXX” to your value from the “DeviceUniqueID=” value you copied from your device and save the file , close it , then double click on it This should create a United_Kingdom_and_Republic_of_Ireland-14.meta.dct in the same directory. Copy this file to the United_Kingdom_and_Republic_of_Ireland_v720.1802 folder. Remove the USB lead and open the GPS Software from the GPS Button which will open TomTom. You will need to set the GPS device , by going into Change Preferences , GPS Signal , Configure , Choose “Other wired NMEA” , Leave the Baud rate , then Select Com 7
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