Posted by paris on Dec 3, 2014 in Research
When renaming a user in iManage/ Worksite the logs show
“[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]A cursor with the name ‘Store’ already exists
The trigger in the DOCMASTER Table contains a cursor called Store which conflicts with the stored procedure. Choose modify on the trigger and do a search and replace Store another variable e.g. StoreTrigger. Execute the trigger after to save and try again
Posted by paris on Nov 11, 2014 in Research
In Exchange EWS when trying to delete an item you get the following error : cannot find an overload for “delete” and the argument count 0 using
You need to give it a an enumeration e.g.
They can be found here : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.exchange.webservices.data.deletemode(v=exchg.80).aspx
Posted by paris on Oct 6, 2014 in Research
Upgrading a Citrix branch repeater ( Now called CloudBridge) to the latest firmware requires the License currently installed to be in date and under maintenance. If you renew your Citrix Maintenance you need to re-download all your licenses and reupload them to the branch repeater before it accepts the new firmware file.
Upon reuploading one of the new License file to a branch repeater I was given the error
Add License failed: The license is not an upgrade license which is required since a base license is already installed
This required me to delete the current license from the Citrix Branch Repeater ( Warning this will disconnect accelerated connections so make sure you do this out of production hours ) and reupload the license.
Posted by paris on May 4, 2014 in Research
Recently I was trying to take a backup of the configuration for a NetApp SAN for a scheduled power shutdown. Per this useful guide : http://pipe2text.com/?page_id=1472 this can be done through the OnCommand facility.
However once I tried to create the backup file I was given the error configuration plugin for data ontap version 8.1.1 is not installed. A look on Netapp Support shows I would need to download the software and install , however when I checked the below I only found version 8.1.3 which means I would need to reinstall and upgrade. I just wanted to get a config backup before the power down!!!
- Go to http://support.netapp.com & login using your account.
- Go to Download -> Software
- Go to the Data ONTAP download section and supply the model of your controller (FAS2240-4) and click “GO”.
- In the “Data ONTAP for FAS2240-4” page, find ONTAP 8.1.1 and click “View and Download” button.
- Scroll down to the section titled, “Support for OnCommand Core Package or Operations Manager and DataFabric® Manager server multiple-system configurations“
- Click the link under that section titled “Data ONTAP 8.1.1 Operating in 7-Mode Plug-in for DataFabric Manager Server”.
So I found another way
1) Login to the netapp controllers indivdually via SSH ( not through the service port )
2) Run ‘config dump -v nameofbackup’, this will backup to the \etc\configs directory
3) Open \\nameofnetappcontroller\c$ ( Samba share )
4) Browse to \\nameofnetappcontroller\c$\etc\configs and copy the file off
Posted by paris on Apr 28, 2014 in Research
I recently went to fix 2 Macs that had been updated to Mavericks and were displaying login prompts below for Keychain Access
There are multiple fixes on the internet which eventually fixed them both
- Open Up Keychain Access
- Click on Preferences
- Go to General
- Reset My Default KeyChain
- Go back to Preferences then choose KeyChain First aid and run a repair and fix
- In Finder Select Go in Top Toolbar while pressing the Option key and Click on Libray
- Go into the /Keychains/ Folder
- Look for a folder with a name similar to this “A8F5E7B8-CEC1-4479-A7DF-F23CB076C8B8”.
- Move this folder to the Trash.
- Immediately choose Apple Menu (?) > Restart… to restart your Mac.
- Go into Keychain
- Choose Preferences
- Choose First Aid Tab
- Choose “Syncronise login keychain password with account”
Try this if it’s asking you every 5 minutes, instead if just on startup.
Posted by paris on Mar 7, 2013 in Research
Recently a HP 5406 Switch randomly crashed in the middle of a working day. A reboot fixed this however , we wanted to update the firmware from V12.16 to the latest version K.15.09.0012, ROM K.15.28
The link to the latest firmware is here :
After backing up all the config, We downloaded the K.15.09.0012 firmware to start with. These switches have Primary and Secondary firmwares which allows some fault tollerence when it comes to an upgrade. If the Primary firmware fails it will switch to secondary so you can reflash
Upon trying to upload the K.15.09.0012, ROM K.15.28 via the web interface , it error-ed on Internet Explorer and Firefox with no immediate error. The next method we tried was a Telnet Firmware Upgrade , a bit more long winded.
We setup a TFPT server to be able to download the
Just download this free TFTP Server tool and setup defaults and copy the firmware to C;\TFPT ( or your default location )
Next we telneted into the Switch , and used the Command Menu to bring up the Switch Menu
We then went to Download OS , entered the TFTP IP of the PC with the file and the file name , and it brought back
“Aborted, File Error“
OK so the switch is bouncing back the file , probably because it’s referencing something with the current version ( The web interface should of been nice and told us this! )
After checking the ReadMe for the 15 upgrade , we found the following :
(BootROM K.12.12 – K.12.14) Update and reload into software version K.13.58 or K.13.68
So we updated to K.13.68 (for BootROM updates only) via telnet which worked , and then updated to K.15.09.0012, ROM K.15.28
Posted by paris on Nov 22, 2012 in Research
This resets the FRS Journal Wrap for the replications
- Click Start, and then click Run.
- In the Open box, type cmd and then press ENTER.
- In the Command box, type net stop ntfrs.
- Click Start, and then click Run.
- In the Open box, type regedit and then press ENTER.
- Locate the following subkey in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NtFrs\Parameters\Backup/Restore\Process at Startup
- In the right pane, double-click BurFlags.
- In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, type D2 and then click OK.
- Quit Registry Editor, and then switch to the Command box.
- In the Command box, type net start ntfrs.
- Quit the Command box.
Posted by paris on Nov 25, 2011 in Research
Most software that comes with nework printers ( HP, Brother or Lemark ) addprinters through a WDS Printer Port Interface. This is good when it works, because printers advertise themselves on networks so windows can find them as well as their device driver. Sometimes I find the WDS Service stops on local machines causing issues. Trying to diganose whether the problem is communication related between the computer and the printer or an actual printer issue is hard through WDS. If I go get issues I like to find the IP address of the device to ping it, as well as remapping the device through a Local TCP/IP address instead of WDS. To find the IP address of a printer using WDS in Windows 7 or Visata. If you right click on the print in Device and Printers, and click properties. You should be able to see the Web Services Tab. Click on this and at the bottom should be the IP Address. If the device responds a ping reply, then try changing the port to TCP.
Posted by paris on Jun 9, 2011 in Research
When a new user was logging into Windows 7 machine the following error messaged dispalyed : “User Profile Service service failed the logon Windows 7”. This is usually down to a corrupt user profile, so I logged in as administrator and tried to find the users profile however is was not loaded in the registry or registered as a user profile in the System Advanced Settings.
Looking round the easiest resolve seemed a system restore to a previous date however this did not fix the issue. I checked the event log to find there was a user profile being setup in C:\Users\ area. After checking the folder I tried to delete all the tempory user profiles for the user ( e.g. .000 and .001 ) however I couldn’t due to permissions.
I opened the comma nd windows up as administrator and used the ‘ rmdir /s /q “C:\Users\Username” ‘ command however there where some files I couldn’t delete involved with the rapport service. Looking into the event log , when the profile was being built it was having issues copying in the .cfg’s files for Rapport.
I unistalled rapport , removed the temporary directorties and it worked!
Posted by paris on Mar 9, 2011 in Research
I’ve been promoting a local business. Now the main task is to get the Google Places up as soon as possible. I also submit to as many local directories as possible! I performed this over a weekend and I was taken back how many calls I recieved the following Monday of people wanting to sell me premium membship to these directory sites. The phone call ususally goes along the lines of
“Hows your website doing at the moment , is your website important to you, we can help you become top for your keyword etc etc”
I just wanted to get down to the actual price figure like most sales calls, I was amazed at some of the prices being ask for by some of these companys e.g.
Applegate : £500/Year
City Visitor : £500/Year
Qype : £250/ Month per country!
Thompson : £300 for 1 Town and £360 2 Town
Yell.com : £39 / Month for 6 Month Trial – ( They partner with google to get you up the listings!)
I guess this is down to the fact how google ranks places listings first for local search , and submission to these directories via sponsored links can help your google places rankings!