I was trying to synchronise my blackberry contacts with our Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 using Blackberry Desktop. Upon the setting up and syncronisation the following error appeared “Function OpenFolder Failed” To resolve this perform the following
  1. Navigate to the Intellisync® folder:
    • In Windows® 98 C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Intellisync
    • In Windows 2000 or Windows® XPC:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Intellisync
    • In Windows MEC:\Windows\Application Data\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Intellisync
    • In Windows Vista™C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\Intellisync
  2. Delete the Intellisync folder.
  3. Close and reopen BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
  4. In the Intellisync application, reconfigure synchronization settings as needed using the Configure PIM or Configure Synch button.
  5. Try to synchronize again.
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Hopefully most sage operators would have performed this over the weekend , but here is how to change the Sage VAT Rate in the UK for the new rate of 15% from the 1st December for a couple of years! Sage Version 8 Click on : Settings then go to Tax Codes Click on T1 – Edit Rate – change to 15.0 – ok The VAT code should now be 15% Sage Version 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (2008), 15 (2009) Click on : Settings then go to Configuration Tax Codes – Click on T1 – Edit Rate – change to 15.0 Ok – Apply – Save – type in 15% – Save From 1st December 08 should be at 15% as well as any purchase invoices dated from the 1st, however any purchase invoices received up to 30th November will be at 17.5% so you will have to make sure that the “Net” and the “VAT” amounts on Sage are correct as Sage will be calculating it at 15% and not 17.5%. More details here from Sage
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After nokia has abandoned it’s Intellisync Business Messaging Solution I have moved some business clients who unfortunately still don’t like the look and feel of blackberries from Intellisync to Mail for Exchange. I formatted the device to delete the Intellisync application and settings ( Make sure you backup all of your data before using Nokia PC Suite! I did this by powering the Phone off , turn on with the (*)the(3)and the (green phone) pressed down untill the welcome screened displayed asking the input for the country. I downloaded the latest version of Mail for which can be found here. Upon installing Mail for Exchange on a Nokia E90 via Nokia PC Suite ( Dragging and dropping the file on the Phone) , I came across the following error “Unable to install no access” For some reason , this was down to an out of date version of the .SIS file , Redownloaded S60_3_1.SISX and it worked fine! Setting up the phone was a breeze as all the clients details are on the exchange server. Setup the new profile with the Email ,Username , Password , Domain Name and Settings for GPRS ( Default GPRS connection) , it will try to autodetect the mailserver using Exchange 2007’s auto configuration and if it fails , point the mail server to the external address of the server ( Usually mail.companyserver.com , accept the certificate and your off! )
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Blackberry Storm

Blackberry Storm

I had the chance this week to get my hands on a blackberry storm to test to play with and to compare against my week using an Iphone! I found the Storm to have some very cool features. It had a dead battery when I first received , so I plugged it straight in to the power lead to try and fire it up and get straight on the web. However upon plugging the blackberry in and the flashing of the red light. The phone would not power on for some reason. Removing the power cord and trying to power the phone on by holding the power button produced a white screen for a brief few seconds then to nothing. Turns out you have to leave the blackberry storm plugged in for 5 Minutes while it charges , and when it has enough juice in the battery to power on , it will do it by its self! After power on with the minimum amount of battery , Radio is automatically turned off untill 10% battery level is achieved ( Which can be found in Settings , Status and Battery level ). You will then need to go to Connections in the settings menu and turn on the Radio! Email Synchronisation Blackberry’s are really easy to setup when it comes down to email. Setup the users account using the Blackberry Internet Service using your providers webpanel as below Vodafone Blackberry Internet Services Orange Blackberry Internet Services Tmobile Blackberry Internet Services Upon entering the Blackberrys PIN and IMEI number found in Options and Status , the Vodafone Blackberry Internet Services came back with an account already created with that PIN. Fine , click on forgotten password and get Vodafone to send the password and details to the Phone. The message was recieved on the phone , however the message that came was not one I was expecting “Please use your device to access Blackberry Internet Service” Managing a users phone email settings via their phone instead of a webpage where you can manage it is a pain! To disable Automatic Login and this error message Open up your providers Blackberry Internet Service page on the blackberry through the web browser , it should log in in automatically. Select “Create User Name” This will run you though the setup of your Blackberry Internet Service Username and password and the validation of the existing emails on the device. After you have followed this through you will be able to access your Blackberry Internet Service from a web browser
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printer-migration

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Migrating Printers from One server to the other can be a harmless process and here’s how! First download “Windows Print Migrator 3.1” usually found here if not google it Open the printer migrator on your Old server ( The one you wish to transfer the printers from ) and Select the Action Menu then Backup This will backup all your printers drivers , shares and names etc to a cab file Open the printer migrator on your new server , and Action Menu then Restore. This now replicates the printer setup you had on your old server. All that needs to happen now is the clients need to readd the printers using the new server. This can be automated with this script saved as a .vbs and entered under a group policy for the OU Click on the more to see the code!

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Tor Not Working

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After the installation of the Tor project , The tor client would connect however the Tor Network Map stayed blank and followed errors frequent errors of <Path Empty> and failed. This also lead privoxy to display resolving error’s due to tor not connecting. This issue was down to the local clock on the computer being set incorrectly
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