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06.20.2012

Search network shares on OSX lion

After reading through many articles it seems that there is no built in way for osx lion to search network drives. We have found a free app called Easyfind that allows you to search any location on your mac as well as inside archives, files and folders. You can download it from their website http://www.devontechnologies.com/products/freeware.html

12.22.2011

Increase SBS 2003 to 2008 or 2011 migration time period

To increase the time allowed from 21 days to any time that you want you need to disable the sbcrexe.exe process (or SBS Core Service). To achieve this follow the steps below: Download process explorer from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653 Run process explorer and suspend the sbcrexe.exe file. Note do not kill the process as it will just […]

12.19.2011

Exchange forms based authentication service not starting after reboot

We have had issues with the form based authentication service not starting on SBS 2011 servers. Basically from researching different sites it appears that event though the service doesn’t have any dependencies it is waiting for other services to start before it will start. The fix that seems to work the best is to change […]

11.2.2011

SBS 2011 Radius Authentication Setup for Cisco ASA

I read through several articles for server 2008 and 2008r2 and they all seemed to have bits of the configuration needed for the SBS 2011 server to authenticate but not all of the settings. I have managed to get both mac and windows clients authenticated using the method below: Install Network Policy server by going […]

10.5.2011

Mac remote desktop connection cannot verify the identity of the computer

If you are having an issue getting remote desktop to connect to a windows server via rdp it is probably due to the domain field in the connection having information entered. For some reason the rdp that mac uses even though it is written by microsoft doesn’t support the domain field. To fix this issue […]

10.4.2011

Backup virtual machine in hyperv using windows backup

To backup a virtual server using windows backup you first need to add the hyperv writer. To do this you can either edit the registry as below or download the microsoft fix it tool from-

09.21.2011

Adding additional passwords in teamviewer

The latest version of teamviewer allows you to have multiple passwords so different users can log in with different passwords. In order to add the additional passwords open team viewer options, go to the security section and press the manager additional passwords

09.9.2011

Webdav IIS 6 HTTP Error 404 File or directory not found user permissions with goodreader

I found that after setting up webdav on a server for access by goodreader on my ipad, some folders I could access with no problem, but other sub folders would give the HTTP Error 404 shown below.   The page cannot be found The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its […]

07.25.2011

Configure Authoritative time server in server 2008

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05.19.2011

Copy all drivers from existing system for rebuild and keep drivers up-to-date

http://www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax/ DriverMax is a new-