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Resolve a corrupt Open Directory LDAP database on a Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard Server

On August 14, 2014, Posted by , In Mac OS, With No Comments

Had an issue with our Mac OSX server recently where it had completley frozen so the only way of rebooting the server was forcefully shutting it down via the power button. This in return caused even bigger issues at bootup. None of our Mac users could login to any Mac….

Powershell for Windows Server and Exchange Administration

On August 14, 2014, Posted by , In Microsoft Certified Notes, With No Comments

If you have recently began using Windows 2008 servers and Exchange 2007 or 2010 then hopefully you are aware that these 2 products in particular are designed to be used with Powershell. To become a proficient Exchange administrator you are going to have to learn Powershell. It’s a necessity to…

Install custom ROM on HTC Desire

On August 14, 2014, Posted by , In Android, With No Comments

As a former owner of the HTC Desire I thought I would look at installing a new ROM on the phone. I have been using the Froyo update (2.2.) and its been great but the advantage of a custom ROM were things like improved battery life as well as a…

Removing old Backups from VMware VDR Appliance

On August 14, 2014, Posted by , In VMware, With No Comments

I recently setup VMware Data Recovery as a test to see how it all worked and whether it was a better alternative solution than what we were currently using. I found in some areas it was good but in the end decided to remove it as I was short on…

Introduce a Windows 2008 Server R2 DC to existing 2008 Windows Network

On August 14, 2014, Posted by , In Microsoft Certified Notes, With No Comments

I have just recently upgraded my test network which was historically a 2008 network with 1 DC and transferred it to a 2008 R2 network with. I will just outline below the steps I took with the migration: I used VMware workstation to conduct the migration. I teamed up the…

Transition from Exchange 2007 to 2010 Enterprise

On August 14, 2014, Posted by , In Microsoft Exchange, With No Comments

I have used Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise 64-bit. Install Windows Join Machine to Domain and setup Static Networking Ensure machine can ping rest of the network, check AD to ensure server is in the directory. Open up Powershell: Type following: 1. import-module servermanager – this will import a module for…

Create an image of Mac OSX

On August 14, 2014, Posted by , In Mac OS, With No Comments

One of the good things I like about a Mac is how easy it is to create an image of a MAC for backup/archive purposes. I recently needed to do this on a friends Mac Book Pro where he wanted to attempt to triple boot his Mac by installing Windows…

MCTS 70-640 – Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

On August 14, 2014, Posted by , In Microsoft Certified Notes, With No Comments

Below are just some of my notes I have made whilst studying for the MCTS exam 70-640. I will sort this section out the further I get into the study. Chapter 6 – Group Policy Management Domain based GPO’s and Default DC Policy are created by Active Directory and are…

Root Samsung Galaxy S2

On August 14, 2014, Posted by , In Android, With No Comments

Steps to Root Samsung Galaxy S2 on XWLP3 ICS Firmware 1.Download the rooting package. 2.Extract the contents of the zip file to a separate folder in your Computer. 3.After this open Odin. 4.Boot your phone into Download Mode. To do this, press the Volume Down button and Center button. While…