Category «Misc»

Setup Windows Server SMTP Relay

This article explains how to create an SMTP relay on windows server. We have found that after migrating businesses to Office365 there are certain applications that need to send emails. By creating a local SMTP relay you bypass the need to relay the emails through Office365. In this example we are installing and SMTP relay …

Setup vCenter Appliance

In this article I am setting up a vCenter appliance and configuring it with Active Directory.   1 – Download and deploy appliance Log onto vmware.com and browse to the download section. Log onto one of your ESXi hosts and deploy via the VI client. I would also check the time on the ESXi hosts …

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Install a GoDaddy SSL Certificate on IIS7

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How To remove a cisco switch from a stack

Firstly identify the switch you want to remove. You can do this by running “sh run” on the switch stack. You should get an output similar to the below. In this instance I am looking to remove switch 4 (switch 4 provision ws-c3750g-48ts) I suggest verifying that switch 4 is the switch you think it …

Backup Exec Support Tool

There is a Backup Exec support tool which can help diagnose any issues (like the Microsoft Best Practise Analyzer), You can download the tool from here. http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH135126 When running this tool please log in as the user account which is set in Backup Exec for accurate results.

Recreating Windows Profiles

You may need to recreate a windows profile when rebuilding a PC, or dealing with file corruption. This article lists the various files/folders that should be copied over from the “old” profile. To recreate a profile I recommend logging on as administrator and renaming the old profile – e.g. c:\users\JoeBloggs.old (windows 7) or c:\documents and …

Save time rebuilding PCs and Servers with double driver

Anyone who has rebuilt a PC or laptop will have found that you can spend quite some time hunting around for device drivers. Double Driver is a utility that extracts drivers from a system prior to it being rebuilt. Once windows has been reinstalled you can use double driver to reinstall the drivers. I’ve used …

Unknown Devices in Device Manager

Occasionally windows is unable to identify some hardware in a PC and the device is listed in device manager as unknown. This article explains how to troubleshoot this. The quickest and easiest way is to select reinstall driver and use windows update to find the driver. This however doesn’t always work. To manually find the …