Category «Misc»

Changing Sage Directories

If you move the folder containing the sage directories (e.g. to a new server) you will need to edit each PC to point to the new location. Its helpful to know the directory locations before undertaking this! You will also need to re-enter the serial and activation code.  Sage Payroll Windows 7 In c:\programdata\sage\payroll delete …

Get Server Serial Number

You can use the below commands to get a servers serial number (e.g. Dell Service Tag) whilst connected remotely. Windows (needs WMI to be installed) Wmic bios get serialnumber Linux (RHEL) Dmidecode |grep –m 1 ‘Serial Number’

Create a Broadcom Team with Netgear Switch

In this example I am creating a Broadcom Team (Using Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 3) on Windows 2008R2 with 2 Gigabit adaptors and Netgear GS724TS switch Open the Broadcom Advanced Control suite and go to the Team Management section. If you do not have the “Team management” option then chances are you need to install …

How to backup SSL certificate

In this example I am backing up an SSL certificate from a Windows 2008 R2 server. Step 1 – Open Certificates Management Console Go to the “start menu”, then “run” then and enter “mmc”. The MMC window should open. Add the “certificates” snapin as shown below Select “computer account” and “local computer” Step 2 – …

Choosing RAID level for your SAN

The below chart gives an overview of the strong and weak points of each RAID level. I would summarise this as RAID5 – Choose when you want to maximise capacity. Only suitable for small installations RAID6 – A slightly more fault tolerant version of the RAID5 with slightly less capacity RAID10 – When performance is …

Scheduled Inventory Job in Backup Exec

This article explains how to create a scheduled inventory job in Backup Exec. Step 1 – Create a batch file Create a batch file with the below content and save it into a directory. c: cd \”program files”\symantec\”backup exec” BEMCMD -o117 -d”<name-of-drive-in-backup-exec” Run the batch file to test it. You should see and inventory job …

Using the Blackberry Enterprise Transporter Tool

You can use the Blackberry Enterprise Transported Tool to migrate users from one Blackberry server to anther when the servers are using separate SQL databases. In the below example I am migrating users between 2 separate versions of BESX. In this example I am using new SRP and CAL info. I recommend having a read …

Setup Draytek to Draytek VPN

In this example I am setting up a site to site VPN between 2 Draytek 2710 routers. Both routers will need to have static IPs on their WAN interface. The network in this example is setup with one router on 192.168.1.1 and the other on 192.168.2.1 as shown below.The router in Site B is the …