Halo: Nightfall

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First trailer of Halo nightfall has been released. Here’s the official description from Microsoft: “Halo: Nightfall follows the origin story of legendary manhunter Jameson Locke (Mike Colter) and his team as they are caught in a horrific terrorist attack while investigating terrorist activity on the distant colony world of Sedra. Led by Locke, the Office… Read more »

Hyper-V 2012 : “no active network adapters found”

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So your playing… sorry… learning/working with Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) and installing/configuring virtual switches.   Your configuration doesn’t take and in the Job’s windows from VMM, you see something like the following: –   You log onto the physical console of the server and see that the network connection, now reads  “no active network adapters found”. Of… Read more »

Clicking Links from Word/Excel doesn’t launch IE

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Had an irritating issue, when clicking http links from within Word and else where, you receive something like : “This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer” “Your organization’s policies are preventing us from completing this action for you. For more info, please contact your help desk.” This appears to… Read more »

Progress Update 2

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I missed my self imposed deadline.  :-( iConfig is now up and running, shall we call it in Beta, it’s not perfect and there is a lot more I could do.  I wanted to get this out in the world and draw a line under it and if people like it then I shall invest… Read more »

DirectAccess

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I’ve been wanting to play around with Microsoft Direct Access since it was first released with Windows Server 2008.  The issue back then way the requirement for multiply public IP Addresses, which was out of reach for my home broadband connectivity at the the time. If you haven’t come across Direct Access, it’s a VPN… Read more »

Getting Distracted…Introducing SMTP Test Tool

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Like I don’t have enough projects going on, yet to be completed but coming along nicely. Working on networks and trying to prove SMTP is working through firewalls etc.. Most people just use Telnet, which is fine until you want to send an email, sure you can send an email via telnet. This can be… Read more »

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 – Firewall won’t start, BFE won’t start, access denied

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I was working on a PC and the firewall would not start it had been infected by malware, I had cleaned it up but it still wouldn’t start. After some Bing’ing   I came across this utility of Eset. http://kb.eset.com/library/ESET/KB%20Team%20Only/Malware/ServicesRepair.exe Download it and ran it and all started working as you would expect.

Progress Update 1

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I have been working on this over the last few days.  I was shocked to discover how close I was to a fully working application.  I’ve resolved a bug which was preventing the configuration being loaded by iOS.  I’ve tested on iOS 7 and to my surprise and relief all still works.  I’m currently working… Read more »

Virtual Box: VM won’t start OS X Mavericks

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Installed OS X Mavericks and VM Box now doesn’t work. I’ve been getting the following error, failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_OWNER_NOT_ROOT). Here’s how to solve. 1. Open Terminal 2. Type the following : sudo chown root /Applications 3. VM Should start. This was happening to me on the latest version of Virtual Box and OS X… Read more »

Exchange 365 : MX Records

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We have been running into issues of late with Microsoft’s Hosted Exchange (Office 365) Platform and reliable and consistent email delivery. MX Record Overview This is what I believe to be a typical configuration of a SME email configuration. We have a domain, lets say, example.com.  example.com has two MX records set, with different priorities set…. Read more »