by lunarg on November 18th 2016, at 14:44

When running Get-ReceiveConnector, the contents of the RemoteIPRanges field may be truncated if there are a lot of entries. You can "expand" the list:

Get-ReceiveConnector MyConnector | Select -expand RemoteIPRanges | FT

This will expand each of the IP range objects and FT makes sure it's nicely formatted in a table. For single addresses, you only need the LowerBound column, but if ranges have been specified, you probably want both columns.

by lunarg on November 18th 2016, at 14:43
Now that Skype for Business 2016 for Mac is publicly available, you could get rid of the old Lync for Mac 2011. Preferably, this should be a clean uninstall. Microsoft has released KB2691870, explaining how to do this.

The uninstall is not very elaborate: dragging the Lync application to the Trash is sufficient but leaves configuration, preferences and chat history on your Mac. To get rid of those, remove the following files:




Remove these folders:

~/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Microsoft Lync Data

~/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Microsoft   ...
by lunarg on November 7th 2016, at 16:40
If your Windows 7 happens to be stuck in Startup Repair, where allowing it to repair your computer still results in going back to Startup Repair, and restoring a restore point doesn't help either, you could try to manually restore the Windows Registry to the last known good configuration.

Allow your computer to boot into Startup Repair, but rather than letting it perform the automatic repairs, click to go to the System Recovery Options menu. From there, you can open a command prompt.

Locate the system drive: this is usually the C: drive, but if not, navigate to other drivers and look for folders like Program Files, Users and Windows.

Once you've found the correct drive, navigate to the fo  ...
by lunarg on November 3rd 2016, at 15:41
An SSL certificate and private key can be stored in many formats. Sometimes, it may be necessary to convert from one format to another. One such case is where you have a private and public key (certificate) in PKCS12 (PFX-file) format, and need the individual certificate and private key in X509 format. You can use OpenSSL to perform the conversion.

A PFX-file generally contains both the private and public key (certificate) and is usually secured with a passphrase. If the PFX-file you want to convert is secured with a password, you will need this in order to perform the conversion. If you do not have the password, there's no way to reset this and the PFX-file will be unusable. When performin  ...
by lunarg on October 28th 2016, at 08:58

You can easily backup the complete configuration of a Brocade FC switch through the CLI. It works similar to that of a Dell or Cisco switch, allowing to copy the configuration to a remote server. FTP, SCP, SFTP and others are supported.

Log on to your switch through the CLI, then:

Switch1:admin> configupload
Protocol (scp, ftp, sftp, local) [ftp]: scp
Server Name or IP Address [host]:
User Name [user]: remoteuser
Path/Filename [<home dir>/config.txt]: /home/remoteuser/switch1.txt
Section (all|chassis|switch [all]): all
remoteuser@'s password:

configUpload complete: All selected config parameters are uploaded
by lunarg on October 27th 2016, at 11:34

If you encounter the following error message while trying to backup the internal database (IDB):

Putting the Internal Database into the backup mode failed.

The reason might be due to the backup being initiated by the Inet process which may run as a certain user account that has not been added to the impersonation of the cell manager.

To resolve, follow these steps:

  1. Start the DP GUI. Choose "Clients"
  2. Right-click the cell manager, delete the existing impersonation.
  3. Add a new impersonation and enter the correct credentials (usually the service account).
by lunarg on October 12th 2016, at 15:46
I found this little snippet online that allows you to preparse your Powershell scripts to ensure there are no syntax errors in it. This is useful if you need to know the script is error-free but are otherwise unable to run it.

Source: Contents of file TestScript.ps1param($path, [switch]$verbose)if ($verbose) { $VerbosePreference = ‘Continue’}trap { Write-Warning $_; $false; continue }& `{ $contents = get-content $path $contents = [string]::Join([Environment]::NewLine, $contents) [void]$ExecutionContext.InvokeCommand.NewScriptBlock($contents) Write-Verbose "Pars  ...
by lunarg on September 19th 2016, at 11:59
If you get a keyserver time out when trying to download a public key from a public GPG server, you may need to check your firewall settings. When receiving a public key, gpg connects to TCP port 11371, which not commonly opened up when you are behind a strict firewall. Luckily, most key servers also listen on port 80, allowing to get the public keys through that port.

When attempting to download a key and you are not able to connect to the default port, you will get something like:

gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 94558F59gpg: requesting key 94558F59 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.comgpg: keyserver timed outgpg: keyserver receive failed: keyserver error

To force gpg to d  ...