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by lunarg on March 14th 2013, at 14:38

Use these to set up mobile internet on your device:

  • APN name:
  • Username: base
  • Password: base
by lunarg on March 14th 2013, at 12:16

When you're planning on configuring Fax Services on Server 2008, 2008R2, and their SBS counterparts (SBS 2008 and SBS 2011), it's strongly recommended to install these hotfixes as they resolve intermittent crashes with the Fax Server services.

It's highly recommended to install both hotfixes. On the link above, select the proper hotfix for your version of Windows Server. For SBS-users, select these:

  • SBS 2008 → 2008
  • SBS 2011 → 2008R2
by lunarg on March 14th 2013, at 10:51
The SBS 2011 Fax printer 32-bit drivers currently shipped with SBS 2011 are not compatible with Windows XP. They only work with Vista and newer. Attempting to send a fax on an XP machine with these settings does nothing and no error messages are displayed.

To solve, you can use the driver from SBS 2003 SP2, as these are compatible with the SBS 2011 Fax system. They can be found inside the Windows 2003 SP2 download (see below for detailed instructions), or directly from an SBS 2003 (located in c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3. The files you need are these:







Most people won't have an SBS 2003 with SP2 anymore.   ...
by lunarg on March 14th 2013, at 09:11

When you've recently changed your password, you will continuously be prompted to type in your password everytime you want to sync, and you don't see an option to always be signed in.

To resolve, you have to select to sign in as a different user, then re-enter your credentials. Signing in as a different user will show the checkbox to enable always be signed in. This method won't affect your synced data.

by lunarg on March 13th 2013, at 11:13

Simple Linux Load is a simple disk and CPU load generator to stress linux servers. I mashed this up when I had to put some load on a machine to troubleshoot issues with it which were only occuring under load.

It consists of two very simple shell scripts, each generating and deleting a 4GB file, and this in a loop.

  • the file is filled with random numbers, and stresses the CPU more than the disk;
  • the file is filled with zeroes, and stresses the disk more than the CPU.

There's no licensing on these scripts. You can do with it whatever you want.

by lunarg on March 5th 2013, at 16:11

You can disable the password expiration for one or more users through Powershell.

$cred = Get-Credential

Connect-MSOLService -credential $cred

Get-MSOLUser | Set-MsolUser -PasswordNeverExpires $true

Note that you need to have the Microsoft Online cmdlets:

by lunarg on February 28th 2013, at 14:38

Add this line to the server config:

push "redirect-gateway def1"
by lunarg on February 23rd 2013, at 11:13
Windows SBS has a nasty habbit of taking forever to shutdown/restart. This is because there's a built-in waiting mechanism to allow enough time for the Exchange-services to shutdown. Unfortunately this delay is usually a whole lot longer than it normally would take if you were to stop the Exchange-services yourself. Because the delay does no longer occur when the Exchange-services are already stopped manually, I usually tend to stop Exchange first, then do the shutdown/restart.

Because Exchange consists of many services, at work, we wrote some helper scripts to stop all Exchange-services with only a mouse click, allowing for a quicker shutdown/restart of a server. I've decided to share thes  ...
by lunarg on February 23rd 2013, at 11:02

It's possible for Synology devices running DSM 3 or higher to enable support for NTFS ACL's. This allows Windows-users to set up Security through Windows Explorer itself. Most of the ACL types are supported.

NTFS ACL's have to be enabled for a share through the web-interface:

by lunarg on February 13th 2013, at 16:41
After upgrading ESXi to 5.1 on an USB device, you may get a warning message stating that the system logs are stored on non-persistent storage.

Since version 5.1, system logs are kept on the default scrap partition. If it's not specified, it defaults to ramdisk, which is non-persistent; upon rebooting, the system logs will be cleared.

To resolve the issue, you can manually specify a location for the logs to be stored. This can be any configured datastore (VMFS or NFS). To configure this, go to the configuration of your ESXi host, Software, Advanced Settings.

In the tree on your left, find the Syslog, global configuration section and enter a datastore name in the field  ...
by lunarg on February 8th 2013, at 14:03

Restarting OpenVPN on the CLI of a pfSense can be done using the following command:

echo "<?php include(''); openvpn_resync_all();?>" | php -q

This issues a restart command as if you would via the web-interface.

by lunarg on January 18th 2013, at 13:10

OpenVPN is finally available on Apple iOS!

This means you will now be able to connect through OpenVPN via your iPhone and iPad devices. It is available through the AppStore:

More info about OpenVPN on pfSense:

by lunarg on January 16th 2013, at 17:57

To get this done, you need to install the proper update, downloaded from

Then, in the application that uses HTML Help, set its compatibility to Windows 98 / Windows Me.

by lunarg on January 10th 2013, at 17:53

You can disable SSL in fetchmail by adding this line to your rc file:

sslproto ssl23

This restricts fetchmail to only use SSLv2 and SSLv3, disabling TLSv1. Note that this will cause the connection to be unencrypted, unless you use a proper SSL plugin, or SSL is requested explicitly.

by lunarg on January 8th 2013, at 17:33

If you're missing one of the required Windows Update services, you can use the attached registry fixes to re-register the services in Windows.

Be sure to check the proper architecture (32/64 bits) and OS version when downloading the registry fixes. Use only as a last resort.
by lunarg on January 8th 2013, at 12:07

I found NcFTP to be a useful toolkit for use in scripting. Aside of a linux version, it also has precompiled binaries for Mac and Windows.

The toolkit contains different programs which are very useful for use in various scripting (such as automatic file upload/download, and more). Both regular FTP and SFTP are supported.

by lunarg on December 19th 2012, at 16:27

You may get error 8024A000 when checking for updates with Windows Update.

If you have recently changed your partition layout (resizing) or put in a new HD, you may get this error. The solution that seemed to work in my case, is to download and install the latest Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver (I know, what has this got to do with Windows Update, right?). After installation, Windows redetects the disks and, for some reason, Windows Update suddenly comes to life again.

by lunarg on December 10th 2012, at 13:19

It's very easy to stop the currently running backup of Windows Server Backup. Run this at a command prompt:

wbadmin stop job

You can add -quiet to disable the prompt.

by lunarg on November 28th 2012, at 13:02

An Asterisk TAPI driver, which is actually usable on Terminal Server:

It's not freeware, but is absolutely affordable, and is usable on Terminal Server (multi-user profiles).

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