Sunday 30 January 2005

How to turn off comments in .Text

For me the GUI doesn't allow it so I simply used DbaMgr2K to edit the .Text SQL tables directly. I changed the Flag field in table blog_Config from 63 to 47. The value 16 is the binary switch to allow comments on or off.

Commenting turned off

As I'm currently being swamped with feedback spam for "On-line Casinos", I've temporarily turned off commenting. You can leave any comments you wish here.

Comment Spam

Got my first blog comment spam today. Shame I subscribe to this way of thinking. ;-)

Thursday 27 January 2005

How to change the default route in Cisco IOS

Type the following. Replace text with your own values:

telnet hostname

enable username
passwordconf t
ip route gatewayip^Z
write mem
show ip route

Thursday 13 January 2005

Do not move the Exchange groups!

Two groups (Exchange Enterprise Servers and Exchange Domain Servers) are created during Exchange "setup /domainprep".
One group (Exchange Services) is created during the installation of the Exchange ADC.

Do not move these groups from thier default location (Users) otherwise additional setup operations will fail and, more worringly, the Exchange SA will not start.

More details can be found here:

Free eMail certificates

You can obtain them from here:

Controlling how often the RUS runs

Apart from the schedule that is available to control the RUS, you can see the interval that the RUS uses by looking at the msExchPollInterval attribute on the domain or enterprise RUS service:
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Searching Multiple Public Folders in Outlook

Outlook does not support searching of multiple public folders from the advanced find index. This apparently is by design as the folders will not necessarily be consistant on all servers at all times. There are a couple of tools you can achieve to do this however.

Sharepoint will allow you to create a searchable index of public folders.

Lookout can index selected public folders from the Outlook client.

There is an interesting discussion of this here.

Changing the Display name in Active Directory

By using ADSIEdit you can change the display specifiers used to construct the users display name. The only usable ones I have found for the ADUC dialogue box are:
<%givenName> First name
<%sn> Surname
<%initials> Initials

givenName, sn and initials are all attribute names taken from the schema. It may be possible to use other attributes if you create users other than with ADUC. Anyone know?

How to customise Exchange email addresses

If you have a recipient policy that generates non-unique email addresses in Exchange 2003 then the recipient update service will add numeric characters to make it unique.  For example if you have this as your email address:

You'll get the following addresses:

To control this you might want to take a look at KB article 285136:

IMF Archive Manager

I knew this tool existed but lost track of it.  The tool allows you to examine mail that has been archived by the IMF filter that can be added to Exchange 2003.  Microsoft allow you to archive the mail but provide no easy tool to look at it.

Head on over here: