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Howto: Generate many files of a particular size in Windows

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I was recently performing some performance testing that required me to copy many files of a particular size from one Windows XP workstation to a Windows 2003 server. I had a heck of a time figuring out how to batch generate the test files. Finally I cam across the fsutil tool, which is included on […]

Howto: Enable SSL on Windows Media Services Web Administration Site running on Windows 2008 / IIS 7.0

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The Windows Media Services (Web) web site does not use encrypted connections by default. Here’s how to enable SSL on the administration web site. 1. In Server Manager, expand Roles > Web Server (IIS) > Internet Information Services (IIS Manager). Highlight the IIS 7.0 web server 2. Under Security, Select Server Certificates 3. On the […]

Howto: Delegate administrative rights to Windows Media Services Web Administration to non-admins

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As an administrator, follow these steps to delegate administrative rights to Windows Media Services Web Administration to non-admins. This has been tested on a server running Windows Server 2008. 1. Create a local, non-administrator group that is named WMS Local Administrators on the server computer that is running Windows Media Services. Add the user account […]

Howto: Change the IP address of a Dell 4/P DRAC from the command line without rebooting the server

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Normally you configure a Dell Remote Access Card (DRAC) when a server is initially commissioned. Once the card is set, administrators rarely if ever need to modify the settings. If you do need to change the settings, the server needs to be restarted so the DRAC BIOS can be modified, which obviously results in system […]

Howto: Move the Windows Server 2003 Inetpub directory from default directory c:\Inetpub to another drive letter

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Here’s how to move the Windows Server 2003 Inetpub directory from default directory c:\Inetpub to another drive, d:\Inetpub in this example. 1. From a command prompt type: xcopy c:\inetpub d:\inetpub /O /X /E /H /K This will copy the IIS Inetpub directory, it’s contents, and the file permissions to the new drive. See KB 323007 […]

Howto Fix: McAfee VirusScan 8.5i McAfee Common Framework returned error fffff95b

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The reason you are likely receiving the McAfee Common Framework returned error fffff95b message is because the FrameworkManifest.xml file has become corrupt. To resolve this error, you need to copy the FrameworkManifest.xml from a working computer. If you do not have access to a working computer, you need to uninstall, reboot, and reinstall the McAfee […]

Howto: Stop Backup Exec from failing entire backup jobs when corrupt files are encountered

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Here is the registry entry to stop Backup Exec from failing backup jobs when corrupt files are encountered [For Backup Exec versions 9x and 10x] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VERITAS\Backup Exec\Engine\Backup [For Backup Exec versions 11x and 12x] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SYMANTEC\Backup Exec for Windows\Backup Exec\Engine\Backup On the menu bar, select Edit | Add Value In the Value name field, type in […]

Howto: export Groupwise External Entity File IDs (FID) to a text file

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Earlier this month I wrote about how to export Groupwise user File IDs (FIDs) to a text file. What I did not initially realize is this dumps only the user FIDs, not the Groupwise External Entity FIDs. To dump a listing of your organization’s Groupwise External Entity FIDs, run the following from a Netware server’s SYS:\PUBLIC directory: […]

Howto: export Groupwise File IDs (FID) to a text file

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To dump a listing of your organization’s Groupwise user FIDs, run the following from a Netware server’s SYS:\PUBLIC directory: nlist user=* show “NGW: File ID” >fids.txt /R /S where: fids.txt is the name of the file to export to /R = objects at [ROOT] context /S = Objects throughout all subordinate contexts [update November 21, […]

Howto: Import Organizational Root CA certificates into Internet Explorer to get rid of Security Alert pop-ups

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Yesterday I wrote about how to create eDirectory SSL certificates with alternate names to use across round robin DNS load balanced web servers.  Today I’ll discuss how to import the Organizational Root CA certificates into Internet Explorer to get rid of the Security Alert pop-ups. To begin with, only a few Trusted Root Certification Authority certificates are […]