Howto: Recreate a damaged Windows RSM database

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We’ve had all sorts of issues on two of out three backup servers.  Veritas Backup Exec and Windows Server 2003’s Removable Storage Manager do not play nicely together.  I keep receiving errors in one of the event logs that state:  Event ID 15 Source Removable Storage Serv   RSM cannot manage library CdRom0. The database […]

Howto: Fix Slow USB 2.0 file transfer on Windows XP

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USB storage devices can be optimized for either quick removal or performance.  If optimized for quick removal, data transfer can potentially be reduced to a crawl.  To optimize your USB drive for performance:  Right click on the USB drive and select properties Select the Hardware tab Under All Disk Drives, highlight your USB drive and […]

Howto: Install rdesktop on SLES 10 SP2 Linux

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rdesktop is software that allows a Linux client to connect to a Microsoft Windows server via RDP, much like mstsc.exe, which is Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) program. More precisely, describes the software as: rdesktop is an open source client for Windows Terminal Services, capable of natively speaking Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in order to present […]

Howto: Use the “Use Trusted App” utility to verify trusted applications and their keys can login to Groupwise post offices

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 Use Trusted App is a very handy tool that allows Groupwise administrators to verify that trusted applications can use their pre-defined keys to access Groupwise post offices and user mailboxes.  Using this program is extremely simple: 1) Download and extract 2) Run UseTrusted.exe 3) Specify the following information: – POA Address – POA C/S […]

Howto: test IMAP mail server availability using Telnet

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From a command prompt, initiate a connection with the mail server.  Use port 143 for IMAP, port 993 for seucre encrypted IMAPs: [sourcecode language=’html’] telnet 143 [/sourcecode] Authenticate to the IMAP server, specifiying user name and password [sourcecode language=’html’] A LOGIN username password [/sourcecode] Chose a folder: [sourcecode language=’html’] 01 Select INBOX [/sourcecode] Display  a […]

Howto: Redirect Groupwise 6.5 url /servlet/webacc to Groupwise 7 URL /gw/webacc

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Groupwise 6.5 WebAccess is accessed via http://yourserverDNSorIP/servlet/webacc, while Groupwise 7.0 WebAccess is accessed at http://yourserverDNSorIP/gw/webacc.  Here’s how to configure Apache to redirect the old WebAccess url to the updated one: 1) On the Netware server, edit sys:\apache2\conf\httpd.conf  2) At the bottom of the file paste the following line: redirect permanent /servlet/webacc http://yourserverDNSorIP/gw/webacc replacing yourserverDNSorIP with your […]

Howto: Minimize all Windows and show the Desktop in SLES Linux

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On my Windows machines I frequently use the Windows Key + D shortcut to minimize all open Windows to quickly access the desktop.  I had been meaning to find the equivalent key combination in SuSE Linux Server Enterprise 10’s Gnome desktop, and finally found out how to do it yesterday. The shortcut key combination to […]

Howto: Export Groupwise Classes of Service and SMTP Relay Rules

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Okay, maybe the title of this post is a bit misleading. I’m in the process of upgrading my organization’s Groupwise from 6.5.5 to 7.0.3.  I wanted to create a new GWIA object during the upgrade so I could fall back to the previous version if something went awry. I has one daunting problem that stood […]

Howto: Mount a USB device in SuSE Linux

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I have a Kingston USB flash drive that does not automatically mount itself on my SLES server on occasion.  TID 7000951 explains how to mount the drive manually: 1) From a terminal, run: lsmod |grep usb  make sure usb_storage is loaded.  If it is not, run: modprobe usb-storage 2) Plug the USB device in and run […]

Howto: Remotely disconnect a Terminal Services Session, Part 2

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Previously I discussed two methods for remotely disconnecting a terminal server session.  Today I discovered another way do disconnect my Windows 2000 server from my Windows XP workstation.  Here’s how I did it: 1) Launch a command prompt 2) Authenticate to the server: net use /user:administrator \\MyServer\c$ 3) Type: reset session 1 /server:MyServer Start with session […]