Fix: Windows 2008 server is displayed as Windows Vista in McAfee EPO agent console

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One of my newly deployed Windows 2008 servers was being identified in the McAfee EPO 4.0 admin console as a Windows Vista machine. This was curious to me, since I had created this Windows 2008 server from the same media as it’s predecessors, and had installed all the same versions of software onto it, such […]

Free Microsoft eBook: Windows Vista Resource Kit, Second Edition

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Microsoft Press is making the Windows Vista Resource Kit, Second Edition a free download for one month only. The catch is you have to sign up for the Microsoft Press Book Connection Newsletter, which will give you notification of offers, register, and download the free eBook selection of the month. The book is written by […]

Howto: Authenticate to eDirectory via the Novell Client, command line style

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I have a backup script that runs on a Windows 2003 server that requires Novell client authentication.  Here’s how to authenticate to eDirectory via the command line, which means it’s scriptable!  The syntax is: c:\windows\system32\LOGINW32.EXE  .user.ou.o /PWD password /CONT Alternatively, you could map a drive to an eDirectory server (Netware, SLES Linux or Windows), which […]

Howto: Mount a Windows share on SLES linux using cifs

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This post is mainly for my own benefit.  I mount Windows shares on my SuSE linux box so infrequently, I have to dig through past notes to remind myself what the syntax is. To mount a Windows share on SLES linux using cifs: mount -t cifs -o username=jsmith //po5/gwdompri /mnt/po5/gwdompri where: jsmith is the user […]

Reinstalling the McAfee Common Management Agent Framework (framepkg.exe) without a reboot

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Normally reinstalling the McAfee Common Management Agent (CMA) requires a reboot in order for the server to be properly displayed in the EPO management interface.  Here’s how to perform the reinstall, minus the reboot requirement.  1.  Connect to the Windows server console by logging directly onto the server, or by connecting via RDP by running […]

Fix: Cannot find Groupwise users to add to the Blackberry Enterprise Server

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A user was recently having issues with his Groupwise email on his Blackberry, so our BES admin planned on removing him from BES, then re-adding him.  Removing the user was no problem, but the admin was quite suprised to find out he could not re-add the user.  When searching for the user to add, the […]

After upgrading to BES 4.1.3 or higher for Groupwise, excessive GWXMLData::ContactSyncRecordToXML warnings appear in the Windows Application log

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Blackberry KB15941 exlains that starting with BES 4.1, additional warnings are logged to the Blackberry Messaging and Windows Application log.  These warnings are informational in nature, and do not indicate a problem. If you’d like to reduce or eliminate these messages, KB04342 says to edit the EventLogLevel DWORD value  of the appropriate BES service located […]

Viewing Pending Messages by user in Blackberry Manager

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After our recent upgrade of our Blackberry Enterprise Server from version 4.0.7 to 4.1.14, I  noticed the total pending message counts shown in the BES MAGT log file never droppped below 275.  I was concerned about this, thinking that the server was busy and could never get all messages processed, even during times of light […]

How to test Groupwise POA SOAP connectivity

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To test your Groupwise POA for SOAP connectivity, type the following from a workstation command prompt:   telnet POAserverIP 7191   where POAserverIP is the IP address or FQDN of your post office agent. You should receive a response similar to:   HTTP/1.0 500 Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2009 09:13:20 GMT Server: Windows GroupWise POA 7.0.3 […]

Fix for ConsoleOne Error -634 The target server does not have a copy of what the source

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Error seen when attempting to authenticate to eDirectory in ConsoleOne on SLES 10 Linux:  (Error-634) The target server does not have a copy of what the source server is requesting. Or, the source server has no objects that match the request and has no referrals on which to search for the object.  The SLES Linux […]