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Howto: Use msizap to remove orphaned cached Windows Installer Data Files to increase free disk space

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Msizap is a command-line tool that can delete the configuration data that Windows Installer maintains for products that it installs, including the directories, files, registry subkeys, and registry entries in which Windows Installer stores configuration data. Running msizap.exe with the G parameter removes orphaned cached Windows Installer data files for all users. Running this command […]

Howto: Edit network card bindings in Windows Server 2008

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Figuring out how to edit the order of NIC bindings on a Windows 2008 Server took quite a bit of Googling. It seems that you need to know a secret key combination to be able to view the Advanced tab, where the option to edit the NIC bindings is located. To edit the network card […]

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 […]

Fix: The error returned when trying to retrieve these settings from the local security policy database (%windir%\security\database\secedit.sdb) was: The parameter is incorrect

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Howto fix error when opening Windows Server 2003 Local Security Policy: The Group Policy security settings that apply to this machine could not be determined. The error returned when trying to retrieve these settings from the local security policy database (%windir%\security\database\secedit.sdb) was: The parameter is incorrect. All local security settings will be displayed, but no […]

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: 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: […]

Fix for ConsoleOne.exe error – The procedure entry point WpSUDataLength could not be located in the dynamic link library gwenv1.dll

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Some of our administrators received the following messages when launching ConsoleOne 1.3.6f after updating to Groupwise version 7.0.3 snapins from version 6.5.5: The procedure entry point WpSUDataLength could not be located in the dynamic link library gwenv1.dll.    and An error occuring during ConsoleOne Startup.  ERROR:  java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: ititIDs   The fix was to  copy gwenv1.dll from the […]

Fix for make install / compiler issues with Intel e1000 NIC driver in SLES 10

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How I was able to make and install the Intel e1000 NIC driver in SLES 10 Linux: Steps 1 through 3 of the e1000-8.0.6.tar.gz readme file are simple enough to follow when making the Intel e1000 network card driver on SLES 10 SP2.     1. Move the base driver tar file to the directory […]

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 […]