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  • Windows Azure Active Directory Sync Set CoexistenceConfigureation Error
    on Oct 24, 2014
    SoftwareWindows ServerWhile setting up Office 365 I ran into an issue with the Active Directory Synchronization tool, at the configuration stage I was presented with the error "Set-CoexistenceConfiguration was unable to modify the source pr...
  • Unable to delete a folder with a trailing space
    on May 22, 2014
    SoftwareWindows ServerWindows ClientProblem: Two folders on a file server I administer had been created with a space at the end of the folder name.   If I tried to delete these folders I got the message "Could not find the item"...
  • Changing a Windows Product Key Using Command Prompt
    on Mar 27, 2014
    SoftwareWindows ClientFrom time to time the need arises to change a Windows product key, the below uses slmgr.vbs to change the Windows product key and activates Windows; - Open an Administrative Command Prompt - Enter the command slmgr.vbs /ipk &l...
  • Getting a list of Linux users via the shell
    on Mar 24, 2014
    SoftwareLinuxIf you have a need to find the user accounts present on a linux computer via te shell the below command should help; cat /etc/passwd | grep "/home" | cut -d: -f1 This will list all users on the computer that have a home dir...
  • Finding SUSE and openSUSE version number and service pack level via the shell
    on Mar 18, 2014
    SoftwareLinuxTo find the version of SUSE or openSUSE and the service pack / patch level installed via the shell run the command; cat /etc/SuSE-release You should get an output like the below; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86_64) VERSIO...
  • WSUS Clients failing to download updates (80244019)
    on Sep 20, 2013
    SoftwareWindows Update Problem Clients were unable to download updates from our internal WSUS server, the download failed with error 80244019 however the same clients could download the updates fine directly from Microsoft. Cause A couple of week...
  • Citrix XenApp Health Monitor
    on Aug 26, 2013
    SoftwareCitrix XenAppDetails   Recently I had a need for a tool that would easily allow me or our Service Desk to monitor the health of our XenApp farm, there are obviously commercial products for this but I just needed something simple and...
  • Disabling and Enabling All SQL Server Agent Jobs
    on Aug 23, 2013
    SoftwareSQLAs part of a recent Microsoft SQL Server migration project I had a need to disabled and enable all of the Agent Jobs as various points, the below scripts did the job. This scripts have been tested on SQL 2005 to 2012 Disable All Jobs...
  • IBM iSeries Client Access License Error on Citrix XenApp
    on Feb 25, 2013
    SoftwareIBM Client AccessProblem: I recently had the need to deploy IBM Client Access 6.1 on a Citrix XenApp 6.5 farm, everything was fine for the first month or so and then users started getting the error "PC5250 License Error CWB0999 Une...
  • Citrix XenApp Rolling Reboot Script
    on Feb 24, 2013
    SoftwareCitrix XenAppI want to share one of my recent finds, I have a Citrix farm that has users logged on 24/7 so scheduling a reboot is difficult. Luckily Dane Young over at has created a rolling reboot script that does a great job.
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