We recently had an issue with a client when attempting to access Outlook Web Access they received a blank page however the server was returning a 500 status. Attempting to access the Exchange Console the below error appeared. Continue reading
While Nagios does have a web interface as shown in the last post of this series we have decided to install V-Shell a php interface for Nagios.
Our first step is to setup Nagios. We are setting up Nagios on a Centos server with SE Linux disabled and the firewall with port 80 opened.
The steps to install Nagios on Centos 6.3 are:
As we have grown at One Metric we have had to grown our inferstructure to cope. In the last 12 months we have gone from running on a basic VPS to now over 10 virtual machines including web servers for our website and our CRM/Helpdesk, database servers, backup servers, mail servers and DNS servers.
I needed to setup FTP on a customers SBS 2011 server using IIS Manager Users (yuk). I followed Microsoft’s instructions however would always get login errors on the users. I eventually cracked it using the following instructions:
By default Exchange 2010 has a policy requiring mobile devices (iPhones/iPads and Android Devices) to have a pin code before the account can be setup. The following steps outline removing this policy:
Recently when attempting to migrate a customers SBS 2003 box to SBS 2011 we were getting the following error in our SourceTool.log
Recently we migrated a customer from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011. During this the setup on the SBS 2011 crashed. The SBS 2011 server was connected to the domain and replicating however the setup crashed setting up IIS. In Microsofts infinit wisdom they didn’t create a method to restart the setup so you have to roll the SBS 2003 active directory using the system state backups you created before starting the migration. These are the steps we used to do that. It is a bit of a mishmash of a couple of different procedures.
We recently had a client who had an issue that there print spooler kept crashing. Trying to restart it caused it to run for 30 seconds then crash again. The event log showed:
Faulting application name: spoolsv.exe, version: 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7aa85 Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7b96e Exception code: 0xc0000374 Fault offset: 0x000c37b7 Faulting process id: 0xf4c Faulting application start time: 0x01cc5b0edb7f76a9 Faulting application path: C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll Report Id: 1b674bcc-c702-11e0-bba3-d027885ca867
Now the interesting this was that they then attempted to print on another PC and the same thing kept happening. Removing the printers manually from the registry by deleting them from under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers allowed the print spooler to start then we could manually start the print spooler and re-add the drivers. All testing worked however when the user tried to print from their Gmail account it would crash again requiring the removal and re adding of all the printers.
The user had recently enabled Cloud Print and even disabling it attempting to print would have the safe effect. The eventual solution was to remove chrome and use FF. Not the best solution but they can now print without issues.
We recently had a client who used account tracking on their Konica Minolta. While all the computers were configured to print from the one account they really only used it when photocopying. This created an issue because we couldn’t find a way to deploy the tracking code through group policy so each time a new user logged into a PC they would have to configure the printers authentication.
Using process manager we were able to find the registry key that stores the authentication information. It is contained in
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\KONICA MINOLTA\KONICA MINOLTA C650 Series PCL\FS1\KONICA C650\AccountTrack
If you configure a printer on a PC, export that key then write a login script to import that key on login the account tracking username and password will be setup.