Thursday, 11 July 2013

Outlook and Dynamics CRM2011 - Tracking Mail in Multiple Exchange Accounts

Found this handy tip here

1) Remove all additional mailboxes from Outlook, leaving just the individuals
2) Go to Control Panel -> Mail -> Show Profiles -> Select the required Profile, click properties -> E-mail Accounts... -> Create a New account (Add the Additional mailbox according to your settings)
3) Back on the account settings screen, choose the Data Files tab -> Highlight the new account you just setup -> click 'Set as Default'
4) Open Outlook (Will take some time, as it is creating a new local data file)
5) Once open, select any email -> Click 'Track'
6) You can now go to your Outlook Account settings, and set the personal account as the default
7) You should now be able to track emails in both inboxes

Tested and it's working,I can track from 2(not sure if more) Exchange accounts,no dragging and dropping or forwarding required

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Lync 2013 - Prepare Schema Error (Exit code "8206")


During my explorations of the latest iteration of Lync i've stumbled upon a critical error with the first step when preparing the AD schema for Lync,the error message is fairly useless

Error: Upload C:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2013\Deployment\Setup\ExternalSchema.ldf failed. The exit code is "8206".
 Type: DeploymentException
  Stack Trace
       at Microsoft.Rtc.Management.Deployment.LcSchema.UploadSchema(String path)
at Microsoft.Rtc.Management.Deployment.LcSchema.PrepareSchema(String ldf, SchemaType schemaType)
at Microsoft.Rtc.Management.Deployment.Tasks.ServerSchemaPrepareTask.Action()

 Seems if the installer (server) cannot contact all Domain Controllers on the domain it fails out with this error. I have a secondary DC powered down to prevent replicating of critical DC issues,unfortunately the installer wants all DCs active to update the domain schema. Hope this helps

SARS E@syFile (Easyfile) restoring old backups

Thought somebody might find this handy

If you need to restore an old version of E@syfile backups ( .db files,the new versions back up using .zip ) you need to do the following:
* Disable time sync on PC
* Set your computer date to January 2011
* Install the 2011 version of EasyFile software ( contact me if you need a copy )
* Disconnect network
* Log in to the client and restore your database backup

After the restore you can start updating client to latest version should you need to

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Tenda 3G186R WiFi Hotspot Router - Default WPA Key

In case you get one of these,and the manual is absolutely rubbish with its instructions saying there is no password
Open the bottom of the Router - key is printed inside