I have been fighting with this for a few hours now and finally cracked it. If you have any special characters in your Zoho mail password you cannot use SMTP auth built in to Prestashop 1.6, so forget about it. To get around this you will need to use postfix installed on your host machine and configure it as a […]

Prestashop & Zoho mail & Postfix relay   Recently updated !


For anyone that is setting up Owncloud and using A/D then you need to know one extra important piece of information: To get it to use the username as the home folder like most people do you need to LDAP\Expert and then add in to Internal Username “sAMAccountName”. Now the LDAP shares can user $user as the username. Don’t forget […]

Username and $user isn’t right when using CIFS/SMB in Owncloud ...   Recently updated !



Sometimes you just need to make your life easier and let’s face it, EditShare do not do that unless you pay them large chunks of cash. You hand over teh cash, they give you EditShare Ark which sucks balls for the most part as it’s based on Bacula and not Amanda (They won’t tell you this!). One of the little […]

EditShare Project Backup automation


I’ve seen this one about a lot and yesterday it happened to me. Windows 10 has a thing about fonts, but it seems it only has a thing about fonts when it isn’t in control via… the FIREWALL! If you’ve disabled the firewall service then you can no longer install fonts. It’s stupid (there’s a shock), but just re-enable the […]

Windows 10 dreaded “This does not appear to be a ...   Recently updated !



This is quite a simple one but it’s one that I need to do often, usually from scripts. Grab yourself the tool “sendemail” (on Debian it’s just ‘apt install sendemail’). The structure of sendemail is easy: sendemail -f "from email address" -t "to email address" -u "Subject line" -m "your message" -s "smtp server" -o "options such as tls" -xu […]

Send email from bash command line (CLI)


This is more for myself, I always struggle to find the repo for Debian for Linux servers: wget http://downloads.linux.hp.com/SDR/repo/mcp/GPG-KEY-mcp -O /tmp/proliant.gpg apt-key add /tmp/proliant.gpg echo -e "deb http://downloads.linux.hp.com/SDR/repo/mcp/ jessie/current non-free" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hp.list apt update And then for the tool I always need: apt install hpacucli

HP Debian Repository



I recently went the Windows 10 route to get to know the system inside out for a few months before attempting to roll it out in the company (God help me!). One of the first things I noticed was even though I have Office 365, Cortana didn’t use my Outlook/Exchange information. This seems to be a bit of an oversight. […]

Use Exchange Calendar and Contacts with Cortana


I’m a fan of order and logic but sometimes I hang my head and wonder what is going through developer’s minds when they do some lame stuff. Today’s rant is at the MS Azure Directory Sync and when you’re UPN and email address in your AD just do not match what MS O365 thinks it should be. Scenario: You have […]

Office 365 and onmicrosoft as primary SMTP



If anyone out there needs some awesome royalty free symbols and icons then look no further than MySiteMyWay.com. Unfortunately they have changed the layout and now it’s an absolute whore to get around on. Here are some links for ease to the older packs: http://cdn3.mysitemyway.com/downloads-icons/sets/3d-transparent-glass-icon-social-media-logos.zip http://cdn3.mysitemyway.com/downloads-icons/sets/3d-transparent-glass-icon-signs.zip http://cdn3.mysitemyway.com/downloads-icons/sets/3d-transparent-glass-icon-business.zip http://cdn3.mysitemyway.com/downloads-icons/sets/3d-transparent-glass-icon-alphanumeric.zip http://cdn3.mysitemyway.com/downloads-icons/sets/3d-transparent-glass-icon-people-things.zip http://cdn3.mysitemyway.com/downloads-icons/sets/3d-transparent-glass-icon-food-beverage.zip http://cdn3.mysitemyway.com/downloads-icons/sets/3d-transparent-glass-icon-natural-wonders.zip http://cdn3.mysitemyway.com/downloads-icons/sets/3d-transparent-glass-icon-sports-hobbies.zip http://cdn3.mysitemyway.com/downloads-icons/sets/3d-transparent-glass-icon-transport-travel.zip http://cdn3.mysitemyway.com/downloads-icons/sets/3d-transparent-glass-icon-culture.zip http://cdn3.mysitemyway.com/downloads-icons/sets/3d-transparent-glass-icon-symbols-shapes.zip http://cdn3.mysitemyway.com/downloads-icons/sets/3d-transparent-glass-icon-animals.zip http://cdn3.mysitemyway.com/downloads-icons/sets/3d-transparent-glass-icon-arrows.zip http://cdn3.mysitemyway.com/downloads-icons/sets/3d-transparent-glass-icon-media.zip

Funky icons required?


Every now and again we don’t rely on the tools that companies such as ManageEngine & SpiceWorks force down our throats and just go back to good old fashioned scripts… that email themselves with cool data in them. Have you ever needed to have all your servers email you there current space? How about your cluster? How about in the […]

PowerShell script to email disk spaces (including HA Clusters)