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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 […]

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 […]

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


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 […]

Send email from bash command line (CLI)



This is more for myself, I always struggle to find the repo for Debian for Linux servers: echo -e "deb http://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/repo/mcp/ /current non-free" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hp.list apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys C208ADDE26C2B797 apt update for Ubuntu just swap out jessie or stretch with Xenial. And then for the tool I always […]

HP Debian/Ubuntu 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PowerShell script to email disk spaces (including HA Clusters)




For those of us working on a budget, we don’t have MS OpCenter or the alike. With this in mind, some of us still deploy images the old fashioned way using a WIM and USB stick. Those images get out of date pretty fast and keeping them up to date […]

Slipstream Windows 7/7.1/8/8.1 image


Every now and then we have that “Oh gees, I didn’t assign the VM enough space” moment. Usually it’s when you are using a SAN or, in my case, StarWind Virtual-SAN. First you need to expand the physical LUN if you do not have enough space. In my case, that […]

Expand space on CSV Cluster


I download TV shows. Technically it’s a crime but they have already aired so I feel justified that I download them for catch up. The problem is that I never keep right up with a show and end up trying to work out which one I last watched. I also […]

Copy newer files than last sync to Tablet