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

One of the things that has bothered me for awhile is trying to get across the sheer quantity of servers I have and making sure they are all happy.  There are a lot of tools and bits of software, most use agents, to monitor how well your server is feeling. […]

Powershell: Email event logs to X

So this is a weird one.  After an upgrade from SP1 to CU7 the Exchange server would go nuts.  It would send a couple of emails, start throwing errors about resources, the throttling would come in and go medium then high.  At that point it pretty much locked up and […]

Exchange 2013 error after upgrade

Just a little something I needed to do: ## Export contacts: ldifde -f .\ExternalContacts.csv -s SERVER -d “ou=Contacts,dc=group,dc=ltd” ## Import contacts: ldifde -i -f .\ExternalContacts.csv -s SERVER

Export contacts or OU from AD

Although I have purchased 5 CALs for my 2012 Remote Desktop Server, they expired today and no one could use it.  Very odd.  On closer inspection I had an error saying: Set the mode on the Remote Desktop Session Host to either Per User or Per Device. Fine, I will. […]

Windows 2012 RDS Configuration

Lesson of the day: If you are running Debian or Ubuntu and you have Exim4 configured with a smarthost, chances are that your mail delivery for phpmail will fail. The fix, find and edit /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini sendmail = /usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i Make sure at the end of the sendmail line you […]

Exim4 and php mail

I see people posting all over the place about this, on Ubuntu, Fedora, Mint, etc. Basically, the new 4OD are using the DRM features built in to the new Adobe Flash Player, which we unlucky folk on Linux do not have.  But, never to keep us down, there is a […]

4OD on Linux

The one really cool thing about the Sachesi tool is that you can do a non-destructive software upgrade on Linux, Windows or Mac without the need for Blackberry Link. The one big downside is when you get Sachesi telling you that it’s searching for a USB connected device and it […]

Sachesi for Blackberry on Linux (Ubuntu)

There’s nothing worse than a server that seems to be behaving itself when you are at the console, but from remote it’s just dicking about.  One of my Hyper-V nodes decided to start playing the packet loss game for absolutely no reason.  It had recently been the victim of a […]

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V suffering from packet loss

I’ve been searching for a quick encode line to get reasonable quality playback on my Blackberry Playbook as I still have it knocking about and it’s handy for long journeys.  Best line I’ve found so far is: ffmpeg -i $inputfile -profile:v baseline -filter:v scale=1024:-2 -pix_fmt yuv420p -b:v 1800k -bufsize 20M […]

Playbook avconv/ffmpeg line