11 08, 2015

How to switch from IDE to AHCI mode in Windows 7

By |2016-12-22T21:35:10+01:00August 11th, 2015|Errors and fixes, How-To's, Windows 7|3 Comments

Recently I received a notebook that once didn't load Windows, USB stick (bootable) - at all. The first thing was to enable booting. The problem occurred after reset of the BIOS. I assumed the CMOS battery has depleted. Generally, no big deal. Switch off UEFI boot option and enable legacy instead. After booting, however a [...]

5 08, 2015

Attachment size exceeds allowable limit – Outlook

By |2016-12-22T21:35:10+01:00August 5th, 2015|Errors and fixes, Office, Outlook, Windows|0 Comments

Setting maximum attachment size for outlook - a little warning When you want to change maximum attachment size for Microsoft Outlook, you may see on the Internet guides that you may set this limit to actually - unlimited. This might be done by setting proper registry key to value of "0": For Outlook 2013: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\Preferences [...]

1 09, 2014

VBS logon script not enumerating memberOf attribute in AD

By |2015-09-22T13:57:10+02:00September 1st, 2014|Active Directory, Errors and fixes, Microsoft, Windows Server|0 Comments

When you create a user in AD and assing a login script to do something based on memberOf attribute and you assign only one group to that user you will run in a strange situation. User is a member of the group, has all privileges, windows sees them but when you use logon vbs script [...]

25 08, 2014

VMWare Virtual Data Protection Installlation

By |2015-09-22T13:57:42+02:00August 25th, 2014|Errors and fixes, vmware|0 Comments

In case some of you decide to deploy VMWare Virtual Data Protection Appliance and integrate it into vCenter Server or linux Appliance there's very handy vSphere Data Protection Administration Guide located at: http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vmware-data-protection-administration-guide-551.pdf but as I have discoverd it missing one quite important info: root password after installing vdp server:) The password is changeme So after [...]

18 07, 2014

Starting nagios:No directory, logging in with HOME=/

By |2015-11-24T21:48:34+01:00July 18th, 2014|Errors and fixes|0 Comments

After installing and successfully starting nagios server you may encounter a warning: Starting nagios: No directory, logging in with HOME= This is reported because install script or you didn't create a /home directory for user nagios. To solve this simply follow these steps: Create a /home/nagios directory and change permissions (all executed as sudo): mkdir/home/nagios [...]

10 01, 2014

Enabling Remote shutdown on Thecus NAS N7700Pro

By |2016-12-22T21:35:11+01:00January 10th, 2014|Errors and fixes, NAS|0 Comments

We all know what can happen to the data when power goes off, don't we? We, of course have UPS set and ready, but it's only sufficient for some amount of time depending on the UPS battery capacity. Finally, the UPS will get depleted and, bang, no power - data loss etc. If we can't afford for a backup generator, larger or few more batteries we have to simply switch off as much as we can before draining battery to 0%. Almost all modern UPS have COM, USB or RJ45 connectors to connect to the PC/Server to monitor the condition of UPS and or battery. Most of them can shut down the computer (assuming your computer shut down is not taking 30minutes:)) but what if you have few computers and other data-sensitive equipment such as NAS?

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