Archive for February, 2012

Where is the Startup Folder For All Users In Windows 2008?

I needed to make bginfo, a great utility from our friends over at Microsoft (SysInternals) run for every user that logged in to a set of servers I had built.

 

My solution needed to be simple.  Add a shortcut to the “All users” startup folder, but I couldn’t find it.
Turns out that it got moved and its hidden.

To find it, go to Folders, Advanced Settings, and Click on “Show Hidden Files” or just open a “Run Command” window and paste this path

There it is. Simple. Shortcut Created. Done.

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Problem with NetScaler Clientless Access And OWA

Had an issue, when after authenticating to the NetScaler, and then hitting the Email tab, The OWA login page came up. 

Even though OWA worked fine internally, and an Internal version of the Access Gateway worked fine too.

Watching a network capture showed that it kept trying to use my local machine account, and since my desktop at home was not part of the domain, it kept failing  using “MyDesktop\domainuser”

To Fix it, I switched from using SAMAccountName (me) to UserPrincipalName (theusername@thedomain.com) in my “LDAP Authentication Server”, that way the domain was included with the login token, and passed on to OWA.

That was it, now OWA works internally and extenally!!

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Error While Adding Email address to Outlook Profile

Had a very annoying issue when trying to add my exchange email address to my freshly re-installed/downgrade of Outlook 2010 to Outlook 2003 instance. Fortunate for me, the guys over at bayareapchelper.com the solution to my exact problem. Delete Mapisvc.inf.

I’m not going to go into details, rather, im going to send you to the bayareapchelper.com so you guys can see the full article and thank them for their hard work while you are at it

http://www.bayareapchelper.com/Windows-Tips/Outlook-2003-Error-creating-profile.html

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Organizing your Exchange Mailbox Automatically

When it comes to exchange, I hate when my mailbox becomes slow.  This is something that I’m sure we all deal with.  Microsoft recommends that you keep 5000 items or less.  I got tired of manually organizing my Inbox, so what I did was create a VBA Macro for Outlook, that goes through a folder you select and sorts items out by month.

First, I manually take all the emails for a certain year and put them in a folder

Then I run the macro





Once its done, the organize form will disappear, and if you go look at your folders, they will be organized from January to December (look at screen shot #3) and the corresponding messages moved to them.

 

Now, the code:

Create a new form, to mimic this one


and then paste this code on the form

That’s the entire Organize Script.  You can use this code as is, or modify it to fit your own needs.

 

Enjoy!!

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Update SQL Table from the Values on Another Table

This is one of those…”So I can remember in the future” Posts

Two Tables

1) mydb with fields user_name, group_id, create_tmstmp, edit_tmstmp
2) users with fiels user_name, user_id, extension, manager, create_tmstmp, edit_tmstmp

Since the mydb table contains group information, and the users table contains user information, a group which is created for a single user gets updated with the same create timestamp as the user

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