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Exchange 2016 Transport Service Will Not Start and FIP-FS Scan Engine has Failed

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 Exchange 2016 Transport Service Will Not Start The Trifecta of Exchange Woes You see events indicating that the self signed exchange certificate is missing.  No Mail is being delivered, SMTP is failed, message queue is backing up from your front end mail filter service, i.e. proofpoint or vipre service. and you see events showing that FIPS is not starting and certificates are not accepted Certificate Issue. See Step 2 FIP-FS scan engine issue. See Step 1 Best thing to do is to turn it off completely.  EventID 5300 has been the bane of our existence. Steps: 1. Disable Scan Engine in Powershellx64 Change the execution policy for PowerShell: Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned. Download the script:  https://aka.ms/ResetScanEngineVersion Use elevated Exchange Management Shell, run on every server. 2. In IIS look for "Exchange Back End", then SSL Settings, then Bindings, then make sure a valid certificate is assigned. 3. Finally, Start the "Microsoft Exchange T

OpenSSL CSR Cookbook

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The Most Common Usage Making a CSR for www.ballersbank.com and ballersbank.com. using the openssl command on ubuntu or any other kind of linux. openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -out mycert.csr -keyout myprivate.key -subj "/C=US/ST=CA/L=Irvine/O=Ballers Bank of Amerika/OU=IT Dept/CN=www.ballersbank.com" A CSR With Multiple SAN first thing to do is to make a file called san.cnf with the following, for example [ req ] default_bits       = 2048 distinguished_name = req_distinguished_name req_extensions     = req_ext [ req_distinguished_name ] countryName                = US stateOrProvinceName        = CA localityName               = Irvine organizationName           = Ballers Bank of Amerika commonName                 = ballersbank.com [ req_ext ] subjectAltName = @alt_names [alt_names] DNS.1   = services.ballersbank.com DNS.2   = banking.ballersbank.com DNS.3   = savings.ballersbank.com DNS.4   = loans.ballersbank.com then run this command: openssl req -out ss

All of the Best Exchange Server Fixes, including FIPFS service

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 When you start seeing "Microsoft Exchange Server Auth Certificate" expirations https://www.zubairalexander.com/blog/dealing-with-a-missing-microsoft-exchange-server-auth-certificate-that-causes-federation-or-auth-certificate-not-found-warnings/ Sometimes you see this message when you use OWA or ECP. OWA Login Error "Something went wrong We can't get that information right now. Please try again later. X-FEServer: <server>" The above blog will resolve it. Powershell: Change the Current Configuation Domain Controllers This command below will show the current configuration Get-ExchangeServer -Identity "exmail" -status | fl the commands below will change the configuration Set-ExchangeServer -Identity "exmail" -StaticDomainControllers "VM-HIP-DC-BAK2.hippopool.com" Set-ExchangeServer -Identity "exmail" -StaticGlobalCatalogs "VM-HIP-DC-BAK2.hippopool.com" Set-ExchangeServer -Identity "exmail" -StaticCon

Remove Security Protections from Adobe PDF

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Remove Security from Adobe If you can open and read it, but you just want to be able to extract pages and edit the document. use ghostscript Uses ghostscript... gs -q -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=unencrypted.pdf -c .setpdfwrite -f encrypted.pdf Just a tip Use PDFCPU from github https://github.com/pdfcpu/pdfcpu If you try to print to a PDF you will see this error: ProductName: Distiller This PostScript file was created from an encrypted PDF file. Redistilling encrypted PDF is not permitted. Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. Good Luck, guys!

Outlook VBA Macro Scripting Example #1

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 First Example of Outlook VBA Scripting in Application->Startup Option Explicit Private WithEvents inboxItems As Outlook.Items Private Sub Application_Startup () Dim outlookApp As Outlook.Application Dim objectNS As Outlook.NameSpace Set outlookApp = Outlook.Application Set objectNS = outlookApp.GetNamespace( "MAPI" ) Set inboxItems = objectNS.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderInbox).Items End Sub Private Sub inboxItems_ItemAdd ( ByVal Item As Object ) On Error GoTo ErrorHandler Dim Msg As Outlook.MailItem Dim MessageInfo Dim Result If TypeName(Item) = "MailItem" Then MessageInfo = "" & _ "Sender : " & Item.SenderEmailAddress & vbCrLf & _ "Sent : " & Item.SentOn & vbCrLf & _ "Received : " & Item.ReceivedTime & vbCrLf & _ "Subject : " & Item.Subject & vbCrLf & _

How to Import Call History from Shoretel 14.2 to Mitel Connect Build 22.13

Importing Call History During A Shoretel to Mitel Upgrade First a little background.  On Shoretel and Mitel systems store the call history for each extension in a SQL Lite database that is stored outside the main CDR and Config databases. The Shoretel Communicator application reads this file directly to get the history.   What you will need to do this task:  sqlite3.exe and sqlite3.dll from the new mitel server, you can get this from anywhere really.  Plus you will need the mysql command line tool on both servers. Open a dos prompt to perform all  of these tasks.   Open a cmd.exe prompt, make a directory called \Temp to do all of your work. First Step is to find the UserData folder: usually is located here on both Mitel and Shoretel:  C:\Shoreline Data\UserData\<hash code>\ in mysql command line, using the Shoreware database, look for the user's DN to get the hash code folder name.  If you need help using the mysql command line, see my other shoretel related postings for the

Free Antivirus Software

 Free Antivirus Software for the Masses What to Do, if You Have a UCLA managed Sophos Uninstall your current version of Sophos using the following instructions: MacOS Windows We recommend replacing Sophos on your personal device with any number of freely available antivirus products on the market, including: Sophos Home Edition AVG Avast Bitdefender Built-in Windows Defender

Installing Shoretel Server TDIMedia.sys on Virtual Windows 2016 - Some Tips from A Pro

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Some Tips from A Shoretel Pro on Installing  From the trenches, what I found is that Shoretel/Mitel TDIMedia.sys is not signed, and windows will refuse to install it.  Shoretel has never bothered to sign the driver in all the years that this driver has been present in Shoretel.  This only applies to Windows Server 2012, 2016 and 2019.  If you use Windows Server 2008 R2, this does not apply. Disable Secure Boot in VMWare See this:  https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/com.vmware.vsphere.security.doc/GUID-898217D4-689D-4EB5-866C-888353FE241C.html Procedure Browse to the virtual machine in the  vSphere Client  inventory. Right-click the virtual machine and select  Edit Settings . Click the  VM Options  tab, and expand  Boot Options . Under  Boot Options , ensure that firmware is set to  EFI . Select your task. Select the  Secure Boot  check box to enable secure boot. Deselect the  Secure Boot  check box to disable secure boot. Click  OK . Disable Driver Signing Requirement so you

How to Integrate ShareASale with Wordpress WP-Members

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 How to Use ShareASale to Track New Leads in WP-Members You can track membership requests in WP-Members with ShareASale, treating each new membership signup as a 1.00 transaction.  It's very easy using WP-members registration post data array upon signup.  The first thing to do is to add the header code in your theme's header.php file. That's easy enough. Finally, add the tracking img code into:  class-wp-members-shortcodes.php.  This will activate if you are using shortcodes to signup new members.  Example:  [wpmem_form register]   will show the registration form on your pages.   Finally, you must add the tracking img code into your successful signup page. WP-members will drop into this page  class-wp-members-shortcodes.php in this logic block starting with case in_array( 'register', $atts ):  The key to all of this working is to find the lead-id from  $wpmem->user->post_data['display_name'] and use it as the lead_id in shareasale. Find the line tha

Mike's Piano and Sheet Music Cheatsheet

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 For All of Those Who Play a Keyboard Instrument Some of my favourite resources and websites for intermediate piano and keyboard players.  How to play chords, public domain sheet music, and chorded music. 1) Free Public Domain sheet music http://www.zebrakeys.com/resources/sheetmusic/publicdomainsheetmusic/ 2) The major chords on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/pin/245657354664175527/ 3) Musescore: more sheet music https://musescore.com/ 4) Color My World by James Pankow, a huge hit for Chicago. Fine example of arpegios. https://musescore.com/user/124994/scores/179523 5) The Winner Takes it all, by Abba https://musescore.com/user/3435661/scores/3140711 6) Music Box Dancer by Frank Mills https://musescore.com/user/4121791/scores/1478041 7) Carol of the Bells https://www.musictheoryacademy.com/piano-sheet-music/christmas-piano-music/carol-of-the-bells/ First Measure 8) Star Spangled Banner https://www.musictheoryacademy.com/piano-sheet-music/national-anthems/star-spangled-banner/

'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0' provider is not registered on the local machine

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Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12 Provider is not registered Scenario: Windows 7, Office 2013, and Visual Studio 2010 VB.net with the following lines in your code: myConn = New OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=|DataDirectory|\salesreportdb.accdb") ... fails at the connection.open statement.  See the debug session error message: The Fix: First, install the 64 bit version of Access Database Engine 2010 by using the standard installer.  Then install the 32 bit version of the AccessDatabaseEngine 2010 runtime with the /passive switch on the command line.  Specifically, download the 32 bit version of Access Database Engine, using this link:   https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=13255   Finally install the 32 bit edition using the /passive switch. In your visual studio project change the compile settings to 32 bit.  Then change back to AnyCPU.  This part is optional. Re-run it.   Meaning: This means that the Provider is not registered in

My CCTV Tech Notes - Video Surveillance Tips and Tricks

A New Resource Guide For CCTV Techs Introduction Some of my favourite tips and tricks for making CCTV work for you. Using RTSP Cameras with Alexa If you have HIKVision, ACTI, LTS, AXIS or other RTSP enabled CCTV cameras, and you want to use them with Amazon Alexa, first thing is to read this guide: https://learncctv.com/hikvision-camera-on-echo-show/ Then get an account at Monocle.  https://portal.monoclecam.com/, then add the "monocle rtsp" skill to your Alexa account. Finally, buy a "echo Show" device and add it to your Amazon account.