Outlook Photos by Exclaimer is a great (free!) utility for adding photos to your Exchange users and distribution groups, allowing you to put faces to names and greatly improving the social aspects that Outlook 2010 has built in (It’s also a great way of super-imposing mustaches on all your users in preparation for Movember :D). … Read moreExclaimer Outlook Photos
We recently needed to go through a list of around 50 sites that we host through HostGator and optimize all of their MySQL databases. Going through each one and optimizing the database tables manually was a very unappealing process, so my trusty compatriot Keith worked out a process to use Cron jobs to automate the … Read moreUsing Cron to automate MySQL maintenance
This is something we do as a part of every SharePoint Server 2010 install – we have been unable to find any reliable instructions on how to do this, and this works for us every time. Follow the steps below to install and configure PDF iFilter on SharePoint Server 2010: Install PDF iFilter 9.0 (64 … Read moreHow to install & configure PDF iFilter for SharePoint Server 2010
How to recognize if your site admin is using (claims-based authentication) This one’s pretty easy – as soon as you enable claims-based authentication in SharePoint 2010, it attaches a coded ID to all the usernames that looks like this: i:0#.w|contosousername. This coded ID looks like a weird error to the uninitiated, but not to you … Read moreFriends don’t let friends use Claims Based Authentication
We’ve started seeing this error message on quite a few of the servers that we log into remotely – given that the error message talks about permissions and group policy, I started looking in that direction trying to find what had changed. The problem turned out to have nothing to do with group policy or … Read moreBGInfo errors in LogMeIn?
Thanks to Rob for this great tip – I had no idea this was possible, so hopefully there’s others out there who will find this useful! When you physically uninstall a device in Windows, the device drivers are often not uninstalled and will remain in your Device Manager, even though it’s no longer visible. Removing … Read moreRemoving uninstalled (missing) devices in Device Manager