XCloner has quickly become my backup plugin of choice for Joomla websites, and it works very well for WordPress as well – It’s saved my but more than once, and it’s great for doing site migrations (hence the word “Cloner”). Here’s the procedure for installing and configuring it, with an added dose of Cron loving … Read moreXCloner: Using Cron to automate your backups
We’ve been having an issue with LogMeIn crashing when we connect to a remote computer – LogMeIn gave me an option to try, and then showed me a neat trick to apply it to all our servers at once. Rather than going to the preferences for each server individually, you can create a Host Preference … Read moreLogMeIn Host Preference Packages
We ran into an issue with Excel files taking a long time to open from a network location after Trend 8 was installed – the issue has something to do with the way Trend scans files before it allows them to open. One of the indicators of this problem was that when you open a … Read moreExcel slow to open network files
On a recent migration from hosted Exchange to Office 365 using an IMAP Email Migration, we ran into a bit of an issue when trying to complete the migration: There’s no way to stop it gracefully! It turns out that Microsoft has removed the Stop button, and have deprecated the PowerShell cmdlet Complete-Migration (see below). … Read moreHow to wrap up an Office 365 IMAP Migration
In Windows 8, when Internet Explorer is set as your default browser, its default option is to open as a full screen App. There are several ways you can get around this: Navigate to C:Program Files (x86)Internet Explorer and open iexplore.exe, and pin it to your task bar. Internet Explorer will open as normal … Read moreSet IE10 to open in Desktop mode
Most of our clients use QNAP devices with Backup Exec – they’re amazing devices, and we love to use them. We ran into an interesting issue in the last few days, though (right after the switch from Daylight Savings Time)… we found that some of our client’s backups were failing in Backup Exec, and that … Read moreQNAP Offline?
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
I’ve been running Windows 8 in BootCamp on my iMac ever since the Consumer Preview was released (loving it!), but it wasn’t until I installed the Release Preview on my MacBook Pro that I ran into the dreaded and mysterious freezing problem. With no explanation and no warning, Windows would just lock up, forcing me … Read moreWindows 8 Freezing Constantly?
Sean wrote an interesting how-to that sparked a bit of discussion between him and I on SharePoint best practices – primarily because I love being able to map a drive letter to a network resource in order to make finding what I want easier, and wanted to know why it wasn’t best practice. Here’s the … Read moreHow to Map a Drive Letter to a SharePoint Library
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