I recently had a System State restore go HORRIBLY wrong with Symantec Backup Exec. It failed because the system volume (C drive) ran out of space. When I went digging, I found that my 60G system partition had 45G of data in the C:\Windows\WinSxS folder. I’d done battle with this folder in the past and lost. The machine in question was Server 2008 (not R2). I had already run COMPCLN to clean the machine up after installing SP1. I couldn’t run DISM because the machine wasn’t R2. It was the original version. Then I found WinSXSLite… a batch file written by Christian Bering Boegh. HOLY CRAP! This thing is awesome!
This article will explain how to use Powershell to add your first Server 2012 domain controller to an existing domain. (Edited Sept 30 to add info after some comments have been made)
I’m tinkering with my first Server 2012 install and thought I’d document what I’m doing with it. I assume that I’ll be using this (and subsequent posts) as my own “how to” for building up and maintaining servers in the future.
Offline files can be awesome or a nightmare. I have one client that uses the heck out of them to ensure that “my documents” is regularly being synchronized to a server for backups. But what happens if something happens to a laptop and you need to pull data off a hard drive because the files haven’t synchronized? Easy!
Download csccmd.exe from http://www.tehlunix.org/csccmd_v1.1.zip
Use a computer with the same service pack as the original. This is important.
Copy the %SYSTEMROOT%\CSC directory contents from the old hard drive to the same location on the working computer. Or you can work directly from the drive if you’re simply restoring data.
Open a command prompt and:
Type csccmd /enable
Create a directory, for example D:\Recover
Type: csccmd /extract /target:D:\Recover /recurse
The files will be extracted from their compressed offline files format back to their original format!
This will be REALLY quick.
You’ve been through all of the instructions for how to do SMTP auth. You’ve added your access.db, added the rules, verified sendmail is compiled with sasl2 support, verified sasl2 is installed. And your log files still show “available mechanisms do not fulfill requirements”
If you’re using a package manager, check to see if there is something like cyrus-sasl2-plain in the package list. That package is available for CentOS. sasl2 was installed, but I needed to install the -plain package. Once I did this, everything worked great. In the comments, Ben said that RHEL64 needed the package cyrus-sasl-plain. Thanks, Ben!
In our last episode, I was failing at welding and making things even. In this episode, we’ll try something new. This time, things turned out pretty well!
Monkey and I do a lot of fishing in the warmer weather. We also like to do a lot of bicycle riding. The two tend to be mutually exclusive, so I sent out to build a trailer so we can ride to the lake, go fishing, and ride home.
It’s not pretty. Hell, it’s downright UGLY! It’s part of why I scrapped the design.
A friend of mine just sent this to me and I thought I’d post the recipe. I’m kind of afraid to try it out….
2C All Purpose Flour
1/2t Baking Soda
3/4C Unsalted Butter, melted
1C Brown Sugar, packed
1/4C White Sugar
1T Vanilla Extract
1 Egg Yolk
2C (120z) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 325F
- Grease cookie sheets or use parchment/silpat. I use parchment paper.
- Melt the butter if you haven’t, already.
- Sift the flour, salt, baking soda together in one bowl.
- Mix the sugars, honey, butter in a mixer and mix it up a bit.
- Add the egg, yolk, and vanilla. Mix until creamy.
- Add the dry ingredients. Mix just until blended or you’ll end up with chocolate chip bricks.
- Fold in the chocolate chips. Again… just until the chocolate is in the dough.
- Stick the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Spoon out onto a cookie sheet. I use a scooper that’s about 1/6C. Don’t ask. I don’t know. 1/4C should work, too.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes. In my oven, I leave them for 18 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let sit on the cookie sheet for at least another 10 minutes. If you try to move them before then, they’ll fall apart.
Sorry. I don’t have any pictures. They get eaten before I can find my camera.
Exchange 2007 UCC SSL certificates. We love ‘em. They actually do make life a little easier when dealing with SSL on internal and external environments. But I just ran into a little quirk with the GoDaddy interface and with the Microsoft Certificate Store.