If DNS resolves a users system and that system is no longer at that IP then you may see a Event ID 10009 in the systems event logs. Check DNS for duplicate entries first…  If you have the same computer name in DNS twice with 1 IP being correct and IP not, remove the wrong IP address.

This was a recurring error regarding a particular laptop on

When using GoDaddy UCC certificate with Exchange 2010 there are some termoil on how best to do it. Here is my quick how to on using the UCC Certificates with Exchange 2010.

You shoul edit the powershell command below to reflect your domain name and sub names. Remove all Squidworks.net from the command and insert your domain and sub domain names.
Set-Content -path “c:\temp\squidworks_net.csr” -Value (New-ExchangeCertificate -GenerateRequest -KeySize 2048 -SubjectName… Continue reading

How-to: ESX4.1 using Vmotion with Local Host Only Storage

On June 25, 2011, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Can you vMotion using local ESX host storage?


Oh man the VCPs out there are screaming “No!!! You can’t vMotion Local Storage!”. Oh to the contrary my friend, with a wee bit of ingenuity you can do many things. Now before I go any further I will state the obvious. As any VCP will tell you, you can’t vMotion the local… Continue reading

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Synchronization with your iPhone failed for 1 items.
The following items couldn’t be sent to your mobile phone. They haven’t been deleted. You should be able to access them using either Outlook or Outlook Web App.
        Item Folder:       Inbox
        Item Type:       IPM.Schedule.Meeting.Resp.Pos
        Item Created:       1/11/2010 2:34:18 p.m.
        Item Subject:       Accepted: MyMeetingTest
This problem may occurs when the Accepted: or Declined: email that come back

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Recursive Access Control Lists with Max Depth

On June 16, 2011, in Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Here is a Visual Basics script I put together which will list all of the Access Control Lists (ACL’s) for all folders in a particular directory.

It allows you to specify a start point and a max depth to recurse.

I needed this so that I could generate a report listing the ACLS’s for various shares. It uses the CACLS executable and as long as you… Continue reading

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How-to Allow End Users To Manage Exchange 2010 (SP1) Distribution Groups

On June 14, 2011, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Distribution Groups in Exchange 2010 are managed from the OWA or what it’s now know as Outlook Web App. Owners of a distribution list can manage there own distribution list if you have correctly set the feature RBAC (Role Based Access Control)in Exchange 2010.  As you can guess Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 now comes with the new RBAC (Role Based Access Control) permissions model. This new permissions model allows you… Continue reading

How to launch control panel items or objects from a RUN or CMD line.

On June 10, 2011, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Sometimes it is just simpler to run from CMD line control panel objects. It is even easier to get a user who does not have the menu items available to hand them a “RUN” CMD to open the correct control panel object you need them to. Below is a list of all the control panel objects just type the CMD in the RUN or DOS windows and you place a user right where you need them.
Accessibility… Continue reading

Winsock 2 accommodates layered protocols. A layered protocol is one that implements only higher level communications functions, while relying on an underlying transport stack for the actual exchange of data with a remote endpoint. LSP  aka Layered Service Provider can be a security layer that adds protocol to the connection establishment process. An example of an LSP is the Microsoft Firewall Client Service Provider installed as part of the Internet… Continue reading

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Ever get this when logging in to a Vista or Windows 7 system?  I seem to get it all the time, here is how to quickly fix it. By the way that is not a typo in my subjectline but how the error shows up when you try logging in. Not sure why but I am guessing that “User Profile Service is a Service and thus the “User Profile Service Service”  as… Continue reading

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There are many symptoms that may arise when you are installing a new firewall on a network that is using a DSL circuit and the MTU is not set correctly. That’s right the MTU, Max transmission Unit as it is know is a happy 1500 bytes on any Ethernet,  that medium makes up most endpoint networks on the Internet. Most admins never think about what the MTU is set at… Continue reading

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