Archive for the ‘ Administration ’ Category
When installing the Microsoft Web Platform installer on Windows Home Server and enabling the UrlScan feature during setup, parts of the Windows Home Server Connector will stop functioning properly. In particular, the Windows Home Server Console will be unable to retrieve client updates from the server and instead respond with a “404 – Resource not found” message on the setup screen. The reason for this is the default configuration of UrlScan, which blocks certain file extensions and special characters that are used in URL strings submitted by the Connector to the server.
I played around with the HeidiSQL front-end for MySQL and somehow managed to remove all privileges from the database’s root account while editing other user accounts. Needless to say, none of the other accounts had access to the administrative internals of MySQL, so that I essentially threw away the master key to my database server.
If your Outlook successfully sends emails from your home network, but fails to do so on certain wireless networks, this may be because the network port 25 is blocked by the internet provider you are using at the time. If you are seeing this problem at work, your company may allow sending emails only on the wired ethernet network, but prohibit it on the wireless network for security or monitoring reasons. In certain public wireless network, the use of port 25 may also be blocked to prevent abuse through spamming or other illegal activities. Furthermore, many internet server providers (ISP) may block access to the SMTP port, because they reserve it for mail servers to relay emails to each other and to block widespread worms and viruses.
After consistently losing hard drives over the past few years (and plenty of data with it), having daily automatic backups has become an integral part of my home network. While backing up to a local computer is pretty straightforward, trying to accomplish the same thing over a network is often raising some difficulties with the hardware and software involved. Having played around with various USB-storage capable routers, shared directories, mounted network drives and log-on scripts, I have finally arrived at a simple and reliable solution using Apple’s Time Capsule.
The O2 media slot drivers for the Fujitsu ST503x series of tablet PCs (ST5030, ST5030D, ST5031, ST5031D, ST5032, ST5032D) work well with Sony MemoryStick and CompactFlash cards, but appear to be horribly broken for SD cards. Upon inserting SD cards in the slot, symptoms may include:
This article is part of a backup. It was originally posted on Wednesday, March 28. 2007.
Windows Vista significantly changed the way applications are handled when the user logs on. The system now blocks elevations in the user’s logon path, which prevents users from running programs on startup that require administrator privileges. Unfortunately, Vista provides no way of permantently unblocking a startup program. This article will describe a clean and quick workaround to get the same result.