Monthly Archives: December 2012

Outlook 2010 – Export folders to a .PST file

To export a folder or set of folders from Outlook 2010 you do the following:

1. Open Outlook and go to File -> Open -> Import
2. Choose ‘Export to a file’
3. Choose ‘Outlook data file (.pst)’
4. You will see the folderstructure of you Inbox, choose which folder(s) you wish to export and dont forget the option ‘Include subfolders’.
5. Give the location of where you want to save your Outlook data file. Dont overwrite any existing .pst files and give it a new name.
6. If disired choose a password and click ‘Ok’.

The export will now be started and you cant use Outlook during this process.

FreeBSD / Unix – scritp doenst work as cronjob.

When you’ve created a script and you want to ‘run’ it for example every 5minutes on your webserver you can create an cronjob.

But when the cronjob should launch your script, nothing happens and when you run it manually on the server it does work.

There is a simple solution for this.
Cron can only handle ‘full paths’ if for example you have in your script:
rsync ……. it wont work via cron, you have to put it in your script like this:
/usr/local/bin/rsync ……

So use full paths!

Windows Backup – The filename, directoryname or volume label syntax is incorrect.

When in Windows Backup 2008 you want to add an 2nd HDD target to your existing back-up schedule you get the error message: “The filename, directoryname or volume label syntax is incorrect”

The solution is:
Attach your 1st harddisk.
You can only add an extra harddisk to your existing back-up schedule when your 1ste harddisk is also connected to the server.

Relaunch the wizard and you wont get the error!

Mac OSx – Setup a VPN connection

To setup a VPN connection on OSx do the following:

1. Click on the ‘apple’ icon and select ‘systempreferences’ and click on ‘network’.
2. Click on the ‘+’ and choose VPN from the list ‘interface’
3. Choose the preffered VPN type (usually PPTP)
4. Enter the information
5. Click on ‘Authentication settings’ and enter the required information.
6. Click on Ok -> apply -> connect.

Exhange – Outlook Web Acces options ‘file or directory not found’

When you press ‘options’ in Outlook Web Acces (owa) you get:
Server Error
404 – File or directory not found.
The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

To resolve this issue do the following:
1. On the exchange server go to: IIS – Default Web Site – ecp/owa
2. Click on HTTP Redirect
3. Uncheck ‘Redirect request to this destination’
4. Restart IIS Admin service

Test it. =)

Windows – Find installation date

There is a simple command to find out the installation date of your windows Pc / server.
Open a command prompt (Windows + R, type cmd)

Then type: find /i “install date”

You will get the output saying:
Original Install Date: dd-mm-yyyy, 12:34:56

How to change your Windows (8) license key.

When you install windows 8 with for example a VLK iso, your installation probally wont activate.

Here’s what you need to do:
Press Windows + R and type ‘slui 3’ (without ”)
A new windows will open, this is where you can type in a new License key.