Shrinking VirtualBox VMs Under Windows

Some times you need to reclaim space from dynamically expanding vdi images for VirtualBox. If you have a Windows guest, I've found this optional but you can try it if jumping to the actual shrinking doesn't work. Remove all unnecessary applications and files, empty the trash, etc. Do a defrag. You can use Defraggler if you … Continue reading Shrinking VirtualBox VMs Under Windows

Factory Reset Motorola/Symbol WLAN WS5000/WS5100 Switch/Controller

We have the blessing/curse of having a lot of WiFi coverage which necessitates having centrally managed Access Points (APs). To do that we're using Motorola/Symbol controllers and more recently a Ruckus Wireless system. For this article I'm resetting a Symbol branded WS5000 controller which isn't as easy as it originally looked. If you loose the … Continue reading Factory Reset Motorola/Symbol WLAN WS5000/WS5100 Switch/Controller

Multimedia Library Server

I've always used iTunes to manage my sharing and remote playing of my media library within my home. As you no doubt know, iTunes sucks at sharing/streaming media. I used iTunes because it was the path of least resistance despite all the verbal abuse I've hurled at it...it's bloated, slow, crashes etc...but that's a whole different article.... … Continue reading Multimedia Library Server

CrashPlan and VSS (Volume Shadow Copy) Errors with Fix

I have been getting Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) errors in my Windows Application log every few seconds. I use Crashplan to back up my machine and many others. I found out that Crashplan stores its cache on my main hard drive, it was several gigs in size. Since I keep my temp files on a different … Continue reading CrashPlan and VSS (Volume Shadow Copy) Errors with Fix

Outlook 2011 For Mac Keeps Changing the Exchange Server Address

To update your Exchange 2007 or 2010 server you will need to run the following commands from the Exchange Management Shell and replace the Server running the Client Access Role with your external domain name. These commands update the URL for the Autodiscover service, Exchange Web Services (EWS) and the OWA Web-based Offline Address book … Continue reading Outlook 2011 For Mac Keeps Changing the Exchange Server Address

Force Active Directory Sync/Replication With All Partners

From time to time I need to force sync all of my GCs aka DCs. This is a quick way to force everyone to replicate. If you have a lot of GCs this could take a while. Syntax: repadmin /replicate destination_dsa Naming Context /allsources Example: repadmin /replicate server1.test.com dc=test,dc=com /allsources Destination server Name: server2.test.com Naming … Continue reading Force Active Directory Sync/Replication With All Partners

How To Add TRIM Support on your Mac SSD

It is possible to do this by hand using the Terminal. It looks ugly but essentially what you’re doing is patching a low-level system file to allow TRIM to function with your SSD. Step 1 Just to be on the safe side, back up the file we're modifying. Copy the following into a new Terminal window … Continue reading How To Add TRIM Support on your Mac SSD

How To Force SharePoint to Sync with Active Directory

Occasionally I have a user that changes their last name (or we got it spelled wrong) and I need the change to reflect across SharePoint (why SP doesn't do this by itself I have no idea). In order to aid this process I found this script to force a resynchronize of each instance of the … Continue reading How To Force SharePoint to Sync with Active Directory