Thursday, December 31, 2009

Supporting Technology with Technology.: Enable 24 bit color in RDP for XP or 2003 Server





Supporting Technology with Technology.: Enable 24 bit color in RDP for XP or 2003 Server

The default maximum color depth for rdp connections to Microsoft windows XP or Windows 2003 servers is 16 bit color. Connect with true colour 24 bit rdp to XP or windows 2003 server. The pre-defined default color limit on XP or windows 2003 server limits the color depth of RDP connections made to the the systems to a 16 bit maximum but can be changed by using group policy editor on the local system system. How to configure the "server side" of remote desktop to accept connections at 24-bit true color. Windows 7, Vista, and server 2008 already allow higher that 24 bit color by default.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

How to add dsa.msc to 2008 member server

How to add dsa.msc to 2008 member server.


It's a simple and quick installation to add the functionality found by default in windows 2003 server to windows 2008 server. This is a useful tool for many. To just click start run then enter dsa.msc and click open. bang, active directory users and computers on a member server to access an AD object quickly. not so fast. In windows 2008, for some reason, this functionality was removed as a default feature. there's some logic behind it for sure. the first this that comes to mind is security. Although an average users doesn't have the permissions to actually make changes in the AD users and computers as they will not have the proper access rights and tokens, they can browse and poke in an area they need not be in.

So dsa.msc was removed from the default installation of windows 2008 member server. That's OK, it can be added pretty quickly and without a restart. The image shows the options to select to add the feature back into your member server and remember, during installation these options can be selected.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Reset CISCO 5505 ASA to Factory Default



Reset CISCO 5505 ASA to Factory Default


Reset CISCO 5505 ASA to Factory Default

You’ll need to use the Console Port to perform this proceedure.

Hook up the blue console cable to your DB 9 PIN serial port. Plug the other end into ‘Console’ port on the ASA 5505. The console port looks like a network jack. It’s above the usb ports and is surrouned with a blue color matching the console cable itself and says console right next to the port.

Use hyperterminal, click Start, Programs, Accessories, Communications, Hyperterminal, create a connection on Com1 using the terminal settings:

- Bits per second: 9600
- Data bits: 8
- Parity: None
- Stop bits: 1
- Flow control: None

After you open your connection through hyperterm, press enter a couple times. You should get a prompt similar to the following: ‘ciscoasa>’, or ‘nameofyourdevice>’
type ‘ena’ to go to enable mode. Enter the password, or just press enter if there is no password set.
type ‘config t’
type ‘config factory-default’
hit spacebar when the ‘more’ is displayed to get the next page of output. You want to get back to the prompt that looks like: ‘ciscoasa(config)#’
type ‘reload save-config noconfirm’

Make sure that the outside line is plugged into port zero, and your pc is plugged into any of the ports 1-7.

The Cisco ASA has been reset to factory settings. DHCP is enabled on the cisco device, and it’s internal IP address is now 192.168.1.1!


Configure RDP Port Forwarding on a Cisco ASA 5505

Friday, June 5, 2009

Verizon DSL Static IP 7500 Modem



At the end, after entering the ip address information and switching to bridged connection and bridged routing, enter the following URL to finalize the activation to the Internet and to get on the web if you're unable to connect.
This installation had Verizon model 6110f and model 7500 router modem shipped to the customer. Both models are not to be used. The modem that's supposed to be used is the the 7500 Verizon mode router because this customer has received a static ip address as part of their service.
So the VC1 configuration for static ip DSL service has to be configured from ppp (PPPoE) to bridged in order to have the static address applicable for the configuration. The ip address and gateway are supplied by Verizon. Just enter them as noted and then click apply. http://192.168.1.1/verizon/redirect.htm


To disable NAT on the 7500 DSL modem completely then you have to choose for the protocol Bridge from the drop menu and also choose bridge for Bridge Mode. The option for adding the public ip address provided by Verizon goes away. This option is for putting your own router/firewall in place behind the Verizon DSL modem instead of using the features provided by Verizon in the free modem/router. The public ip address that was provided by Verizon has to be placed on the WAN interface of your router/firewall. Once that's done, then go to the wireless configuration and disable wireless access. This is for security and because it wont work right in this bridged configuration.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

How To Find Your Exchange 2007 version




The above is a shot of the results after running the command on an Exchange 2007 SP1 system.


Get-ExchangeServer : fl name,edition,admindisplayversion

How to get your Exchange 2007 version.
Run the command in an Exchange Management Shell prompt:

Get-ExchangeServer : fl name,edition,admindisplayversion


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Configure RDP Port Forwarding on a Cisco ASA 5505


http://remotesupportsoftware.blogspot.com/2008/10/configure-rdp-port-forwarding-on-cisco.html - Configure RDP Port Forwarding on a Cisco ASA 5505 . This is a good simple code example of adding a port forwarding rule to a Cisco ASA 5500 series (in this case it was a Cisco ASA 5505) but it won;t differ much with other versions.

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PC Tech Support - Computer Desktop Software & Hardware, SAN


PC Tech Support. NetApps Storevault S550's reliability is a questionable feature. The storevault s550 is a feature rich SAN that's very useful for backup and for network storage such as windows users shares, databases, and other information technology storage needs.The question of whether it's iSCSI networking components are reliable is a concern.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

How to View Public Folders in Outlook 2007




Public Folders are not shown in the default view, you must be using the "Folder List" view in the Navigation Pane to see public folders. To change to the folder list view, click the Folder List button at the bottom of the Navigation Pane, or if you've reduced the number of buttons at the bottom, the folder list button will change to an icon that looks like a file folder.

How to View Public Folders in Outlook 2007


Friday, January 23, 2009

Microsoft HMC 4.5 Deployment Walkthrough - Does it Work


Computer Support - Adventure (Rated PG)Microsoft HMC 4.5 Deployment Walkthrough - Does it WorkMicrosoft's HMC 4.5 Deployment Walkthrough is an excellent document and I could say that it does work.I found some minor little errors in the doc but none that were significant enough for a person with a good level of experience with Microsoft products. Microsoft's HMC has come a long way since the 3.x versions. The features in Exchange 2007 have increased tremendously and one of the newest and long awaited capabilities is being able to break out the various functions of the messaging system to different servers much more easilty and effectively that previous version of the software.

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Microsoft HMC 4.5 Deployment Walkthrough - Does it Work

Computer Support - Adventure (Rated PG)Microsoft HMC 4.5 Deployment Walkthrough - Does it WorkMicrosoft's HMC 4.5 Deployment Walkthrough is an excellent document and I could say that it does work.I found some minor little errors in the doc but none that were significant enough for a person with a good level of experience with Microsoft prod

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