As part of the annual review of our clients systems, I have been tasked to generate a list of all Users in Active Directory and also find out if any accounts have not been accessed for 30 days or longer. Luckily both of these can be achieved quite easily using the Active Directory Users and Computers and Powershell consoles. Here’s how it’s done! Continue reading
I have been setting up several client PCs with Outlook 2010 so they can get the best out of our Hosted Exchange 2010 system.
Some of these systems still use Office 2003 and as it’s only Outlook we need to upgrade we needed to leave the rest of the Office 2003 suite on the PC. Some install without issues, but several times I have been hit with the following error: Continue reading
During my last review one of my goals for the next period was to perform a solo on site visit for a client. I was tasked with going to a client site in Cardiff to help their director, Toni, out with Asset Tagging and to install a new monitor for herself. Continue reading
Almost 15 years ago, the world was informed that it was heading towards the ultimate apocalypse. Planes were going to fall from the skies, nuclear missiles would launch themselves and the Amstrad e-Mailer would gain conscious thought.
The cause? Continue reading
Just a quick post about a problem we have been investigating for a client who is on our Hosted Exchange system.
We received a report that mail was sticking in the Outbox of Outlook 2010 and new mail was taking a while to arrive (compared to OWA where it appeared quickly). We tried several things including: Continue reading
Y Lolfa, a small printer and publisher of Welsh Language books based near Aberystwyth, is leading a campaign to bring Welsh language reading material to the Amazon Kindle range of ebook readers. Up to now, Welsh hasn’t been an option for those looking to distribute books over the Amazon Kindle store.
Over the past few days there has been a large attack against WordPress and Joomla websites, supposedly in an attempt to compromise the servers and build a hugely powerful botnet.
The hacking effort is using a dictionary attack to brute force the passwords of the default administrator account.
We have several recommendations owners of any content managed website should take, but especially Continue reading
Over the last few months, we have had a number of clients experience problems with their email systems. From issues with their servers being slow, through to emails being bounced back and recipients not receiving them. After thorough investigation by the team, the reasons behind all these issues were the same. The clients were sending mass emails from their own email server. There are many reasons why sending mass mails from your own system is not a good idea, both technically and ethically. Below are some of the reasons and some solutions to those issues.
Everyone in business needs to write emails, reports or content for websites, but often they’re badly written. There are two things I see time and again – jargon or management speak, and using too many adjectives, superlatives and intensifiers.
Jargon isn’t necessarily bad, in technical and scientific industries it’s essential to convey a specific meaning. Management speak, though, is a type of jargon more often used to cover up wooly thinking or attempt to make the author sound clever. It rarely works.
Generally I’m not a fan of Internet Explorer and usually recommend our clients use Chrome or Firefox. But this advert for the latest version of IE took me right back to school days and almost makes me want to try IE10!