Dell PERC H700: Importing a Foreign Array “On The Fly”

I recently upgraded the Operating System on my Dell R510 Server. I installed two brand new SATA Drives and built a new PERC H700 RAID 1 Array for the OS and Data. I removed the existing RAID 1 Disks and put them in the cupboard for a rainy day. When I had everything up and … Continue reading Dell PERC H700: Importing a Foreign Array “On The Fly”

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DFS Fileshare and Microsoft Office Protected Mode

We recently switched to using DFS for our Fileshares, but quickly ran into a problem with Microsoft Office Documents opening up in "Protected Mode". The reason given was that Word and Excel believed the files originated from the Internet, and therefore was warning users each time they opened a document from the DFS Share. I … Continue reading DFS Fileshare and Microsoft Office Protected Mode

Re-cycling an SBS 2008 SSL Certificate on a WatchGuard Firewall

I recently rolled out the SSL VPN feature on my WatchGuard M200 Firebox. This will replace the SBS 2008 PPTP VPN for Mobile Users. PPTP is no longer regarded as secure. The SSL VPN itself works fine, but the SSL Certificate is "self generated" by the Firebox, so users receive a security warning when they … Continue reading Re-cycling an SBS 2008 SSL Certificate on a WatchGuard Firewall

Office 365: Your Automatic Reply Settings Cannot Be Displayed

We recently decommissioned our aging Exchange 2007 Server and switched to using Office 365 for Email. One quirk of the new system was that some users were having difficulty accessing their Out Of Office (Automatic Reply) Settings when using Outlook 2010 or 2013. Your automatic reply settings cannot be displayed because the server is currently … Continue reading Office 365: Your Automatic Reply Settings Cannot Be Displayed