If you have created SSL certificate for LDAP over SSL on Domain Controller thru internal Microsoft Standalone CA as shown in LDAP over SSL for Domain Controller article, you might face the problem in renewing this certificate using MMC/GUI.
When you try to Renew This Certificate With The Same Key using the certificate mmc, you will get the following error:
The request contains no certificate template information.
1. From the Domain Controller that you need to renew the certificate, find the certificate thumbprint. Below are the steps for find the certificate thumbprint
a.) Open the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in for certificates.
b.) In the Console Root window’s left pane, click Certificates (Local Computer).
c.) Expand the Personal folder
d.) Expand the Certificates folder
e.) Double-click on your target certificate.
f.) In the Certificate dialog box, click the Details tab.
g.) Scroll through the list of fields till you find the Thumbprint.
h.) Copy the hexadecimal characters from the box. For example, the thumbprint “a1 29 53 2e 12 3f 3d 35 53 2c f2 53 26 c2 4d 27 33 b2 6b 3c”.
2. Create cert-renew.inf as shown below and paste the certificate thumbprint you gathered in the previous step for RenewalCert. Make sure you put in open and close quote if the certificate thumbprint have space in between
One of the challenges for Microsoft Exchange 2003/2003 migration to Exchange 2010 is Public Folder. It can be very complicated and time-consuming if the Public Folder size is huge of lot of folders. The Public Folder is required for Outlook 2003 to continue access to Exchange 2010 server.
Microsoft Exchange provided the following PowerShell script for Public Folder migration in\v14\ Server\Scripts:
Add a server to the replication list
Aggregate data across all public folder replicas
Remove a server from the replication list
Replace a server in the replication list
Replace a server in the replication list with a new server
Add new Exchange 2010 Server into Public Folder replication list
Launch the Exchange Management Shell and the go to the Exchange script folder:
Let’s say you current environment have either or both the EX2003 and EX2007. The new Exchange 2010 server name is EX2010. Below is the command you need to run in EXC2010 server.
To replicate all the non-system public folders for the top root to EX2010:
*The replication might take up to days or even week depending on your Public Folder size
Common mistake or misconception:
Make sure the ServerToAdd is the new Exchange 2010 server that you need you has a replica of Public Folder.
Not to worry about which server is currently holding which part/folder of the Public Folder. The AddReplicaToPFRecursive.ps1 command to find by itself and then add to new server
Do not point ServerToAdd to existing old server (Exchange 2003 or 2007 server) because it will add the Public Folder replica to this old server. It might cause this old server to jam up if there is not enough space to hold all the public folder copy (because most of these old Exchange servers are running almost out of this space).
To verify the Public Folder was replicated to new server:
Get-PublicFolder -Recurse | fl Name, Replicas
To verify the System Folders was replicated to new server:
If case that new Exchange 2010 server in not holding the Schedule+ Free Busy replica, you might get the event id 14029 with the error message of “Couldn’t find an Exchange 2010 or later public folder server with a replica of the free/busy folder…”
Perform the following command to resolve event id 14029 issue:
Apple IOS 5 was released and I can wait no more for the latest excitement from IOS5. A remarkable IOS revolution by Steve Jobs.
1. Make sure your IOS device is compatible with IOS 5. Below are the list of compatible IOS devices:
– iPhone 3GS
– iPhone 4
– iPhone 4S
– iPod touch 3rd generation
– iPod touch 4th generation
– iPad 2
2. You must be running Apple iTunes 10.5 or latest. You can run the update for the iTunes software itself or download the latest iTunes from http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
3. The whole IOS5 update/upgrade process take up to 4 hours for 16GB iPhone 3GS (with around 14GB of data) (excluded the Apple IOS 5 downloading time). Make sure you forward/divert your call to other phone number during the IOS 5 update process.
4. Make sure you IOS device is not 100% full in space. Recommended to have at least 1GB space left
5. In brief, the IOS 5 update prossess will
a.) backup your IOS device
b.) Install IOS 5 with factory setting
c.) Restore your device setting
d.) Restore your apps, video and music (This will take the longest period because it will download all the apps into your device)
e.) Configure IOS 5 in your IOS device (You can start performing this task as the the system restoring your apps in step #5d above)
f.) After iOS5 updated, make sure you update with latest apps because the latest apps are optimized / fine-tuned for iOS 5.
** This might be the only and last time for uing iTunes because iCloud service allow you to synchoronize all the iOS device over the air **
ChangePassword is the web CGI that allow the user to change their password thru the http/web instead of telner/SSH into the system in order to change their password. The installation source file can be found from http://changepassword.sourceforge.net/
Basically the configuration and compilation is simple as below:
This is due to the incompatible file named libdes.a. Below is the solution
suse10:~/changepassword-0.9 # cd smbencrypt/
suse10:~/changepassword-0.9/smbencrypt # tar -xzvf libdes-4.04b.tar.gz
suse10:~/changepassword-0.9/smbencrypt # cd des/
suse10:~/changepassword-0.9/smbencrypt/des # make
suse10:~/changepassword-0.9/smbencrypt/des # cp libdes.a ..
suse10:~/changepassword-0.9/smbencrypt/des # cd ../..
run the “make” and “make install” again from the root of the changepassword installation source
suse10:~/changepassword-0.9 # make
suse10:~/changepassword-0.9 # make install
All the Lotus Notes archive mail file look similar with the standard mail file because they are using the same mail template. You might need to use the archive mail file to replace the existing mail file in server for certain cases. However you will notice that the mail archive will have some limitation/restriction such as
1. Cannot rename the database/mailbox name. You will see the name “Archive” in the mail file
2. No archive action from the menu
This is due the to parameters/values configured in the Archive Database Profile that will treat this database is archive file. You have to delete/modify the Archive Database Profile in order to revert/recover the Lotus Notes archive into standard mail.
Solution to Revert/Recover the Lotus Notes archive into standard mail file:
1. After open the archive mail file, select Create – Agent from the menu
2. Give a name for the agent
3. Under Initialize sub routine, enter the following code:
Dim session As New NotesSession
Dim db As NotesDatabase
Dim doc As NotesDocument
Set doc=db.GetProfileDocument("archive database profile")
If doc Is Nothing Then
MsgBox "Archive Database Profile document was successfully removed. Please restart the Lotus Notes client"
MsgBox "Profile Document WAS NOT Removed",48
4. After you saved the agent, you should be able to use the “revert archive to standard mail” (or whichever name you used to created the agent) agent from the Action menu
5. Once you run the action/agent, a message will tell you the status and you have to restart the Lotus Notes client in for the view the result
6. After restarted the Lotus Notes client, you should be able to use the mail file as normal.
In case that you do not see the “Archive” action, then you have to refresh/replace the mail template.
Lotus Traveler not sync after mail file restored. You might encounterd that Lotus Traveler in iphone/ipad unable to synchronize with IBM Lotus Domino server after restored user’s mail file. Restart, removed and reinstall the mail profile in iphone/ipad would not help much.
Solution for Lotus Traveler to synchonize with Lotus Domino Server after mail file restored:
1. Remove the mail profile from iphone / ipad
2. Find the device IP associaed with the user by running the command below in Domino Console
tell traveler show <user name>
3. You will be able to get the “Device ID” associated with the user from the result in the the previous step.
4. Delete the device from Lotus Traveler by the command below in Domino Console:
tell traveler delete <device id> <user name>
Note: If user have few device associated, you have to perform the same task to delete all the device.
Lotus Traveler is working for Nokia Symbian but not for iPhone and iPad. You are able to login in Lotus Traveler website (example: http://server.domain.com/servlet/traveler) and generate the Apple profile. You would not ” Cannot Get Mail” error (as shown below) after you installed the Lotus Traveler profile.
This is most likely cause by the disabled HTTP Method. Check you Lotus Domino’s Notes.ini file and make sure you only disable TRACE in for HTTP method. Nothing more. The configuration should be like this:
Remove any other parameters in this HTTPDisableMethods other than TRACE method.
After modify the notes.ini, issue the following command in the Domino Console:
tell traveler quittell http quit
Delete existing Lotus Traveler profile from your iPhone/iPad and regenerate again from your Lotus Traveler server website.
Replace mail nsf file with new template (normally used after version upgrade). You can use the command to convert to old template and then back to new template in case the user mail file pop-up some error message when user accessing it.
Flush the cache on holding/opening databases. Use the command if the Domino Console show the database is in-use and you need to do some maintenance task for the particular database.
Drop all the existing connection to the server. If user is actively using the server, they will not reconnect to the server immediately. Normally use this command to clear out the idle connection prior to any maintenance task so that we know who is still using the server
IBM Lotus Domino/Notes use NSF (Notes Storage Facility) file to storage the data together with the design. All the mail file in Lotus Domino/Notes is in *.nsf format. There are cases that these individual NSF file might get corrupted. Below are some of the example of corrupted nsf file message
Error compacting Mail *.nsf: Database is corrupt — Cannot allocate space
Cannot open NSF files
RRV bucket is corrupt
Repair the database while system is online
Run the following command in Domino Console one by one