Cisco (Tandberg) EX90 stuck in maintenance mode boot cycle

EX-90 in Maintenance mode. Our eval kit EX90 rebooted during a jpg background upload, the file size limit for these is 2Mb, and I had select a 900kb file to do the company logo. When the machine came back up, it was in maintenance mode, suggesting 3 options of action: Restart, Factory rest or Software…

Oracle 6140 Copyback doesnt start automatically

Again this week we had a disk fail in one of our ageing 6140 arrays. no big deal, but once I’d pulled the failed disk, waited around for a few mins, and replaced the disk with a new one copybook didn’t start of its own accord. I’ve seen this a number of times before, but…

Outlook 2011 – Get the Unread Mail folder back

In Outlook 2007 and 2010 for Windows, it always offered an ‘Unread Mail’ folder, where you could instantly see all of your unread mail regardless of folder. I use a lot of rules to push mail into different folders, alerts from servers, reports on stuff, facebook alerts, twitter, etc etc. I want the mails but…

Office Service Pack 14.2 – yes please!

Microsoft’s latest update for Office 2011 is great, some really significant improvements for Outlook especially. Yes, there are improvements for Word and PowerPoint and some bits and pieces for all apps in terms of improved document handling and Lion features, for me Outlook is the biggy. For me it was the Outlook stuff that made…

Extending your MeetingPlace Express installation lifeline

Whilst I’m always in favour of migrating to the latest technology and taking advantage of the features they offer, every once in a while you have some existing installation that simply does the job and you are happy with what it offers. We’ve had an old installation of Cisco MeetingPlace Express 2.1, which dates back…

Microsoft Office 2011 and the Me contact

If you deploy Microsoft Office 2011 from a central repository and have your macbooks/mini’s/imac enrolled in Active Directory, you may find some puzzling results when your users send you emails. When a new user signs into the macbook with his Active Directory credentials, his account is created on the fly (assuming you’ve deployed your topology…