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Exchange 2010 sp3 Install error the simple mail transfer protocol



Installing SP3 on Exchange 2010 today i ran across this error “error the simple mail transfer protocol is installed” The link takes you to something relevant to exchange 2007 that isn’t much help.

After doing some digging around it turns out there is a services that is installed but not used. If you run “sc delete smtpsvc” at the command prompt the installer will allow you to contine

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Escene Click to dial

I have been playing around with this for a while and i have managed to get this going. This is really just notes for me but it may have you too.


Install Chrome C2D URL

Then under options fill out the IP address and username and password (root and root by default)

Dial:  http://$phoneUsername:$phonePassword@$phoneAddress/goform/SavePhoneCallInfoCfg?DialNumber=0$number&BlackListAccountID=127&Operate=Dail

Hangup:  http://$phoneUsername:$phonePassword@$phoneAddress/goform/SavePhoneCallInfoCfg?Operate=Hangup

I’m working on this plugin to clean it up a bit and remove the status as its not needed for this phone.

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MYOB Asking for Admin Password

Running MYOB with Administrator rights.

If you are running as a Windows user with administrator privileges, MYOB triggers a UAC prompt to ask for your permission to run as administrator. As the MYOB ODBC runs MYOB itself invisibly this is an issue as the UAT question would need an answer with each connection.

We do not recommend turning off the UAC. That does allow MYOB to work without the prompt but can be a security risk regarding stuff off the web you may not want to run and still does not make it work with the ODBC.

The following is specific to MYOB and does both get rid of UAC messages on MYOB and allow the ODBC to work:

  1. Using Notepad or your favourite text editor go to the MYOB program folder and open Myob.exe.manifest (or for Premier and Enterprise versions Myobp.exe.manifest)
  2. Changelevel=”HighestAvailable”to



  3. Save and Close the file



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Import mysql 5.5 dump in to 5.1

If your getting the error Unknown collation: ‘utf8mb4_unicode_ci‘ Its probally becuase you trying to inport a 5.5 export to a 5.1 databse.

You can try changing

CHARSET=utf8mb4 to CHARSET=utf8

COLLATE=utf8mb4_unicode_ci COLLATE=utf8_general_ci

This will only work if you don’t have invalid caratuers in your mysql dump but it may help.

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Crypto Virus’s doing the rounds again.

Hi I have a important message for you. If you receive any emails claiming to be from Auspost NSW Roads or Westpac (to name a few) here are a few tips to stop you from download a virus.

1) Check the url or website address ip the top. This


2) Capture on sites. The Hackers are using these to avoid the automated system from checking if their is a virus hosted on this site. If it seems odd the page you have been sent to the chances are it its a trick.


3) Downloading a zip file with a .exe file in it. Running the application that’s in the zip file is a really bad idea.

zip file

If in doubt please forward the email to or call and ask. A quick phone call or email can save you big $$$and lots of time and stress too.


Other tip is also if you want to check if a logon site it real. Say a banking or facebook login. Enter a password that you know is wrong. if it lets you in you then the site is a fake.


Stay Safe online.



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Java wont work in Chrome

  1. In your URL bar, enter:
  2. Click the Enable link for the Enable NPAPI configuration option.
  3. Click the Relaunch button that now appears at the bottom of the configuration page.



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Sharepoint asking for Credentials opening excel files

This was referenced after finding a MS hotfix article.

To make the list for pass through authentication

  1. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Multi-String Value.
  4. Type AuthForwardServerList, and then press ENTER.
  5. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type the URL of the server that hosts the Web share, and then click OK.Note You can also type a list of URLs in the Value data box. For more information, see the “Sample URL list” section in this article.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.

This started working straight after i did this. The article says that you have to restart the Web Client but it worked right away.

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Cisco Router Secuirty

Cisco Routers are cool but i have been finding a few issues with DDOS attacks of late. Mainly DNS and NTP.


access-list 153 remark Block DOS DNS
access-list 153 permit ip host any – Replace this with the DNS server your using
access-list 153 deny tcp any any eq domain
access-list 153 deny udp any any eq domain
access-list 153 permit ip any any

Then add

interface Dialer0 – your dialer interface
ip access-group 153 in




! Core NTP configuration
ntp update-calendar             ! update hardware clock (certain hardware only, i.e. 6509s)
ntp server            ! a time server you sync with
ntp peer            ! a time server you sync with and allow to sync to you
ntp source Loopback0            ! we recommend using a loopback interface for sending NTP messages if possible
! NTP access control
ntp access-group query-only 1   ! deny all NTP control queries
ntp access-group serve 1        ! deny all NTP time and control queries by default
ntp access-group peer 10        ! permit time sync to configured peer(s)/server(s) only
ntp access-group serve-only 20  ! permit NTP time sync requests from a select set of clients
! access control lists (ACLs)
access-list 1 remark utility ACL to block everything
access-list 1 deny any
access-list 10 remark NTP peers/servers we sync to/with
access-list 10 permit
access-list 10 permit
access-list 10 deny any
access-list 20 remark Hosts/Networks we allow to get time from us
access-list 20 permit
access-list 20 deny any

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