Monday, April 9, 2012

Add or Remove other file shares to SBS 2011 Remote Web Access

The new Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011) has a great “Shared Folders in Remote Web Access (RWA)” feature. Unfortunately this feature shows only the folders shared on the same SBS server.

What if you want to add shared folders on other servers / NAS drives to Remote Web Access (RWA)?

What if you want to hide certain shared folders on Remote Web Access (RWA)?

Friday, January 13, 2012

How to recover a lost WordPress admin password

Recently I lost one of my WordPress site's admin password which i don't access to the email associated with the account. After scratching my head for few mins, I found a way to reset the admin password of WordPress 3.3.1

So I thought sharing it will save some of your valuable time. So let's start.

Note: you need to have access to the WordPress database in order to complete this successfully.

First thing "WordPress stopped using plan md5() hashing to store passwords! From WP 2.7 (correct me if I'm wrong :) ) they moved to Openwall's phpass to encrypt and validate passwords"

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

AutoDiscover fails for all users with error code 0x80072F0C

If the AutoDiscover service not working properly users may experience problems when setting Out of Office replies, sharing calendars, viewing Free/Busy information in outlook client.

This happens if the client certificate option selected in IIS for AutoDiscover virtual directory.

Although client certificates and SSL server certificates both use certificates, they are not directly related to each other.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

How to export user attributes to a file in active directory

To export user attributes to a file in AD we need dsquery.exe & dsget.exe

dsquery.exe command to pipe the results to a dsget.exe command.

dsquery.exe returns objects based on defined search criteria such as an OU, a domain, common name containing... , etc.

dsget.exe in turn takes the objects and reports on attributes within the object. Email address being one of the many attributes defined for user objects in a standard AD schema.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Parameters for the dsquery user command

{StartNode | forestroot | domainroot}

Specifies the node where the search will start. You can specify the forest root (forestroot), domain root (domainroot), or a node’s distinguished name (StartNode). If forestroot is specified, the search is done using the global catalog. The default value is domainroot.