Archive for the ‘Server Support’ Category

Cannot Turn Off Outlook Autodiscover? Yes You Can. (2015-3-28)

A newer Outlook/Exchange feature (when connecting to Exchange using HTTP Proxy) in Outlook 2007, 2010 and Outlook 2013 is for client configuration to be autodiscovered. Outlook’s autodiscover feature searches your corporate email domain for the proper Outlook configuration. Per Microsoft this feature cannot be suppressed. However when Outlook autodiscover cannot find the settings/domain or if […]

Windows Server 2008 r2 and Windows 7 not Resolving Network Names Correctly (2014-12-20)

Microsoft has forced the adoption of IPv6. Microsoft Windows 2008/2012 servers and applications are heavily dependent on it. If you have disabled IPv6 on a Windows 2008/2012 server (including Windows 2011 Small Business Server) it may take 30-75 minutes before you can logon. IPv6 is critical to Windows Server and its applications, including Exchange. Leave […]

Microsoft Networking – A Network Name Issue (2012-11-6)

There’s a known problem onh Windows 7 and Windows 8 and Windows Vista mapping documents to the network. The issue is when you map a user’s desktop documents folder to the network share the userfolder’s name disappears and “documents” is all the other users see instead of “bsmith” or whatever your naming convention is. Microsoft […]

Backup Exec 12.5 Drivers (2011-4-30)

Is anything more difficult to navigate than When an admin needs product support we want to find the file…yesterday! One file an admin needs (usually quickly) are drivers. Symantec recommends running liveupdate from the about->help menu but what if we just want to load (reload) the drivers. Yes there’s the Wizard too but us […]

Live Communications Server Snap-in failed to start service (2009-10-28)

Did your LCS/OCS server go down? A client recently lost LCS functionality. They are running Live Communication Server 2003.  The event viewer showed these errors: Event Type:    Error Event Source:    Live Communications Server Event Category:    (1000) Event ID:    16417 Date:        10/27/2009 Time:        3:56:35 PM User:        N/A Computer:    ——- Description: Unable to initialize […]