Deployment with IExpress: How to turn your MSI file into an EXE

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I have no problem with MSI file downloads. They are as simple as running an EXE. However, for reasons unknown, a lot of people don’t seem to like or understand downloading and running an MSI file; they feel more comfortable with EXEs. Visual Studio Setup projects turn your application into an MSI and a setup.exe file, which is inconvenient for distribution as generally online we want to provide the user with a single file download. Luckily there is a simple and free solution at hand in the guise of a quirky and little-known application included even as late as the Windows 7 base distribution called IExpress. This tool was originally created to enable branded deployments of Internet Explorer 6 (shocking, I know), but we can subvert it quite easily to our needs.

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imap exchange 2013 not working

Check your server with this powershell command

Get-HealthReport servername | where { $_.state -eq “Offline”}

now you should see your imap proxy is offline

bring back to life with

Set-ServerComponentState -Identity servername-Component IMAPProxy -State Active -Requester HealthAPI

found here

https://nchrissos.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/reactivate-a-broken-imap-service-on-microsoft-exchange-20132016/

See Microsoft KB

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3025138/users-cannot-connect-to-pop3-or-imap4-on-exchange-server-2013-or-excha

More information about troubleshoot imap

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms.exch.scom.imap%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx

 

 

 

 

Can’t locate Debian/AdduserCommon.pm in @INC (you may need to install the Debian::AdduserCommon module)

Ubuntu 16.04 is sometimes wtf.

How to escape this crazy error?

 

Preconfiguring packages …
Setting up systemd (229-4ubuntu21.1) …
Can’t locate Debian/AdduserCommon.pm in @INC (you may need to install the Debian::AdduserCommon module) (@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl/5.22.1 /usr/local/share/perl/5.22.1 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl5/5.22 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl/5.22 /usr/share/perl/5.22 /usr/local/lib/site_perl /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl-base .) at /usr/sbin/addgroup line 34.
BEGIN failed–compilation aborted at /usr/sbin/addgroup line 34.
dpkg: error processing package systemd (–configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
systemd
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

 

Use apt-file search AdduserCommon.pm on another Ubuntu VM. APT-File install separately on the maschine. So you can look which packet the file belongs to.

 

apt-file search AdduserCommon.pm
adduser: /usr/share/perl5/Debian/AdduserCommon.pm

now we reinstall the package adduser

apt-get –reinstall install adduser

Antoher way is copy the whole folder /usr/share/perl5/ from the working vm to the broken vm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Troubleshooting calendar items

The clueless guy

In the past few month the number of incomming request related to calendar issues increased. There are several reasons for this like message body truncation, Richt text or HTML formated messages get converted to plain text. Those are most likely related to iOS devices and there is a KB available for this here.

But not only iOS is causing issues. Especially when it comes to delegate scenarios with more than one delegate and when all of them have multiple clients with different versions (e.g.: Outlook 2010/2013, Outlook for Mac and a whole bunch of mobile devices).

To get to a point: Just ignored the following recommendations

But how do you troubleshoot those issues? There are several techniques…

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pi hole active directory

What is pi hole? Please look here https://pi-hole.net/
Works at the DNS level, ads can be blocked on any device and even in apps.

Yes it´s possible and not very hard to implement in an existing environment.

Install two or more pi hole in your network and adjust your DNS forwarders in your DNS server properties. Attention forwarders properties must configuread for each DNS server in your Active Directory. That´s it.

See screenshot

pihole_active_directory_forwarders
pihole statistik

pihole stats