Archive for August, 2008

External Contact in Exchange

August 31, 2008

I don’t know why I forgot this but I did.  So I figured I’d write it down so that even if I do forget it in the future, I’ll have this handy reference.

  1. Open up Active Directory Users and Groups
  2. Navigate to the container you want to put the external contact in
  3. Right click, choose New > Contact
  4. Add the details and away you go.

If you want to you can add a local user account and set the forwarder to the external contact too.


Links from emails don’t launch (Locate Link Browser)

August 29, 2008

So when someone sends you an emai with a link on it, you simply click the link and it launches your browser right? Well I had a client then when clicked one of those links, he would be presented with a “Locate Link Browser” ;

Ok so this picture is a bit crap but in essence it was asking me where the browser EXE file was!

Oh this is simple I thought, I’ll just point it to IE (I know, I know, IE….) and away we go. So I did that, but now instead of asking me where the browser was, it simply launched the browser and went to the home page! No matter what link I clicked on, it would only go to the home page.

To fix this, I downloaded Firefox (I know, I know, about time…) and set that as default browser.

It worked like a charm. I also tested moving the default browser back to IE (sigh…) and now IE was working as well. Problem solved.

Quick Symantec license tip (finding where it is!)

August 21, 2008

For what ever reason, I’ve had some issues with finding where the license was for Symantec Corporate Anti Virus on the server. I’m not sure why I couldn’t see this before but I thought I’d add this note for future reference;

  1. Open up the Symantec Client Security application called Symantec AntiVirus.
  2. Click View / License.
  3. It should give you the License # as well as the expiration date.
  4. Just in case you can’t get this view, the file for the license should be kept at the following location;
  5. C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Licenses

Open File – Security Warning

August 4, 2008

When running an executable file over the local network you may get the above warning. This often happens when you run a network application and that application is hosted on a server and not on your machine.

This is how to fix it;

Enable the “Include all network paths (UNC’s)” setting from Internet Options.

  1. Go to the Control Panel & click on Internet Options.
  2. Select the Security tab.
  3. Click Local Intranet.
  4. Click the Sites button.
  5. If need be, uncheck the Automatically Detect Intranet Network
  6. Check the Include all network paths (UNC’s) option.
  7. Click OK, all the way back and you should be done.

If you’re more security concerned and want to lock down even the local network addresses, you can also add the IP address of the server/machine you’re running the file from. In that case, you need to add the server’s address to your Trusted Sites list;

  1. Go to the Control Panel & click on Internet Options.
  2. Click the Security Tab.
  3. Click Trusted Sites.
  4. Click Sites button.
  5. Uncheck the Require server verification ( https: ) for all sites in this zone.
  6. Add the IP address of the Server.
  7. Click Close and OK out of the Internet settings.

That’s it.