Category Archives: Software

Plesk (11) – Redirect Webmail to HTTPS

By default the webmail interfaces of Plesk is running unsecured on port 80.┬áThat’s bad, really bad (Shame on you Parallels!). There are some guides out there to fix that, but they are all wrong in my eyes. Some are made for old releases, others are changing stuff in files which are overwritten on update or regeneration of config files. But … Continue reading

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Quickly find large vmware.log files

Because one of our VMs had an error while taking a snapshot, i wanted to have a look inside vmware.log. Recognized that it was more than three GB in size. That’s not normal at all. In vSphere 5.1 VMware changed the way it rotates the vmware.log file. The setting “log.rotateSize” doesn’t exists anymore. It now uses a bandwith/rate limit, which … Continue reading

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Quick tip: Install Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 1 (KB2803727)

Double-Clicking the .msp file doesn’t work, whatever you do… To install the Exchange update, execute this from elevated command prompt:

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Quick tip: Limiting RPC dynamic port range

One annoying thing with RPC is, that it is configured to use over 16’000 ports by default (in 2008 Server). That’s absolutely not needed in most cases. I normally limit the range to 1000 ports which is more than enough, and makes firewall administrators a bit more happy… a bit… To change the port range to f.ex. 43000-43999 you have … Continue reading

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Loopback Group Policy with Security Filtering

Loopback Group Policies are very nice because you can apply a specific user policy if they logon to specified computers (Remote Desktop servers in my case). But there are two settings you should take care of, or it will not work: 1. Enable “User Group Policy loopback processing” Create a new OU where you can put in your remote desktop … Continue reading

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