All posts by "Martin"

Microsoft Exchange: Autodiscover problems on mobile devices

Martin 23/02/2018

Many mobile devices, have problems with Exchange Autodiscover, if the following is true: You have a webserver on the root domain (many companies usually do!) The root webserver respons on HTTPS, but with wrong certificate and also have no Autodiscover setting. This is due to the way autodiscover works (In steps): Connect to: https://contoso.com/AutoDiscover/AutoDiscover.xml Connect to: https://autodiscover.contoso.com/AutoDiscover/AutoDiscover.xml Autodiscover redirect URL for redirection: http://autodiscover.contoso.com/autodiscover/autodiscover.xml Search for DNS SRV record When you have many domains on an… Microsoft Exchange: Autodiscover problems on mobile devices

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Utility: SCOOP Command Line Installer

Martin 19/02/2018

A great utility to install command line tools to your computer is “Scoop”, it’s very simple to use, it will download the newest versions and install them. Requirements: PowerShell 3 PowerShell must be enabled for your user account e.g. set-executionpolicy remotesigned -s currentuser To install:

Once installed, run scoop help for instructions.   Read more: http://scoop.sh/ https://github.com/lukesampson/scoop

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Azure: Install Azure Powershell

Martin 19/02/2018

To get Azure Powershell running, open a Powershell session (ad admin), and run the following: Install-Module PowerShellGet -Force This will install PowershellGet. Then run: Install-Module -Name AzureRM -AllowClobber You will get this: Untrusted repository You are installing the modules from an untrusted repository. If you trust this repository, change its InstallationPolicy value by running the Set-PSRepository cmdlet. Are you sure you want to install the modules from ‘PSGallery’? [Y] Yes [A] Yes to All [N]… Azure: Install Azure Powershell

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Remote Desktop Services: Shadowing fails with unknown error

Martin 12/02/2018

With the new Microsoft patches for Spectre and Meltdown, many will see that they can no longer shadown their users with Terminal Server / Remote Desktop Services, all they will get is this: “Shadow error: Unspecified error” Only solution, as of the time of writing is to install theese KB’s on their respective system: Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB4057401): https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4057401 Windows Server 2016 (KB4057142): https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4057142  

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Sophos UTM: Office 365 installer fails

Martin 12/02/2018

When using the newer streaming installers for Office 365 and Microsoft Office Online, you may encounter that install fails, that it cannot install or it cannot update Office. This can be due to Sophos UTM Web Filtering protection, it doesn’t like that traffic is being intercepted (Transparent proxy). Luckily you can make an exception for this in the UTM: This is the regex code added in the “Target Domains” window: ^https?://([A-Za-z0-9.-]*\.)?officecdn\.microsoft\.com\.edgesuite\.net/ Press save and it… Sophos UTM: Office 365 installer fails

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SONOS: Controlling the LED’s as you want, when you want :-)

Martin 06/02/2018

During night hours, it could be great just to say: “When the sun goes down, turn off the LED’s on my Sonos devices”, and when the sun rises, turn them on again 🙂 From the Sonos APP, you can do it manually, but thats not we want! Luckily I found this scripts from Simon Dettling (https://msitproblog.com/2016/01/04/hacking-sonos-using-windows-powershell/), where he made a Sonos Controller from Powershell. I just wanted a one-command-file and not a menu option for… SONOS: Controlling the LED’s as you want, when you want 🙂

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HOMEAUTOMATION: Build your own speaker proxy for your SONOS speakers

Martin 06/02/2018

Already have your Home Automation Solution running, and need it to “speak” through your Sonos speakers? Well this job is easily achieved, with the “SONOS HTTP API” from “Jishi” on GitHub (https://github.com/jishi/node-sonos-http-api) First you need to install NODE 4.0 and above on your Home Automation server, NAS, RPi or what ever you have laying around, for Windows, Mac and Linux you can download it here: https://nodejs.org/en/download/ After you have installed it (In this example Windows), get the… HOMEAUTOMATION: Build your own speaker proxy for your SONOS speakers

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SOPHOS XG: SFOS 17.0.5 MR5 Released

Martin 01/02/2018

Sophos released MR5 today, MR4 was “skipped” due to it’s use was just for the factory to support new hardware: It’s a big maintenance release as you can see. For my use case, I have a lot of IPSEC issues that I look forward to be fixed here 🙂 Release notes (From community: https://community.sophos.com/products/xg-firewall/b/xg-blog/posts/sfos-17-0-5-mr5-released): Note: There are a few edge cases where some customers may still experience issues using multiple subnets with a single IPSec connection. … SOPHOS XG: SFOS 17.0.5 MR5 Released

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Sophos UTM manager (SUM): 4.307-4 released

Martin 30/01/2018

Sophos has just released a minor update for SUM today: It’s GA so it will come directly to your SUM installation: Up2Date 4.307004 package description: Remark: System will be rebooted News: Maintenance Release Bugfixes: Fix [NSU-252]: [accd] SUM not allowing notifications to be pushed to the UTM Fix [NSU-254]: [accd] Auto-deploy definitions are not auto-deployed RPM packages contained: fhtagn-160-13.g19be518.i686.rpm u2d-tib-9-14488.i686.rpm cm-chroot-accd-4.28-184.g28dd971.i686.rpm ep-release-4.307-4.noarch.rpm

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