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InteractiveWebs Email Setup Smatermail – Outlook 365 Windows

Setting up Outlook 365 to access InteractiveWebs SmarterMail services

 

When adding an account, select the advanced options after entering your email address.

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Select IMAP from the Advanced Setup

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Select NO. You do not want to continue using the certificate.

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Select Change Account Settings

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Enter the following setup. mail.interactivewebs.com. with Security enabled for both incoming and outgoing services.

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Password as advised.

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And you are done!

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Redirection Module in IIS

SmarterMail Force HTTPS

Setting up an HTTP/HTTPS redirect in IIS

Once the SSL certificate is installed, your site still remains accessible via a regular insecure HTTP connection. To connect securely, visitors must specify the https:// prefix manually when entering your site’s address in their browsers.

In order to force a secure connection on your website, it is necessary to set up a certain HTTP/HTTPS redirection rule. This way, anyone who enters your site using a link like “yourdomain.com” will be redirected to “https://yourdomain.com” or “https://www.yourdomain.com” (depending on your choice) making the traffic encrypted between the server and the client side. 

Below are steps to setup a IIS HTTPS redirect:

  1. Download and install the “URL Rewrite” module.
  2. Open the “IIS Manager” console and select the website you would like to apply the redirection to in the left-side menu:
  3. Double-click on the “URL Rewrite” icon.
  4. Click “Add Rule(s)” in the right-side menu.
  5. Select “Blank Rule” in the “Inbound” section, then press “OK”:
  6. Enter any rule name you wish.
  7. In the “Match URL” section:- Select “Matches the Pattern” in the “Requested URL” drop-down menu 
    – Select “Regular Expressions” in the “Using” drop-down menu 
    – Enter the following pattern in the “Match URL” section: “(.*)” 
    – Check the “Ignore case” box
  8. In the “Conditions” section, select “Match all” under the “Logical Grouping” drop-down menu and press “Add”. 
  9. In the prompted window:
    – Enter “{HTTPS}” as a condition input 
    – Select “Matches the Pattern” from the drop-down menu 
    – Enter “^OFF$” as a pattern 
    – Press “OK”
  10. In the “Action” section, select “Redirect” as the action type and specify the following for “Redirect URL”:https://{HTTP_HOST}{REQUEST_URI}
  11. Check the “Append query string” box.
  12. Select the Redirection Type of your choice. The whole “Action” section should look like this: 
  13. Click on “Apply” on the right side of the “Actions” menu.

The IIS redirect can be checked by accessing your site via http:// specified in the URL. To make sure that your browser displays not the cached version of your site, you can use anonymous mode of the browser. 

The rule is created in IIS, but the site is still not redirected to https://

Normally, the redirection rule gets written into the web.config file located in the document root directory of your website. If the redirection does not work for some reason, make sure that web.config exists and check if it contains the appropriate rule.

To do this, follow these steps: 

  1. In the sites list of IIS, right-click on your site. Choose the “Explore” option:
  2. “Explore” will open the document root directory of the site. Check if the web.config file is there.
  3. The web.config file must have the following code block: <configuration>
    <system.webServer>
    <rewrite>
    <rules>
    <rule name=”HTTPS force” enabled=”true” stopProcessing=”true”>
    <match url=”(.*)” />
    <conditions>
    <add input=”{HTTPS}” pattern=”^OFF$” />
    </conditions>
    <action type=”Redirect” url=”https://{HTTP_HOST}{REQUEST_URI}” redirectType=”Permanent” />
    </rule>
    </rules>
    </rewrite>
    </system.webServer>
    </configuration>
  4. If the web.config file is missing, you can create a new .txt file, put the aforementioned code there, save and then rename the file to web.config.
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WHM Cpanel sshd: /var/empty/sshd must be owned by root and not group or world-writable

 

Error: WHM Cpanel sshd: /var/empty/sshd must be owned by root and not group or world-writable is reported via email notifications.

Note: Our server is running Centos

 

Server cpanel2.interactivewebs.com
Primary IPAddress xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Service Name sshd
Service Status failed ⛔
Notification The service “sshd” appears to be down.
Service Check Method The system’s command to check or to restart this service failed.
Number of Restart Attempts 19
Service Check Raw Output (XID cg7fzv) The “sshd” service is down.

The subprocess “/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/restartsrv_sshd” reported error number 3 when it ended.

Startup Log Dec 07 02:34:37 xx.interactivewebs.com systemd[1]: Failed to start OpenSSH server daemon.
Dec 07 02:34:37 xx.interactivewebs.com systemd[1]: Unit sshd.service entered failed state.
Dec 07 02:34:37 xx.interactivewebs.com systemd[1]: sshd.service failed.
Log Messages Dec 7 02:34:37 cpanel2 sshd: /var/empty/sshd must be owned by root and not group or world-writable.
Memory Information
Used 1.12 GB
Available 14.01 GB
Installed 15.13 GB
Load Information 0.00 0.01 0.07
Uptime 1 hour, 30 minutes, and 42 seconds
IOStat Information avg-cpu: %user %nice %system %iowait %steal %idle 4.15 0.01 0.18 0.02 0.00 95.64 Device: tps kB_read/s kB_wrtn/s kB_read kB_wrtn sda 7.43 185.24 24.84 1007925 135152 dm-0 4.69 146.09 17.67 794896 96128 dm-1 0.02 0.41 0.00 2228 0 dm-2 2.62 33.66 6.80 183144 36976
Top Processes
PID Owner CPU% Memory % Command
5182 root 18.07 0.09 /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/restartsrv_cpanel_dovecot_solr
5080 root 5.88 0.17 tailwatchd – chkservd – cpanel-dovecot-solr check
5138 root 1.20 0.01 dovecot/auth -w
5167 root 0.72 0.00 [whostmgrd – ser]
5108 dovecot 0.68 0.02 dovecot/auth

 

The Fix

1. Login to WHM and click on terminal

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Type these 3 commands into there terminal window:

# chown root:root /var/empty/sshd 
# chmod 711 /var/empty/sshd 
# ls -ld /var/empty/sshd

 

2. Restart the ssh Daemon in WHM

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The Apple Developers Union

The Apple Developers Union

Recently a new group of App store developers has banded together to help push the cause of making the Apple App Store a little more developer friendly for people trying to make a living as Developers of applications for Mac’s and iPhones.

The website is called The Developers Union and has some listed goals and targets. Their about page states 

We believe that people who create great software should be able to make a living doing it. So we created The Developers Union to advocate for sustainability in the App Store.

Today, we are asking Apple to publicly commit — by the tenth anniversary of the App Store this July — to allowing free trials for all apps in the App Stores before July 2019. After that, we’ll start advocating for a more reasonable revenue cut and other community-driven, developer-friendly changes.

Here is why we joined.

1. The stated goal of offering free trials is something what has reared it’s head for the looming release of our next app. “NOTAM Reader”. The model we wish to operate under is not currently available where we can offer a free trial. So their first stated goal is something we are defiantly onboard with and hope they can influence Apple.

2. The possibility of reducing the 70/30% split that developers share with Apple is something we also support. Apple the entire ecosystem and for that we are always grateful of the opportunity to develop on such a popular and solid ecosystem. BUT. They are so hugely successful throughout the entire process that it is hard not to feel that the wealth distribution is a little out of kilter. This is not something we are militant about but certainly a review of this policy is something we feel is worthy of banding tougher. 

In the future we will review the groups stated goals and only remain part of the group while the stated goals are not self destructive and the process remains respectful for everyone involved.

DNN Event ID 1310 after moving website to new server Exception message: Unsecured Passwords Format Detected

IIS throwing Event ID 1310 Exception message: Unsecured Passwords Format Detected

1310

The Error Message

Exception information: Exception type: ConfigurationErrorsException Exception message: Unsecured Passwords Format Detected. The Membership Provider that contains the unsecure passwords format is: AspNetSqlMembershipProvider. The obsoleted password format is: Encrypted. For more information, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=834784.

Request information: Request URL: Request path: User host address: User: Is authenticated: False Authentication Type: Thread account name: IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool

The Problem was actually simple and a “user error”

We tried to connect the website up to the wrong database. i.e. When we copied the database and moved it, we inadvertently copied the wrong database. This caused the above error due to the fact that the machinekey data in the web.config file was wrong for the database.

This caused the error 1310 to be thrown and the Application Pool associated with the new incorrectly setup site to stop.

The fix. 

Connect to the correct database!

Update

Further to this we encountered a really weird set of errors after this. Initially the error appears to be a connection issue. But then we started getting failings that would come an go.

Error logs showing plenty of Event ID 1310 but also in the DNN logs:

DotNetNuke.Services.Log.EventLog.DBLoggingProvider – System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException (0x80131904): Could not allocate space for object ‘dbo.EventLog’.’PK_EventLogMaster’ in database ‘bla’ because the ‘PRIMARY’ filegroup is full. Create disk space by deleting unneeded files, dropping objects in the filegroup, adding additional files to the filegroup, or setting autogrowth on for existing files in the filegroup.

 

   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.OnError(SqlException exception, Boolean breakConnection, Action`1 wrapCloseInAction)

 

   at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ThrowExceptionAndWarning(TdsParserStateObject stateObj, Boolean callerHasConnectionLock, Boolean asyncClose)

 

   at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.TryRun(RunBehavior runBehavior, SqlCommand cmdHandler, SqlDataReader dataStream, BulkCopySimpleResultSet bulkCopyHandler, TdsParserStateObject stateObj, Boolean& dataReady)

 

   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlDataReader.TryConsumeMetaData()

 

   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlDataReader.get_MetaData()

 

   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.FinishExecuteReader(SqlDataReader ds, RunBehavior runBehavior, String resetOptionsString, Boolean isInternal, Boolean forDescribeParameterEncryption)

 

   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.RunExecuteReaderTds(CommandBehavior cmdBehavior, RunBehavior runBehavior, Boolean returnStream, Boolean async, Int32 timeout, Task& task, Boolean asyncWrite, Boolean inRetry, SqlDataReader ds, Boolean describeParameterEncryptionRequest)

 

   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.RunExecuteReader(CommandBehavior cmdBehavior, RunBehavior runBehavior, Boolean returnStream, String method, TaskCompletionSource`1 completion, Int32 timeout, Task& task, Boolean& usedCache, Boolean asyncWrite, Boolean inRetry)

 

   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.RunExecuteReader(CommandBehavior cmdBehavior, RunBehavior runBehavior, Boolean returnStream, String method)

 

   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.ExecuteScalar()

 

   at PetaPoco.Database.ExecuteScalar[T](String sql, Object[] args)

 

   at DotNetNuke.Data.PetaPoco.PetaPocoHelper.ExecuteScalar[T](String connectionString, CommandType type, String sql, Object[] args)

 

   at DotNetNuke.Data.SqlDataProvider.ExecuteScalar[T](String procedureName, Object[] commandParameters)

 

   at DotNetNuke.Data.DataProvider.AddLog(String logGUID, String logTypeKey, Int32 logUserID, String logUserName, Int32 logPortalID, String logPortalName, DateTime logCreateDate, String logServerName, String logProperties, Int32 logConfigID, ExceptionInfo exception, Boolean notificationActive)

 

   at DotNetNuke.Services.Log.EventLog.DBLoggingProvider.WriteLog(LogQueueItem logQueueItem)

 

ClientConnectionId:e495809e-60d5-44f2-b883-fe81fbe1126f

 

Error Number:1105,State:2,Class:17

The Problem

The issue turned out to be that the database was a legacy database we received from another host. They had defined a database limit size in the SQL database it’s self. This caused the database to strop responding to DNN in a way we had never seen. After some time, the maintenance would drop the size of the database just below the limit and the DNN site would fire up. Until it reached the SQL database limit again.

Not likely to be a problem for many people, but something to check in the SQL dates settings.

The fix update

Increase or remove the size of the SQL database limit.

Adding Application Pool Identity in IIS to a Folder

 

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Whenever a new application pool is created, IIS creates a security identifier (SID) that represents the name of the application pool itself. For example, if you create an application pool with the name “Smartcrypt,” a security identifier with the name “Smartcrypt” is created in Windows. Resources can be secured by using this identity. However, the identity is not a real user account and will not show up as a user in the Windows User Management Console.

This can be configured by selecting a folder in Windows Explorer and adding the “Smartcrypt” identity to the folder’s Access Control List (ACL).

  1. Open Windows Explorer
  2. Select the directory the Smartcrypt Manager is installed under (eg: c:\web\mds)
  3. Right click the directory and select Properties
  4. Select the Security tab
  5. Click the Edit button and then Add button
  6. Click the Locations button and make sure that you select your computer.
  7. Enter IIS AppPool\<myappoolname> (eg: IIS AppPool\smartcrypt) in the Enter the object names to select: text box.
  8. Click the Check Names button and click OK.
  9. Check Modify under the Allow column, and click OK, and OK.

By doing this, the file or directory you selected will now also allow the Smartcrypt identity access.

 

You can do this via the command-line by using the ICACLS tool. The following example gives modify access to the Smartcrypt identity to the folder C:\web\mds and all contents.

ICACLS "C:\web\mds" /grant "IIS AppPool\Smartcrypt":M /t
 

Mac Clear DNS Cache

To clear the DNS cache on a Mac computer running the later version OSx

Open a Terminal window and paste in the following:

sudo dscacheutil -flushcache;sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder; say cache flushed

Then hit enter.

You will be asked for the password you use to login as an admin.

LH Pilot Update 9.10.7

 

LH Pilot Update 9.10.7

– Updated the source for NOTAMS to fix the problem of FAA blocking regions via their website.
– Updated New EK Categories.
– Updated the colour coding for new categories.

This update addresses the latest released data from EK with new colour coding.

Also we were previously referencing NOTAM information from the FAA website. They have begun blocking IP addresses outside the USA. Subsequently we have referenced a new datasource and improved the formatting of the NOTAMS to be much easier to read.

Cpanel WordPress Site Error The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini

Cpanel Wordpress Site Error The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini

While working with a Cpanel Website running Wordpress, you attempt to upload a file and receive an error: 

“The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini”

To fix for ALL Accounts in Cpanel

Login to the WHM Administration system. Note that this is usually the HOST provider that has access to this.

Softare >> MultiPHP INI Editor

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Then for the Different PHP Version in the Dropdown, selecting for example ea-php55  or ea-php56

Edit the post_max_size to something bigger that the default 8M

AND or

Edit the upload_max_filesize to something bigger than the default 2M

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To Fix for the Account you are working in.

Loged in as the Account holder,

Software MultiPHP INI Editor

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Select the location that you will apply this modification to. This should be the site or sub domain you are experiencing the problem with. (In our example we have the wordpress.projectcentre.com.au)

Edit the post_max_size to something bigger that the default 8M

AND or

Edit the upload_max_filesize to something bigger than the default 2M

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This applies to Cpanel April 2018 V68

alphassl the requested property value is empty Exception for HRESULT 0x80094004

alphassl the requested property value is empty Exception for HRESULT 0x80094004

Problem

When completing an Alphassl certificate install on IIS using the “Complete Certificate Request” you receive the error:

There was an error while performing this operation.

Details:

The requested property value is empty. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80094004)

Exception for HRESULT 0x80094004

Now this is a Typical Microsoft Error in that it really only has meaning to the person who created the error. For us end users stuck in this weird Microsoft world, the error message is trying to tell us that the Certificate you pointed to for the “Complete Certificate Request function in IIS

IIS Complete Certificate Request

is pointing to a .CER file that is not valid as a certificate for import.

So at this point it is time to check what certificate you placed in the .CER file that you are trying to import.

Solution

In particular with Alphassl certificates, the process of completing a new certificate request is completed by email. The end of the process involves receiving an email with instructions on how to complete the process of import.

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Now if you are anything like me, and you think you know what you are doing having completed this process a few times. You tend to work fast and read instructions later (like an IKEA assembly job). And on several of my certificate install jobs I have made the same error. That being that I read to point 2 above. Click the link which if I read it is obviously to the Root Certificate Install. Then proceed to copy and paste the SHA-256 Certificate into the process and save is as a .cer file, then try to complete the process with that hash. 

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So basically this is all wrong. The certificate Hash is actually included in the bottom of the email received from Alphassl and that hash from the bottom fo the email is the correct hash to copy and paste to your IIS server and save as a .cer file. It is then this file that you use to complete the process with your IIS “Complete Certificate Request” function. Not the above Root certificate.

RTFM.

 

 

There was an error while performing this operation.

Details:

The requested property value is empty. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80094004)

Outlook 365 Keeps Prompting for Password After August 2017

Outlook 365 Keeps Prompting for Password After August 2017

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In August 2017 Microsoft released another version of Outlook for Office 365 for PC that caused a major problem for people connecting to Exchange 2016 servers. This problems is all to do with the AutoDiscovery setup that Outlook uses. Microsoft appear to have set outlook to use their Office 365 servers as an initial point of setup configuration regardless of how you have configured AutoDiscovery.

The bottom line is that outlook keeps trying to authenticate agains office365 and not your own server. While this is a known issue, as of January 2018 it has not been fixed in the next version of Outlook.

The Fix

There are two fixes, and either one should work. We suggest Fix 1

Fix 1

First one involves setting a registry entry on the computer experiencing the issue. To fix this issue, create a text file and copy/paste this text below.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\AutoDiscover]
"ExcludeExplicitO365Endpoint"=dword:00000001

Then save it, and rename it as ExcludeExplicitO365Endpoint.reg and run it (this will import the applicable registry key). ONLY DO THIS if you are using an Exchange On-Premise account, and not a Office365 or hosted exchange account.

Ref: https://www.stephenwagner.com/2018/01/14/cannot-create-exchange-2016-account-office-2016-due-repeated-password-prompts/#comment-284518

Fix 2

The solution I’ve found to work and the only one to stop this annoying popup of “enter your password”, is to downgrade to a lower version of office update.here is a script i wrote, in case you need to push this to several computers.

C:\Progr~1\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\officeClickToRun /update user updatetoversion=16.0.8326.2107 1>officec2rclient.exe

this will take your office 2016 to update 8326.2107 where this issue doesn’t happen.nothing will show up on the screen, but give it about 10 minutes and restart the computer. check the control panel/ add-remove programs and make sure office is on the new (or actually old…) version.

Here is a link to some helpful information in running this update: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2770432/how-to-revert-to-an-earlier-version-of-office-2013-or-office-2016-clic

Windows Server 2016 Download Maps Manager Delayed Start

Windows Server 2016 Download Maps Manager Delayed Start Red in Server Manager Dashboard

Its kind of annoying to find that after a fresh install of Windows 2016 Server you have a service that fails to behave correctly.

Download Maps Manager Delayed Start

When you click on the service, you will see something like this.

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Even if you attempt to force a start, it does not resolve this issue.

The good news is that this service is really not something you want anyway if you have a windows server doing actual server functions.

The Fix

The simple fix is to disable this service. The easy way to do this is to:

Open Windows Powershell

Be sure to open this by right clicking on PowerShell and select Execute as Admin. This is necessary even if you are logged in as an admin.

Windows 2016 Server Power Shell

Windows Powershell

Type this command:

Get-Service -Name MapsBroker | Set-Service -StartupType Disabled -Confirm:$false

Enter

Disable MapsBroker in Powershell

Problem is now fixed, and this annoying service is off and will not bother you again.

Should I Use KnowRoaming International Mobile Review

Know Roaming Review – Should I Use KnowRoaming Mobile 

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In one word, NO.

But let me explain why we think the reviews we have read online don’t live up to our experience. 

Firstly, as someone who professionally travels the entire globe and who is a techno geek, data is one of the most important travel tools these days. To look up and book all sorts of things form AirBnB to Uber,, Google Maps and just staying in contact with loved ones.

Getting Data is really still a huge hassle after all these years. Blackberry had the right idea to provide unlimited global packages for their devices world wide, and I personally cannot wait for Elon Must to get his 4,425 satellites up and running giving global coverage of low orbit satellite based data services. I am surprised that Apple or Google etc have not jumped in and lined up the telcos who are still busy ripping people for global data. They will end up wishing they had global alliances once something else comes online. Anyway I digress.

KnowRoaming has a good idea. They tap into the alliance of roughly 50-60  normal countries that appear to be able to operate in the real world and have some reasonable deals. The countries are sort of the ones you would expect. Basically if the telcos operate in a fair and less regulated environment (read western civilised countries) then they are likely on the list. If the countries government or royal highness owns the telcos or chops the hands of thieves off, then they are probably not on the list. (Read 1/2 the world that operates in dictator chaos).

Among the plans is the All You can Eat $7.99 per day for unlimited data. This was particularly appealing to me as I am often in countries for a short period of time.

Mobile Sticker for Roaming

The device I took was the sticker that you put easily on your sim card that gives your extra function while away form your normal carrier. No problems with the sticker and applying it.

The KnowRoaming App and Service

The issues I have are with the KnowRoaming App. The app controls the management of data access while in other countries. The idea is that you power it up while in the roaming countries and select the plan you wish to use. The failures of the app are this.

1. Unintuitive not user Friendly. – The app needs to install profiles on the iPhone to set up local data access. This part I can handle. Installing profiles are like installing certificates on a phone. A little odd at first, but once you get the idea of it, then not to bad. But the really unfriendly part is that you activate data on the home screen, but the app then needs to download the local roaming profiles to get the plans available locally. At times the connection download rate to get this data is so bad that the app does not find the data you need. Then you are left with an activated connecting that is using your data at a huge rate, and charing you normal crappy connection rates because you have not activated the daily plan. On more than one occasion I used all my credit before I could get a daily rate activated.

Other times I activated the daily plan, only to instantly loose the connection for a period of time. Then to find out that the activation did not take and I was again using all my credit when connection returned.

2. Reliability – Very poor at best. Because of this switching of profiles and presumably the providers of choice in the countries being forced for connection on once activated. I often found I was in a location like an airport with great reception. As soon as I activated the mobile data in the KnowRoaming app, and turned the Roaming Data on in the phone settings, I lost my connection all together to the telcos. No signal. Frustrating as hell when you need to get something done.

3. Data Priority – As you would expect with data roaming services, the telcos in the country you are traveling will give you low priority on their networks for data. This is understandable and even though the services are 3G only and you are most likely connecting to 4 G capable networks, I did find that at peak times (like the time of day you would book an Uber, Taxi, Hotel or AirBnB.) The series is so slow that you can’t get anything done at all. Ping tests 100 times slower than normal connection. Can’t even get to a google home page. Totally useless.

4. Average support – While contacting support gets you reasonably quick responses via email. You do need to have data to get email. What’s APP is free data, which leads the question. Why not enable free data for their APP and offer in app communications. As it stands you need the App to work to get support on getting the App to work. Crazy right!

Support

On the two occasions that I contact support advising that my entire balance had been eaten up in a manner of minutes. I was once refunded the money when I advised that I was a new customer and just did not get the interface for the app to activate the daily plans. And in this I will restate that the App really is not user friendly at all. They really need to force choice options on you as you activate to say… hey use all your credit in minutes or using one of the normal persons options to roam all day. 

The other time I experienced the “There Goes All yYour Credit” in a few minutes issue. Was as a result of the loss of connection then subsequent re-connection unbeknown to me a short time later. So my phone sat doing what my phone does, downloading email etc. All the time I believed I had no connection and was waiting to get WiFI access to sort out why I had no carrier signal after activating data.

I contact support with this second credit suck, and they pretty much said.. “Yep there goes your money, here is how to top up again”. As if I would put another cent into a services that just sucked down every penny I just fed it and gave me nothing in return.

So in summary… Reasonable Process, Quick Response to Support, Very Average App, Very Unreliable, at times Unusably Slow, Average Support Response. Stay Away from KnowrRaming

Note that these are just my experiences and subsequently my opinion of the service. I probably may have had better experiences had I received better support the second time I had major credit suck. I do have work colleagues that use the services and sewer by it, but once bitten twice shy. They had the opportunity to turn me into a happy customer, and it was as simple as a “sorry, here is your credit back”.

How Install Disk Cleanup Tools Windows 2012 or Windows 2016

Install Disk Cleanup Tools Windows 2012 or Windows 2016 Server.

Installing the function to clean your disk, requires that you install the Desktop Experience module from the Windows Feature list. 

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1. Open a PowerShell with Administrator rights.

2. Exercute:

Import-Module ServerManager

Install-WindowsFeature Desktop-Experience

 

 

That’s it. A Reboot of the Computer is required.

Outlook Slow and Unresponsive wiht MAPI over HTTP to Exchange 2016

Outlook Slow and Unresponsive wiht MAPI over HTTP to Exchange 2016 Server

In our case the versions in question were found to be:

Outlook 2013 connecting to Exchange 2016 with MAPI over HTTP enabled.

Reported Problems

The user reported that outlook was slow to open email, and unresponsive with searching in outlook.

The CTRL right click on the Outlook connection icon (bottom right) showed the connection was made with HTTP

iMAP over HTTP

 

The Problem

It is reported that MAPI over HTTP which is a newer connection method of laterExchange servers and potential better and more reliable for devices connecting has some unreliabilities in some instances with earlier version of Outlook.

Our testing shows that later outlook versions and the Mac versions of outlook have no troubles at all.

The Solution

IN Exchange 2016 it is possible to disable MAPI for a users mailbox. The issue this may have is that they could have other more recent devices such as phones and tablets that are enjoying the advantages of MAPI over HTTP.  So rather than turning off MAPI for all their devices at the exchange server end. It is preferable to disable the connection on that users computer only.

This can be easily done using regedit.

Disabling MAPI over HTTP with Regedit

  1. Log on to the proxy client where you installed the agent.

    Use the credentials for the Windows account that you defined in the agent properties.

  2. In Windows on the client computer, click Start, and then type regedit in the Search programs and files box.
  3. Press Enter. 

    The Registry Editor appears.

  4. Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Exchange.
  5. Right-click Exchange, and then click New > DWORD

    A new DWORD entry appears in the right pane.

  6. Right-click the new DWORD entry, and then click Rename.
  7. Type MapiHttpDisabled.
  8. Right-click the MapiHttpDisabled entry, and then click Modify

    The Edit DWORD Value dialog box appears.

  9. In the Value box, type 00000001, and then click OK.
  10. Close the Registry Editor.
  11. Verify that the protocol has been changed to RPC over HTTP. 
    1. Restart Microsoft Outlook.
    2. Press Ctrl and right-click the Microsoft Outlook icon in the notification area at the far right of the task bar.
    3. Click Connection Status

      The Microsoft Exchange Connection Status dialog box appears.

    4. Verify that the value in the Protocol column is RPC/HTTP.
    5. If the value is HTTP, delete the Microsoft Outlook profile, and then recreate it.

Disable MAPI over HTTP using .reg file.

1. Download this file: MAPIoverhttp_disable.zip

2. Unzip the file

3. Double open the MAPIoverhttp_disable.reg file and it will add the above change for your.

Disabling MAPI over HTTP using Command Prompt.

1. Click Start RUN

2. Type CMD then hit ENTER.

3. Type or paste: REG.exe Add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Exchange /V MapiHttpDisabled /T  REG_DWORD /D 0x1 /F
(Note that the above is one line that may wrap)

Disabling MAPI over HTTP using PowerShaell

We can retrieve the current configuration using the first two commands, whilst the third one disables MAPI/HTTP and the final command enables MAPI/HTTP:
Get-Item HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Exchange
Get-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Exchange -Name MapiHttpDisabled | select MapiHttpDisabled | Ft –AutoSize
New-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Exchange -Name MapiHttpDisabled -PropertyType DWORD -Value “0x1” –Force
New-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Exchange -Name MapiHttpDisabled -PropertyType DWORD -Value “0x0” –Force

(Note that the above are all one line that may wrap)

 

Testing When MAPI/HTTP Disabled

For reference, Outlook 2010 connection information is show.  Note that MAPI/HTTP is being used:

Outlook 2010 Connecting Using MAPI/HTTP

After disabling MAPI/HTTP using one of the above methods, reg.exe or PowerShell, we can then look to see how Outlook is connecting.  Note that you may have to wait for Outlook to perform an Autodiscover request and automatically update itself, or alternatively run a profile repair to force a full Autodiscover.  Deleting the Outlook profile would also force the change, but that is not recommend in production unless it is the last resort.  Deleting Outlook profiles causes OAB downloads, OST downloads, possibly adding PST files back into the profile and may also impact mobile devices.

In the below screenshot we can se that the client is now kicking it old skool.  The protocol type has changed, and there is now a proxy server specified. This was taken after restarting Outlook.

Outlook 2010 With MAPI/HTTP Disabled

 

Enabling Via Command Prompt

To allow MAPI/HTTP remove  the MapiHttpDisabled DWORD, or set it to a value of 0 as shown below:

REG.exe Add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Exchange /V MapiHttpDisabled /T  REG_DWORD /D 0x0 /F

(Note that the above is one line that may wrap)

Windows PowerShell Module you receive NotSpecified: (:) [Import-Module], FileLoadException

Windows PowerShell Module you receive NotSpecified: (:) [Import-Module], FileLoadException

This is a typical error for Modules that have been downloaded from the internet and are not given permission to run on the computer.

The solution

Really Easy. 

Open PowerShell

Navigate to the directory in the error message that contains the Module you intend to run. Running a command like:

cd C:\Users\administrator\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\ACMESharp\

Then Run the Command: 

Get-ChildItem . | Unblock-File

This will set the module files to be able to be used by PowerShell

That’s it. Now the module should run fine.

LH Pilot – 9.2.02

Update 9.2.02

Improved

– We have found and improved some of the Decode Weather code that struggled with certain specific locations that publish non standard METAR and TAF data.

Added

– New pattern recognition code that better handles non standard WX information for decode.

– Added Variable Winds Decode.

– Variable Visibility Decode.

– Recent SX WX Decode

– Sea Status in WX Decode

Notes

As it turns out, the decoding of weather world wide is rather complex. It is surprising just how many countries have their own format and data sets. Russia with Runway snow and braking information, temperate in different units, QNH, auto machine forecasts to name a few. We hop that any inaccuracies are reported via the feedback within the app, and screen shots.

LH Pilot – 9.2.01

Update 9.2.01

Improved

– Improved the retrieval of Weather TAF and TTF in multi thread and multi station simultaneous download.

Added

– This release includes decode information for TTF METAR and TAF data on a worldwide scale.

Notes

As it turns out, the decoding of weather world wide is rather complex. It is surprising just how many countries have their own format and data sets. Russia with Runway snow and braking information, temperate in different units, QNH, auto machine forecasts to name a few. We hop that any inaccuracies are reported via the feedback within the app, and screen shots.

 

Team Foundation Server 2017 HTTP code 413: Request Entity Too Large

Team Foundation Server 2017 HTTP code 413: Request Entity Too Large

While working with a new out of the box TFS 2017, the following error was given when uploading files that were 11 MEG. Not particularly big, but hay this is Microsoft. I say this having wasted a lot of time trying to get the RTM version of TFS 2017 to work, only to find out that web site login is broken out of the box, and SP1 fixed my issues. (Back to the Balmer days!).

Anyway the configuration we are using that would appear to make a difference here is that we took on the Microsoft suggestion at setup to use HTPS and SSL. So using the self signing certificates forcing the SSL connection, we find that the out of the box setup for Team Foundation Server 2017 with SP1 installed has this error on large file upload.

The FiX

  • Open IISNavigate under Team Foundation Web Site
  • Scroll down to Management and open Configuration EditorSelect following section (drop down at the top) system.webServer and expand it,
  • then locate serverRuntimeyou’ll
  • find there the current value of uploadReadAheadSize value, which you can change. We found that the default value was 49512 – We changed it to: 89152 
  • HTTP code 413: Request Entity Too Large
  • Apply your changes in the top right
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  • Then in a command prompts – Ran “iisreset”
  • Problem fixed

Get-CrmSetting : The term 'Get-CrmSetting' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet

Problem

While trying to run the OAuth provider setup in Microsoft Dynamics CRM, to configure among other things the Post-instillation setup to allow connectivity by devices and applications. I was banging my head on a problem following the instructions:

Configure the OAuth provider

 

Follow these steps to configure the OAuth provider in Microsoft Dynamics 365.

  1. Log on to the Microsoft Dynamics 365 server as an administrator.

  2. In a Windows PowerShell console window, run the following script.

     
    $ClaimsSettings = Get-CrmSetting -SettingType OAuthClaimsSettings
    $ClaimsSettings.Enabled = $true
    Set-CrmSetting -Setting $ClaimsSettings
    
Found on this page: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh699726.aspx#BKMK_WS2012R2 
 
I was getting in the Power Shell: 
PS C:\Users\administrator.FSERVER4> $ClaimsSettings = Get-CrmSetting -SettingType OAuthClaimsSettings

Get-CrmSetting : The term ‘Get-CrmSetting’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if
a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
At line:1 char:19
+ $ClaimsSettings = Get-CrmSetting -SettingType OAuthClaimsSettings
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (Get-CrmSetting:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

Driving me nuts!

 

The Fix

Turns out from these instructions found here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn531010.aspx

That an additional step is required:

Dynamics 365 server setup

 

To configure the Dynamics 365 server to enable federated claims, follow these steps.

Configure claims settings

  1. Log on as administrator on the Dynamics 365 server that hosts the deployment service role and open a Windows PowerShell command window.

  2. Add the Dynamics 365Windows PowerShell snap-in (Microsoft.Crm.PowerShell.dll). More information: TechNet: Administer the deployment using Windows PowerShell

     
    Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Crm.PowerShell
    
  3. Enter the following Windows PowerShell commands.

     
    $ClaimsSettings = Get-CrmSetting -SettingType OAuthClaimsSettings
    $ClaimsSettings.Enabled = $true
    Set-CrmSetting -Setting $ClaimsSettings
    
 Note the step 2: 

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Crm.PowerShell

Now it works!

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Microsoft CRM IFD The SSL certificate does not contain all UPN suffix values that exist in the enterprise – Cannot Login

Cannot Login to a Previously working Microsoft CRM IFD

A previously working IFD deployment of CRM 2016 (but could be CRM 2015 or CRM 2013). About 1 year after you set the system up, you start receiving: An error has occurred. 
Try this action again. If the problem continues, check the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Community for solutions or contact your organization’s Microsoft Dynamics CRM Administrator. Finally, you can contact Microsoft Support.

When researching this error, we suspected what it was, and related to an article we covered here: http://www.interactivewebs.com/blog/index.php/crm-2013/microsoft-crm-2013-or-2015-event-id-1309-adfs-ifd-resolution/

However we never found and EVENT ID 1309 or anything close to that in our logs. The closest error we found (and we are not even certain that it was pointing as a result fo this problem) was the error:  EVENT ID 415

The SSL certificate does not contain all UPN suffix values that exist in the enterprise.  Users with UPN suffix values not represented in the certificate will not be able to Workplace-Join their devices.  For more information, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=311954.

The Problem

This problem arises from a Certificate Rollover that the ADFS server does about 1 month out from your 1 year anniversary. The problem is that the ADFS certificate rolls over, but the CRM configuration does not pickup that new certificate.

 

The Fix

o locate your ADFS Certificates, navigate to the ADFS Console. Under “Service”, click on “Certificates”, where you will find a Primary and Secondary certificate. If the current date is close to the date of your Primary certificate “Effective Date”, it’s safe to assume that this is the underlying issue.

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To resolve this issue:

1. Navigate to the ADFS Console >> Trust Relationships >> Relying Party Trusts.
2. Right click on the trust and select “Update from Federation Metadata…”
a. If there are two trusts, do them both. This may be a case where you have one for Internal and External.

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3. Open Command Prompt. Be sure to right-click and “Run as Administrator”.
a. From within CMD, type “iisreset”.

adfs4

4. Open “Services” and restart the “ADFS” service.

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a. If ADFS does not start, be sure to check the “Windows Internal Database” service and make sure it is started, and then try restarting the ADFS service.

If these initial steps do not resolve your issue for any reason, continue with the following steps below:

5. Navigate to “CRM Deployment Manager”.
a. Run “Configure Claims-Based Authentication” wizard, upper right hand corner.
b. Click “Next” all the way through the wizard, nothing needs to be changed here.

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6. Run “Configure Internet Facing Deployment” wizard.
a. Click “Next” all the way through the wizard, nothing needs to be changed here either.

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7. Now, perform Steps 1-4 again as outlined above.
a. Update Federation Metadata
b. IISReset
c. Restart ADFS Service

Your users should be able to log-in to Dynamics CRM again. I hope you find this helpful and that it resolved your issue.

Outlook Mac Office 365 Sorry, we're having server problems, so we can't add Office 365 SharePoint right now. Please try again later"

Outlook Mac Office 365 Sorry, we’re having server problems, so we can’t add Office 365 SharePoint right now. Please try again later”

For no particular reason you end up with an error message: Outlook Mac Office 365 Sorry, we’re having server problems, so we can’t add Office 365 SharePoint right now. Please try again later”

 

This starts to ask you for two or three factor authentication on your email accounts that are based on Office 365 product. My issues started December 2016

we can't add Office 365 SharePoint right now

To Resolve this error:

1. Make sure you have quitted Outlook and other Office apps. Go to KeyChain Access 

Outlook Not Connecting to Office 365 Mac


2. Search “Exchange” under Login –> All Items and delete everything 
3. Search “Office” and delete everything 
4. Search “ADAL” and delete everything  
5. Launch Outlook 
6. You will get the activation prompt.  If the account is already added, you will see the password prompt for app and ADAL again. Please do 2-Factor Authentication if asked. And then you should be able to login.


Cannot be sure what changed at Microsoft end to cause this, but obviously it is related to certificates. 

Microsoft CRM global search fails causing in-line search SQL error

CRM in-line search fails with SQL error

After upgrading Microsoft CRM from earlier versions we found that the global search function when enabled failed to return any results, and once the index for the global search had run over a 24-hour period, the in-line search function for any entity would cause a crash and SQL error message to be displayed on page.

The problem

In our particular instance this CRM environment had been upgraded from much earlier versions of CRM and included an attempt to solve some upgrade issues by dropping indexes. Initially our thoughts were that the dropping of the indexes were responsible for the problems. However it appears retrospectively that was a fragmentation of indexes that cause the issue. I cannot be exactly sure why the maintenance procedure that is run on the SQL Server did not rebuild and reorganise the indexes sufficiently that the global social function. However the following solution did work for us.

 We had pretty much followed the recommendation of this discussion forum.

The Solution

After submitting a support ticket to Microsoft they requested us to:

  • Run following command on CRM database to check fragmentation percentage:

 

SELECT object_id AS ObjectID,  index_id AS IndexID, avg_fragmentation_in_percent AS PercentFragment,

fragment_count AS TotalFrags, avg_fragment_size_in_pages AS PagesPerFrag,  page_count AS NumPages

FROM sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats(DB_ID(”), NULL, NULL, NULL , ‘DETAILED’) WHERE avg_fragmentation_in_percent > 0 ORDER BY ObjectID, IndexID

 

 

  • In case the fragmentation percent is more than 25-30% we have to rebuild the indexes.

Reference: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189858.aspx

  the reference provided by Microsoft was helpful, but not as helpful as we would have liked. We ended up running the following query that automatically rebuilt all the indexes.

DECLARE @TableName VARCHAR(255)
DECLARE @sql NVARCHAR(500)
DECLARE @fillfactor INT
SET @fillfactor = 80
DECLARE TableCursor CURSOR FOR
SELECT OBJECT_SCHEMA_NAME([object_id])+’.’+name AS TableName
FROM sys.tables
OPEN TableCursor
FETCH NEXT FROM TableCursor INTO @TableName
WHILE @@FETCH_STATUS = 0
BEGIN
SET @sql = ‘ALTER INDEX ALL ON ‘ + @TableName + ‘ REBUILD WITH (FILLFACTOR = ‘ + CONVERT(VARCHAR(3),@fillfactor) + ‘)’
Exec (@sql)
FETCH NEXT FROM TableCursor INTO @TableName
END
CLOSE TableCursor
DEALLOCATE TableCursor
GO

 

After doing this, we were then able to turn on the global search and weight the relevant period of time for it to complete the indexing. It appears to have fixed our problem with both global search returning valid results, and in-line search no longer broken when global search was unable.

ZenDesk to Microsoft CRM integration password change

Changing your password in ZenDesk may affect your Microsoft CRM integration

 if you are to upgrade or change the password that you utilise in your ZenDesk system for the account that has been set to synchronise data with the Microsoft CRM platform, you will notice that the synchronisation may not function correctly or may only perform a one-way synchronisation. 

You will remember from the instructions that you likely followed in your initial configuration: http://www.interactivewebs.com/blog/index.php/zendesk/zendesk-to-crm-2015-integration/  

 that part of these configuration settings is to set up your password and username in the SETTINGS / ZD Personal Settings –  area of your Microsoft CRM system.

 Below is an extract from the vendor’s configuration portal found here

Step 2: Setting up new security roles

The Zendesk integration introduces two new security roles to Microsoft Dynamics CRM that must be assigned before you can proceed to the next step:

  • Zendesk – Read configuration settings – grants the user  access to Zendesk ticket details in read-only mode  To gain access to create/edit Zendesk tickets functionality directly from Microsoft Dynamics CRM, these users must have a valid Zendesk liecense and enter their own personal Zendesk credentials on the ZD Personal Settings page.
  • Zendesk administrator – grants access to the global Zendesk Settings page and the Zendesk Entity mappings .  Have full access to create/edit Zendesk tickets directly from Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

By default, all users can view Zendesk ticket information in Microsoft Dynamics CRM if the panels are enabled.

To enable the roles, do the following:

  1. In Microsoft Dynamics CRM, select Settings System Administration Users .
  2. In the Users page, click New if you need to add new users. 
    If you are editing a list of existing users, select the user you want to modify and click on the Manage Roles button.
  3. In the Add Users dialog box, select the role for the group you want to configure. 
    The two new roles created by the Zendesk integration are at the bottom. Click Next to select and assign the users to a particular role and to send email invitations.  Make sure you give yourself the Zendesk administrator role for now so you can complete the setup.

Users are now configured to use the Z endesk for Microsoft Dynamics CRM integration!  If you have pre-existing users, you can simply add the appropriate roles to each of your uses.

Note: For users with the Zendesk – Read configuration settings permission, they can individually add their own credentials by navigating to Settings->ZD Personal Settings in Microsoft Dynamics and clicking the New button to add credentials. Enter the Zendesk User ID andPassword then save the record and it will be applied when they access Zendesk tickets. The password will be encrypted so others cannot see the value. 
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InteractiveWebs Email (smartermail) With Mac Mail Exchange Connection

Mac Mail using Exchange Connection to SmarterMail InteractiveWebs

To Set up your mac mail with and Exchange Connection using Mac Mail you will need to follow these instructions carefully.

  1. On your Mac, open System Preferences.
    Screenshot 2016 05 04 10 58 55
  2. Click Internet accounts.
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  3. Click Exchange.
    Screenshot 2016 05 04 10 59 58
  4. Complete the display name, full email address and password fields.
    Screenshot 2016 05 04 11 00 36
  5. Click Sign In.
  6. Ensure that you’re email address is et for your User Name, and Type the internal and external URL to read: https://mail.interactivewebs.com/ews/exchange.asmxScreenshot 2016 05 04 11 02 08
  7. Click Sign In.
  8. An account summary screen will display. You can select or unselect any features that you do not wish to sync.
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  9. Click Done.
  10. Click Add Account.

DNN – Hide a Page from the Menu

To Hide a DNN Page from the Menu

Note: This page will still be available to those who know the URL of that page (if for example you had put the page in a news letter).

Select Edit / Page Settings

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Page Details / Unselect the Include in Menu Option

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Update Page

The Page will no longer appear in the menu system. It can still be hit with the permissions that have previously been set.

Alternatively – To Change Permissions on the page to hide and stop access: http://www.interactivewebs.com/blog/index.php/general-tips/dnn-change-permissions-on-a-page-to-stop-users-being-able-to-access-the-page/

 

 

DNN – Change Permissions on a Page to Stop Users Being Able to Access The Page

To Stop users (Either members or visitors) from being able to access a page on the DNN Site.

Select Edit / Page Settings

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Select the Permissions Tab

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Uptick the All users View Settings. With no view pages permissions set. No users other than the Default Administrator settings will be able to visit the page.

Update Page

Note This hides the page from users in the menu too. Alternatively you can just hide the page from the menu, but still allow people how know where the page exists to still access it by following this post:http://www.interactivewebs.com/blog/index.php/general-tips/dnn-hide-a-page-from-the-menu/

 

Enable TLS 1.2 on Windows 2008 R2

Problem

How to enable TLS 1.2 on Windows Server 2008 R2?

Resolution

QuoVadis recommends enabling and using the TLS 1.2 protocol on your server.  TLS 1.2 has improvements over previous versions of the TLS and SSL protocol which will improve your level of security.  By default, Windows Server 2008 R2 does not have this feature enabled.  This KB article will describe the process to enable this.

 

    1. Start the registry editor by clicking on Start and Run. Type in “regedit” into the Run field (without quotations).

     

      1. Highlight Computer at the top of the registry tree.  Backup the registry first by clicking on File and then on Export.  Select a file location to save the registry file.


      Note:

           You will be editing the registry.  This could have detrimental effects on your computer if done incorrectly, so it is strongly advised to make a backup.



          1. Browse to the following registry key:
            HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Protocols

           

            1. Right click on the Protocols folder and select New and then Key from the drop-down menu. This will create new folder.  Rename this folder to TLS 1.2.

             

              1. Right click on the TLS 1.2 key and add two new keys underneath it.

               

                1. Rename the two new keys as:
                  • Client
                  • Server

                 

                  1. Right click on the Client key and select New and then DWORD (32-bit) Value from the drop-down list.

                   

                    1. Rename the DWORD to DisabledByDefault.

                     

                      1. Right-click the name DisabledByDefault and select Modify… from the drop-down menu.

                       

                        1. Ensure that the Value data field is set to 0 and the Base is Hexadecimal.  Click on OK.

                         

                          1. Create another DWORD for the Client key as you did in Step 7.

                           

                            1. Rename this second DWORD to Enabled.

                             

                              1. Right-click the name Enabled and select Modify… from the drop-down menu.

                               

                                1. Ensure that the Value data field is set to 1 and the Base is Hexadecimal. Click on OK.

                                 

                                  1. Repeat steps 7 to 14 for the Server key (by creating two DWORDs, DisabledByDefault and Enabled, and their values underneath the Server key).

                                   

                                  1. Reboot the server.

                                  Your server should now support TLS 1.2.

                                   

                                  Note: This article cannot be used on a Windows Server 2003 (IIS 6).  Windows Server 2003 does not support the TLS 1.2 protocol.

                                  Reverting Back

                                  If you make a mistake or something just isn’t right, you can revert back to your previous registry settings by opening the Registry Editor and importing the backup you made in step x.