Rants

Removing IP from AOL email Black List postmaster

I’m finding the AOL process really really annoying. We have been trying to clear up blacklist and reputation problems with a new IP range that was previously abused. AOL have some tools that pretend to help. What you need to know is this. 1. Ensure your mail server IP has a RDNS – so when you do an NS lookup on the IP address it will show a name, like smtp.interactivewebs.com 2. Setup an email account like abuse@ or postmaster@  that domain. Make sure you get that mail. 3. Ensure… Read MoreRemoving IP from AOL email Black List postmaster »

Windows 2008 File Content Search resx files–Solution

Today I was trying to achieve something that was simple in Windows 3.1. Searching a directory in Windows, and checking the content of files for the search term. In this instance, I was searching something from the content of a Web Server directory that contained some resx files. These files are used in a DotNetNuke website to deliver language content to a module. In every version of Windows up until the "Mac Version” (that is the version that makes you get a mac… i.e. Vista). the ability to search was… Read MoreWindows 2008 File Content Search resx files–Solution »

Converting a physical Windows Machine to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine P2V Problem

We recently wanted to move a physical windows 2003 server to a virtual server. This is known as P2V. The machine happened to be a Windows 2003 Server running exchange. One of the reasons we wanted to move, was because the hardware was getting a little long in the tooth, and for various reasons, we did not wish to upgrade the version of exchange. [gard] We were almost successful too, but as you will see, the nail in the coffin was a typical Microsoft issue. One that is just one… Read MoreConverting a physical Windows Machine to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine P2V Problem »

DotNetNuke User Experience Team Cracks Me Up

Today it was drawn to my attention that the DotNetNuke Corporation has a User Experience Team. Good on DNN Corp for caring about UI, and so they should. What cracks me up about it is this. Go to the webpage and seek more information on the UI team members. First from the list is Joe Brinkman. (Not picking on you Joe, but your smile is first on the list).   Notice the *******, Ohio ********* (Funny hay) Where is my User Experience I would like to know? How can a… Read MoreDotNetNuke User Experience Team Cracks Me Up »