Saturday, May 16, 2009

Active Desktop fix recovery

Active Desktop white screen, "restore active desktop" retrieves a script error referencing Desktop.htt

right-click, Properties
Desktop, None
find c:\documents and settings\current username\application data\microsoft\internet explorer\desktop.htt and rename/delete it

Change the picture in Desktop. Active Desktop error is gone.

Here is another link with a registry adjustment (in the comments) that seems to work.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

How to extract the files from a .deb in Windows

I'm using ZipGenius, but 7-Zip may also work.

1) rename the .deb file or append .bz2
2) Extract with ZipGenius or 7-Zip

The .deb file has likely a few files in it. You want data.tar.gz ... extract it.

In my case, I needed firmware-bnx2_0.14+lenny1_all.deb\data.tar\lib\firmware\bnx2-06-4.0.5.fw

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

ASSP with MailArchiva

Oh, this is so cool and fast:

ASSP gets a facelift when coupled with MailArchiva. Set up MailArchiva (separately is ok, and perhaps even the Open Source version) and make certain that the Listen for Exchange/SMTP requests is turned on. Then in ASSP configuration, sendAllSpam to USERNAME@DOMAIN and sendAllDestination to mailarchivamachinename:8091 (or whatever port you're listening to in MailArchiva).

Apply changes, and now ASSP's spam goes to a different location, doesn't pollute your main mail archival, and yet users should be able to self-retrieve "missing" emails. Even still, I'd likely recommend upgrading MailArchiva to Enterprise Edition if only for retention purposes.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

iastor.sys BSOD

I had it, and I had a bad hard drive in my SATA RAID. I turned that drive off and the RAID booted.

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