Windows Server 2012: Deactivating UAC

Deactivating UAC in Windows 2008 R2 was possible via running msconfig (for example winkey+r -> msconfig), going to the Tools tab and launching “Change UAC settings”. There, you select “Never notify” to disable UAC. The same approach is still available in Windows Server 2012, although UAC is still active after you selected “Never notify”. You […]


Server 2012 – taking ownership of files

I recently had issues where taking ownership of files through the GUI simply failed every time, despite indicating that it had been successful. A bit of ‘Googling’ led me to an article on Microsoft’s website. Launch Powershell as Administrator (if not logged in as Administrator) Change the the drive containing the files / folders you […]

Exchange Exchange 2013 Windows

Exchange 2013 notes

Configure a forwarding address in Exchange shell: [PS] C:\Windows\system32>Get-Mailbox “User_Name” | fl ForwardingSMTPAddress,DeliverToMailboxandForward ForwardingSmtpAddress : DeliverToMailboxAndForward : True DeliverToMailboxandForward specifies that email is delivered both to the users’ mailbox and the SMTP address. You need to create a contact to use the SMTP address. Oddly enough – when I set this – the ForwardingSmtpAddress […]

Hardware Windows

IBM T60P Laptop – installing SATA drivers – Windows XP

This article is dated now, as it’s only for Windows XP – however it is left here for historical purposes. This is a read me from the IBM / Lenovo website and covers the installation of the SATA drivers on Windows Vista & XP. The original document and drivers can be downloaded here. INSTALLATION […]

Hardware Windows

IBM T60P Sound Drivers installation. (Windows XP)

This is dated now, as it’s only for Windows XP – however it is left here for historical purposes. I experienced tremendous problems installing these drivers under WinXP SP2. The following steps worked for me. 1) Install windows XP. 2) Download and install KB888111 from here If this link doesn’t work – search for […]

IIS Windows

How do I create a self signed certificate for IIS?

Download and install the win32 distribution of OpenSSL from Shining Light Productions here Follow the installation instructions and install OpenSSL accepting the defaults. The default installation path is C:\OpenSSL Add C:\OpenSSL\bin to your system path (Control Panel, System, Advanced, Environment Variables, System Variables) By default, the installation references C:\OpenSSL\bin\openssl.cnf via an environment variable created during […]