Dell OMSA and ESXi 5.5 – connection failed

One of the more agitating problems I’ve dealt with recently was a project to install Dell’s OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) on a Dell R720xd server running ESXi 5.5. I had installed OMSA at another clients offices just the week before and had no...
Google Analytics – A Snapshot of your Website

Google Analytics – A Snapshot of your Website

One of the more intriguing things that Google Analytics has done in the last year also appears to be one of the most enigmatic. You log into your inbox one morning, and low and behold, there’s an email from Google Analytics that starts with: A snapshot of your...

Plantronix DSP-400 for Linux

[callout] This is an article I created almost a decade ago on how to get a Plantronix DSP-400 headset working in Linux and at the time it was very useful. The website it was on has been taken down, so I post this here simply to keep it available in case it helps...

Minicom for Cygwin

This is an article I created almost a decade ago on how to get Minicom working in Cygwin. I used this information to get Minicom working so I could automate switch configurations and at the time it was very useful. The website it was on has been taken down, so I post...

Problems Reinstalling DirSync

In a post earlier today on a DirSync export not synching, I highlighted the need to reinstall DirSync because of a bad version. In the process of doing this though, I had to wade through a bunch of frustrating problems. While upgrading, I wound up having errors that I...
DirSync Export Not Syncing, Takes Hours Trying

DirSync Export Not Syncing, Takes Hours Trying

I ran into a problem today with a newly installed DirSync server. Brand new OS, brand new installation and yet users we were creating were NOT syncing up with O365. It just didn’t make sense. After doing some basic looking around, I found that the application...

O365 0x80070005 errors

One of the questions asked most often by clients using Office 365 is whether there is the ability to send mail as an alias of their account. There are several well documented solutions to this problem, but it’s possible that even after doing things right, you...