Recovery of LUNs as VHDs

I had recently worked on a SAN failure that resulted in a perfect storm of bad backups, broken offsite replication and disabled notifications. The data was sent off to professionals to recover the data. What was returned to me was VHD files from each of the LUNs this SAN had. This SAN had about 20 …

iRedMail on Nginx

This is my experiment to get iRedMail to work with Nginx. In the end I got everything to work other than awstats, although with some caveats. I don’t like awstats very much and it seemed quite troublesome to get it setup. There is a mode to run awstats in that lets it just generate static …

Dynamics CRM notes change ownership unexpectedly

I stumbled across a weird issue with Dynamics CRM 2011. I thought it was due to Rollup 12 as it only recently started happening, but it appears to be default behavior (whether I noticed it before or not). Basically the steps to reproduce this are very simple. User A Create a case with some basics …

Using Chrome on CRM 2011 Rollup 12 will repeatedly show login prompt

While testing out CRM 2011 Rollup 12, I noticed that I could not get it to log me in for Chrome. After checking my security log and resetting Chrome back to defaults, it still didn’t shed any light onto why this was happening. After much searching, I happen to find the article explaining this. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2709891/en-us?sd=rss&spid=15707 …

Adding search to Dynamics CRM Customer Portal

So I needed to add a search box to a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Customer Portal. So into Visual Web Developer 2010 Express I went. I opened the Customer Portal project and then expanded Pages and eService in the tree. Opening up ViewCases.aspx I located the following

I added this before that:

I then …

OEM like branding in Windows 7

I needed to figure out a simple way to set the default background image. I didn’t want to force the background image, I didn’t want to apply a GPO, and I wasn’t having much luck editing the default user hive. I happen to stumble onto this solution by chance, really. So into regedit we go …