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Microsoft Message Queuing Service – Correct Permission Issue

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Credit: Aggregated Intelligence We had a request after software was installed to give permissions to a group in Windows AD. This was failing because the only account with access was the SYSTEM account When making any changes it would fail with 2 errors On the permission screen click Advanced, change the location to the local […]

Sage Line 500 password policy implementation and force password reset

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I wrote a simple script to aid users moving to a new password policy, users were put on a policy which would expire a password after a day. Once they had changed their password the policy is amended to the new policy. I now use this for forcing password resets. Replace and with your Sage […]

Test Pop3

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Pop3 can be tested via Command line using the telnet executable (Will need to be selected from Windows features). Telnet to the Pop3 server in question, this will test Pop3 is accessible, then enter the username and password. As long as the status is OK then it should work. If not the error should provide […]

My Windows 10 Desktop Settings

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I hate the default Windows settings, I normally run the following to customise the profile to my liking (I don’t like programs grouped and like to see seconds on the clock, I like to show all folders in Explorer, launch Explorer to This PC not Quick Access) ;https://ss64.com/nt/syntax-reghacks.html Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced -Name LaunchTo -Value 1 […]

Remove document protection from PDF files for ABBYY FineReader Engine 10 SDK

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We came across an issue where PDF’s with any sort of protection failed to process via ABBYY FineReader Engine 10 SDK. The PDF’s were placed in a network share and then failed to process. To get around this I implemented a program called Foldermill (Which has a trial to test it with and a very […]

Remove invalid Datalinx WHM Report Records

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Where printers have been removed can cause issues with the user report program where you can control where users print to. The code below simply looks at the printer table and compares with the report control table. BEGIN TRAN –Check number of records which have invalid printers SELECT * FROM “scheme”.”wh_rctl” WHERE NOT EXISTS (SELECT […]

Setup MS SQL Server Alerts via TSQL

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Amend TSQL to your environment, run the TSQL, restart the agent service and test (I find it easy to enter an incorrect username and password). USE [msdb] GO EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_set_sqlagent_properties @email_save_in_sent_folder=1,                              @databasemail_profile=N'<TSQL_MAIL_PROFILE>’,                              @use_databasemail=1 GO USE [msdb] GO EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_add_alert @name=N’Login Mismatch’,                               @message_id=18456,                               @severity=0,                               @enabled=1,                               @delay_between_responses=0,                               @include_event_description_in=1,                              @job_id=N’00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000’GO USE [msdb] […]

Tidy Sage Line 500 ERP Temporary Tables via TSQL

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The official Sage Help has a select statement to delete temporary tables, but doesn’t allow an automated way to remove. This script will delete tables so you must take extra care, I recommend trialing this on your Development Sage ERP system first. Review every step and when you are happy Commit the transactions (If run […]