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UnixODBC on Ubuntu 12.04 broken and unable to connect error 3

Recently I upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04. We had UnixODBC running fine in 10.04, but something changed because the odbc drivers couldn’t be found.  I got an error while running isql: isql -v gregtest [01000][unixODBC][Driver Manager]Can’t open lib ‘/usr/lib/odbc/libmyodbc.so’ : file not found We also couldn’t run our Acucobol apps anymore […]


Carbon Copy Cloner backup saves productivity and downtime during OSX Mountain Lion upgrade 2

Carbon Copy Cloner backup saves productivity and downtime during OSX Mountain Lion upgrade because of a damaged disk error. I could’t wait, I had to install OSX Mountain Lion on my main, production MacBook Pro.  Yeah, shouldn’t have done that.  Well, I had a Mac Mini that I already upgraded […]


Netatalk Time Machine backups to Ubuntu Linux 10.04 Lucid AFP Network Share Configuration Guide 2

Well… not much of a guide really.  Just a very quick how-to on what I did to get Time Machine on my Macbook Pro with OSX Lion 10.7 to save the backup data to my Linux server network share using AFP, rather than SMB (Windows Share), a Time Capsule, or […]


UnixODBC example setup and configuration on Ubuntu Lucid with Mysql and PostgreSQL using the command line only 10

Below is a very quick example of what I did to configure a system DSN connection to a Mysql and PostgreSQL database using UnixODBC drivers on Ubuntu Lucid server from command line only.   # Do the obvious, install mysql an postgresql first. :) # install unixodbc apt-get install unixodbc […]


Exchange Server 2007 MSExchangeSA Event 9335 Offline Address Book Updates

OALGen encountered error 80004005 while cleaning the offline address list public folders under /o=OurCompany/cn=addrlists/cn=oabs/cn=Offline address book.   Get-PublicFolder “\non_ipm_subtree\offline address book\/o=OurCompany/cn=addrlists/cn=oabs/cn=Offline address book” -Recurse |Set-PublicFolder -Replicas “Public Folder Group\public folders” Get-PublicFolder “\non_ipm_subtree\offline address book\/o=OurCompany/cn=addrlists/cn=oabs/cn=Offline address book” -Recurse | Set-PublicFolder -ReplicationSchedule $alwaysrun Replace the relevant items with your own database paths and company […]


Windows Security Center Says Automatic Updates Are Turned Off 22

Today I ran into a problem while repairing a computer that had a partially cleaned up virus. I completed the cleanup that my client attempted, ran all my antivirus tools, and thought I had everything working. That is, until I noticed the little red shield for Windows Security Center. It […]


Resource Usage on Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 with Window 7 Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid and Jolicloud 2

I was asked about the resources used on the Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 using either Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid, or JoliCloud operating systems.  So… here’s what I found… I didn’t do anything fancy, just boot each up and look at their system/task managers.  The Linux systems have Chromium/Google Chrome […]


Reset your Windows password with Chntpw using System Rescue CD 5

Quick note about using chntpw command to reset Windows passwords. Mostly, I just couldn’t remember what the command line program was or the switches. Boot to System Rescue CD. mount the Windows drive RW (mine was RO) cd to the config dir: cd /mnt/sda1/Windows/System32/config Backup your sam,security,system,software (just copy them […]


Outlook 2010 Exchange Cached Mode with direct Active Directory Global Address List 2

We have Exchange accounts in Outlook 2010 and the Global Address List would not update. One reason was due to an error on our server (address in another post), but then the default times to update are 24 ours, and that’s too long. On our internal systems, we want Cached […]