How to recursively set permissions for ACL in FreeBSD

freebsdThis is not too difficult however as not as straightforward as it can be done in Linux.

setfacl command in Linux has -R directive to set permissions recursively in the same way as with chmod command.

In FreeBSD setfacl does not have -R directive. Use the following examples to recursively set ACL permissions in FreeBSD: Continue reading

Someone is currently logged into the APC Management Web Server

If you get a popup saying Someone is currently logged into the APC Management Web Server. Please try again later when trying to connect to the APC Symmetra or one of the APC PDUs, simply go back to the web URL, and append /logoff.htm to the end. This will log the console out so that you can log in.

Outlook Teams Add-in Replaces Skype Meeting Add-In

Outlook Teams Only

The problem is: once Teams is installed, the Teams Outlook add-in takes precedence over the Skype for Business add-in – the SFB add-in actually gets disabled.
If you enable the add-in from within Outlook > Options > Add-ins > COM Add-ins, it will revert back to “unloaded” when you next log on. Maybe this Microsoft’s way of forcing everyone to Teams…

To fix this, you need to hack the registry to force Outlook to show both Teams and SFB. Continue reading

Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams Enterprise Voice Scenarios


How to increase the max upload size in WordPress


By default, maximum upload size in WordPress ranges from 2MB to 150MB depending on the settings of your web hosting provider is giving by default.

To check what is the current max upload size limit in your WordPress site then navigate to WP Admin → Media → Add New. You will see the current max upload size on the bottom as shown in the screenshot.

If the current max upload size limit meets your demand then you can leave it as it is. However, if it doesn’t then don’t fret, there are many ways you can increase the max upload size in WordPress. Continue reading

Skype for Business and Teams Comparison Table


Get Scheduled Skype for Business Meetings from SQL

The following SQL query will get scheduled conferences from the Skype for Business RTC database. From a Skype for Business Standard Edition server its in the RTCLOCAL instance, otherwise you’ll find it in the backend SQL server. To run the query you will need to open SQL Server Management Console, connect to the database, then open a new Query. Copy the following code snippet and run. Continue reading

How to get Polycom Lync Edition phone logs

Polycom-connecting-Lync-serverFor troubleshooting purposes you might need to get logs from Polycom Lync edition phone like

Polycom CX models: 300, 600, 3000
Polycom VVX phone models: 310, 410, 500, 600
Here is how to retrieve logs from Polycom phones: Continue reading

How to Generate a Certificate from Windows Server CA

The process of submitting and generating a new certificate is a two steps process listed below:

  1. Request – This is the process where we create a certificate request and save it as a.CER file, In many cases your application or you will create it from IIS or the certificates MMC.
  2. Issuing \ Generating certificate – this process follows step one, Submitting the requested file to our Certificate Authority and copying the new certificate

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MSSQL Server Error 67 and 17

SQL-Server-does-not-exist-or-access-deniedWe are running Windows SQL Server 2016 Enterprise on Windows Server 2016. The server has an instance with databases in Always On High Availability group. People connect to the instance mostly from MS Access and MS Excel applications and from time to time they experience the following error:

Microsoft SQL Server Login
Connection failed:
SQLState: ‘01000’
SQL Server Error: 67
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][DBNETLIB]ConnectionOpen (Connect()).
Connection failed:
SQLState: ‘08001’
SQL Server Error: 17
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][DBNETLIB]SQL Server does not exist or access denied.
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