Netdisco on FreeBSD 11 (p9)

This is a quick how-to (updated) on getting the latest version (v2.39.27, May of 2018) of Netdisco up and running on FreeBSD 11 p9. It’s assumed you have your base system installed, have set your shell and installed sudo or given your account wheel access. To start, we need the following prerequisites installed: p5-DBD-Pg (this will …


Set Individual User Permissions on Folders Based on Username

On a recent endeavor, I needed to create 1400+ folders on a file share named staffweb (part of our domain migration). Essentially, the permissions on the staffweb folder enable www access to each individual’s published content (via IIS).  The server OS which houses the share is Server 08 R2, which was particularly frustrating at first …


How to set access rights for calendars in Exchange 2010

Since most of our users at work run on Macintosh, we have them use OWA exclusively. One caveat to doing so revealed a hope-to-be-resolved-soon bug which no doubt other OWA users will observe along the way-a user cannot share their calender with permissions greater than “Reviewer”. The workaround at the moment requires server-side resolution, which …


RDCman – Great New Addition To The Sysadmin’s Toolbox

While polling the microsoft exchange team site recently, I found this post about an internal tool the dev team has available to them, which recently has been made public. After a quick download and setup of RDCman, I was off and running. I exported my current list of servers straight out of “remote desktops” tool and directly …


How to: Install Private Root CA into ADManager Plus

Frustrated by the lack of documentation by Adventnet on this topic, I decided to dig into and discover the proper procedure on installing an SSL certificate that would work for their ADManagerPlus application. Having some previous experience with Java certificate stores, I used that knowledge to complete the task. If you are like me, I tried …


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