php5-filter (missing header) issue resolved…

On a recent portupgrade I received some dreaded ***stop error***’s regarding php5-filter and php5-zip ports. The output was as follows: “Skipping ‘lang/php5-extensions’ (php5-extensions-1.3) because a requisite package ‘php5-zip-5.2.12’ (archivers/php5-zip) failed (specify -k to force) ** Listing the failed packages (-:ignored / *:skipped / !:failed) – devel/automake110 (port directory error) – devel/automake19 (port directory error) ! …


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 …


Add VMWare Network Drivers to Server 2008 Core

So, in a recent install of server core (2008) on our vmware cluster, I noticed that network driver support for the default enhanced vmxnet card is, of course, not included. Adding the drivers is very straight forward though and this is the process I followed. First, you will need the drivers contained within the default windows.iso …


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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