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To find out the current time source:  w32tm /query /source

To resync a server or to force a server to update it’s time with the source: w32tm /resync

Setting external time server:

w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:pool.ntp.org /syncfromflags:MANUAL
Stop-Service w32time
Start-Service w32time

A List of Time Servers: KB262860 

How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server: KB816042 

UK Time Server Pool can be found here.

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Just after the release of iOS 8, users started commenting about it breaking the syncing of Notes entered with in a Dairy appointment.

With the recent release of 8.3, it appears that the issue has been resolved.  Notes now appear within Outlook again.

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I was receiving this error.  After much Googling and after reading the posts below?   It turn out that I had made the stupid error of not having the server in the correct subnet and the Exchange 2013 server was trying to get to the existing 2010 server via the firewall.  :-(

Thought I would post this for any other poor sole t trying to fix this for an hour.

 

http://clintboessen.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/mapiexceptionmailboxintransit-unable-to.html

http://johanveldhuis.nl/error-mapiexceptionnetworkerror-unable-to-make-connection-to-the-server-hr0x80004005-ec2423/

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I’m really intrigued by Microsoft’s new browser, Spartan.  Here’s the first video (as far as I’m aware) of it.  It looks really nice and I’m hoping the hate for IE will die along with the browser. I really want this to be an hit for Microsoft, for this top happen they need to do two things.

Add-In’s, this is needed, I really love the fact that I can have a SSH client with Chrome. Microsoft have said it’s coming, I hope it comes sooner rather than later.

Release it for Windows 7, if they don’t do this then it’s a massive mistake, just release it with out Windows 10 features like Cortana.

I think this looks really nice!

 

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Recently I was involved in some work for a company that had a BT2Wire router. We wanted/needed to swap this out for a Draytek Vigor, which normally this wouldn’t be an issue.   The issue this time around was that the BT2Wire had a couple of BT VoIP lines enabled and although only one in use and they other was used for the fax, which isn’t ironic at all.

Also the Draytek needed to support VSDL (BT Infinity™, FTTC)… So a quick look at Draytek’s website we required the 2860Vn-plus (here)

Issue #1, The Draytek wouldn’t logon to BT’s network.

For settings for this, see this video :

Issue #2, Configuring VoIP

This is were things get a bit funky.

Visit the www.bt.com/bbv, enter your account details and on the next page click the “Configure Hub/Router” link which will load a page with a red “Configure” button on it. Right click that button and select “Open in a new window”, the SIP account information sent to the Hub will be displayed in the web address bar (where you normally type in www.), highlight and copy the string into an application such as Notepad.
It will show as a single block of text so it will help to put a new line before each & sign for clarity.

It will look like this:

http://www.api.home/voipsetup.api?SIPTr … otocol=UDP
&SIPTransportPort=5060
&SIPRegistrarAddress=sip.bbvservice.nat.bt.com
&SIPRegistrarPort=5060
&SIPOutboundProxyAddress=www.bbvservice-560049x.bt.com
&SIPOutboundProxyPort=5060
&SIPProxyAddress=sip.bbvservice.nat.bt.com
&SIPProxyPort=5060
&SIPPhoneNumber1=05600******
&SIPCallerName1=
&SIPUsername1=05600******
&SIPPassword1=ABCDEFGH12IJK3L
&SIPPhoneNumber2=
&SIPCallerName2=
&SIPUsername2=
&SIPPassword2=
&SIPHashB=d171f7f6123fbce2e80446dc1b06a8fa
&SIPHashC=3f8b49b05078a0c0a5cd3d5c82c33f7a
&SIPHashD=777a74c8a8bb129636e6c3cbfae8a811
&SIPHash=4c8d061c965d073308634b261532a180

You can take this information and enter into the Draytek.

BBV settings

 

 

 

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I have found a few spare moments to welcome in 2015, at least I have managed to post this in January at least.  I pretty much said it all in my 2014 post.

More of the same really, I have many post in Draft, which I’m keen to finish of and get posted.   I intended to do more video’s to flesh out the posts.   I feel that video’s really help when people are trying to follow, I will post the videos here and of course on my YouTube channel.

I have also brought back Ad’s. Sorry… I really need the site to start paying it’s way.  It would also be nice to have a little pocket money, to allow me to purchase more gadgets, such as the ZalMan (2.5” USB3.0 External HDD Case).

This is a case with a difference, you create a folder on the drive called “_iso” and drop bootable ISO’s and you can boot from it via USB, the case, presents itself as a USB CD-ROM drive, which is pretty awesome, it’s yet to fail me on all of the devices that I have tried it on.

I have dropped in a 2.5″ drive, but I’m tempted to swap this out for a SSD as install’s would fly. Take a look at http://www.zalman.com/global/product/Product_Read.php?Idx=674.

Reading this back, the ZalMan textactually looks like a hidden Ad, I assure you it’s not.   Found it on Amazon one day and bought it.  It has to be my best gadget purchase of at least 2014!

Until next time folks!