Thursday, September 24, 2009

Error in Windows 7 activation

I wonder how many people will see this...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

PIDGIN/Ubuntu - MSN/AOL and Microsoft OCS all in one

Well, while not as easy as it could be:

Install pidgin Internet messaging from "add remove applications"

Then get the pre-reqs for OCS:

sudo apt-get install autotools-dev libtool intltool comerr-dev libpurple-bin libpurple-dev pidgin-dev

Download pidgin plugin for OCS (if you have the older version there is no option for "Office Communicator is says LCS/OCS")

unarchive it, then:

./configure –prefix=/usr/
sudo make install

Then to make it work, add a new account:
protocol: Office Communicator
username: email address
login: just the login name
password: secret password
Local alias: optional
ADVANCED: optional
(Connection type: auto, User agent is Purple/1.6.3)

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Quest NDS migrator error - 1281-41-14-00000000

The following error may be received when entering credentials on the Groupwise System Information screen (Directory Exporter):

ERROR: Unable to login to GroupWise as user 'username'. Please check your user ID. [1281-41-14-00000000]


Incorrect credentials or the account specified does not have a GroupWise password (Novell and GroupWise objects can have separate passwords).

Here is where you fix it.

And now it works fine !

Carry one Quest-ing.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Hyper-V VM's on you laptop?

It would be great to run Hyper-V VMs on my laptop, like the new FIM2010 VMDK from Microsoft.
I could run Windows Server 2008 on my laptop and run in Hyper-V natively but a pain in the arse (re-partition and then dual booting). So I have started using VirtualBox ( which is free for personal use - runs on Windows XP/Vista/Linux/Mac. It supports both 64-bit and APIC mode.

Once installed VirtualBox can setup and, import the disk and booted the VM.

After boot, installed Guest Additions (just like Enlightment or VMWare tools. You may also get prompted to reactivate Windows.

Enjoy the convenience and simplisity or free.

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