Update

Exchange Server 2013 SP1

If your following my posts you may notices I touched on a bug with Exchange 2013 SP1 before even posting about this update. That’s because I started to write this and didn’t yet finish; better late than never; I guess!

The following enhancements have been made with the release of Service Pack 1 for Exchange 2013

  • Support for running Exchange 2013 SP1 on Server 2012 R2.
  • Support for Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controllers and Windows Server 2012 R2 Forest and Domain Functional Level.
  • MAPI over HTTP. More information on MAPI over HTTP here. Note that MAPI over HTTP requires Outlook 2013 SP1; you can download Office 2013 SP1 32-bit version here and the 64-bit version here.
  • DLP policy tips for OWA.
  • Add custom document types to DLP using fingerprinting technologies.
  • Cmdlet logging in Exchange Administrative Console.
  • Support for IP-less DAGs (on Windows Server 2012 R2).
  • S/MIME support.
  • Rich-Text editor for OWA.
  • Edge Transport server role.
  • Support for SSL Offloading.

Notice
Since the release of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Microsoft has become aware of an issue that affects some customers who use transport agents that are provided by third-party OEMs. For more information about this issue and a supported fix, see the following Microsoft Knowledge base article:

2938053 Third-party transport agents cannot be loaded correctly in Exchange Server 2013

This service pack resolves the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:

  • 2860242 HTML format is lost after saving as an MSG file in Exchange 2013
  • 2900076 Mailbox quota warning message uses an incorrect language in Exchange Server 2013
  • 2910199 “Reply all by IM” chat window displays seven recipients in Outlook Web App
  • 2913999 Meeting request body and instructions are lost in delegate’s auto-forwarded meeting request
  • 2918655 Microsoft.Exchange.Servicehost.exe crashes after you enable FIPS
  • 2918951 Users cannot access public folders after you upgrade to Exchange Server 2013 Cumulative Update 3
  • 2925281 Outlook connectivity issue if SSLOffloading is “True” in Exchange 2013
  • 2925544 Empty ExternalURL value for ActiveSync virtual directory after build-to-build upgrade of Exchange Server 2013
  • 2927708 Resource mailboxes that are created by EAC will not be updated by policies in Exchange Server 2013
  • 2928748 Default from delegate’s address in shared mailboxes in Exchange Server 2013
  • 2928803 Long server connection for Outlook after a database failover in Exchange Server 2013
  • 2930346 POP3 access does not work if the name of the resource mailbox differs from the user’s name
  • 2930348 Manual redirection occurs in Outlook Web App if External URLs in each site are the same
  • 2930352 Outlook Web App cross-site silent redirection does not work in Exchange Server 2013

Minecraft 1.7.1 Pre-release @ jermsmit.com – Snapshot Server

Okay! It’s here Friends, the update that changed the Minecraft Word.
We are now running the Minecraft Pre-release 1.7.1 on the minecraft.jermsmit.com:25566 server.

So lets sum up quickly what we have under the hood of this new release; best of all its all yours officially Friday, October 25th 2013. See you on the snapshot server and see you all once again in game on Friday.

  • New world generation!
    • Double the amount of biomes, with new trees/flowers/blocks.
    • New “Amplified” world option.
    • Less ocean, more awesome.
  • New blocks!
    • Two new types of wood.
    • Stained glass! With both blocks and panes.
    • Packed ice, red sand, podzol.
    • Lots of new flowers, including double-tall versions of current plants.
    • Portals can be bigger sizes!
  • Fishing!
    • Added more type of fish.
    • Redone the fishing mechanics. Can now catch junk and treasure too.
    • Fishing rod enchantments!
  • Maps!
    • Put them in an item frame and hang them on your wall. They’re extra big!
    • Lots of new colours for lots of blocks!
    • Now with less lag!
  • Achievement & Statistics overhaul!
    • Now both world (or server) specific.
    • In multiplayer, it’s announced to everybody when you get an achievement.
      • You can move your mouse over this in the chat to see what it was!
    • Some new achievements and statistic types were added.
    • Zoomable achievements screen!
  • Multiplayer enhancements!
    • Servers can now put a 64×64 image called “server-icon.png” in their folder, that you will see on your server list.
    •  You can see who’s online before joining a server; move your mouse over the player count!
    • Lots of hidden preparation for allowing name changes.
  • Resource pack changes!
    • You can now have multiple selected.
    • They can completely re-do your sounds, adding new ones or changing current ones.
    • Servers can now recommend a resource pack for you to use.
  • Chat & command improvements!
    • New commands to spawn mobs or blocks of any type.
    • Command block minecart!
    • Clickable links to achievements and items.
    • Click on somebody’s name in the chat to message them!
  • Lots and lots of technical work!
    • Completely rewrote how the network (multiplayer) works.
    • Completely rewrote the sound manager.
    • New graphics options.
    • Basic shader support testing.
    • Many bugs fixed, including:
      • [MC-291] – Screenshots are treated as links in the console.
      • [MC-673] – Sky/lighting doesn’t get darker during a thunderstorm
      • [MC-715] – V-Sync in Window mode, settings not activated between sessions.
      • [MC-784] – Letters in Arabic Language not connected
      • [MC-881] – Boat inflicts fall damage if it runs aground in some fashion (Slabs, Mobs, Soul Sand)
      • [MC-944] – Armour with Protection on it seems to reduce against hunger damage
      • [MC-1018] – Black Lighting under overhangs
      • [MC-1105] – Villagers act like it is Raining when they are in the Desert, and it Rains elsewhere.
      • [MC-1379] – Transparent texture makes transparent texture behind invisible
      • [MC-2638] – Old AI mobs and Wolves don’t turn back to passive in Creative
      • [MC-2915] – Attempting to tp to an invalid coordinate returns “commands.generic.double.invalid”
      • [MC-3305] – Cyrillic font not displaying on signs and in chat (Russian language)
      • [MC-3871] – Cauldron water does not put out fire / damage blaze
      • [MC-3973] – Silk Touch, pre-lit Redstone Lamps
      • [MC-4150] – Baby Zombies do not drop any loot / xp
      • [MC-4482] – Saplings placed on Farmland are not affected by Bonemeal
      • [MC-4732] – Tools and weapons lose durability without doing damage
      • [MC-4921] – Sounds (eg. Mobs / Portals / Water) Don’t Immediately Fade
      • [MC-4973] – Zombie Pigman from Nether Portal still spawns even if doMobSpawning is false
      • [MC-5238] – 10 MB server texture pack limit too small
      • [MC-5305] – Arrows from a flame bow aren’t extinguished from rain
      • [MC-5550] – Night Time Doesn’t Immediately Allow Sleep
      • [MC-6820] – The generation of terrain surface layer produces local straight glitches (fix included)
      • [MC-7449] – Silverfish infected Stone Brick varients appears as normal stone brick.
      • [MC-8331] – Command block text disappears if too long
      • [MC-9271] – Opening a singleplayer world is counted as a multiplayer join in the statistics
      • [MC-9547] – Incorrect usage string for /scoreboard teams empty
      • [MC-9779] – Old versions of output-server.log and lock files remain on harddisk
      • [MC-10077] – Ajasent Obsidian Blocks prevent Nether portal appearing
      • [MC-10257] – when a pig gets struck by lightning it spawns without a sword
      • [MC-10984] – GS4 query listener fails to send player list when len(players) > 127
      • [MC-11027] – Axes accelarate the speed at which Slabs are broken
      • [MC-11280] – Sometimes Water flows out of newly generated Village Farms
      • [MC-11518] – RCON and Scoreboard Command Output Formatting
      • [MC-12450] – Missing usage string commands.scoreboard.players.list.usage
      • [MC-12452] – Scoreboard team join command fails on invalid team name
      • [MC-12454] – Scoreboard option seeFriendlyInvisibles not listed in usage
      • [MC-12541] – the letters for the ‘off’ setting on smooth lighting aren’t capitalised
      • [MC-12731] – Minecraft crashes if you click edit or delete on a LAN game
      • [MC-12769] – when typing /help with a number higher than 4, it produces the wrong message
      • [MC-12984] – getting a locked chest pushed into your head crashes the game
      • [MC-13565] – Fireworks sometimes don’t stack when they should
      • [MC-13661] – When re-sizing window before game loads internal view doesn’t resize
      • [MC-14521] – Boats cannot be steered by using the “left” and “right” keys
      • [MC-14865] – Carpets Are Not Flammable
      • [MC-15547] – Structures (witch huts, nether fortresses etc.) don’t get saved with the world file
      • [MC-15564] – Start up failure: “Cannot determine close requested state of uncreated window”
      • [MC-15688] – Axe breaks all slabs in adventure mode. No drops for stone.
      • [MC-16324] – Massive Amount of “[SEVERE] Reached end of stream” messages
      • [MC-16435] – Boats Still Break on Lily’s
      • [MC-16849] – Crash near pyramid
      • [MC-16910] – Packet250CustomPayload(dk)
      • [MC-17090] – Invalid teamcolors throw an NPE in the console
      • [MC-17831] – Crash selecting resource pack [13w24b]
      • [MC-18569] – Server resourcepacks not implemented yet
      • [MC-18672] – Textures disappearing after setting player walkSpeed to 0
      • [MC-19483] – sounds playing after leaving world
      • [MC-19604] – Cannot /playsound records
      • [MC-21870] – Screen goes blank when modifying walk speed
      • [MC-22927] – Animals running forever after being hit
      • [MC-26151] – Minecraft has advice on an error report that should be deleted.
      • [MC-26608] – /spreadplayers confirmation text is wrong
      • [MC-26660] – Constant minecart sound
      • [MC-27284] – /scoreboard teams option color: Tab doesnt list all options.
      • [MC-27904] – The Hindi, Malay and Norsk (Bokmål) language appear 2 times
      • [MC-28400] – Breeding animals gives xp even if doMobLoot gamerule is false
      • [MC-28405] – The saddle equip sound effect does not play when equipping a pig with a saddle.
      • [MC-28478] – Successful hit sound effect does not match the sound in the assets sound folder
      • [MC-28625] – The horse armor equip sound does not play when replacing others
      • [MC-28768] – Horse Breeding Doesn’t Produce Markings Correctly on Foal
      • [MC-29088] – Shearing sound does not play when shearing a mooshroom
      • [MC-29279] – Bug: the command block can be damaged by the explosion of Blue Wither Skulls
      • [MC-29321] – Jukeboxes play at the sound volume for effects until you change the music volume
      • [MC-29361] – Oceans are too big
      • [MC-29424] – Players appear offset for other clients after going through nether portals
      • [MC-31031] – Spawn eggs can be used on top of water, but not lava
      • [MC-31065] – Villages not generating? (snapshot 13w37b)
      • [MC-32250] – Typo on “Unable to Load Worlds” screen
      • [MC-32534] – piston extention givies tile.nill.name
      • [MC-32679] – Spawned in enderportals are not nameable

How to uninstall CrashPlan Debian

I wanted to update CrashPlan to the latest version. So I download the latest Linux install and what I found after attempting to install was that I needed to uninstall the existing version before installing the new one.

The following steps

Stop the CrashPlan process from running

/etc/init.d/crashplan stop

Manually delete the following directories

/usr/local/crashplan

/var/lib/crashplan

/usr/local/var/crashplan

Manually delete the following file

/etc/rc2.d/S*crashplan

Once completed I followed the steps from my previous how to install post

Minecraft 1.6.2 Update Fixes Baby Spawns, Adds Hay Bales And More

Hello my fellow Minecraft Players. As you may already know Minecraft 1.6.2 update was released this Monday. And as always, I have updated the server to the latest version (stop on by and play: Minecraft Server Address: minecraft.jermsmit.com)

Mojang released the Minecraft 1.6.2 update on Monday morning. Dozens of bug fixes were included in the Minecraft 1.6.2 update, including glitches that allowed animals to escape their fenced enclosures and suffocate inside of blocks while the system loads chunks. The Minecraft team also fixed a bug which caused tamed wolves to attack their owner. So be sure to download the Minecraft 1.6.2 Update

Here’s what changed in the Minecraft 1.6.2:

Gameplay

– Fixed many bugs
— Fixed powered Pistons dropping as items in creative
— Fixed players’ and horses’ heads having strange behaviour in the inventory while riding
— Fixed animals glitching out of fenced areas and suffocating in blocks when loading chunks
— Fixed placing Signs not updating water streams
— Fixed Trapped Chests looking like regular Chests in the inventory and in Item Frames
— Fixed attacking wild Wolves using projectiles (Arrows, Snowballs,Potions) causing nearby tamed wolves to attack their owner
— Fixed reloading worlds while the player is in a moving Minecart or riding a Horse being glitchy in F5 mode
— Fixed being able to push Horses into blocks, making them suffocate
— Fixed Ctrl+click, usually working as a right click, not working on OS X
— Fixed Leads attached to mobs dropping as items when right clicked inCreative mode
— Fixed the numlock enter key not being recognized as return
— Fixed the direct connect dialogue not remembering port
— Fixed the rope part of the Leash turning invisible in some angles
— Fixed the crosshair gliding when riding Horses
— Fixed Nether-Fortress-only mobs no longer spawning in previously generated fortresses
— Fixed unarmored Horses appearing as if they wore Diamond Horse Armor
— Fixed Baby Zombies being far too fast
— Fixed being unable to switch Horse Armor by replacing it with otherHorse Armor
— Fixed sprinting being delayed with the connection to the server
— Fixed fonts being distorted on startup when using a converted texture pack
— Fixed the breaking sound and particles appearing when placingWater/Lava into another source block
— Fixed /clear causing players in Creative mode to be unable to move items in their inventories
— Fixed /clear causing problems with held items’ animations
— Fixed the Health Boost effect resetting additional health every 30 seconds
— Fixed Signs placed on fences not triggering the text UI
— Fixed attempting to jump on an unsaddled Horse, then putting a saddle on it making it jump automatically
— Fixed 1.5.2 clients showing 1.6.1 servers as 1.3 servers
— Fixed /playsound not working with @a when more than one player passes the query
— Fixed a crash with the demo and language errors
— Fixed the demo crashing when it’s unable to find ‘name’ of a bound mousebutton
— Fixed a crash with high resolution resourcepack
— Fixed nested colors in json chat not working
— Fixed a duplication exploit using Mules/Donkeys
— Fixed being unable to pick-block placed Leads in Creative mode
— Fixed some chat concurrency issues
— Fixed packet flood degrading server peformance
— Fixed a duplication exploit

Blocks & Items

– Hay Bales
— Crafting recipe

Mobs

– Zombies & Pigmen
— Will now rarely spawn as babies

not so foreign Exchange 2013

I have been banging my head over issues with the new Exchange 2013. Install seems to go well but doesn’t seems to want to coexist with Exchange 2010. Moments aware from calling in a product support case I find Cumulative update 1 for Exchange Server 2013 (KB2816900): http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38176

It seems I now need to wait about an hour for this update to complete before I know if this fixes the issue*

* issue I am having is email routing between Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2013

More on this here

 

Minecraft 1.6.1

Hello Minecraft players,

I just updated the jermsmit.com Minecraft server to the latest version; Minecraft 1.6.1 affectionately called the Horse Update.

Important: In order to get this update, you need the new “Minecraft Launcher”. Download it here:https://minecraft.net/download and replace the old launcher.

Changes in 1.6:

+ Added Horses
+ Added Donkeys, Mules
+ Added Horse Armor
+ Added Leads
+ Added Carpets
+ Added Hardened Clay, Stained Clay
+ Added Block of Coal
+ Added Name Tags (item)
+ Added Hay Bales
* Texture packs are now “resource packs” that also can hold sound etc
* Food meter is now drained when healed by full food meter
* You can’t destroy blocks with a sword in creative mode
– Removed Herobrine

For those of you still wondering what Minecraft is check out the following video below.

Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 Release Candidate

Where you waiting for this? If so the wait is now over.

Reportedly addressing about 20 issues and requests from developers who use Visual Studio 2012. This update now allows continuous integration for Team Projects using Git and the ability for developers to select a specific branch in the repo. There is also a new source settings dialog in the build definition wizard that allows you to do this.

Update 3 will also preserve build strings on upgrades. “Another often heard request was for the Team Foundation Server 2012 upgrade wizard to pick up the build settings from the previous install while loading the configuration database. In Update 3 we now have this functionality!” Microsoft added.

Get your hands on it today, or tomorrow… Either way its out.

Download Link: VS2012 Update RC3

News Source: MSDN

Upgrading HP ProCurve firmware via USB flash drive

Today I got a replacement HP ProCurve 2910al-48G-PoE+ J9148A to replace one that had faulted in the data-center so I am taking a moment to take a little phrase from Horace “Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero” because I may not have the chance to do this another day.

The ProCurve switch has a USB port that you can use to transfer files. And while there are other ways, today I will use this method. Only because I have assigned this switch an IP and would not want to conflict with the one in production. “Oh yeah, I copied the productions configuration to this switch already”.

I grabbed the latest version (at the time of writing this post), which happens to be W_15_08_0012. Before applying the firmware I wanted to make sure I knew the version I was currently running on.

This is done by the “show version” command:

SwitchGroup-2# show version
Image stamp: /sw/code/build/sbm(t4a)
Nov 5 2009 18:02:07
W.14.38
51
Boot Image: Primary

I then plugged in my FAT32 formatted USB stick which had the image file of W_15_08_0012.swi and typed dir <enter> to see the contents of the USB stick.

I then issued the following: copy usb flash W_15_08_0012.swi primary to copy the flash image to the switch.

When the copy has completed you will need to reload the switch. I done so by issuing the following command: boot system flash primary

The switch will reboot, and in the console you will see the updates. Once completed type: show version and you will be at the new version.

 

Skype 5.10 for Windows

Windows/Mac/Linux: Video chat app Skype released updates today for its Windows, Mac, and Linux versions, each with its own new improvements and bug fixes.

Download the new version now

Improvements made to Skype 5.10 for Windows:
Select and pin your favorite contacts
Facebook and Skype contacts combined into one Contacts list
Easier to understand premium subscription notices
Possibility to control Skype video rendering technology for backward compatibility for people who have trouble with video calls

Linux users:
improved chat synchronization
new presence and emoticon icons
the ability to store and view phone numbers in a Skype contact’s profile
much lower chance Skype for Linux will crash or freeze
chat history loading is now much faster

Upgrade Install of ESXi 5.0 Update 1

I wrote some steps on this in a previous post.  I am back again to take you for my ride in upgrading to update 1 for ESXi 5.

Direct download update link: https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/OFFLINE/release-328-20120312-212851/update-from-esxi5.0-5.0_update01.zip

Once you have the upgrade zip, you will wan to SCP this over to the ESXi 5 server.
I use my datastore as it has the most space aviable.
Issue the following command:
esxcli software vib update –depot=/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/…  *path to zip file*
This may take a few minues to return some results.
When it does you will know and it may look something like this:
Reboot you server (just type reboot)
That’s it, you are done.