Droid Sync Issues after upgrading Exchange 2010 to SP1

Droid Sync Issues after upgrading Exchange 2010 to SP1

So I wait 6 months after the release of SP1 to install it to Exchange 2010.  Mostly because the server had been running great (The older I get the easier it is to accept – IF IT AIN’T BROKE!).  As it turns out, this may have been the most difficult Service Pack we’ve ever installed.  Thinking we’d insulate ourselves from issues, we made a VMware snapshot (yes, we’re running Exchange 2010 on vSphere … and it works great!).   And after a week of appartenly no issues, I finnally deleted the snapshot, so the VMDKs didn’t get out of hand. Not 15 minutes later, a user came in to my office saying his Calendar wasn’t syncing on his Montorola DroidX any longer.  After a little research, it turns out the last successful sync...

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Renaming a VMWare Virtual Machine

This procedure was documented using VM Infrastructure 3.5 for altering ESXi 3.5 virtual machines. You may need to use Veeam to make the renaming adjustments. Could also be done via SSH. CAUTION: If snapshots do exist and are needed, then you may need to alter the *.vmdk files to keep the chaining in place. If you do not need the snapshots, select “delete all” under the snapshot manager and perform this procedure after the host has consolidated them. PRODCEDURE FOR NON-SNAPSHOT Copy to new directory for backup Remove from inventory (do not select DELETE) Alter folder name if desired Rename the following inside the folder Rename *.vmx, vmdk, vmsd, vmxf, nvram Edit *.vmx (using a text editor) extendedConfigFile = “(old to new).vmxf”...

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Importing Excel XLS to SQL SSIS error

While trying to execute an SSIS import package on a customer’s Excel file, SQL Server 2008 SP1 was returning a “truncated” error. Although, the SSIS package was set to ignore these, the execution halted and data was not written to the SQL table.  There were a number of posts including David Klein’s and Waxtadpoles regarding SQL 2005 and the “TypeGuessRows” setting in the registry.  Their suggestion was to set the value to 0 (zero), in order to force SQL to parse all rows in the excel sheet, not the first 8 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/189897) This was ultimately the solution, but not as stated. For us, possibly because we were running 64bit or differences in SQL 2008/Server 2008, the registry entry was not where either the...

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iPhone suddenly drains battery due to constant push polling

iPhone suddenly drains battery due to constant push polling

One of our users suddenly began experiencing a severe draining on his iPhone battery.  There are variety responses to this topic, the least of which was to change the iPhones mail retrevial from Push to Fetch.  Howver, other iPhone users were not experienceing this issue.  So we set out to troubleshoot what was happening.  After two days of research, below is our results and the resolutin that worked for us. Constant polling in Push mode The first thing we detirmined was that the phone was constantly polling the exchange OMA (Outlook Mobile Access) website of the exchange server.  This was both visible and audible if you are near a set of computer spearker that can pick up the iPhones RF.  Switching the ActiveSync mode to Fetch, did indeed resolve the battery...

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Entourage Exchange Error – “Unable to establish a secure connection to…”

Entourage Exchange Error – “Unable to establish a secure connection to…”

(Updated posting) After performing a clean install of Microsoft Office 2008, Entourage began to give me the following error: “Unable to establish a secure connection to servername because the correct root certificate is not installed.”   I followed various post regarding installing our Exchange Server’s certificate.   After installing this, I began to receive this error: “Unable to establish a secure connection to servername because the server name or IP address does not match the name or IP address on the server’s certificate. If you continue, the information you view and send will be encrypted, but will not be secure.” Clicking okay, will allow Entourage to connect – but the error will return and is annoying....

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