Author: Lokman Azli

How to create a secure and easy to remember password?

It’s the end of year 2018 and 2019 is just few days away. Ushering the new year, I have sudden enlightenment to share my thoughts in creating a secure and easy to remember password. I will also share how do I managed and use my password for personal usage. Being a Managed Service company focusing …

5 questions to ask before choosing a Backup & DR solutions

Before choosing a solution for backup & disaster recovery, ask these questions about, size, type, business needs, support and budget.

DHCP won’t Start on RODC

Hey All, Just want to share with you some problem I faced with running DHCP on a RODC. When you install a DHPC role on a server, it will create a local group name “DHCP Administrators” and also “DHCP Users”. RODC is a new & exciting features on Windows Server 2008. (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753223(WS.10).aspx) Now, we don’t …

Icaclient Entrust.net Error on Ubuntu

I know some user will get this error. I’m writing this as a reminder to myself as well as sharing the solution with other people. If you getting the error below, here is the steps to resolves this (http://scruss.com/blog/2006/12/14/when-you-really-havent-chosen-not-to-trust-citrix-mac-os-x-and-entrust-certificates/) “You have not chosen to trust “Entrust.net Secure Server Certification Authority:, the issuer of the server’s …

Unable to Launch Excel From Sharepoint

If you getting the below error when trying open an excel from a sharepoint library, the the issue might be because you don have the Sharepoint OpenDocument class as you add-on. These can be caused by either you are using 64bit version of the IE or the add-on is not there. Solution – just use 32bit version of IE or …

Ms Exchange Dirty Shutdown: Explained and Troubleshooting

I’ve been using Microsoft Exchange 2003 and playing with it for almost 4 years and during these 4 years, I have encounter many kind of issues involving this product. And the father of all this “issues” is exchange database “Dirty Shutdown”. This is by far the worst and most common issues that I’ve heard or …

Exchange 2010 : Check Exchange Service & Start/Stop Service

We had an issue yesterday where some of our exchange services was stopped. You can easily check this using these command from Exchange Management Shell (EMS)  for Exchange 2010. Test-ServiceHealth Screenshot of the command from CAS/Hub Transport servers Screenshot of the command from Mailbox servers Take note on the “ServicesNotRunning”. Here is the command you need to …

3 reasons why Exchange Management Console (EMC) Very Slow loading

I have been getting this issue multiple times in my working life and I always forgot to put this up in the blog for future reference. Since, I’m getting this once again while troubleshooting an issue for a client, I decided to put this up. There are multiple reason why your EMC loading very slowing …

Exchange 2013: Exchange Admin Center (EAC) blank

Recently we have extra servers in our environment idling for quite sometime and since I’m also have some extra time that I can squeeze out of my day, I decided to test Exchange 2013. Sadly, after almost 18 months it was released I’m able to test it fully. The installation is a breeze since Microsoft have simplified …

Domain Controller Missing SRV in DNS

I was assisting a client of mine on their issue with a new DC that they have install on a remote site. Suffice to say that the new DC is not properly deployed causing a lot of issues such as replication and AD DB inconsistent. So, I assisted them to make it right. One of …