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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Exchange 2013 - How to enable Journalling with Max Mail

Login to Max Mail

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Login to Max Mail and choose View/Manage my domains. Select the domain for your client.

Archive Settings

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Choose the Archive Option from the menu.

Email Archive Settings

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Select the Journaling option.

Enable Journaling

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Choose to Enable Journaling. You will now need to have allowed access inbound to your Exchange 2013 Client Access Server on port 143 from the GFI Server IP addresses only through your firewall. This is outside the scope of this guide.

Enter in the HostName the public IP address on your Firewall you are NAT to the Exchange Server. Enter the Jourmal Mailbox Credentials. Chose that you only want to Journal Internal messages.

Add the internal domain of the Windows Network if required.

Save Settings

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Save your settings, if you have setup everything correctly you will be shown Success!

Exchange 2013 - How to enable Journalling on a Mailbox Database

How to setup Journalling on a Mailbox Database in Exchange 2013

Create a Journal Mailbox

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Open the ECP and then Choose Mailboxes and the + symbol to add a mailbox. Add your mailbox as you would normally.

Mailbox Created

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Confirm your Mailbox is created.

Enable Journal Mailbox on Database

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Choose Servers, Databases and then double click the database.

Emnable Journalling

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Select Maintenance and then browse for the Journal Mailbox.

Select Journal Mailbox

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Select the Journal Mailbox you created and click OK.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

GFI Max Mail - When using LDAP users cannot login to their Control Panel

When using LDAP to lookup the users in Active Directory with Max Mail you can lookup the users but they cannot login with their Domain Credentials.

Login to Portal

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In the portal choose the Client Domain, Users and then the LDAP option.

LDAP Configuration

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The key is that under the attribute section and the Login field, the Formatter for this does not add the local domain for the client Active Directory, so if your clients internal NT domain is cscm.local then enter that after the @ symbol. Save and Synchronise and you will be able to login as the user with their domain password.

Monday, 14 April 2014

How to save emails sent from a different mailbox to the Sent Items of that mailbox

Here is how you can send an email as a different mailbox and then have that sent email go to the Sent Items for that mailbox and not your default Mailbox.

Compose Email

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Open a new email and choose the From button to choose your other email account.

Select Other Account

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Select the email address you want to send from.

Choose Option to Save Sent Item to Mailbox

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Choose from the menu, Options and then the Save Sent Items to Dropdown.

Select Other Folder

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Choose to save the Sent Item to Other Folder.

Select the Sent Items Folder you want

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Now you can select the Mailbox you want the Sent Item to be saved in and the folder in that Mailbox.

Monday, 7 April 2014

How to send an email via the command line

Download BLAT

The tool for emailing from the command line is the Open Source application BLAT. You can download that here http://www.blat.net/

Install

Copy the Blat.exe file to the C:\Windows\System32 folder and then run the application as

blat -install smtp.server.co.uk admin@domain.com

Where you enter your SMTP Smart Host and the email you want the messages to come from

Example

Here is an example of how to email a log file

blat -attacht "C:\FTPLog\Transfer.log" -to user@domain.com -subject "Export Log" -body "This is the log file of the Export"

The help file can be read here

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

How to Add a User to the Local Administrators Group using Remote Background

Here is a simple way to add a domain user to the local administrators Group on a computer using the Remote Background feature in GFI RM

Select the Computer in the Portal

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Select the Computer in the Portal and then click the Remote Background Button.

Remote Background

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The first is to check if the user is a local administrator. Run the command

net localgroup administrators

This will return the Group Membership and you can look to see who is a member.

Add User to the Administrators Group

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You can then add a user to the Group with the command

net localgroup administrators domain\userr /add

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

World Wide Web Publishing Service will not start. Windows Process Activation Service will not start.

How to resolve an issue when the WWW and the WPA Service will not start.

WWW Service will not start

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When you try to start the WWW service a message is shown that a dependency service failed to start.

Event Log

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In the event log the event 7001 is logged and the error shows thae the Windows Process Activation Service has not started.

Windows Process Activation Service

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If you try to start the Windows Process Activation Service, the error 6801 Transacton support within the specified resource manager is not started or was shut down due to an error.

CMD

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The solution to this error is to repair the File System usind the command

fsutil resource setautoreset true c:\

Event Log

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When the command is completed, the Event Log will show Event ID 136. This logs that the NTFS Meta Data as been repaired.

Start Services

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You can now start the WPA Service and then the WWW Service as the NTFS Meta Data has been rebuilt.