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Sunday, 20 April 2014

vSphere 5.5 - How to install the Web Client Plug in

How to view your Virtual Machines in the Web Client Console.

Access vSphere Web Client


On the Login page choose the option at the foot of the page, Download the Client Integration Plug-In

Open Virtual Machine Summary Tab


Choose the Virtual Machine Summary tab and then Click Launch Console.

Console still fails to open


You will still see that the Console fails to open. This is because you need the browser Internet Explorer to be in Compatabiliyt mode for the Site.

Add Site to Compatability Mode


Choose Options and then Compatability View Settings.

Add Site


Click add to add the localhost to the sites.

Console Working


Now you will see the Console Plug In will load.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Exchange 2013 - How to enable Journalling with Max Mail

Login to Max Mail


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

Archive Settings


Choose the Archive Option from the menu.

Email Archive Settings


Select the Journaling option.

Enable Journaling


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


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


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

Mailbox Created


Confirm your Mailbox is created.

Enable Journal Mailbox on Database


Choose Servers, Databases and then double click the database.

Emnable Journalling


Select Maintenance and then browse for the Journal Mailbox.

Select Journal Mailbox


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


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

LDAP Configuration


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


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

Select Other Account


Select the email address you want to send from.

Choose Option to Save Sent Item to Mailbox


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

Select Other Folder


Choose to save the Sent Item to Other Folder.

Select the Sent Items Folder you want


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


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

blat -install

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


Here is an example of how to email a log file

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

The help file can be read here