Lets Encrypt – Freehostia Website Hosting

5 Jun

You can request the free SSL in the My Domains -> Hosted Domains section of your account. Click on Edit Domain and update the Shared IP to a Shared IP for SSL and then the SSL Certificate field will automatically update to Request Let`s Encrypt SSL.

Finally just click on Edit Domain and the request will be processed.

Note that the domain you are requesting the Let`s Encrypt SSL must be using our NS records, because the SSL validation procedure is DNS based, so the domain should be pointed to your account.

It takes about 30 minutes for the SSL to be issued and installed.

Once your website is reachable with https you can force a https redirection. To check if the SSL is operational clear your browser`s cache and try loading your website with https – https://your-best-domain.com/.

If you wish to force a https redirection you need to do it with a command in the .htaccess file, located in the main domain directory.

The redirection command should be placed in the beginning of the .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

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Default Email Account – Outlook 2016

23 Apr
  1. Open your Microsoft Outlook account.
  2. Go to File.
  3. Click on Options.
  4. Click on Mail.
  5. Make sure that Always us the default account when composing new messages is checked.

Replication – DFS

23 Feb

 

Good article

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1783116-what-do-i-use-for-file-folder-replication-between-file-servers

Outlook 2016

22 Feb

Issue: Outlook 2016 (which I am testing) cannot connect to Office 365 Exchange.

It is no longer possible to manually enter Exchange Server details. A valid Autodiscovery record is required. Use this site to find out which autodiscovery mechanism you are using.

Verifies that we do have a valid autodiscovery record and that we use the HTTP Redirect method. It also shows that Outlook tries several other autodiscovery methods before the correct (for my organisation) HTTP redirect method.

Solution

What is actually happening is that Outlook 2016 on the PC is hanging when performing the HTTPsAutoDiscoverDomain method. We can force it to use the correct method by the following registry entries.

If Outlook is slow finding the autodiscover records, you may need to tell Outlook to exclude the root domain or other records.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\AutoDiscover\
DWORD: ExcludeHttpsRootDomain
Value: 1

The other records you can exclude, also under the Autodiscover key are as follows. Use a value of 1 to enable, delete the key if you no longer want to exclude these checks.

DWORD: ExcludeScpLookup
DWORD: ExcludeHttpsAutoDiscoverDomain
DWORD: ExcludeHttpRedirect //I DON’T EXCLUDE THIS ONE BECAUSE I USE IT
DWORD: ExcludeSrvRecord

Rename UPN – O365 Powershell

16 Jan

Login to Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell with Office 365 administrator credentials and run the following command:

Set-MsolUserPrincipalName -UserPrincipalName mary.osgood@contoso.onmicrosoft.com -NewUserPrincipalName mary.smith@contoso.com

VSS

16 Jan

Shadow Copy Overview

 

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee923636%28WS.10%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

 

 

Bulk update emails in AD

9 Jan

Numerous ways to do this however perhaps the easiest is open Active Directory Users and Computers, select the users you want to update, get their properties, and Email to the variable field you have already used, %username%@restofaddress. ADUC will flesh out the username for you. You’re not restricted to the domain name AD uses, it’s a free-form field.