Category Archives: Work

Squid Proxy on Windows – DNS test failure

I’ve just installed Squid 2.7 /Stable 8 release for Windows (from http://www.acmeconsulting.it/SquidNT.html) on a Windows 2008 R1 server used the instructions supplied by acmeconsulting. This was on a non-Internet connected server in the labs at work and was part of … Continue reading

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Unable to open PDF directly in Internet Explorer 8

The issue reported by the client was that for a particular website on the Internet they were unable to open PDF’s directly in IE8, they were only offered the option to save them to the local machine. Under IE6 all … Continue reading

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Unblock content downloaded from the Internet – the background

I’ve always gone through the pain of forgetting to to unblock .chm files I’ve downloaded or imported i.e. I forget to unblock them and so seen a blank screen instead of the expected content. I came across this content from … Continue reading

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“Use Policy List of Internet Explorer 7 sites” – formatting issues

You have to be very specific with the formatting of the entries for this Group Policy setting. We had about 20 specific website URL’s in our list, turns out they were all ignored. The format of our entries was: appname.topleveldomain.rootleveldomain … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer 8 adm template file on Windows 2008

I wanted to import GPO admin templates to allow me to adminster IE8 settings on a windows client from the W2k8 DC. I had a copy of the appropriate Ie8 inetres.adm so ran up Group Policy Management console and imported … Continue reading

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Setting up Dr. Watson on XP to capture application dumps

It’s all here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2007/06/15/capturing-application-crash-dumps.aspx Laters, Matt

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Oracle’s tnsping

This is one that I forgot to post about at the time. It’s been years since I’ve played around with Oracle (so much for being a DBA at v6) and I was having problems conecting to the database. Tnsping would … Continue reading

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