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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 1 – Delayed

Microsoft have announced that Exchange 2013 Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) will now be delayed until 2nd April, so we still have a little time to go until we can successfully coexist or transition from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013. Full article can be found here...
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SharePoint Crawl Error: “The SharePoint item being crawled returned an error when attempting to download the item”

I have been working with some SharePoint crawl errors today that look something like this [error]The SharePoint item being crawled returned an error when attempting to download the item[/error] There are a couple of solutions that need to be implemented to resolve this crawling failure. First off we need to tweak the registry to use the correct user-agent string
  • Open...
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SharePoint 2010 Cumulative Update Fails

So you have installed the latest SharePoint Cumulative Update, you then run the Products and Services Wizard only for it to fail at some point..... We need to dissect the issue so we can get a successful upgrade. First things first we need to clear the current upgrade so that everything is clean, from the command prompt run Read more

SCCM 2012 SP1 – Cumulative Update 1 is now available

Cumulative Update 1 has been released for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Service Pack 1. Some highlights include:
  • Long OU names are not processed in DDR's
  • Site replication errors
  • Client cannot be installed on some newer ARM processors
  • Powershell cmdletts fixed and new ones added
Full details and download can be found here...
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SCCM 2012 SP1 – Automatic Client Upgrade

Remember the good old days in SCCM where client upgrades had to be done by reinstalling the agent from scratch and there was no easy way to upgrade? Well today I'll be discussing the feature of Automatic Client Upgrade within SCCM 2012 SP1 and also some of it's limitations which you need to be aware of before you rush...
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Lync 2013 Mobile Clients Released

The long awaited Lync 2013 clients for iOS and Windows Phone, that were announced at the recent Lync Conference have been released allowing you to make full Lync VoIP and video calls from your mobile. Some noteworthy features include:
  • Full VoIP calling integration
  • Video calling and conferencing integration
  • Video gallery when in conference
  • Application and Desktop sharing (iPad...
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SCCM 2012 – ‘Domain Join’ step failing in Task Sequence

Off the back of a recent SCCM implementation I did at a school, I had an email yesterday from the customer  querying why the domain join step in their newly created task sequence was failing, even though the credentials entered were correct and all other steps were working perfectly. I remotely connected into their server to find the...
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Polycom CX700 & Lync – Domain is not accessible

Ran into this problem today when trying to sign into an older Polycom CX700 phone on Lync 2010. The phone kept complaining that it couldn't find the domain and download the certificate even though all other phones worked absolutely fine. Normal syntax for entering credentials in Windows is either Domain\Username or username@domain.local The trick to logging in is to the...
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Lync Server 2013 CU1 Released

Cumulative Update 1 for Lync Server 2013 was released a couple of days ago, highlights include:
  • General fixes - see KB2809243
  • Support for the soon to be released mobile apps (Windows 8, iOS, Android)
  • Group Call Pickup (GCP) - see this article
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