Adsense: ‘We’ve detected an error on your IAB TC string’
Oct13

Adsense: ‘We’ve detected an error on your IAB TC string’

KB ID 0001709 Problem A couple of weeks ago I logged into Adsense and saw this; ‘We’ve detected an error on your IAB TC string on one or more of your sites or apps. These errors may affect your ability to serve ads to European users. A detailed report is available for you on the EU user consent page’. Solution Well all of that made no sense to me, so I downloaded the report, which is a spreadsheet and it looked like...

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VMware: Find Connected ISO’s
Oct13

VMware: Find Connected ISO’s

KB ID 0001708 Problem If you want to search your VMware estate to find VMs that have connected CD/DVD ISO files, then here are your best two options; Option 1: Use PowerCLI Whilst connected to your virtual infrastructure (Connect-VIServer) issue the following command; Get-VM | FT Name, @{Label=”ISO file”; Expression = { ($_ | Get-CDDrive).ISOPath }} Option 2: Use PowerCLI If you don’t already have RVTools then get it...

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Cannot Open Exchange Management Shell
Oct08

Cannot Open Exchange Management Shell

KB ID 0001707 Problem When attempting to open the Exchange Management shell you see the following; Welcome to the Exchange Management Shell! Full list of cmdlets: Get-Command Only Exchange cmdlets: Get-ExCommand Cmdlets that match a specific string: Help ** Get general help: Help Get help for a cmdlet: Help or -? Exchange team blog: Get-ExBlog Show full output for a command: | Format-List Show quick reference guide: QuickRef VERBOSE:...

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Can I ‘Shrink’ My Exchange Database?
Oct06

Can I ‘Shrink’ My Exchange Database?

KB ID 0001706 Problem Saw this asked in a forum today, and my response was; It never gets smaller, if you delete things out of it, it just creates more ‘whitespace’ within the database, unless you; a) Take it offline, and defragment it using eseutil. b) Move the mailboxes out of it, to another database and delete it. Which is true, but even Microsoft say you should not need to defragment a database! Before you do anything...

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Which Firepower To Replace Your ASA 5500-X?
Oct01

Which Firepower To Replace Your ASA 5500-X?

KB ID 0001705 Problem Well (at time of writing) only the ASA5516-X remains on sale (officially.) You may be able to get stock of the remainder of the ASA5500-X series as people clear their shelves, or they may be available as ‘refurb’ stock but they are disappearing. So you would think that the replacements would be better documented? Well it’s sketchy at best, and when you look a the data sheets for the new FPR...

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