Outlook URL Shortening?
Feb08

Outlook URL Shortening?

KB ID 0001735 Problem Outlook URL: I first noticed this a few weeks ago, When copying and pasting a URL into an email it shortens the URL and  gives it the pages title. At first i thought my firms Devs had changed  the way our CRM works, but then  I noticed it happening with SharePoint URLs as well, this is  what I mean; I don’t have a problem with it, in fact I much prefer it! However I got an email this morning from someone...

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Software is Preventing Firefox From Safely Connecting to this Site
Jan12

Software is Preventing Firefox From Safely Connecting to this Site

KB ID 0001727 Problem I was setting up some HTTPS/SSL inspection this week and while testing it, I ran into this problem; Firefox Certificate Settings So the machine I’m using DOES trust the CA that issued that certificate, (it’s a FortiGate firewall) But the BROWSER does not. (Firefox maintains its own list of certificates, and more importantly which CA certificates it will trust). Essentially the browser is trying to...

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OVA / OVF  Deployment Gets Stuck ‘Validating’
Nov06

OVA / OVF Deployment Gets Stuck ‘Validating’

KB ID 0001664 Problem I had this problem (on sphere 6.7) the other day when trying to deploy some OVA files on my test network. Solution Well as stated elsewhere I tried reconnecting to my vCenter using its FQDN, this didn’t solve the problem, using Flash or HTML5 didn’t cure the problem either. What did cure the problem was using a different browser! I switched from IE to Chrome and it worked fine. Update: I Also cured...

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Microsoft Edge on Server 2019/2016 (and Citrix)
Feb13

Microsoft Edge on Server 2019/2016 (and Citrix)

KB ID 0001657 Problem In a fit of lunacy Microsoft have called ‘their’ new browser Microsoft Edge, so we can spend the next few months confusing it with Edge. Plus every Google search for GPO settings, error messages etc will all now show search results for the old Edge Browser not the new Microsoft Edge browser! Perhaps the same doofus at Microsoft who called the Exchange sync Active Sync when Microsoft already had a...

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Microsoft Edge (macOS) Migrate Bookmarks from Safari
Jan23

Microsoft Edge (macOS) Migrate Bookmarks from Safari

KB ID 0001641 Problem So now theres a version of Microsoft Edge for macOS! Normally I would not bother, but I spend a lot of time in SharePoint and Azure so I thought, rather than my usual approach of playing ‘Browser Roulette’ I’d try Microsoft Edge and see what it was like. My usual browser of choice is Safari, but the install wizard defaults to wanting to import bookmarks / favourites* from Chrome. (I do also have...

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Safari – Download ZIP files (Not Open Them!)
Apr21

Safari – Download ZIP files (Not Open Them!)

KB ID 0001537 Problem I’d forgotten Safari did this, after replacing my mac a few weeks ago I was trying to download a ZIP file from Github, and was perplexed that it was getting extracted to a folder in my downloads folder, and not appearing as a ZIP file? Solution After about the third time, the penny dropped. Safari does this by default. You need to disable it. Safari > Preferences > General > UNTICK : Open...

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