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Updating ClamAV


[Note to self: used this information successfully on Feb 2013] As of April 15th 2010 the version ClamAV used as the the virus scanning agent in the mail server built using the instructions in this post will nolonger update the virus database which means the virus scanner will no run and causes the mailserver to […]

Create your own mail server on EC2


[Update – April 16th 2010] As of April 15th 2010 the version ClamAV used as the the virus scan agent in the mail server built using these instruction will nolonger update the virus database which means the virus scanner will no run and causes the mailserver to defer send emails. As a result the ClamAV […]

Hyper-V first impressions – pretty good


The purpose of buying a new 64-bit CPU and motherboard, enough memory and installing Windows 2008 x64 has been to try the new VM technology.  So after installing Windows 2008 x64 I’ve had chance to try the new hypervisor scheduled to be included in Windows 2008 and it does seem pretty good.  I’ve not done […]

Booting an install across the network


Keen to try Microsoft’s new Hyper-V, part of Window 2008 I upgraded a machine with a new AM2 socket motherboard, an AMD Athlon  64 x2 chip and 4GB RAM.  I downloaded the Windows 2008 ISO from MSDN and was keen to get to work when I realized the machine didn’t have CD drive let alone a […]

Oops, I’ve just hosed my domain controller


Here are some links I found useful when adding a backup domain controller to our network then messing up all authentication by ruining the replication process. In general there’s a lot of good information on Daniel Petri’s site, inparticular: http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_install_active_directory_on_windows_2003.htm http://www.petri.co.il/transferring_fsmo_roles.htm However, after successfully adding an additional domain controller it would not authenticate.  It wouldn’t authenticate […]