Thursday, February 11, 2010

Enabling / Disabling Conversation View

With the roll out of Microsoft Exchange 2010 Web Access, Outlook 2010 and Office Mobile 2010 now allows for conversations as a new group by. I have been using this feature for a few months and have grown to like it. But the question has been asked how to disable this view. Below I have posted how to toggle this view on and off for each product. Just a heads up this can be turned on or off in any view.


Outlook 2010

Click the View tab on the top then if date is selected the conversations button will be enabled. Click the Conversations button and uncheck the Show Messages in Conversations.


Outlook Web App (Webmail/Web Access)

You can find this option by the Arrange by and click the arrow and uncheck the Conversation option.


Outlook 2010 Mobile

This one is almost the same as webmail but you can only change the sort by template. This will not let you select your sort by column and then enable conversations view. Click the arrow next to your sorted column and change your sort by template.



Thursday, February 4, 2010

SharePoint – In place domain Migration for all users

Switching domains for sharepoint doesn’t seem to have a SID or account migrate for all users. The stsadm tool does support migrating one user for all sites which is really quite nice. To finish the task of getting all the users from the old domain to the new domain logins I started with exporting the user list. Under Active Directory find your users OU. Click View and add remove columns. Add the column Pre-Windows 2000 Logon Name. Right click on the users OU and export list to CSV. After opening this in Excel you should have 3 columns from the export by default. The script below can be paste into D2. This uses the column C to get their usernames. Click and drag fill down square to the bottom of your user list. The path to run this command from might differ depends on install, open command line and change directory to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN. Then you can paste all of column D into command line window.

=CONCATENATE("stsadm -o migrateuser -oldlogin olddomain\",C2," -newlogin newdomain\",C2)

DiskPart - Removing ReadOnly Flag from Volume

This is the process I use to add Replay/Clone of SAN disk for recovery. This is only works if the SAN allows writing to your Replay/Clone.

  1. Right click on computer and goto Disk Management
  2. Right Click on Disk Management and Rescan Disks
  3. Right click on the Disk and goto propertiesimage
  4. Find Disk by LUN and Target IDimage
  5. Right Click on the volume and Change Drive Letter and Paths
  6. Click and assign drive letter
  7. Open Command line (CMD)
  8. type 'diskpart'
  9. type 'list vol'
  10. find your volume by drive letter
  11. image
  12. type 'select vol #' (replace # with Volume number)
  13. type 'attrib vol clear readonly' (Allows disk to)
  14. image
  15. Go back to disk management and right click on the volume and Change Drive Letter and Paths
  16. Click Remove on the drive letter and Click OK
  17. right click on the volume and Change Drive Letter and Paths
  18. Click Add and add your drive letter again
  19. Disk should be have write access



Error: The operation did not complete

Answer: Most likely ISCSI mappings or Disk must be removed and added again.