Tuesday, January 24, 2012

To Exchange Online or Not




Friday, January 13, 2012

Simple backup script for SQL Express

in backup.bat

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\Binn\sqlcmd.exe" -S (local)\TOCTTARGPPC05 -i "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\backup.sql"

In backup.sql

BACKUP DATABASE [ETLSPA] TO DISK = N'\\mbbk\backup_to_folder\mbppc\mbppc.bak' WITH RETAINDAYS = 5, NOFORMAT, INIT, NAME = N'ETLSPA-Full Database Backup', SKIP, NOREWIND, NOUNLOAD, STATS = 10



Install PPC on Citrix server where C is not the root drive

The root drive is Y on Citrix. Updating PPC from web or admin install will fail because there's no valid path for the installer.


  1. Map a temp C drive

  2. Run PPCWebMultiSelect.exe from Y:\program files\Common Files\PPC\PPCWebMultiSelectInstaller\

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Symptom: unable to R-click in Windows Explorer on Terminal server.

  • User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Start Menu and Taskbar

  • User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Windows Components | Windows Explorer

  • User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Internet Explorer | Browser Menus


Back up CUCM and UNITY to SFTP server on Windows Server

I'm replacing an old Window 2003 server hosting freeFTPd app for Cisco Call Manager and Unity backup files with a Windows 2008 R2 server...