Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Automate share creation

We have had an issue where one of our file servers forgets its share drives every time it reboots. To fix the issue we have to recreate all its share drives manually. We don't know why it happens but it is a real pain especially as it is our main file server.

In order to ease the admin issues of creating all the shares after we restart the server we have created a script to automate the task.

The script consists of multiple net share commands.

For example

net share myshare=c:\testfolder

Please note: the share is created will full share permissions given to the group 'everyone'.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

[Fix] Outlook only showing default printer

At work we have had this issue a few time so I though it would be usefully to record the fix.

The problem occurs when a user tries to print a message from the preview pane in Outlook.

Only the default printer shows in the printer drop down list and it is disabled so the user cannot change printers.

To get around this issue the user simply has to double click on the message to open it in a new window.

Now when the user goes to file -> print it will still show the default printer in the drop down list but it will be enabled so that another printer can be selected.

Hope this helps someone.