Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Connecting to Lync Server troubleshooting

I was able to resolve lync client's incompatible server version problem connecting with office communicator server with below registry change.

1. Run "regedit"
2. Go to
3. Right click and create DWORD (32-bit) value
4. Enter value name as "DisableServerCheck"
5. Enter value data as "1"
6. Similarly add "GalDownloadInitialDelay" DWORD
7. Enter its value as "0"
8. And now try signing in

Note: Make sure that on Lync Server control panel you are allowing older communicator clients to connect.

Apart from this you should refer to below link

Cannot search GAL ( Global Address List ) using Lync 2010

1. Press control button
2. Right click on Lync ( communicator ) icon on notification icon
3. " Configuration Information" new menu item will be displayed along with others like open,exit etc.
4. Select "Configuration Information"
5. Look for "GAL Status"
6. Copy the URL it is pointing to
7. Open Internet Explorer
8. Paste the GAL Status URL and go
9. Verify that URL is accessible

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Thursday, 12 September 2013

Mount SMB windows share from Mac OS X

Mounting SMB / CIFS / Windows Share from Mac OS X

mount -t smbfs //domain;username:password@<serverip>/<share> /tmp/test

Enable SMB kernel level Logs

Execute below command to view available params that can be modified
sysctl net.smb.fs



To enable logs update net.smb.fs.loglevel

sysctl -w net.smb.fs.loglevel=255

Now try to connect using Finder -> Go -> Connect To Server ...

if there is problem connecting to mac os x client you will see detailed log available with you in Console.app

Open Console.app from Finder -> Go -> Utilities

Look for logs related to SMB and this detailed log will be of great help to resolve connection issues.

wish to read more

(http://www.experts-exchange.com/Apple/Operating_Systems/OS_X/A_4375-Troubleshooting-File-Sharing-Issues-with-With-Mac-OS-X-and-Windows.html )

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Monday, 2 September 2013

Soul - The Smart Compute Device

Soul - The Smart Compute Device

Powerful and a fully featured Intel Quad-Core powered Linux (Debian) and Android x86 Compute Device. Useful for both the home & the office.
Due to strong requests from everyone we will now be shifting to a standard board that will include many other additional features.
Please pre-order on right hand side.
In order to meet our price target per unit, we must achieve the manufacturer's order quantity of 10,000 Units hence we request you to help us meet the minimum order quantity.
30 day return policy will be made available in case of DOA and returns.
Quad-Core Smart Linux Compute Device
Soul is a multipurpose Linux Compute Device. It is a device that features that helps people explore mobile entertainment and computing in multiple dimensions. (games, films, music, internet, media editing, business works).
It features the best possible hardware at the lowest possible price which includes a Strong Quad-Core CPU from Intel, Solid State Drive for storage, 4 x USB 3.0 ports, Dual Display, Expandable RAM of upto 8GB.

  • Intel 2.0 GHz (x86), Quad-Core Processor (64-bit)
  • CPU supports SSE4.1, SSE 4.2, Security instructions and VT extensions 
  • Integrated HD 4000 Graphics supports encoding/decoding and upscaling
  • 1 x Mini PCI Express populated with WiFi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0
  • 1 x Mini PCI Express populated with 16GB SSD
  • 2 x SO‐DIMM Slots
  • Support DDR3L 1333MHz
  • Populated with 2GB Memory DDR3 1333MHz (Maximum 8GB)
  • 2 x SATA 3Gb/s Internal (Legacy IDE / Native IDE / AHCI appearance to OS)
  • 1 x 12V/19V Power Port
  • 1 x D‐Sub (VGA)
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4a goes upto 6.6 Gbps (1920x1200x24bpp @60hz)
  • 1 x Gigabit LAN RTL8111G
  • 1 x Microphone
  • 1 x Headphone/Speaker
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF‐out
  • 1 x Mini SD, SD, MMC
  • RoHS Compliant, FC, CE

Power Adapter:
  • Single 65W Adapter 
Integrated PoE:
  • 30 Watt Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Works with all IEEE standard complaint switches (switches may require configuration)
Operating System (Windows Compatible):
  • Debian Linux 7
  • Android x86 4.3

Product Models - For pre-order

Soul Standard ($149) = Motherboard + Case + Power Adapter
Soul Performance ($169) = Motherboard (with 4GB RAM) + Case + Power Adapter
Soul PoE ($197) = PoE Motherboard (with 2GB RAM) + Case + Power Adapter
Soul Ultimate ($199) = Motherboard (with 8GB  RAM + Intel 1Gbps Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) + Case + Power Adapter

*Motherboard includes storage, wi-fi, bluetooth, default RAM of 2GB