‘Cannot Delete File or Folder’ – SOLVED!

At last! A fix for any or all of the following messages:

– Cannot delete folder: It is being used by another person or program.
– Cannot delete file: Access is denied.
– There has been a sharing violation.
– The source or destination file may be in use.
– The file is in use by another program or user.
– Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use. [Read more…]

Entourage on an SBS domain – inside the LAN

OK, as a follow on to my post about hooking Entourage up to an SBS server from outside of the LAN, here is a quick guide on how to do it if you are actually sitting on the same network.

As with all things that combine a Mac and an SBS domain, this caused me a few sleepless nights and lots of general agro, so hopefully I can save a few minutes of hair-tearing for someone else by posting the details of my setup: [Read more…]

Shutdown Windows from the command line

I had an odd problem with an SBS 2003 box that just would not shutdown the other day. A quick bit of research taught me that it can be done from the command line, which I totally didn’t know (‘cos I’m an idiot): [Read more…]

Out of Office – Switched off by default on SBS2003!

If your users are complaining that their Out of Office Auto-Replies are not working, don’t forget that they are switched off by default in Exchange – so if you have a new installation of SBS2003 you will need to switch them on first.

It’s simple to do: [Read more…]

SBS CAL’s reset to 5 – where did my licences go?

This has happened to me on a couple of different Small Business Server 2003 boxes, so I thought I’d post the solution up here – to remind me as much as to help anyone else :)

Used to have more than 5 CAL’s but now they have suddenly disappeared? This will be caused by one of 2 things: [Read more…]

Entourage on an SBS domain – outside the LAN

Setting this up was really quite a frustrating experience, so hopefully I can save a few minutes of hair-tearing for someone else by posting the details of my (now working) setup:

Entourage Account Settings: [Read more…]