Change Public Folder Permissions in Exchange 2007

Our HR administrator was unable to delete or change events in a public folder calendar using Outlook 2007. To my surprise I was not able to either, all though I could change and delete appointments that I created myself. The Outlook error message revealed why:

You don't have appropriate permission to perform this operation.

Clicking on the properties for the public folder calendar in Outlook revealed that I only had Author rights to the calendar. I needed the Owner privilege to delete other people’s meetings.

Public Folder administration is not hard in Exchange 2007, but you must use the management shell for most tasks. Exchange 2007 SP2 includes a Public Folder management tool/gui, unfortunately it is essentially useless for most administration tasks.

I used the following Exchange management shell command to give myself the “Owner” permission. Note: you need administrative privileges on the exchange server to make this change.

Add-PublicFolderClientPermission -Identity "\public folder name" -AccessRights Owner -User eli

You can assign permissions like Author, Editor, Reviewer, etc.

Virtual Server 2005 R2 and IE8 Compatibility

Virtual Server 2005 R2 and Internet Explorer 8 don’t play nice by default. As you can see from the picture, it looks a little funny, but what’s worse is you can’t turn Virtual Machines (VMs) on. Clicking Turn On doesn’t do anything.

Virtual Server 2005 R2 IE8
Virtual Server 2005 R2 IE8

Well, the reason is the some of the features of IE8 aren’t compatible with Virtual Server 2005 R2. But there are at least 2 easy ways to fix this. The first is super simple and it will fix your browser in no time. In the address bar of IE, next to the refresh button, there is a page with a zig-zag through it. Just click that button to enable compatibility mode which should make the browser behave the same way as IE7.

The second method, which I prefer, will make it so any computer with IE8 that connects to your Virtual Server 2005 R2 server will default to compatibility mode. In order to do this, open you IIS administration window. I’m running IIS 7.5 on windows 7, so your’s might look a little different, but the idea is the same.

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Installing lighttpd with mod_magnet on centos x86_64

Installing lighttpd was pretty simple, however while setting up this wordpress site I wanted to enable WP Super Cache. In order to run Super Cache in full mode on lighttpd we need lighttpd with mod_magnet.

mod_magnet requires that lua be install. For some reason lighttpd doesn’t appear to like lua when it is installed via yum. So I had to compile it by source.

mkdir /root/installers
cd /root/installers
mkdir lua
cd lua

tar xvfz lua-5.1.4.tar.gz
cd lua-5.1.4

Note: if you are using x86_64 you will need to make this modification

vim src/Makefile





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First of Many

We run into all sorts of IT/Web related questions everyday. Those questions sometimes result in a ton of searching and research in order to find a solution or adequate workaround to the problems we are facing. Sometimes even months later we run into the same question only to have forgotten the original solution we used. So with that in mind, we put together this blog to somewhat document most of the issues we come across in order to help ourselves in case we run into it again, or to help anyone that has similar issues.

Chances are there might be some fun oddities included as well. 🙂

This is the first post in what’s likely to be many…