Windows Working with Time

To find out the current time source:

To resync a server or to force a server to update it’s time with the source:

Setting external time server:

A List of Time Servers: KB262860 

How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server: KB816042 

UK Time Server Pool can be found here.

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I was receiving this error.

MapiExceptionMailboxInTransit: Unable to open message store. (hr=0x80004005, ec=1292)

After much Googling and after reading various posts. It turned out that I had made the stupid error of not having the server in the correct subnet and the Exchange 2013 server was trying to get to the existing 2010 server via the firewall.  :-(

Thought I would post this for any other poor sole trying to fix this for an hour.


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Project Spartan

I’m really intrigued by Microsoft’s new browser, Spartan.  Here’s the first video (as far as I’m aware) of it.  It looks really nice and I’m hoping the hate for IE will die along with the browser. I really want this to be an hit for Microsoft, for this top happen they need to do two things.

Add-In’s, this is needed, I really love the fact that I can have a SSH client with Chrome. Microsoft have said it’s coming, I hope it comes sooner rather than later.

Release it for Windows 7, if they don’t do this then it’s a massive mistake, just release it with out Windows 10 features like Cortana.

I think this looks really nice!


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Fun with BT VoIP/DrayTek/VDSL Vigor Routers

Recently I was involved in some work for a company that had a BT2Wire router. We wanted/needed to swap this out for a Draytek Vigor, this normally wouldn’t be an issue.   The issue this time around was that the BT2Wire had a couple of BT VoIP lines enabled and although only one was in use and the other was used for the fax, which isn’t ironic at all.

Also the Draytek needed to support VSDL (BT Infinity™, FTTC)… So a quick look at Draytek’s website, we required the 2860Vn-plus (here)

Issue #1, The Draytek wouldn’t logon to BT’s network.

For settings for this, see this video :

Issue #2, Configuring VoIP

This is were things get a bit funky.

Visit the, enter your account details and on the next page click the “Configure Hub/Router” link which will load a page with a red “Configure” button on it. Right click that button and select “Open in a new window”, the SIP account information sent to the Hub will be displayed in the web address bar (where you normally type in www.), highlight and copy the string into an application such as Notepad.  It will show as a single block of text so it will help to put a new line before each & sign for clarity.

It will look like this:

http://www.api.home/voipsetup.api?SIPTr … otocol=UDP

You can take this information and enter into the Draytek.

BBV settings




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