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Matt Seymour
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Moodle Upgrade Hangs on -->System
The last few months the college has been unable to complete Moodle updates and upgrades. The problem was that when the upgrade was kicked off the upgrade would hang at the first stage. Shown in the image below. We use all Microsoft technologies for our syst...

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InfoPath Form Services Missing from SharePoint Server 2010
I had an issue reported today where a user was trying to configure InfoPath Form services for a SharePoint 2010 Site.  Normally there is a section in Central Administration under General Application Settings called InfoPath Forms Services. On our server the...

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Disabling Proofing Tools and related options Word 2010 for an Exam
In this post i am going to be describing an issue that has for a long time not been well documented, by either Microsoft or anyone else. The college has had an exam requirement for many years for computer based exams to disable the spell check, thesaurus an...

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Migrating a 2003 Certificate Authority (CA) to 2008 R2
We recently had a requirement to migrate an old Windows Server 2003 Standard Certificate Authority server, to a new 2008 R2 Enterprise system. There aren't many good guides on the web, so i decided to create this one. The post below details the process of m...

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Moodle Upgrade - Command Line
Recently i found that when attempting to upgrade a large Moodle site using the conventional browser based method, the server had a nasty habit of timing out on me. It is also notoriously difficult to see what is going on during an upgrade, when all you get ...

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SQL Server 2008 Restore - Error 3154: The backup set holds a backup of a database other than the existing database.
I came across an issue today where i needed to restore a backup of a database. The database backup needed to be restored to a database with a different name, but with the original database still in production on the same server.  When you attempt it you get...

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Cisco ASA 5520 VPN - Locked down to Active Directory group
We recently had a requirement to secure our VPN used by college staff, to only allow those who are a member of an Active Directory group to connect. This sounds like a pretty straightforward thing to accomplish, but i struggled with this for a few hours. I ...

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YouTube - "An Error has occured, please try again later"
I had a very weird issue today, where a member of staff couldn't play a YouTube video. They kept getting the "snowy" background and the error "An Error has occurred, please try again later" after the video played for a second or two. This behavior is exhibi...
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