Office Communicator 2007 wont work! – SOLVED

Frustratingly the past few days have been spent trying to get OCS 2007 working, for some reason it just stopped.

I figured out that because one of the particular automatic services on the Edge Server and the Front-end server wouldn’t start. As helpful as the error message was – ‘check your event logs’, I did this and obviously Microsoft being Microsoft just gave me a load of crap.

After a short spell of googling…It turns out if you have installed Windows Update – kb974571 then the box is rebooted, that The Edge service and the front-end services on the respective boxes, wont start.

Simply uninstall it, expose yourself to whatever this was supposed to protect you against, and you can now use OCS again!

That’s that little mystery solved!

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Storage vMotion a Single Disk

This seems like quite an easy thing to do but something that had completely slipped my eyes.

I have only ever known to be able to storage vMotion all the disk in the home directory of the virtual machine I am doing. Even though eventually this is the task that I want to do, I currently am in the scenario where I have a 20GB disk, a 150GB disk and a 300GB disk, of which the task keeps timing out at 87%. Frustrating as this is, it is possible to move 1, 2 3 or however many disks you want at a time.

It is done by the following easy click…


Go through the normal steps, but once you arrive at the next screen where you choose the Datastore, click the advanced button! You will then get a drop down box of where to place the datastore. In my case I decided to move the first 3 disks and leave the 4th larger disk for a job on its own.



And there we go! Easy but also as easy to miss!



iOS 5.0.1 untethered Jailbreak!

It’s about friggin time!

My iPhone 4 has been kept in the dark ages for the past few months while I refuse to upgrade to the latest iOS in fear of losing all of my ‘aquired’ apps. But, its finally here and I can move back in with the times. Hopefully someone will pull their finger out though and encorporate it into It’s a ballache trying to explain to someone less than semi-technical how to use Redsn0w…

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Facebook – Timeline

I’ve heard some pretty bad things about timeline on the news. The way that it opens up your privacy and also the fact that Facebook have all this information on you that they store for eternity.

In my opinion, its only stuff that you’ve posted in the past. If you don’t want people to have it, don’t post it in the first place. If you aren’t happy with the privacy of timeline, either A) Don’t use it, or B) change the settings to something more suitable!

I for one absolutely love it. As long as Facebook doesn’t ‘do a myspace’ and crumble in a couple of years, it would look really good to look back on your past few years and I’m sure they knew what they were doing when creating timeline, making people use facebook more to document their lives. Interesting times lie ahead!

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Joined Twitter…

Although I said I never would, I have finally joined Twitter.

I can now look forward to seeing how often people such as Rio Ferdinand go to the toilet.

@stuartmorley is my name anyway….

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Giff Gaff!

Just found out about a new mobile phone service provider that you can get cheap calls for a tenner a month.

Apparently they run off the o2 network, so any phone thats locked to o2 it should work on.

£10 gets you 250mins to anyone, free giff gaff to giff gaff, unlimited txts and unlimited data! The fact that I only use 60mins a month max means its a win-win on my current £40 a month iPhone tarrif.

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Arrived at Last. Blogging from the beach bar drinking a nice blond leffe.
Hope the next 10 days doesn’t go too quick. What’s with the rule at the campsite that you aren’t allowed in the pool with swimming shorts and only ball stranglers!?



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Je vais à la France

The countdown is on until 4th September when I embark on my first ‘drive-on-the-other-side-of-the-road’ journey.

We’ll be driving down from sunny Wigan to Dover and crossing to Dunquerque (Dunkirk), France. From there we’ll be driving towards the east around Paris, down to Dijon and finally via Lyon ending up in Vias (to the west of Montpellier).

Via Dijon and Lyon All that is left is to get the essentials for driving abroad. Now, to my knowledge there is the usual stuff such as driving licence, tickets, passport. Then the other things like headlight deflectors, first aid kit, European breakdown cover, spare credit card (we all know the French wouldn’t mind sticking a couple of 0’s on the repairs of an English man’s German car!)

Trip details

Distance- 1003 miles
Estimated fuel cost – £94.67
Toll Cost – £72.50

Times all that by 2 and its not cheap… hopefully the fact that we’re camping should outweigh the extortionate diesel price!

1 week and 5 days to go….

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Hello world!

The blogging starts today….

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