Linking Confluence to SBS Active Directory and filtering by groups... how to actually make it work

We recently migrated our internal Knowledge Base to Confluence. Part of the process involved linking Confluence to Active Directory... one directory to rule them all... one directory to bind them... Anyway. Doing the basic connectivity part is easy - simply following the prompts should successfully link your new Confluence instance to AD, BUT what you'll find is that you return too many users, which with Confluence can have a relatively disproproportionate cost impact. The Confluence examples don't work, and neither does the MS doco.

You won't experience this issue if:

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Making Joomla Update work behind a proxy Update: :Collection: Could not open http://update.joomla.org/core/list.xml

If you have Joomla installed behind a proxy (like squid, for example) then you will not be able to use the Joomla Update feature - found under Extension Manager / Updates. When you do you'll get errors like:

Update: :Collection: Could not open http://update.joomla.org/core/list.xml

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Creating a customised conditional feedback email in Request Tracker when a ticket is resolved

This article assumes that you're running, and familiar with administering Request Tracker. The notes are accurate for 3.8.7, and it may differ for other versions. Hopefully it'll get you a long way to solving it though, and the RT user lists are pretty good - http://lists.bestpractical.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/rt-users.

Something we've wanted to do for a long time is get RT to send an email to requestors based upon the value of custom fields. In our case we want to send an email to the requestor if the following are all true:

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Sharing Exchange 2003 folders when the user doesn't have Outlook

Scenario:

  • User #1 wants to share calendar in Outlook / Exchange with user #2.
  • User #1 does not have Outlook. User #2 does.

 

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Allowing RWW on SBS 2003 & Windows 7 to play nicely - group policy / adm template howto

If you're trying to RWW to a Windows 7 PC that is joined to an SBS 2003 domain, you may be seeing a popup error along the lines of " vbscript +"an internal error has occurred". In this scenario, RWW portal doesn't allow you to connect, but you can RDP successfully from your PC directly to the target PC in question.

Assuming that you've covered off firewall issues (you are allowing TCP 4125 to both the SBS box and the Win7 client, right?), then your next place to look at is the authentication level required by the target PC. To do this (on the target PC):

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