Monday, December 17, 2012

Exchange 2010 SP1 Limits the Number of ActiveSync Devices You Can Synchronize

By default Exchange 2010 SP1 limits the number of ActiveSync devices you can synchronize to 10.

The solution is this PowerShell script:

Set-ThrottlingPolicy –EASMaxDevices 50 –Identity DefaultThrottlingPolicy_hex_string

See this excellent blog post by

Monday, November 19, 2012

The request contains no certificate template information

If you want to secure Exchange 2010 with SSL you can have your own Enterprise CA issue a certificate.

However when you try to issue it with the CA MMC, you may receive this error message:

Certificate Request Processor
The request contains no certificate template information. 0x80094801 (-2146875391)

The trick is to use the certreq command-line tool instead. Here is a example of the syntax:

certreq -submit -attrib "CertificateTemplate: WebServer" WebServerCertReq.txt

where WebServerCertReq.txt is the name of the request file from your Exchange certificate.

Thanks to David Rawling and his excellent "Deliberations from Dave" blog. Here is a link to his original post:

To generate a CSR from openssl on Linux use this command line:

openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -out csr_request.csr -keyout privatekey.key -subj "/C=CA/ST=QC/L=MONTREAL/ OFFICE/"


csr_request.csr: the name of the CSR file generated
privatekey.key: the name of the private key file generated
/C= : country code
/ST : state or province code
/L= : city
/O= : Organisation
/OU= : Organisational Unit
/CN= : The URL you use to access the web server

Monday, May 7, 2012

Search Server 2010 vs SQL Server Express 2012

If you install the free "Microsoft Search Server 2010 Express" using the free "SQL Server 2012 Express"  as the back-end database, MSSSE 2010 still thinks that the database size limit is 4 GB even though it really is 10 GB with this release of SQL Server Express.

The trick is to add an undocumented registry key on the MSSSE server and set it to 10 GB:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\14.0\Search\Global\MaxSearchDBSizeMB of type REG_DWORD and set the value to 10240 (decimal).

MSSSE will now be aware that the database limit is 10 GB.

Thanks to Trevor Seward (MCC) of the TechNet forums for pointing me in the right direction !

Link to the forum thread where you can see the offending SharePoint code:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

How to delete or modify an Adtran softphone license

The Adtran softphone does not delete the license file from a computer when it is uninstalled.

The license is in the file "%systemdrive%\ProgramData\ADTRAN\IP SoftPhone\config.cps"

To delete the license simply delete the file. To change the license edit the file with Notepad in administrative mode. VoilĂ  !