All the reviews put the Synology Disk Station Manager (DSM) as the multi-faceted powerhouse to which all other NAS devices should follow, and it’s easy to see why. You can drive the unit entirely from a browser any where, has plentiful plugins and offers usability for beginner to expert levels.
I always thought that Windows 7 would automatically switch to the next fastest connection. I’d been trying to figure out why it seems to stick with a wireless connection even after connecting a network connection. Turns out, Windows 7 eschews speed for reliability.
I especially found this annoying when, after booting and automatically being connected to the wireless I plugged into CAT5 and tried transferring a file from my NAS only to see my wireless connection hitting the ceiling at 3.5MBps second. Luckily, I’ve found a solution that’s been covered in other places, but I like to put my own spin on things:
1. Goto Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center, click on Change adapter settings
There’s a slight bug with the Exchange 2010 server, in that it automatically remaps any shared mailboxes you’ve used when the client is either Outlook 2007 or 2010.
If you’re mapped a mailbox in the past, an automapping feature kicks in and puts the mailbox back on your profile, even if you’re starting out with a brand new profile. To disable this, you have to log into your exchange server and issue some commands from the Exchange Powershell:
Add-MailboxPermission "domain\user" -User "domain\user2" -AccessRights FullAccess -AutoMapping:$false
domain\user = user mailbox you no longer want to view
domain\user2 = the primary user, usually the one you’re setting up
This has been tested on Exchange 2010 SP2 and SP1 successfully
Once a mailbox is disabled from the Exchange 2010 console, it shows up in the disconnected mailboxes after the nightly maintenance. Sometimes however, a company can change it’s mind at the last minute and decide to either hire someone back and that’s when the IT admin has to bring that disconnected mailbox back within the hour.
When you have to remote desktop to a Windows based server or computer, your default option is RDC protocol. This is a useful utility if you’re connecting to one computer at a time. So what if you need to connect to ten or more? Do keep in mind, not all those computers have the same credentials, and saving all those .RDP files to your desktop will get very cumbersome.