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Clear Out Postfix Queue, Analyze Postfix Email Queue

Earlier today we had a minor issue on a development server that generated around 175,000 emails dumped into a Postfix queue in a short amount of time. I needed to first analyze the emails and second clear the Postfix queue. Below is information on how to learn more about the emails in the Postfix queue, what domain they are being sent to, and last but not least delete those emails from the queue if they are not needed.

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Windows 7 IDT Audio Jack, Allow Reconfiguration Pop-Ups

When I first got my Dell Studio XPS laptop I would get a popup asking for me to specify what was being inserted into the audio jack. At some point I must have reconfigured this and forgotten exactly how I did so though I did remember that it was something to do with reconfiguration pop-ups. After searching around I finally found where you can enable or disable the Audio Jack Reconfiguration Pop-Ups on Windows 7. Follow the directions below to enable the reconfiguration popup on Windows 7 with the IDT software installed.

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Turn Off Automatic Updates Using Active Directory in Windows Server 2003

I recently had a client who kept complaining that their office server was randomly rebooting through out the night. I knew when I had done the install of server 2003 I had turned off auto updates so that I could control the update procces myself but the problem sounded like auto updates. Once I did a little investigation I noticed that auto updates was still on and when I tried to change it via the control panel all the options were grayed out and I had no control. I then remebered that active directory’s group policy determines pretty much every thing on a domain controller and since I had just reused the existing policy when I did the reinstall, the automatic updates were still on.
In this article I will show how to turn off auto updates on a domain controller running active directory: