Manage Storage of IIS Log Files – Scheduled Deletion of IIS Logs

Drive Space Full with IIS Log Files / Reclaim Disk Space

Are your Local Drives of your IIS Server running out of space? Have you checked the size of your IIS Logs?

If your IIS was setup by a professional; you would not have to go through this issue. The log files would have been managed appropriately

Ideally I do not see a purpose to keep IIS Log files beyond a period of 1 month. Those older than one month should ideally be removed to prevent disk space issues

I found below posts which will assist you. Before you use the below scripts; please identify the location of your log files

Using Powershell

http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/663000/Simple-Powershell-script-to-clean-up-IIS-log-files

Using VBScript

http://www.iis.net/learn/manage/provisioning-and-managing-iis/managing-iis-log-file-storage#02

By default; you would find them on C:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles\

To verify the location; open IIS and select the Default Website and click Logging

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Take note of the path mentioned in the directory field

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Downloads all attachments from an Email Account

I came up with this requirement recently where I had to download more than 1000 attachments from a Gmail Account across multiple emails. I was hoping there would be some script to achieve this.

I stumbled upon this fantastic tool and I got my task done in just few minutes

Mail Attachment Downloader from GearMe

This tool is free for Personal and non-commercial use

The software is pretty much self-explanatory. The best part is the option to filter through the mails to ensure only the required attachments are downloaded

  • Enter your Email Address / Password
  • Define the Save Location for the downloaded attachments
  • Use the Folder/Files , Basic and Advanced Filters to customize your requirement
  • Once all requirements are defined click Connect and Download
  • Sit back and relax till the downloading is done

 

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HP Printer: Invalid Input Click ok to go back

Applies to HP Printers : Unable to change IP Address from Dynamic to Static

When manually changing the IP Address of the Printer from the Printers Web Console from Internet Explorer; you may encounter the below error.

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Please note that this error is only specific to Internet Explorer. If you are not really keen on solving the issue from Internet Explorer; use the first solution below

Solution 1

  • Use Chrome or FireFox Instead

Solution 2

  • From the Internet Explorer Menu select – Tools – Internet Options – Local Internet – Sites – Advanced
  • Type the current IP Address of the printer and click ADD
  • Also Type the new IP Address of the printer you wish to change to and click ADD
  • Close and open Internet Explorer
  • Browse to the Printer Web Console and change the IP Address as intended

Samsung Galaxy A5 – Notification LED

The Notification LED has become a critical alert for any incoming messages without having to physically check the phone every time

But the Samsung Galaxy A Series has done without this. In what looks to be an effort to increase the battery life significantly.

The next question that pops up; Is there an APP that enables the Samsung Galaxy A Series Notification LED?

Well, installing the APP has no effect; since the hardware clearly does not support it. So the answer is a clear NO

For those who consider this a downside; this is going to be a hard pill to swallow

Error 1721 There is a problem with this Windows Installer Package – Windows 8.1

Error 1721.There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor

I had trouble uninstalling a program from Windows 8.1 and the above message showed. For a change I did not end up having to use any Third-Party tools to solve this problem. Microsoft has a useful tool which will help resolve Install and Uninstall issues related to Microsoft Installer

Using below link will guide you through

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

 

Strangely, Microsoft does not link the Error 1721 to this post. If it did, I wouldn’t have to write this post

Happy troubleshooting 🙂

Disk Error on Buffalo TeraStation TS5400R NAS Drive

This NAS Drive works well; but there is no useful support or forum available which can help with any troubleshooting.

I had setup daily email alerts on backup status; for more than a week I had been receiving Disk Error Status 16/17/20

When checking the Web Console all Disk Drives show Normal Status.

The only way to resolve it is to do a Firmware Update. Kindly update the firmware to minimum 2.80-0.02.

How to Update Firmware

  • From Management Tab – Click Update
  • Click Check for Updates and Install updates when found
  • The NAS Drive will restart a couple of times before the firmware update is completed