Remove extension number from Call Manager

I can't seem to remember this so I'm going to write it down.

To remove an extension number (like if it used to be on a phone but now you want to use it in a translation rule or something like that)

go to Route Plan -> Route Plan Report.  Search for it and then delete the entries.

Unhide the user library folder in OS 10.7

In Terminal:

chflags nohidden ~/Library

Fortivoice External Extensions

To setup Fortivoice phones to work outside of the local network (through the internet) do this:

  • Press the config button

  • Press 3 – Phone settings

  • Press 7 – Firmware update

  • Press 2 – TFTP Server

  • Put in the domain name or IP address

  • reboot phone

Fortivoice power outage

IP phones will not work without power, but analog phones can. In the event of a power outage, FortiVoice 40, 70 and 100 systems have all calls get routed over line 1 to jack E4.

If you have an analog phone connected to jack E4, it will continue to function.

Fortivoice extensions without physical phones

To add an extension that does not have a physical phone please do the following:

1-Log in/connect to the management software
2-Click Local extensions/Fax –> Add –> IP extension –> Fill the required fields –> Manufacturer leave it as Other –> Finish –> File –> Save.
3-Dial ** + ext. number to set a password and record a mail box greeting.

FortiVoice through pfSense

I had a hard time getting external extensions working through a pfSense using a FortiVoice system (used to be talkswitch).  I found you need to enable static ports on outgoing packets for the FortiVoice IP.

Here's how to do it:

Click Firewall -> NAT, and the Outbound tab. Click "Manual Outbound NAT rule generation (Advanced Outbound NAT (AON))" and click Save. You will then see a rule at the bottom of the page labeled "Auto created rule for LAN". Click + to copy that rule. Change the rule so it only covers the source IP of your device that needs static port, and any other settings you need. Check the "static port" box on that page, and click Save. Move the rule to the top of the list. Apply changes and this behavior will be disabled.

From here.  More info here.

Samba shares permissions

I couldn't get a samba share to give the same permissions as the parent folder until I added this to the share:

inherit permissions = yes

Be sure to restart samba to see the results.


(found here)

Mackbook Pro won't turn on

C'mon apple. Get it right!

jpegWhen macs share files over SMB they put in all sorts of " > ? and : characters, even though it's against the rules. So, I'm cleaning it up using a nice utility called Files Connect for my iPhone. I'm connected to the share on my Windows computer via SMB. I use my special command line…

dir /b /s y:\ > myfiles.txt

and that lists the files. The command stops when it encounters a character that it can't read, I look on the last line of myfiles.txt and find where it stopped. Then I browse there with Files Connect and rename the file/folder.

Easy, but time consuming.

Scheduled Tasks are Crap. Yes, they are.

task-scheduler-iconSo, when you remove a computer from a domain and a user from the domain has a scheduled task on your computer, you can't delete the task anymore…at least not through the Task Scheduler interface.

"Error message: The specified account name is not valid," is the error I was getting.

The answer lives in the registry. Find your task among the unique ID's here…

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks

Then delete the actual task here…

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree

That'll do ya.