How to Fix: Meeting request declined. “This resource can only be scheduled up to 180 days in advance.”

Keywords: Office 365, Microsoft Office 365, Calendar, Resource mailbox

In Office 365, a resource mailbox can only have schedule up to 180 days in advance by default, only administrators of Office 365 can change the value for their tenants.

Method 1:

1 Login to https://admin.microsoft.com

2 Click on “Exchange” (Or Open this link directly and login: https://outlook.office365.com/ecp) to open “Exchange admin center”

Microsoft Office 365 Admin Center
Microsoft Office 365 Admin Center

3 Click on “recipients” -> “resources” -> Double click on “Name of the resource” (e.g. “Conference Room”)

Microsoft Exchange admin center
Microsoft Exchange admin center

4 A new window will pop up

Microsoft Exchange admin center -> Resource
Microsoft Exchange admin center -> Resource

5 Click on “booking options”, change ” Maximum booking lead time (days): ” to a desired days. (By default it’s 180)

Microsoft Exchange admin center -> booking options
Microsoft Exchange admin center -> booking options

6 Click on Save to save the changes

7 Now you should be able to schedule up to the days you have defined.

Method 2:

1 Login to https://outlook.office365.com/ecp

2 After login, change the URL from https://outlook.office365.com/ecp to ” https://outlook.office365.com/ecp/resourcename%40yourdomain.com” (%40 is replacement of @ within the email address)

3 You will see a similar page to this

Microsoft Office 365 -> ECP
Microsoft Office 365 -> ECP

4 Click on “settings” then change the value for “Maximum number of days in advance resources can be booked: “, Click on save button.

Microsoft Office 365 -> ECP
Microsoft Office 365 -> ECP

7 Now you should be able to schedule up to the days you have defined.

Telstra Email/Webmail/BigPond login page & Email client setup

Webmail Login

https://email.telstra.com/

How to login:

1 Open the above link

2 Username will be your email address ([email protected], [email protected], [email protected]) (Not case sensitive)

3 Enter your password (Case sensitive)

Email Client Setup Parameters

Newer Webmail System

IMAP Settings

Incoming server settings:

Address: imap.telstra.com

Port: 993

Encrypted connection type: SSL

Outgoing server settings:

Address: smtp.telstra.com

Port: 465 (recommended) or 587

SMTP authentication: Yes

Encrypted connection type: SSL/TLS on port 465 or STARTTLS on port 587

POP Settings

Incoming server settings:

Address: pop.telstra.com

Port: 995

Encrypted connection type: SSL

Outgoing server settings:

Address: smtp.telstra.com

Port: 465 (recommended) or 587

SMTP authentication: Yes

Encrypted connection type: SSL/TLS on port 465 or STARTTLS on port 587

Older Webmail System (BigPond)

POP Settings

Incoming server settings:

Address: pop.telstra.com

Port: 995

Encrypted connection type: SSL

Outgoing SERVER settings:

Address: smtp.telstra.com

Port: 465 (recommended) or 587

SMTP authentication: Yes

Encrypted connection type: SSL/TLS on port 465 or STARTTLS on port 587

Completely Restore/Reset iPad (Clear/Wipe everything) With DFU(Device Firmware Update) mode

Keywords: iPad, DFU, Device Firmware Update, iPad recover mode, Wipe iPad, Clear iPad, Erase iPad, Factory reset iPad, Recover iPad, iPad frozen, White Apple Logo, Stuck with White Apple Logo, Rescue iPad

Sometimes iPad can have problems, e.g. Screen is black or frozen. (Make sure it is not out of power)

You can try to hold Power button and Home button to reset it. (This way iPad will lose anything)

If holding the Power button and Home button doesn’t work, you might need to use DFU mode to reset it (This way, the iPad will lose everything, after it’s done, it will be like a new one)

Items you will need to have before starting:

  • The iPad with issue
  • PC/Mac with iTunes installed
  • USB cable to connect iPad with PC/Mac

Here is how:

1 Hold the power button and home button, the iPad will tun off, do not release the buttons

2 When the White Apple logo appears, only release the power button, still holding the home button.

3 The DFU mode should appear, release all buttons.

4 Connect iPad with PC/Mac

5 Open iTunes

6 It will ask if you want to “Update” or “Restore” (If the iPad is not running the latest version)

7 You can try “Update” (Update should keep the settings)

8 Fail that, you need to select “Restore” (This will wipe the iPad, you will lose everything on that iPad), it should bring your iPad to live though.

Useful Online Tools

Keywords: Office, Image Enlarge, Picture Enlarge, Image Zoom, Picture Zoom, WordArt, Video to Gif

waifu2x – Image enlarge without losing quality

http://waifu2x.udp.jp/

Github: https://github.com/nagadomi/waifu2x

Limits: Size: 5MB, Noise Reduction: 3000x3000px, Upscaling: 1500x1500px.

waifu2x
waifu2x

Ezgif – Convert video to Gif

https://ezgif.com

Limits: Size: 100MB, Format: MP4, WebM, AVI, MPEG, FLV, MOV, 3GP and other video files

Ezgif
Ezgif

WordArt – Create Word Art

https://wordart.com/

WordArt
WordArt

How to: Fix Ubuntu apt upgrade -> 404 Not Found

Keywords: Ubuntu apt upgrade Failed to fetch, Ubuntu apt upgrade 404 Not Found, Ubuntu change update source, Ubuntu change update mirror, Ubuntu automatically select mirror, source.list, /etc/apt/source.list

“Failed to fetch http:// 404 Not Found [IP: ]”

Ubuntu apt upgrade - Failed to fetch ... 404 Not Found ...
Ubuntu apt upgrade – Failed to fetch … 404 Not Found …

This can be the issue with the repository/source syncing.

In other words we can try to change repository/source to fix this issue.

1 Login to the Ubuntu

2 Use your favourite text editor to open the file with root permission:

File:

/etc/apt/source.list

Make a copy for backup

$ sudo cp /etc/apt/source.list /etc/apt/source.list_backup

Use your favourite text editor to open it. (Here we using “nano”)

$ sudo nano /etc/apt/source.list

(For nano text editor, when finished editing, Use Ctrl + X to end the editing then press Y to save/overwrite the file)

3 We need to change all lines starting with “deb” and “deb-src” without “#” (Only those including xxxx.ubuntu.com etc. etc.)

3.1 What to change:

Lines similar to following should not touch:

# newer versions of the distribution.
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security universe
# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main restricted
deb http://download.somerep.com/download/repository sarge contrib

Lines similar to following should be changed:

deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main restricted

3.2 How to change (Change to what)

There are two ways we can change one is manually specify the server, another is to let the system select mirror automatically.

Manually specifying:

# Using main server/mirror in USA
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security universe
# Using main server/mirror in Singapore
deb http://sg.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main restricted
deb-src http://sg.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security universe
# Using main server/mirror in China
deb http://cn.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main restricted
deb-src http://cn.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security universe

Now, the “apt update” and “apt upgrade” etc. will use specified source.

Note and Warning: You have to follow above steps to make the change to entire “source.list” file, not just the two from above example. (Leave the text after “/ubuntu” unchanged, different versions of Ubuntu will have different text, DO NOT CHANGE them!) (For this example they are “bionic main restricted” and “bionic-security”, your system may have different ones)

Let the system select mirror automatically:

# The system will automatically select the best server
deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt bionic main restricted
deb-src mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt bionic-security universe

Now, the “apt update” and “apt upgrade” etc. will use best server automatically.

Note and Warning: You have to follow above steps to make the change to entire “source.list” file, not just the two from above example. (Leave the text after “/ubuntu” unchanged, different versions of Ubuntu will have different text, DO NOT CHANGE them!) (For this example they are “bionic main restricted” and “bionic-security”, your system may have different ones)

How to: Change icon for USB/Removable Drive/Thumb drive/USB Hard Drive

Keywords: USB, USB storage, icon, Removable Drive, USB Hard Drive, USB HDD, USB Drive, Thumb Drive

The default icon for removable drive usually looks like this:

USB Drive icon
USB Drive icon

To change it, follow these steps:

1 Download an icon in “.ico” format, you can find free icons from following websites:

https://www.flaticon.com/

https://icons8.com/

https://thenounproject.com/

https://www.iconfinder.com/free_icons

You can search on the internet for more websites

OR

You can use any picture with help from following websites to convert to “.icon” format:

https://www.zamzar.com/convert/png-to-ico/

https://convertio.co/png-ico/

https://www.icoconverter.com/

2 Connect your USB drive

3 Copy the downloaded “.ico” file to root of the USB drive (Mean do not put it into any folder inside of the USB drive )

USB root - model-craft.ico
USB root – model-craft.ico

4 Create a text file in root of USB drive

USB drive - Create a text file
USB drive – Create a text file

5 Add following text to the text file, save the file

[autorun]
ICON=iconname.ico
Text file
Text file

6 Rename the text file to autorun.inf

Rename to autorun.inf
Rename file to autorun.inf

7 Unplug the USB drive, plug the USB drive to your computer again.

8 You should see the new icon now.

USB drive with custom icon
USB drive with custom icon

Note: Fixed hard drive/Internal hard drive icons can also be changed via the same method.

Bonus:

To avoid accidental deletion, we can hide the “aurorun.inf” and “iconname.icon”.

1 Select both files

Select both files
Select both files

2 Right click on the file

3 Click on Properties

Right click on file - Click on Properties
Right click on file – Click on Properties

4 Tick “Hidden” then click on OK button.

File Properties - Read-only - OK
File Properties – Read-only – OK

How to: Fix Microsoft Outlook showing wrong contact name in “To” Field

Keywords: Microsoft Outlook, Showing wrong name, Showing wrong email address, To field, Outlook contact name and email address mismatch, Showing incorrect contact name, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office 365

When entering contact’s name in the To field in Microsoft Outlook, it shows correct email address but wrong contact name which can cause confusion.

Microsoft Outlook - To Field (Wrong contact name)
Microsoft Outlook – To Field (Wrong contact name)

Solution

To resolve this issue, we need to remove incorrect “Linked contacts”

1 Click on the correct email address with incorrect name, so that it populates the name to To… field

Microsoft Outlook - To... field
Microsoft Outlook – To… field

2 Double click on the name, a menu will appear

Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Outlook

3 Click on three dots

Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Outlook

4 Click on “Link Contacts…”

Microsoft Outlook - Link Contacts...
Microsoft Outlook – Link Contacts…

5 Remove all other contacts except the only correct contact name for that specific contact

Before Modifying

Microsoft Outlook - Linked contacts for (Before Modifying)
Microsoft Outlook – Linked contacts for (Before Modifying)

After Modifying

Microsoft Outlook - Linked contacts for (After Modifying)
Microsoft Outlook – Linked contacts for (After Modifying)

6 Now the issue should be fixed

Note: You need to repeat these steps for each contacts which has this problem.