white-list PGP Universal Server to over ride cached time limit

“key search user@domain.com [keys.domain.com]: error getting recipient encryption key: Skipping keyserver keys.domain.com because it was down the last time it was checked”

you can force to not mark a keyserver as down if you put the entry in a white list in /etc/ovid/prefs.xml at the proxy section:


  1. <proxy>
  2.  <keyserver-white-list>
  3.     <hostname> keys.domain.com</hostname>
  4.  </keyserver-white-list>
  5. </proxy>

Restart services

Blackberry Enterprise Activation OTA without Appworld

This post is for anyone that has to deploy blackberry to users in a company and are subscribed to only a blackberry BIS data plan. Typically, you would need to install appworld, then assign a blackberry ID to the berry. If this is a corporate berry, then it will take a lot of time doing this individually. Here you go, from your blackberry browser, click on the link below and install RIMs application –  Enterprise Activation.

This can only be done via OTA download and install the app.



Forgot admin password for windows 7


Boot from Windows DVD/PE and access the cmn prompt.

Find the drive letter of the partition where Windows is installed. XP/Vista is normally C:\, Win7 is normally D:\

copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\

copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe

Reboot to windows

At the logon screen, press the SHIFT key 5 times.

You will see a cmd prompt, enter the following command to reset the password

net user your_user_name new_password (replace with ur user name and new pass)


Windows 2003 SBS high memory usage sqlservr.exe culprit SBSMonitoring

sqlservr.exe high memory usage for SBSMonitoring process


This seems to be a common issue with my SBS2003 installs. The administrative user will get an E-mail entitled: Allocated Memory Alert on ‘ServerName’ which directs you to the process table to find the culprit. In most of my cases I see two hogs. store.exe (Exchange) and sqlservr.exe. We will cover the issues surrounding store.exe in a later post, but for know here are my finding for the sqlservr.exe process. I found the fix in this thread on DogRiley (c/p verbatim)

First verify that the sqlservr process at fault is in fact the SBSMonitoring one. First open Windows Task Manager, choose the processes tab, click the view menu and choose Select Columns. Check the PID column. This will show you the process ID of the entries in the process table. Sort this list by Mem Usage column and get the PID of the offending sqlservr.exe process. The to confirm the PID is SBSMonitoring at a command prompt type:

tasklist /svc

Look for the PID that matches your memory hog. It will look something like this. My PID was 376:

sqlservr.exe 376 MSSQL$SBSMONITORING

If this is the case, you can alter the memory settings for SBSMonitoring process with the following commands from the command line. (Thanks to David Copland)

osql -E -S servername\sbsmonitoring

sp_configure ‘show advanced options’,1
reconfigure with override
sp_configure ‘max server memory’, nnnn
reconfigure with override

My session looked like this:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>osql -E -S file-server\sbsmonitoring
1> sp_configure ‘show advanced options’,1
2> reconfigure with override
3> go
DBCC execution completed. If DBCC printed error messages, contact your system
Configuration option ‘show advanced options’ changed from 0 to 1. Run the
RECONFIGURE statement to install.
1> sp_configure ‘max server memory’,100
2> reconfigure with override
3> go
DBCC execution completed. If DBCC printed error messages, contact your system
Configuration option ‘max server memory (MB)’ changed from 2147483647 to 100.
Run the RECONFIGURE statement to install.
1> quit

I set my server to use a maximum of 100MB of memory, and so far all seems well with it. I am planning on adding this to the normal maintenance cycle for all of our supported SBS2003 servers.

Till Next Time,


Blackberry Vendor ID’s

Help Screen Blackberry : alt + aA (Shift) +H

100 T-Mobile US
101 AWS
102 Cingular Wireless
103 Nextel
104 Sprint PCS
105 Verizon
106 Alltel
107 Rogers
109 BWA (Aliant/Sasktel)
111 MM02 DE
113 Telfort
114 T-Mobile DE/AU
115 TIM
116 Hutchison
117 Bouygues
118 SFR
119 Orange_France
121 Telcel
122 Telstra
123 T-Mobile (UK)
124 Vodafone Germany
125 MM02 UK/IRL/NL
126 Telus
128 Starhub
129 Telefonica
130 Swisscom
131 Cable & Wireless
132 Vodafone (IT)
133 Vodafone (ES)
134 T-Mobile (NL)
135 Cincinnati Bell
136 Telefonica_LAM
137 Vodafone Austria
138 Vodafone Australia
139 Vodafone Ireland
140 Vodafone Sweden
141 CSL
142 Orange UK
143 Vodafone New Zealand
144 SingTel
145 Globe
146 Optus
147 Orange Mobistar
148 Vodafone_HU
149 Bharti
150 KPN
151 TIM_Greece
152 Proximus
153 Vodafone_Portugal
154 TIM_Brazil
155 BT_Mobile
156 Earthlink
158 E-Plus
159 BASE
160 Dobson
161 Vodafone_Egypt
162 Orange_Switzerland
164 Triton
165 Maxis
166 Vodafone_Denmark_ (TDC)
167 MobileOne_(Voda_ Singapore)
168 Vodacom
169 T-Mobile_PO
170 T-Mobile_CZ
171 T-Mobile_HU
173 MTN
174 Entel
175 Amena
176 SmarTone
177 TCS
178 Avea
179 F100
180 Turkcell
181 Partner
183 Orange_Global
186 Telkomsel
188 Vodafone_Greece
189 USCC
190 Mobilink
194 Voda_Luxembourg
195 Voda_Iceland
198 Vodafone_CZ
204 China_Mobile
205 Movilnet
209 Sympac
210 TIM_Argentina
212 Etisalat
214 AMX
215 Telefonica_Venezuela
217 Orange Romania
218 KTP
222 Mobitel Bulgaria
224 PCCW/Sunday
227 Mobily
229 Eurotel
230 Hutchison India (Hutchison Essar)236 Reliance
237 Verizon
238 Vodafone Turkey
239 Telefonica Morocco (Meditel)
240 Indosat
241 Alcatel Shanghai Bell
245 3-UK/3-Italy/ 3-Sweden/ 3-Denmark/ 3-Austria
247 Vodafone Essar
248 Centennial Wireless/Centennial PR
250 T-Mobile AT (8110 Post HW)
254 Oi Brazil
255 Telecom New Zealand
258 3-Australia (H3GA)
259 Cable Wireless TSTT/TSTT Trinidad and Tobago
269 TATA India
271 T-Mobile Croatia – 4.6 and post/T-Mobile Macedonia/T- Mobile Montenegro
273 BT Italy
274 11
277 MTS Mobility
278 Virgin Mobile
280 Orange Slovakia – 8120 Post
282 Taiwan Mobile
285 Orange Austria (ONE) (Full Launch)286 Vodafone Malta
288 BASE (JiM)
295 CMCC Peoples
298 Digitel (FULL LAUNCH)
300 Solo (Bell)
301 Carphone Warehouse Spain/Carphone Warehouse UK/Carphone Warehouse France/Carphone Warehouse NL
302 Cable & Wireless UK/20:20 UK/20:20 France/20:20 Germany/Brightpoint Germany/Brightpoint UK/Brightstar AZLAN DE/LuxGSM/Brightstar AZLAN UK/Brightstar AZLAN FR/Poste Mobile
303 Iusacell Mexico
308 XL Indonesia
309 Fido Solutions
310 Wind Italy
315 Metro PCS
316 Nextel International – Mexico
317 Nextel International – Peru
318 Nextel International – Brazil
319 Nextel International – Argentina
322 Vodafone Qatar
324 Etisalat Misr
326 Brightpoint Australia
327 Axis
331 Bell Mobility
332 Telus
335 STC Saudi Arabia
336 Q-Tel
337 Phone House France
339 Phone House Germany
340 Phone House Netherlands
352 3-Indonesia
353 Millicom (TIGO) – Bolivia/Millicom (TIGO) – Honduras/Millicom (TIGO) – Guatemala/Millicom (TIGO)-El Salvador/Millicom (TIGO) – Colombia/Millicom (TIGO) – Paraguay
369 3-Italy
370 Globalive
373 Digicel
375 Orange Dominicana
376 DTAC
377 IDEA
378 HK Regional PRD
381 Virgin Mobile UK
382 AMX Comcel Colombia
383 AMX Porta Ecuador
384 AMX Claro Argentina
385 AMX Claro Brazil
388 3-Austria
389 Boost Mobile
392 Virgin Mobile
395 BR Regional PRD
416 VE Regional PRD
600 Wataniya Kuwait/GO Mobile/Mobinil/Warid/Etisalat Nigeria/Oman Mobile/Zain Jordan/Telenor Pakistan/Mobilecom/Zain Nigeria/Zain Malawi/Cellplus/Batelco/GeoCell/Zain Kuwait/Ufone/EMS/Emtel/Nawras
601 Zain Madagascar/20:20 France/Brightpoint France/Zain Congo
602 AzerCell
603 Jersey Telecom/Trigcom/Telenor Serbia/Siminn/Brightpoint UK/Sonofon/Mobitel/Telenor Hungary/Brightpoint Netherlands/Brightstar AZLAN UK/Cable & Wireless UK/20:20 UK/Globul/Polkomtel/Optimus/TMN Portugal/Telenor Norway
604 Sunrise/Brightstar_AZLAN DE (Gemini Onwards)/20:20 Germany/Brightpoint Germany
605 Cosmote Greece
609 MPulse/DiGi/Docomo Pacific
610 AIS Thailand/True Move
611 Aircel/Redington/MTNL/Loop Mobile/BSNL
612 Mobility/West Central Wireless/SETAR/Celluar One/UTS
613 brightpoint/TAM

Blackberry Administration Service Page not found

New installation of BES-X on SBS 2003 Server.

Installation all went through OK, however cannot administer the BES-X server as IE admin page blank.

Discovered the The BlackBerry Administration Service – Application Server service keeps failing.

It will start and chew up lots of CPU time & memory but then stop after approx. 1 minute, (BAS-AS.exe will disappear from task manager).

Event Viewer says:

The BlackBerry Administration Service – Application Server service terminated unexpectedly.

BBAS-AS logs mention these which may be of note:

[WARN] Problem starting service jboss:service=RIM_BES_BAS_HA_33879984_SBSSVR
org.jgroups.ChannelException: failed to start protocol stack (03/30 12:39:17:843):{main} [org.jboss.system.ServiceController] [WARN] Problem starting service jboss.cache:service=EJB3EntityTreeCache
org.jgroups.ChannelException: failed to start protocol stack


Although I have found four or five different issues that can cause this, the resolutuion below was hardly documented anywhere on the internet.

I got this working by going into the registry and reserving the following ports: 48858, 48857, 48855, 45588, 49955, 45599

Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.

Locate and then click the following subkey:


Right-click ReservedPorts, and then click Modify.

Paste the following at the bottom


Restart the server

I found this after a complete uninstall and reinstall of Blackberry Enterprise Express 5.0.2.