We run a product, not too dissimilar from Dropbox, for sharing large files across company lines. Our product is made by Accellion and it works pretty well all things considered.
Recently we ran into troubles with the Large File Uploader. This is a technology for uploading larger files (above 2 GB, I believe) into the system. Small files were working fine but for the Large File Uploader the “Choose File/Folder” button was remaining grayed. Though this behavior was consistent across platforms it was only happening on certain machines.
Turns out the plugin wasn’t technically missing. You must also enable plugins in Java Preferences. Here are both the Windows and Mac Java Preferences dialogs.
After fixing that, try visiting that page again and you (finally!) get something useful.
Our helpdesk uses ADManager as a tool for making Active Directory changes. Though it is slower than accessing AD directly, it’s a pretty robust tool and it’s reasonably intuitive in most cases. However, I needed to create a new Organizational Unit in AD and simply poking around didn’t turn up the solution.
Well, that’s because this particular step is decidedly unintuitive.
For your edification (and my memory) I present here the easy steps to accomplish this mild feat.
Drop back to the ADManager dashboard by clicking the ADMgmt tab near the top of the page.
Click on the “Create Single User” link (under “User Creation”).
Near the bottom you will see a field for “Container:”; to its right click the “[Change]” link.
Select your preferred parent OU in the main section, then click on the “Create New OU” link (near the top and to the right of the “Selected Container:” field).
Enter the “Name:” in the small pop-up dialog.
Then it’s the Create and Ok buttons to get that done.
You can leave the unused Create Single User page as it was just a patsy.
Apparently it’s no problem. It’s no problem not because Microsoft has finally pulled their giant collective head out of their minuscule collective ass; it’s no problem because it represented a challenge worthy of hacking in the open-source community.
You may already be running WiNE on your system. That’s fine but you’ll need to swap it out for this specially modified version from a guy named Erich Hoover. He has also built a set of packages for each of those services.
You can find the full instructions over at OMGUbuntu: