How to remove ghost mailboxes in Outlook 2013

I had some ghost mailboxes in my Outlook 2013 mailbox list. I had full access to these mailboxes, but removed it some time ago, but they are still there. If I click on them and try to remove them, they cannot be removed. I found the link below which had the following instructions which solved the problem. The hardest thing to solve was going through all of the “solutions” that didn’t actually understand the problem.

  1. Open ADSIEdit (WinKey R to open Run and type adsiedit.msc)
  2. Connect to the Default Naming Context. (Click OK)
  3. Locate the mailbox that you once were granted Full Access Permissions and …
  4. Right-click on the object, view properties.
  5. Scroll down to MsExchDelegateListLinked attribute.
  6. Click Edit, select the User Object and click Remove your information.

This link below is where I got the solution

Manually Remove Auto-Mapped Exchange Mailboxes

How to fix the issue when your downloads folder takes a long time to open in Windows

Whenever I would open my downloads folder, it would take about 20 seconds to list the files. It only happened on my downloads folder and it was very frustrating.

To fix it, do the steps below.

  1. Right click your download folder (the actual folder, not the shortcut in favourites)
  2. Go to customize
  3. Select documents from the drop down
  4. If documents was already selected, choose “also apply template to all subfolders”

How to find out what Dell virtual disk is what Disk in Windows

I had a failing drive on a Dell server and Dell Openmange Server Administrator only shows you the virtual disk, but not what disk it relates to in Windows. The server had 3 virtual disks of the same size so it was impossible to tell which Disk it related to in Windows.

To get this information, you need to open a command prompt on the server and run the following command  “omreport storage vdisk”   and you will get an output similar to below.

Name will show you the virtual disk name.

Device name will show you the Windows disk name.

List of Virtual Disks in the System

Controller PERC H700 Integrated (Embedded)
ID : 0
Status : Ok
Name : Virtual Disk 0
State : Ready
Hot Spare Policy violated : Not Assigned
Encrypted : Not Applicable
Layout : RAID-1
Size : 465.25 GB (499558383616 bytes)
Associated Fluid Cache State : Not Applicable
Device Name : Windows Disk 0
Bus Protocol : SATA
Media : HDD
Read Policy : Read Ahead
Write Policy : Write Back
Cache Policy : Not Applicable
Stripe Element Size : 64 KB
Disk Cache Policy : Enabled

ID : 1
Status : Ok
Name : Virtual Disk 1
State : Ready
Hot Spare Policy violated : Not Assigned
Encrypted : Not Applicable
Layout : RAID-1
Size : 465.25 GB (499558383616 bytes)
Associated Fluid Cache State : Not Applicable
Device Name : Windows Disk 1
Bus Protocol : SATA
Media : HDD
Read Policy : Read Ahead
Write Policy : Write Back
Cache Policy : Not Applicable
Stripe Element Size : 64 KB
Disk Cache Policy : Enabled

ID : 2
Status : Non-Critical
Name : Virtual Disk 2
State : Degraded
Hot Spare Policy violated : Not Assigned
Encrypted : Not Applicable
Layout : RAID-1
Size : 465.25 GB (499558383616 bytes)
Associated Fluid Cache State : Not Applicable
Device Name : Windows Disk 2
Bus Protocol : SATA
Media : HDD
Read Policy : Read Ahead
Write Policy : Write Back
Cache Policy : Not Applicable
Stripe Element Size : 64 KB
Disk Cache Policy : Enabled