FreeNAS and Couchpotato

A good guide is available here:

Freenas 9.2.0 with Transmission and Couchpotato/Sickbeard as a DLNA-Server

[How-To] Transmission & FreeNAS Shared Mount Points

There is a great tutorial on how to set up FreeNAS with Transmission on the FreeNAS forums:

[How-To] Transmission & FreeNAS Shared Mount Points

You don’t currently have permission to access this folder

Recently I had to rescue a data from NTFS partition for somebody. It was a totally messed up laptop that could not boot the OS. It comes with a hidden partition from which you can restore the system and in theory to preserve the existing user data.

I did not want to take any risks though. Instead I removed the disk and put it in a USB 3.0 enclosure and connected it to my laptop in hope I can copy the data. Although I was able to see the folder structure and open some folders there were many I could not access. I was getting pop-up saying “You don’t currently have permission to access this folder.”

Luckily I was able to find a solution on Clint Boessen’s Blog.

There are 3 settings in the Local Security Policy related to the problem:

User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account - Disabled
User Account Control: Behaviour of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode - Elevate without prompting
User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode - Disabled

The correct settings are in bold.

In my case the first two had the correct settings already but I had to change the last one which solved the problem – I was able to copy the data to a backup location.

HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable

I recently had a problem with IIS on Windows 7 where trying to access http://localhost on the default port 80 was giving me an error:

“HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable”

I spent several hours trying to find the cause and trying different things without any success.
Finally I came across this post that helped me resolve the problem.

The root cause was an URL Reservation http://+:80/

To remove the reservation type the following in a command prompt (but first read the post to know what your are doing):

netsh http delete urlacl http://+:80/