Friday, January 14, 2011

Importing .nk2 file into Outlook 2010

Importing a .nk2 file has changed in Outlook 2010.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hyper-V with Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

So trying to PXE Boot from a newly created VM in Hyper-V wasn't as straight forward as it was supposed to be.

This all due to the way Hyper-V displays its GUID.

Entering the GUID (as-is) will not work if you are creating a prestaged computer in Active Directory. The reason for this is that the GUID displayed by Hyper-V is in GUID string form. Normally during POST boot screens the GUID displayed is in Octet string form, but Microsoft decided to switch it up making users scratching their heads.

So with Hyper-V, make sure you add the brackets when entering the GUID for created the prestaged computer.

i.e. {0AE97CBC-FFDC-45A2-88C1-D7764EB5DA71}

Monday, August 16, 2010

Can't view PDF on the web

Possible fixes from Adobe: AdobePDF.dll

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Windows 7 / Windows 2008 Administrative Shares Access

I had to search around for the answer for this. But in Windows 7 / Windows 2008, the administrative share access is taken away. I found out when trying to access certain computers using \\computername\c$ and no matter what credentials I provided nothing worked. The workaround is below.

Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Type LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy to name the new entry, and then press ENTER.

Right-click LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy, and then click Modify.

In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.

Exit Registry Editor.

The LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy entry in the registry can have a value of 0 or 1. These values set the behavior of the entry as follows:

0 = build a filtered token
This is the default value. The administrator credentials are removed. These credentials are required for remote administration of the print drivers.

1 = build an elevated token
This value enables the remote administration of the print drivers on a server within a workgroup

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Basic Access Query Tips

Here's a useful page on some quick tips when performing MS Access queries.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Microsoft Office Outlook autocomplete transfer

To transfer the autocomplete data from one computer to the next follow the link below. For Vista or Windows 7 you just need to go to the same directory but instead of "Documents and Settings" you have "Users".

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Repair / Clean print spooler

Read this article to help fix a problem where the print spooler does not start or keeps stopping after each start.

It says for XP but I have tested this on Vista and it corrected the problem I had.

You can also use cleanspl.exe from Windows 2003 Resource Kit but this does not work for Vista.