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by lunarg on July 6th 2012, at 11:32
If you lost or forgot your CA BrightStor ARCserv password, you can do the following to recover it.

Open cmd.exe, and navigate to the root of your ARCserve installation (e.g. C:\Program Files\CA\BrightStor ARCserve Backup\).

Once in the root of the ARCserve folder, type cstop to stop all running ARCserve services.

Use Windows to navigate to the sub-folder \Data\Discovery (e.g. C:\Program Files\CA\BrightStor ARCserve Backup\Data\Discovery). In there, you'll find a folder that bears the name of your server. Rename this folder (e.g. append ".old").

Back in the command prompt, type cstart to start the services again.

Run the command Authsetup /p "password" where "pas  ...
by lunarg on July 2nd 2012, at 18:02

When running a Windows 2008 (R1) Terminal Services, and you connect with a RDP 7.1 client and try to shadow another session, it may happen that both clients get disconnected.

KB2523307 tells us that this is caused by RemoteFX being active when a new client is used.

A hotfix is available to address the issue, and can be requested via the KB.

EDIT: for your convenience, I've attached the hotfix (English only!), at least until Microsoft requests its removal...

by lunarg on July 2nd 2012, at 17:19
This article is a reference to a number of articles and links to provide information about how to succesfully lock down your Remote Desktop Server (2008R2) or Terminal Server (2003 / 2008). It is not a definite guide to how to perform a lock down, but will provide certain pointers, and highlight certain pitfalls. It is a work-in-progress and several additions will be made as the guide progresses.

You obviously need a Windows-domain running AD for lockdown to work properly. A standalone server running a local group policy can't be locked down enough to be useful. A domain is highly recommended.

Your DC or a member server (can be the RDS / TS as well) should have the Group Policy Mana  ...
by lunarg on July 2nd 2012, at 17:18
To always show the Computer icon on the desktop via GPO, there are several things to be set. Aside of the obvious setting in GPO, you also have to add a registry entry through GPP to automatically show the Computer icon on desktop.

In User Configuration, Preferences, Windows Settings, Registry, add a new entry. Whether you want to enforce or not, is up to you. Either choose create (only applied once), or Replace (always apply).

The value is a DWORD value in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel, named {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}. This is the CLSID for the Computer icon. Set it to 0 to have the icon shown on user's des  ...
by lunarg on July 2nd 2012, at 15:36

When using Desktop Slideshow in Windows 7 (a slideshow of desktop backgrounds), you can change the duration of the transition between two images with a registry hack.

  1. Navigate to the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Personalization\Desktop Slideshow
  2. Create a new DWORD (32-bit) value, named AnimationDuration. The value of this DWORD is set in milliseconds. Setting it to 2000 will produce a transition of 2 seconds, and so on.
by lunarg on July 2nd 2012, at 13:59
For the proper application of all parts of a GPO, including the Group Policy Preferences (GPP), you need to install the right client on your client computers. You can find a list of download links below.

Windows XP: http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=3628

Windows XP x64: http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=23680

Windows 2003: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6955

Windows 2003 x64: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=14171

Windows Vista: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24169

Windows Vista x64: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15198

Starting from Vista SP2, you no longe  ...
by lunarg on July 2nd 2012, at 13:14
By default, the Aero mouse cursor theme was left out of the server editions (2008, 2008R2 and their SBS counterparts). For those that wish to have these cursors available on their server (e.g. if you want the "full" desktop experience on a RDS/TS server), I've compiled an archive with the necessary files and registry entries. They come from a Windows 7 Pro but are usable on all server editions (2008 and up). Note that you can easily get them yourself off a Vista or Windows 7 install by copying the right files and exporting the right registry key and values.

Inside the archive you'll find a cursors folder. Copy the contents of that folder to %windir%\Cursors . If you get an overwri  ...
by lunarg on July 2nd 2012, at 12:54

You can remove (or manage) links in the Games menu through the registry. The key for this can be found at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameUX\Games.

For each entry there's a subkey named a CLSID. When browsing through the list, opening a CLSID reveals the actual title, path and some other settings of that entry. If you want to remove an entry, find the right entry by checking titles and/or paths, then delete that key.

by lunarg on June 22nd 2012, at 16:14
Free (as in "beer") SIP clients are very scarse on the Mac OSX platform. Most clients are too far outdated and only work on old versions and on PowerPC. Other, more recent clients start up but they lack proper quality and functionality to be even remotely usable.

Luckily, there is a client available. Originally designed as meeting software using the H.323 protocol, it also implements SIP and can be used with any SIP provider, including Asterisk. The client is called XMeeting, and while it's no longer actively maintained, it still runs on Mac OSX up to 10.7 (Lion).

http://xmeeting.sourceforge.net/


I've tested it out at work on our Asterisk server and it works flawle  ...
by lunarg on June 22nd 2012, at 16:04

A note of warning I read on the Avast Forums: if your Avast subscription runs out, the Exchange Information Store no longer starts and bails out with an error "failed to start virus scan". Very annoying indeed...

Source: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=92162.0

by lunarg on June 22nd 2012, at 16:00
We updated Avast to the latest version on a client's server running SBS 2011. The update apparently included antispam. All of a sudden, the Transport service kept failing, and all messages (in both directions) landed in the Poison Queue. Restarting the Transport service did not fix the issue, and there was nothing we could do.

Googling around, we found that the trouble was indeed related with Avast. Disabling the Antispam Shield did not resolve the issue, but disabling the transport agent in Exchange, via Powershell was the fix:

disable-transportagent "avast antispam for exchange"

After disabling the agent, everything came to life again.

@ Avast: you should really start  ...
by lunarg on June 20th 2012, at 15:30

The Ringmaster software downloaded from Juniper Networks doesn't come with the help files included. They are available as a separate download and need to be integrated after installation. Unfortunately, it's not really clear where to put them.

Downloading the help files provides you with a html.zip file, containing a html folder with a bunch of html files in it. This folder has to be placed inside the help/ subfolder of where you've installed the Ringmaster software. The default path in linux is: /opt/ringmaster/help/ . When done correctly, you will be able to access the help files via the URL http://ip-of-your-server/html/ or by pressing F1 in the Ringmaster client.

by lunarg on June 20th 2012, at 13:56
One of the more recurring issues is slow printing of PDF files in Adobe Acrobat. While Acrobat itself works smoothly, printing sometimes comes to a complete halt, taking up to 10 minutes (or even more) per page to print. The more complex the PDF document becomes, the more apparent the problem becomes.

By default, Adobe prints to your printer using PS commands, which then get converted by the printer driver to a language your printer understands (PCL, PS, HPZL, HPGL, ...). More complex PDF documents, i.e. PDF's with lots of objects, a lot of embedded fonts, damaged images, etc., generate more and more complex commands, resulting in spooler files that are a multiple of the original document,   ...
by lunarg on June 20th 2012, at 12:49
Unlike SP2, there's no installation tool for installing SP3 on an SBS 2008. Fortunately, the installation is pretty straight-forward. The steps to perform depend largely on whether or not your SBS 2008 server is running Forefront Security or not. If it's not, simply install SP3 like you normally would. The installation will succeed without additional tasks. If you are running Forefront Security, you will have to disable it before installing SP3, then re-enable it when installation has completed.

Download SP3: http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=24111.

Run the software, it will extract its contents to a directory of your choosing. I recommend creating an empty directory as the  ...
by lunarg on June 14th 2012, at 17:38

I had a hard time finding the right drivers for a Canon PIXMA iX 4000 printer for Windows 7. The drivers available on the european website are old and missing 64-bit support. After googling around, I found the drivers on the asian website. Because I lost quite some time searching for them, I thought I just post the direct links here:

by lunarg on June 14th 2012, at 11:30

A comprehensive guide on removing the I Want This adware can be found on the forums of Spybot S&D.

Direct link: http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=65998.

by lunarg on June 13th 2012, at 22:15

If you are unable to uninstall Office 2003, 2007 or 2010 the normal way (via Control Panel), you can try with the uninstall tools made available by Microsoft. They do a manual uninstall of all files and registry settings of the selected Office, but without losing removing personal settings.

They are available here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971179.

by lunarg on June 13th 2012, at 10:44

I found it rather difficult to find the Belgian version of the Google search provider for Internet Explorer. Here's the direct link: http://www.iegallery.com/nl-BE/Addons/Details/6218.

by lunarg on June 11th 2012, at 17:32
When using external libraries (with .lib files) and are getting linker errors like below, you are using an imcompatible import library (.lib) file.

Invalid OMF record type 0x21 (possibly COFF)

The reason for this is that your import library file was designed for MSVC. The one uses the COFF format, which is not compatible with Borland's OMF format.

To solve this, try the following and in preferred order:

Try obtaining the Borland compatible version of the import library. While difficult, this will always work.

Use the conversion tools in Borland. Read Convert MSVC import libraries for use in Borland C Builder for more info on these tools.

Try using IMPLIB to manually rea  ...
by lunarg on June 11th 2012, at 17:24
By default, import libraries (.lib files) made for MSVC are not compatible with Borland C Builder and Borland Delphi. Since version 6 of Borland C++ Builder, there's a tool which can convert these files in COFF format to OMF format. The tool is called coff2omf and resides in the Bin directory of your Borland installation.

Simply run the file as follows (be sure your path etc. is correct):

coff2omf mylib.lib mylib2.lib

Then, use the mylib2.lib file you just created and add it to your project.

Notice
The coff2omf tool only works properly if the library exports plain C functions. If C++ classes or mangled function names get exported, you usually get linker errors. If this is th  ...
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