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edited by on September 24th 2011, at 15:53

For those using the Quick Launch bar in Windows 7 and have "misplaced" their Show Desktop and Window Switcher icons, can download the shortcuts in the attached archive to replace them.

edited by on September 8th 2011, at 14:03

If you're planning on running WordPerfect 9 on a Terminal Server, be sure to provide full access for your users on the registry key HKLM\Software\COREL (64-bit: HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\COREL).

This fixes the Cannot initialize error when starting WP as a regular user.

edited by on September 2nd 2011, at 13:01
Apple has decided that the latest release of their OS, Mac OS X Lion (10.7), is no longer available as an install media. New systems have a recovery partition (called a Recovery HD) with the installation files, and those with earlier versions of the OS (Leopard and Snow Leopard) have to buy it via the App Store as a download.

The last scenario is in fact a hassle if you ever want to reinstall your Mac: prior to installing Lion, you have to install Snow Leopard, then all the updates, before finally downloading Lion. It would be so much easier if one could just install Lion from scratch.

Luckily, there's a way to create an install DVD yourself very easily: the install image is available insi  ...
edited by on September 2nd 2011, at 12:49
If you are not able to configure Outlook using the Microsoft Online Sign-in Tool for some reason, there's a way to do it manually.

For this to work, you need the following:

a working internet connection (duh);

your username and password;

your storage location (usually closest to your HQ).

First off, we need the mailbox store server. To find this, you have to log in to Outlook Web Access. Your ICT department should already have given you information on how to do this. If not, use one of the following urls, depending on your location:

Asia Pacific (APAC): https://red003.mail.apac.microsoftonline.com/owa

Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA): https://red002.mail.emea.microsoftonline  ...
edited by on August 30th 2011, at 12:13

If the Show Desktop icon is deleted from Quick Launch, the procedure below will recreate the file.

Open Notepad and enter the following text:

[Shell]
Command=2
IconFile=explorer.exe,3
[Taskbar]
Command=ToggleDesktop

Save the new file as Show Desktop.scf (note the SCF extension) then drag and drop the icon on the Quick Launch bar or whatever location you want the shortcut to appear.

edited by on July 5th 2011, at 13:16

By default, Thunderbird shows the namespaces of IMAP folders as a seperate folder containing the subfolders belonging to that namespace. An example of this is when you use Google Mail and have IMAP access configured.

An add-on exists for Thunderbird which gets rid of the namespace folder and sorts all subfolders in the root tree:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/flat-folder-tree/

This is particularly useful for Google Mail where the sent mail, trash and other system folders are stored in a namespace called [GMail]. This way, these folders are stored directly in the root of the tree rather than in a subfolder named after the namespace.

edited by on June 27th 2011, at 11:59

In case of an infection with phony anti-spyware software (such as Anti Spyware 2009), where the EXE file association has been corrupted, use these Registry fixes to reset them to default behaviour.

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Be sure to select the right file for your system. XP, Vista and 7 all have different settings.

 

edited by on June 23rd 2011, at 16:29
It is possible to gather DSA data from an IBM server running ESXi without having to boot with a bootable CD or reboot the server at all.

From any machine, Windows or linux, you can run the latest release of the DSA tool, then reference the ESXi server using commandline parameters when running the DSA tool.

In order for this to work, you need to put the ESXi server in remote technical support mode. This is done via the ESXi console.

Once activated, download and run the latest tool on your favourite platform (for Windows, choose the Windows version, etc.). Rather than opening running it by simply launching the application, fire up a command prompt and launch it with parameters.

>ibm_utl  ...
edited by on June 17th 2011, at 13:54

Found this tool on some obscure site (don't even know where anymore). It's the most easy-to-use patcher to remove the TCP/IP simultaneous connections limit in Windows XP.

I've uploaded it on my site because I can't find the download link anymore*.

* If anyone has a problem with me mirroring it here, contact me through regular channels.

edited by on June 5th 2011, at 13:17

To have scripted automated backup of PostgreSQL databases on a linux platform, you can create a script like so:

#!/bin/bash
PGPASSWORD="your-password" /usr/bin/pg_dump -U user database > sql-file.sql

Replace user and your-password with your username and password; replace database with the database you want to backup. The output of the dump goes to stdout and can be piped to a plain text file or compressed to something else.

edited by on June 5th 2011, at 13:09

A plugin for Thunderbird exists for easy import and export of mails in all sorts of formats. It is available for all platforms and can be downloaded here:

One of the features is the ability to import entire folders and subfolders containing mails in .eml format.

edited by on May 20th 2011, at 11:20

It is possible to have multiple iPhoto libraries, and not just one. To create a new library, hold down the Option (⌥) key while starting iPhoto. This will prompt you to create a new library or open an existing one.

Alternatively, you can also use iPhoto Buddy, which allows you to easily select libraries from a nice GUI.

edited by on April 27th 2011, at 12:18
You can reconfigure the position of the driver letter in Explorer in Vista and Windows 7.

Before (XP and earlier), the driver letter would always be shown as first. Since Vista, this behaviour has been changed, but can luckily be controlled by a registry setting.

To change the setting, fire up regedit, and edit/create a DWORD value, called ShowDriveLettersFirst in the root of the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer. This controls how drive letters are displayed in Explorer. The values are:

0 (default): displayed after the label;

1 (mixed): depending on the drive type, they are displayed before or after the label;

2 (none): show no drive lett  ...
edited by on April 4th 2011, at 15:51
With the installation of VMware ESXi 4, data stores will automatically be created using the default settings. This includes a block size of 1 MB. If you don't want that, you could delete the empty datastore and create a new one.

Sometimes, deleting the empty datastore fails with the message:

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Call "HostDatastoreSystem.RemoveDatastore" for object "ha-datastoresystem" on ESXi "xx.xx.xx.xx" failed.

VMware's KB 1017104 provides the solution for another problem, but this works just as well with this issue, with a little variation.

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Performing the steps in this solution will totally utterly destroy your data store. Do not use it if there's still any req  ...
edited by on March 9th 2011, at 09:36
Since Windows 2008, it is possible to protect OUs from being deleted accidentally. This feature is enabled by default when creating new OUs in AD Users and Computers.



If a container is marked as protected from accidental deletion, you get an error message when trying to delete it.



To unlock the OU, you have to enable Advanced Features from the View menu. This will provide you with extra stuff to set. One of these is the ability to turn off the accidental deletion protection.



Right-click the OU you wish to delete and select Properties. Navigate to the Object tab (which would not be present if Advanced Features wasn't enabled). Uncheck the checkbox saying Protect object fro  ...
edited by on March 8th 2011, at 10:28

Everything you need to set up and use VDI for free...

That's what Citrix is providing nowadays with XenDesktop Express. It provides full VDI for up to 10 users, and can work with XenServer, Hyper-V and VMware.

The full link to everything is this one:
http://community.citrix.com/display/ocb/2011/02/04/Virtually%20Everything%20You%20Need%20to%20Set%20Up%20and%20Use%20VDI%20for%20Free

edited by on March 8th 2011, at 10:24
It's possible to rename the logical names of MS-SQL databases through the SQL-prompt (osql.exe).

Log in to your database using osql:

> osql -S SERVERINSTANCE -d MyDB -U sa

First, query the current logical names; you will need them in order to rename them.

1> SELECT * FROM sysfiles2> GOfileid groupid size maxsize growth status perf name filename1 1 106224 -1 10 1048578 0 OldName_Data D:\SQL2000\Data\MyDB_Data.mdf2 0 128 -1 10 1048642 0 OldName_Log D:\SQL2000\Data\MyDB_Log.ldf

The name column specifies the logical names. Use the following SQL statement to rename them.

1> ALTER DATABASE [MyDB] MODIFY FILE (NAME = 'OldName_Data', NEWNAME = 'NewName_Data'  ...
edited by on March 8th 2011, at 10:09

Something to remember: escaping entities (e.g. when you have table or field names that are the same as reserved words) is possible using square brackets

Some examples:

CREATE TABLE [User] ...
SELECT * FROM [User]

I had to use this while renaming logical names, which had a dot in their name.

edited by on March 7th 2011, at 15:22

In VMware ESXi 4.1, by default, the video drivers are not correctly installed. This is because of the fact that the old driver (which is installed by default) is a WDM type of driver. This type of driver has been kicked out of Windows 7 and Windows 2008R2 in favour of the newer WDDM driver architecture. As a result, the video is reverted to the Standard VGA adapter, which has terrible performance.

However, installing the VMware Tools does provide a correct driver, even though it is not installed by default. To install it, see the second chapter of the article: Windows 2008 R2 console freezes in vSphere console.

edited by on March 7th 2011, at 14:48
Users of a Samsung Galaxy Apolly GT-I580x may have noticed that, by default, there's no YouTube player present. This basically cripples the phone not being able to play YouTube videos.

A standalone version of the application was released by Google, but can only be installed on Android 2.2 (Froyo), really disappointing for 2.1-users.
Fortunately, someone has ported the YouTube player to 2.1 by removing some 2.2-specific function calls and replacing others that are required by the app.

To install it, download the attached Android package onto your phone and install it. You may have to install Apps Installer from the Android Market for this to work.

The application works very well b  ...
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