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When you open Firefox, Firefox has blank black screen

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Mozilla Firefox | 0 comments

You have to open it in safe mode by holding shift and double clicking it. Then go to Options – Advanced and UNCHECK the “Use hardware acceleration when available” box. Sources https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/991180

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Virtual Desktop manager for Windows

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Helpful Utilities | 0 comments

When working with single monitor i.e. Laptop, and you find you have a poor workflow with any open windows, you may want to try a virtual desktop manager. Dexpot allows you to setup extra virtual desktops (like OSX) and switch with the hotkey of your choice. Sources http://dexpot.de/

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View results from Chkdsk boot time scan

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Microsoft Windows | 0 comments

You can find them if you open the event viewer and sort by Source. Look for “Wininit” and it should have the logs/results of the chkdsk. Older operating systems such as Windows XP may have this information under “Winlogon” instead of “Wininit”

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Use the IIS Manager to edit web.config files

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in IIS Server | 0 comments

You can edit web.config through IIS instead of manually using notepad. If you haven’t had to do that yet, be glad but now you’ll know where it is. Go into the Internet information Services Manager and expand the server and then sites. Go into the site (example: Default) and then into the subsite (example: Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync). Which the subsite is selected, go to Application Settings and it will list all the variables in web.config so that you can edit them here instead of via code. I would suggest running iisreset...

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Use Chocolatey Package Manager for Windows to install a variety of programs on Microsoft operating systems, including Core

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Application Support | 0 comments

You can install it with the following PowerShell command: @powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy unrestricted -Command "iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1'))" && SET PATH=%PATH%;%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\chocolatey\binYou can then install packages such as Google Chrome with: “choco install googlechrome” Full information on chocolatey and a list of available packages for install: https://chocolatey.org/ You could also use chocolatey to keep Adobe/Flash/Java up to date on client...

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Turn off the pop-up blocker on Google Chrome

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Google Chrome | 0 comments

Open the Chrome menu by clicking the button to the left of your Address bar. It is denoted with three stacked horizontal lines. Select Settings Click the “Show advanced settings” link Under the “Privacy” heading, click the “Content settings” button You can change your pop-up blocker settings in the “Pop-ups” section

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Symantec Endpoint Protection fails to install, rolls back and reboots

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Symantec Endpoint Protection | 0 comments

It pretends to install but has an internal error and rolls back, then has to reboot. Happens over and over. Uninstall completely, run the uninstall tool, and reboot. Open regedit and navigate to the key HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders Change the value of AppData to %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming and reboot You may need to place a copy of unrar.dll in the Windows folder, you can find the latest copy of unrar on the internet Run CMD as an admin, navigate to the right folder, and run...

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Symantec Endpoint Manager sem5.log is huge

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Symantec Endpoint Protection | 0 comments

In this case it was 65gb. I found it using SpaceMonger. Stop the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and Symantec Embedded Database Service. Rename / Delete the current log Click Start, click on Run and Type CMD then click OK In the Command Prompt type: CD C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager\ASA\win32\ and press Enter, this will change directories to the folder containing dbsrv11.exe. To force the recreation of sem5.log. Type: dbsrv11 -f "C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection...

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Splitting one massive document into individual documents by page or by specific character

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Microsoft Office | 0 comments

http://www.extendoffice.com/documents/word/966-word-split-document-into-multiple-documents.htmlThis page has a macro that will make individual pages out of one large document by looking for delimiters in the document and then move the data before that delimiter and after the previous delimiter (beginning of file if no previous delimiter) into its own document and then continue until eof. The second macro on the page has a script that will make individual documents out of every single page in the large source...

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Set up PTR record (Reverse DNS) for AT&T connections

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in AT&T High Speed | 0 comments

If you need to set up a PTR record for an AT&T static IP, go to http://attis-dns.sbcglobal.net and fill out the form for reverse DNS from their server IP to their domain name (example: mail.domain.com or remote.domain.com). They will respond that it is complete or for more information. Test using mxtoolbox.com by typing the server IP in and doing an ‘smtp diag’ to see that reverse dns banner matches. Sometimes you need to forward them an email from an existing person in the company to prove you are...

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