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Your XP PCs can’t connect to the Server 2012 R2 domain because Server 2012 R2 uses SMB 2 and above, whilst Windows XP only supports SMB 1.
To fix this, on the Server 2012 R2 domain controllers, install the SMB 1.0 Feature and make the following registry change:
Change SamSS Srv2 to SamSS Srv
Then restart the Server (Lanmanserver) service.
Windows XP PCs will then be able to connect to the Server 2012 R2 domain.June 25, 2014 at 1:58 pm in reply to: Event 2022: The Server Was Unable To Find A Free Connection #205
For me, I fixed Event 2022: The Server Was Unable To Find A Free Connection by changing my App-V settings. App-V was set to refresh the publishing every hour. I changed the GPO to only refresh on logon so all the PCs weren’t refreshing all at the same time.June 24, 2014 at 5:15 pm in reply to: Status 12209: Forefront TMG Requires Authorization To Fulfill The Request #186
You can fix Status 12209: Forefront TMG Requires authorization to fulfill the request by editing Properties of the Firewall Policy relating to the site that’s being blocked and clicking the Malware Inspection tab, then deselecting Inspect content downloaded from the Web servers to clients.
I realise this is not ideal, because it creates a security flaw, but I don’t know another way to fix it.June 24, 2014 at 12:05 pm in reply to: How Do I Save An Attachment From An Email On My iPhone? #178
In short, you can’t save an attachment from your email on an iPhone, but there are ways you can get around this.
There is no particular general storage area on the iPhone – each application gets its own storage location. So to save an email attachment to your iPhone, you have to install an application that will save it for you. This could be DropBox or just an application that opens and saves whatever kind of file your email attachment is.
Assuming that you’ve set Windows 8.1 to sleep in the power options, Windows 8.1 might not be sleeping when idle because of either a BIOS setting disabling the computer from sleeping or because you don’t have the right drivers for your motherboard.
You might also try the following command prompt:
Checking the energy report might give a hint about the reason that your PC won’t go to sleep.
Also, try updating the BIOS firmware. You may have trouble with Wake On LAN, wake on USB or some other setting that’s stopping Windows 8.1 from going to sleep when idle. Try removing it from the network or removing USB devices to confirm this. The following command shows a list of devices that are capable of waking up a PC (and therefore, potentially able to stop it from sleeping):
Powercfg - devicequery wake_armed
Also, having the system set up to defrag when idle could prevent Windows 8.1 from sleeping.
You could also go through the Device Manager and check the properties on all your devices to see if any are set to be able to wake Windows 8.1.June 23, 2014 at 11:52 am in reply to: How To Find The Database Password For PrinterLogic Printer Installer #148
You have two options to get the Printer Installer password:
- Reset the MySQL root password
- Find out what the password is from the Printer Installer settings
There are lots of articles on the net about how to reset the MySQL root password, but it’s fairly easy to find the database password for Printer Installer. You can find it on the Printer Installer website server in the following file:
The database settings are listed at the start of the file, including the root the password.
I used AVG for years, then switched to Avira because AVG required me to do a fair bit of manual intervention when some updates came out. I’ve been very fond of Avira and had no problems with it since.
I’ve also used Avast! which I have a positive feeling about, but I think that Avira is best for useability and detection rate.
OK. When Windows 7 crashes on startup at the logo, this usually means that there is an incorrect driver or a Windows Update that broke it. In rare occassions this can be caused by a virus.
If you did any updates to drivers or Windows recently, boot into safe mode and revert them. If this is not the case, you may have a hardware failure occurring when the hardware uses a particular function invoked or accessible by the driver. In which case you will have to try swapping hardware… But before you get to this, ensure you have exhausted your other options, including rebuilding Windows 7.
This means the system files are not corrupt and you don’t have a hardware problem.
Do you have System Protection set up? If so, can you do a System Restore?
Are you able to boot up in safe mode? (hold F8 on startup)
AMD are tonnes cheaper, but I guess it depends on your reason for buying. For example, I wouldn’t put AMD in a server or workstation, but for home use it’s fine. Then again, if you’re rich then why not treat yourself to an Intel?June 21, 2014 at 5:53 pm in reply to: Should I Reinstall Windows With The Recovery CD / DVD Or Do A Clean Install? #99
The advantage of using the recovery CD is that it will install all the drivers for you and you won’t have difficulty finding the right drivers for your PC.
The disadvantage of using the recovery CD is that it will also install loads of the manufacturers bloat-ware, which will slow down the PC with unnecessary software.
If you install from the recovery media, then you can uninstall the unnecessary software afterwards, but this might be time consuming and when you uninstall software, it never seems to be fully removed. Also some of the unnecessary software may contain drivers for your PC, drivers which you could have downloaded without the bloat-ware.
If you do a clean install from the Windows 7 DVD, you will have to spend time looking for drivers. If your manufacture has made the drivers difficult to find on the recovery DVD (by zipping them or otherwise) or if you are not PC savvy then this might be difficult for you.
Ultimately a clean install will be better, but it just depends on how much time you want to spend and how IT savvy you are. There’s always the option of a clean install, then revert to the recovery DVD if it doesn’t go well with the drivers.
Of course you could always create a new topic in the forum and someone will help you find the right drivers…
At the time of writing this, there isn’t a FaceBook Like or other social plugin that works with bbPress… However, Crafty Social Buttons is a social buttons plugin that supports Liking in FaceBook and shortcodes. This means that you can use it alongside a bbPress adverts plugin to put the shortcode anywhere you could put an advert in your bbPress forum. The FaceBook Like and other social buttons you specify would then appear in your bbPress forum as required.
The other thing I like about Crafty Social Buttons is the fact that it comes with a widget (because shortcodes can’t ordinarily be inserted into Text widgets).
After making a new forum in phpBB, you have to assign the member permissions to the forum. The easiest way to do this is to copy an existing forums permissions, otherwise you can go through the forum and all the sub forums and assign the permissions manually before it will show up.June 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm in reply to: Inaccessible VM Is Named "VM Unknown" in VMware ESXi #32
You get VM Unknown when the ESXi host can’t open the vmx file that tells the host about the VM.
To fix this:
- Remove the VM from the ESXi hosts inventory (don’t delete the files, just remove it)
- From another ESXi host, open the datastore and navigate to the VM’s config files
- Right click the vmx file and click Add to inventory
The VM should now be up and running and you are free to troubleshoot the ESXi host as to why it can’t connect to the storage correctly. If the problem lies with the storage, once you’ve fixed the storage / network issue, don’t forget to restart the ESXi management agents.