Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Windows Error 2502 and 2503

After reading hundreds of posts about this, it's a pretty simple fix, that I figured out myself.

Grant full permissions to c:\windows\temp . Yes, it's that easy.


You may have to use the UAC localtoken registry entry and reboot:

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f






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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Run Thunderbird Portable (TBP) or use portable data for installed Thunderbird in SandboxIE


Note: Don't do this is you can't easily follow the steps. Ask your "computer tech". Be sure and backup everything in "C:\users\name\AppData\Local\Thunderbird" and your TBP directory before you do any of this (because many of you will mess this up).

I am not responsible for you doing or trying this. As usual, you found this as a blog and you use it at your own risk. Again, backup C:\users\name\AppData\Local\Thunderbird and TBP directory.

1) Run TBP in SandboxIE. It will create a profile at "C:\users\name\AppData\Local\Thunderbird\Profiles"
Close Thunderbird.

2) Run command prompt as Administrator
Go to: C:\users\name\AppData\Local\Thunderbird\Profiles
Your profile name will look something like this: f6b4ewhh.default
Don't delete it!
rename f6b4ewhh.default f6b4ewhh.default.bak1

3) Still at C:\users\name\AppData\Local\Thunderbird\Profiles ...
Find your TBP directory and subfolder data\profile.
Presuming mine is at m:\ThunderbirdPortable\Data\profile , you would do the following:
mklink /D f6b4ewhh.default m:\ThunderbirdPortable\Data\profile

4) Run TBP in SandBoxIE and it will correctly find your portable data profile.

You can also use portable data for installed Thunderbird. Just follow the same procedures.
 
Help? jason.sands@gmail   and you should know to put .com on the end of gmail.


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Neatdesk Multiple Cabinets - Windows


How to get and use multiple cabinets for Neatdesk Windows version.

Note: Don't do this is you can't easily follow the steps. Ask your "computer tech". Be sure and backup everything Neatdesk and everything in "C:\Users\currentuser\AppData\Local\The Neat Company" before you do any of this (because many of you will mess this up).
  
I am not responsible for you doing or trying this. As usual, you found this on a blog and you use it at your own risk.
 
Download 7-Zip - http://www.7-zip.org/download.html  - 7-Zip is freeware and distributed under the GNU LGPL.
  
1) Go to:
C:\Users\currentuser\AppData\Local\The Neat Company\Neat\Config
copy config.nrcfg to your deskop
  
2) First company created
7zip config.nrcfg to create archive company001.7z (not zip, 7z)
copy config.nrcfg in folder and rename to config.nrcfg.company001
delete config.nrcfg
  
3) Create your second company.
Go back to C:\Users\currentuser\AppData\Local\The Neat Company\Neat\Config
Copy config.nrcfg in folder and rename to company002.nrcfg
7zip config.nrcfg to create archive company002.7z (not zip, 7z)
  
4) Third company, etc

5) Create batch file on your desktop for each company

company001.bat
cd /d "C:\Users\currentuser\AppData\Local\The Neat Company\Neat\Config"
del Config.nrcfg /y
"C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" e -y "company001.7z"
Run Neatdesk for company001

company002.bat
cd /d "C:\Users\currentuser\AppData\Local\The Neat Company\Neat\Config"
del Config.nrcfg /y
"C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" e -y "company002.7z"
Run Neatdesk for company002

company003.bat
....


E-mail me if you are a savvy computer tech and run into issues and I will reply a couple times before setting up a remote session and charging you. If you aren't savvy, just tell me and I'll set up a remote session and charge you. I'm just going to be straight forward about it.
jason.sands@gmail  
and you should know to put .com on the end of gmail.



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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Malwarebytes TeamViewer blocked

MalwareBytes v2 blocks connections to the TeamViewer server.

There is a simple fix: go to Web Exclusions and add the following three processes:
teamviewer.exe
teamviewer_desktop.exe
teamviewer_service.exe





Done!



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Monday, January 20, 2014

simple fix: network printer error 0x00000709

This is a pretty simple fix for Network printer error 0x00000709.

1) Add a printer manually using a local port (LPT1) and load your printer driver.
   a) Devices and Printers
       Add a Printer
       The printer that I want isn't listed
       Add a local printer...
       Use an existing port (pick one... I use LPT1)
       Have Disk
          Browse to driver
          Pick printer driver
                Remember to load the correct x32 or x64 driver.
       Type a printer name
       Share printer if you want
   b) It will correctly show your printer offline
   c) Connect to your network printer share
   d) delete local printer (LPT1)

Done.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

VMware Workstation autostart

I am running OpenVPN at home and want to have VPN available when my computer unknowingly reboots or Windows 8 automatically does Windows Updates and reboots, even though I have it set not to do that.
http://openvpn.net/index.php/access-server/download-openvpn-as-vm.html


·         Allow shared VMS (Edit -> Preferences)
o   


·         Put VM in sharedvm subdirectory
o   D:\virtualbox\working\sharedvm\OpenVPN_OVA
§  OpenVPN-AS-Appliance-2.0.1.vmx and vmdk is in this directory

·         Double click on the vmx file

·         It opens…
o   


o   Make sure it shows under Shared VMs. If not, just drag and drop it.

 · Click on Shared VMs. and then "Manage AutoStart VMs"
  o   
         


·        Enable virtual machine(s) you want to autostart.
  o

·     DONE!


Optionally, you can have it start when you login to Windows. Just put this in the start folder:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmrun.exe" -T ws start "D:\virtualbox\working\OpenVPN_OVA\OpenVPN-AS-Appliance-2.0.1.vmx"

Some people may need the following sentence: change attributes to where your VM is located and the correct vmx name.





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Friday, January 25, 2013

Ubuntu NVIDIA drivers


Before we move on, you are doing this at your own risk. Just because it works on all the machines I have tested with does not mean it with will work with yours, or not harm/adversely effect your system. Legal stuff down, here we go.


sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
sudo shutdown -r now (or just go to the menu and click shutdown...)

After reboot, go to terminal and:
glxinfo | grep OpenGL
look to see that it correctly shows NVIDIA

You can also see this wonderful post by xenopeek
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=122257





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