SOLVED: How To Set User Access Control (UAC) to the DEFAULT Level via Group Policy

If you want to use Group Policy to configure the 10 UAC related group polices so a Windows 7 client will be set to the third level on the slider bar: “Default – Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer.  Don’t notify me when I make changes to Windows settings.” open your Group Policy Management tool and either create a new policy or edit an existing one (note I would NOT change the…

How To Disable UAC Elevation Prompt for Point and Print Printer Driver Installs By Restricted Users on Windows 7

By Ian Matthews  – September 13, 2010 BRIEF HISTORY: Under XP there was limited security on print driver installation by restricted users.  Under Vista there were serious limitations put on Restricted Users which you could resolve easily via Group Policy.  Under Windows 7, the same restriction applied but the security was moved from USER SETTINGS to COMPUTER SETTINGS.  This is a pain in the butt to figure out. GROUP POLICY: To have Group Policy manage printers…

VIDEO: SOLVED: You might not have permission to use this network resource with a Microsoft Account

We recently tried to connect to the administrative shares (i.e. C$, E$, admin$, …) on a PC that was not part of a Domain using a Microsoft Account that was setup on that remote PC. We were frustrated to find it errored out with “You might not have permission to use this network resource” After a few hours of poking around we found the root cause was in User Access Control (UAC). What is User…

RESOLVED: MAPI Initialize Failed error 0x80004005 on Blackberry Enterprise or Express Server

Last night I ran Windows Update patches on my Exchange 2007 server and now BlackBerry’s can not send or receive email.  All services are running and can restart without problem.  I can log into Blackberry Admin Service without problem. If this sounds like your problem, then you likely have the same problem I had, an old and now unsupported, CDO 1.2.1 .  You can verify this by going to the server, logging in to Windows…

SOLVED: Can’t Delete Sharepoint 2010 Foundation Site

If want to remove a tab from a Sharepoint 2010 Foundation site and you: go to the tab/site in question, click SITE ACTIONS, SITE SETTINGS, DELETE THIS SITE and click the DELETE button you may see the the following useless error: Error Specified method is not supported. Troubleshoot issues with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation. Correlation ID: febf0e37-5780-47fa-8cdf-451120ca3d30 Date and Time: 3/12/2012 10:47:31 AM Apparently this is a known issue: with Service Pack1 and may be corrected by installing…

SOLVED: UltraVNC Can’t Send CONTROL ALT DEL on Windows 7 64bit or Server 2008 R2 and Screen Refresh Issues

UPDATE: Note that I have given up on UltraVNC and gone to RealVNC because it supports 4 monitors (and I find TightVNC just too slow when the screens are busy).  Pay the $30 for the Personal version and save the time. BACKGROUND: Sooo, I needed a fast VNC that would support multiple monitors so I can run some digital signage and digital artwork remotely on Win 7 64 Bit.  Previously I had used the standard…

SOLVED: Sharepoint Foundation 2010 2013 New Web Application Prompting for Username and Password Credentials

Ok… this is what I blew my morning on and man that is not cool!  (scroll immediately to the bottom if you just want the easy fix!) I created a new Webapp and Site Collection in a fresh Sharepoint Foundation 2010 server running Server 2008 R2 Standard 64 bit and found that I was being prompted for Username and Password Credentials even though I was logged in as Enterprise Admin.  After three apparently failed attempts at…

Windows Vista Tips, Tricks & Facts

by Ian Matthews Written May 23, 2007  Last Updated May 23, 2007 The purpose of this article is to provide a 20 minute guide to Windows Vista’s new features and functions.  There is a lot to learn so we also have three other articles you may want to read: Windows Vista Must Have Addon’s Windows Vista Corporate & Advanced User Facts & Tips Windows Vista User Access Control Explained Hardware Requirements:  Any PC with an…

Demystifying User Access Control in Windows Vista

by Ian Matthews Update April 1, 2007 WHAT IS USER ACCESS CONTROL (UAC)? User Access Control is likely the most controversial new feature in Windows Vista.  In addition to beta testing Vista since Beta 1, I have attended several MS sponsored webinars, read Microsoft white papers and asked MS staffers many direct questions.  The purpose of this article is to distill the information into a brief. Since the Windows NT days, Microsoft has (correctly) told…