SOLVED: How To Remove or Change the Password In Kaspersky Security Center, Policies, Interface, Enable Password Protection

When using Kaspersky Security Center you may set a policy in: Managed Computers Policies tab Advanced Settings Interface Enable Password Protection The problem is the damn thing requires you to enter the old password before you can change to a different password.  This makes no sense and after trying to get around it for more than an hour I called Kaspersky support and was told that this is intentional and that the only way to…

SOLVED: How to Add a Global Footer To Hosted Exchange on Office 365

This document explains how to add a non-repeating email footer to your Office 365 Exchange 2010. Step 10 below will exclude internal emails and step 11/12 will stop the footer from being added over and over again.   Sign into mail.office365.com with a user account that has admin rights Click OPTIONS in the top right corner of Outlook Web App (OWA) Click SEE ALL OPTIONS Use the MAIL > OPTIONS menu at the top left to change…

SOLVED: How to Setup Office 365 Email on a Windows Phone 7 Mobile – Cell Phone

The key thing you need is to set your WP7 phone to use is the server m.outlook.com.  Below is the full explaination from Microsoft:   If this is the first e-mail account you’ve set up on the phone, tap the E-mailtile on the phone’s home screen and skip to step 4. If this is not the first e-mail account you’ve set up on the phone, swipe left from the home screen. Tap Settings and then tap E-mail…

SOLVED: How to Copy .SWF or Animated .GIFs, or any Content From a Web Site

Usually you can save content from a website by RIGHT CLICKING your mouse and selecting SAVE but some content like Flash Files (.SWF) and animated GIF’s just don’t work that way.  When you right click on an .SWF Flash element you will not see the SAVE option and if you right click and save an animated .GIF you will only save one of the slides from the .GIF, not all of them. Sooo, all you need to do is think bigger.  Instead of saving the elements,…

SOLVED: How to Set the IP Address on a 3Com Switch

There are serveral ways but, if you have a serial console cable you can set the IP using the following process: Get a serial console cable.  Note that I went through several of them before I found one that would let me SEND characters to the device; I could see the switches boot activity but nothing I typed would appear on the console window… so if you have this problem, get another cable! Get a…

SOLVED: How to Flash Update a 3Com 4200G Series Switch Boot ROM and Application ROM

Well, this took some effort but the steps can be reproduced quite quickly. The biggest problem is that I can not figure out a way to flash the BOOT ROM without using the serial console cable, which is a big pain in the ass!  I was able to get the application ROM updated using TFTP but the switch was wonky without a upgraded BOOT ROM, so the instructions below cover only the serial console cable…

SOLVED: How To Patch A Microsoft Windows HyperV Host & VM’s

The following the my approved process for patching VM’s: Wait at least one week after “Patch Tuesday”; this gives Microsoft time to have others beta test the patches and for Microsoft to pull / adjust problem patches Shut Down (VM equivalent of Power Off) any running Virtual Machines Copy the VHD’s to an external disk (or some other disk you trust) Power Up your VM’s and patch them Reboot the VM’s as required Shut Down…

SOLVED: How to View Unread Messages in Outlook 2010

To avoid a major rant, let me just say that I can not think of a single good reason for Microsoft to remove the VIEW, UNREAD MESSAGES option that has existed in Outlook 2000 and 2003.  To the point, if you want to view your unread messages in Outlook 2010 simply: Click the VIEW tab in Outlook 2010 Click the VIEW SETTINGS button Click the FILTER button Check the ONLY ITEMS THAT ARE box Select UNREAD…

SOLVED: How to Run a SECOND Domain Controller With SBS Small Business Server (2000, 2003, 2011, Essentials)

Well, it turns out the notion that you can not use a second DC is really just a slight, but VERY common miscommunication from Microsoft.  The nut of it is that since SBS 2000 you CAN add additional Domain Controllers with the following two caveats: The SBS server MUST have all of the FSMO roles You can NOT add another SBS server to the domain… but you CAN add any Windows Server Standard or Enterprise…

SOLVED: How To Determine What Make and Model Your Motherboard Is WITHOUT Openning The Case

There are several ways to find out what model your motherboard is: Reboot and read the POST screens Reboot and enter the BIOS Look for a sticker or label on the ourside of the case.  Dell put “service tag” numbers on all their machines and you can references those on Dell’s support site. Download free software like CPUZ, which is available from HERE.  This software will provide great detail on the all the hardware that…

How to Sync Windows Mobile 7 Phone

Under Mango, there are only two ways to get the pictures, videos or music off your Windows Mobile 7 phone: Install Zune Sync with SkyDrive (just click on the … options button on a picture and select UPLOAD TO SKYDRIVE) Currently Windows Mobile 7 phones do NOT show up as external USB disks in My Computer.  This is definately an annoying limitation that means you can NOT just plug your device into a PC and then…

Windows In Place Upgrade Problem: Windows needs to be restarted so necessary changes to system files can be made before continuing

When attempting an in-place upgrade or an upgrade from a previous version of Windows, you may see the COMPATABILITY REPORT error stating: Windows needs to be restarted so necessary changes to system files can be made before continuing. After restarting this alert flag may not be cleared.  Fortunately there are two simple solutions: Uninstall Nero DVD / CD burning software as this is a known issue Delete any pending operations in: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager like:

How To Disassemble and Acer Veriton N or Revo and Install Memory

This video shows how to take the side panel bezel off a an Acer Veriton N282G or Revo and install an additional 2GB of RAM, bringing the total to 4GB.  It also shows detailed closedups of the Veriton N motherboard, hard drive, fan, wireless card and more. It looks like the same process to take apart an Acer Aspire Revo 3610. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBJRifkzl8I  

SOLVED: How to Add A Gantt Chart to Sharepoint 2010 Foundation

I figured out How to Add A Gantt Chart to Sharepoint 2010 Foundation last year, but I forgot and it took me over an hour to figure it out again, so this time I am writing the process down.  There are two ready ways to create a Gantt chart via the GUI: Create a Gantt from New List: The nut of the problem is that Microsoft calls this webpart a PROJECT TASK. Click SITE ACTIONS…