SOLVED: Mitel UCA v6 MiCollab Client Connection Lost on Windows 10

Version 6 of Mitel’s Unified Communications agent now called MiCollab has had troubles connecting to the MAS / MGB server on Windows 10 since the early summer of 2016.  As you can see in the screenshot to the right it displays CONNECTION LOST even though it is correctly configured and is visibly showing information from the server. The early solutions were to uninstall some Windows Patches (KB3163018 and/or KB3172985) from June and July 2016 but…

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:

SOLVED: How to Slipstream / Inject Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 Into An Existing Offline RTM Build .WIM

Wow, there is a lot of misinformation out there.  Here is how I did slipstreamed Service Pack 1 into Windows 7 (and this should be the same process for Server 2008 R2). These instructions require you to have WAIK – Windows Automated Install Kit, which you can get HERE. PREWORK – Prepeing the SP1 To Be Used In OffLine Mode: Note that some of this pre-work can apparently be done using THIS script file, but…

Windows 7 Versions / Editions Compared

Win 7 comes in many different flavours but in North America there are only 5. Quick Notes: If you are using Windows 7 Starter, about the only things you will find annoying is the inability to change wallpapers and that lack of Aero (the glass like window frames in 7) Ultimate and Enterprise are the same product however Windows 7 Enterprise is a corporate license only SKU which allows the user to access some additional software…

How to Disable Windows 7 ‘ Aero Snap ‘ Feature

Aero is the name for the Windows 7  interface (GUI) and Snap is the feature which resizes windows when you drag them to the edge of a screen.  Personally I like most of the AERO SNAP features but I don’t like the one that kicks in when you drag a Window to the left or right edge of the screen.  However, without a registry entry there is no way to turn off only a part…