Cannot save files in Outlook 2010

If you receive an error message in Outlook 2010 about saving file the fix is pretty simple.
microsoft outlook save“Cannot create file: photo.JPG.  Right-click the folder you want to create the file in, and then click Properties on teh shortcut menu to check your permissions for the folder.”
What happened is the temp folder for Outlook is missing or corrupt.  The fix is:
Go to the C: drive and create a folder named temp0
Run regedit, browse to the location HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice14.0OutlookSecurity and enter the key below.
fixReboot the PC and you’re all fixed up!

Comparing Office 2010 Different Editions

If you are trying to figure out which version of Microsoft Office 2010 to purchase look no further.  Simply find the products you need and match them with the top column!

Programs, products, and features Home and Student Home and Business                 Standard                 Professional                 Professional Plus                 Professional Academic
Licensing Retail Retail Volume Retail Volume Retail with valid “@__.edu”
Microsoft Excel 2010 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft OneNote 2010 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
                Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
                Microsoft Word 2010 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
                Microsoft Outlook 2010 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
                Microsoft Publisher 2010 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
                Microsoft Access 2010 No No No Yes Yes Yes
                Microsoft Lync 2010 No No No No Yes No
                Microsoft InfoPath 2010 No No No No Yes No
                Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 No No No No Yes No

How to find unread messages in Gmail regardless of which folder they are located in

If you’re trying to sort through your Gmail for only messages that are unread or if you have a pesky label that has a number next to it(indicating an unread message) you can simply search using this phrase below to find the message.
is:unread

How to install Microsoft Windows Server 2012 in a few easy steps

Like its predecessors Server 2012 is only available for 64-bit processors. Which shouldn’t be a problem for any modern server.
The first step is like all other server installations, insert the DVD and hit reboot your server.
This is the first screen you will see. It is pretty self explanatory so I won’t go over it.
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The next screen as well is self explanatory. You will need your key to install.
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You will next need to decide if you’re going to do a server core installation which is not a GUI or if you want the normal Windows Server that you’re used to with a start menu.
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Accept the license… You have no other choice.
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Since this is a new installation we will select custom here. If we were upgrading we would obviously select the upgrade option.
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You will now need to select the disk that you’re going to install Windows to. Hopefully you have created a RAID for redundancy.
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That’s it! Sit back and watch the install.
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You will now need to choose a password.
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You now have the Windows Server 2012 login page.
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You’re now in Windows!
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When running gpresult you get an error "no data available" in the computer details

If you’re running gpresult to troubleshoot group policies you may notice that in the computer details section it states, “no data available”.
If this is the case you have not ran the command prompt as administrator. Before opening the command prompt right click on it and say run as administrator. This should resolve this problem.

Cisco ipsec VPN Client for Windows 8 error VPN Client failed to enable virtual adapter

If you download the latest version(as of this writing 5.0.07.0440) of the latest ipsec vpn client for the Cisco ASA you may notice an error when trying to connect through Windows 8. In order to get around this error and make it work you must modify your registry. It is a very simple tweak. Open regedit and browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesCVirtA. Once here look on the right hand side for DisplayName. You will see its current setting is something like “@oem8.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows”. Simply change this to “Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows”. Once this is finished close regedit reboot your PC and voila your vpn will now work!

All of my Exchange 2010 services are stopped and disabled. Have I been hacked?

Recently Microsoft release Exchange service pack 1 rollup 7 unfortunatly this software was not tested. We have had multiple clients experience issues. To resolve follow the steps below or contact N2 Network Solutions.
Time and Material – 10.12.12 – exchange down
1.Set all exchange services to startup type according to default values:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee423542.aspx
2.Check/set World Wide Web Publishing Service startup to auto
3.Check/set IIS Admin Service startup to auto
4.Check/set Windows Management Instrumentation startup to auto
5.Check/set Remote Registry startup type to auto
6.Restart server (starting services themselves did not seem to work properly)
7.Check System log for DistributedCOM 10016 error:
should it appear, find out which service is causing the problem by looking at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{CLSID in the log} (most likely IIS Admin Service), run component services->DCOM Config->IIS Admin Service, properties and set local launch permission for the user mentioned in the log (in my case IIS APPPOOLDefaultAppPool – just do add, paste the whole IIS APPPOOLDefaultAppPool and check names). Restat server. This should handle the DCOM problem.
8.should be able to access Exchange mgmt console.
9.Check if OWA works, actually if any IIS folders work (in my case IIS was running but returning error 500). In this case use this guide Reset Client Access Virtual Directories.

Removing the first Exchange 2010 database requirements

Run this command first
Set-AdServerSettings -ViewEntireForest $True
The first thing you must do is move all the mailboxes to another database. This can be accomplished via this command
get-mailbox –database “Database You’re trying to remove” | new-MoveRequest –targetdatabase “Database to move users to”
Now you must move the arbitration mailbox
get-mailbox –arbitration –database “Database You’re trying to remove” | new-MoveRequest –targetdatabase “Database to move users to”
You can now check the status of the mailbox move
get-moverequest
Once they are all completed run this command to remove the request
get-moverequest | remove-moverequest
You can now remove your mailbox
Remove-mailboxdatabase –id “Database You’re trying to remove”

Outlook not finding Exchange 2010 server when trying to autoconfigure email

If you create your Mailbox database before the creation of a Client Access array or the installed a Client Access server within the Active Directory site, you’ll need to reconfigure the value of the RPCClientAccessServer property. If no Client Access server exists in the Active Directory site when the Mailbox database is created, the value of the RPCClientAccessServer property will be set to the FQDN of the Mailbox server. To configure the value of the RPCClientAccessServer property, use the following command.
Set-MailboxDatabase -RPCClientAccessServer
Once this command is ran reset IIS on your CAS server. Wait a few minutes and try Outlook again.