Category: Registry

How to Get Rid of Homegroup Icon on Windows 8 Desktop 1

How to Get Rid of Homegroup Icon on Windows 8 Desktop

Today the HomeGroup icon suddenly appeared on my Windows 8.1 Pro desktop. I wasn’t able to delete, copy, drag to Recycle Bin, or do anything except look at it. Yes, I could double-click and...

How to Configure Your Windows Server to Use an External Time Source 0

How to Configure Your Windows Server to Use an External Time Source

Having the same time on all your Windows servers is extremely important. Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, and Active Directory all rely on the Time Service (W32Time). The Kerberos authentication protocol in Windows also relies...

How to Export and Import Outlook 2013 Account Settings 12

How to Export and Import Outlook 2013 Account Settings

One thing that has been missing from Microsoft Outlook is the ability to Import/Export settings. You would imagine that when the developers develop a software product they would consider the ability to export (backup)...

Dreamweaver 8 for Windows Loses FTP Login Settings 0

Dreamweaver 8 for Windows Loses FTP Login Settings

If you work with Dreamweaver 8 for Windows and have noticed that your FTP login settings in the Dreamweaver site definitions are lost when you close and re-open the program or after you reboot...

Error: Access is denied. Check that the Default Content Access Account has access to this account, or add a crawl rule to crawl this content. 0

Error: Access is denied. Check that the Default Content Access Account has access to this account, or add a crawl rule to crawl this content.

When working with the Search feature in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 you may have encountered the following error: Access is denied. Check that the Default Content Access Account has access to this...

How to Restore “Windows Help and Support” in Windows Vista 0

How to Restore “Windows Help and Support” in Windows Vista

There’s is a known problem experienced by many Vista users where the Help and Support stops working. When you try to start Help and Support you get the following error. Internet Explorer cannot download...

How to Force ReadyBoost on USB Drives 0

How to Force ReadyBoost on USB Drives

Windows Vista has a ReadyBoost feature that can improve the performance of your Windows Vista computer. ReadyBoost has certain requirements so not all USB flash devices can be used for Windows ReadyBoost. Here’s a...

Can’t Get Microsoft ActiveSync to Work in Windows Vista? 0

Can’t Get Microsoft ActiveSync to Work in Windows Vista?

If you have been using Microsoft ActiveSync to synchronize your Windows Mobile powered devices in Windows XP and now are planning to upgrade your PC to Windows Vista, this blog entry is for you....

Speed Up Start Menu Search in Windows Vista 0

Speed Up Start Menu Search in Windows Vista

In Windows Vista, when you use the search feature, Windows automatically includes the file index search, which can be huge because it includes all the searchable files on your computer. To speed the search...

A Quick Way to Encrypt a File in Windows XP 0

A Quick Way to Encrypt a File in Windows XP

To encrypt a file in Windows XP, most people right-click the file, go to the Properties, click on Advanced, then click Encrypt contents to secure data. However, there’s an easier method. You can add...

How to Allow Specific Attachments in Outlook 2003 0

How to Allow Specific Attachments in Outlook 2003

By default Outlook blocks several types of attachments for security reasons. There are two levels of attachment security in Microsoft Outlook 2003. Access to Level 1 files is blocked and you can’t changed that....

Missing Security tab on Exchange Organization’s Properties Tab 0

Missing Security tab on Exchange Organization’s Properties Tab

If you don’t see the Security tab on your Exchange organization’s Properties tab, obviously you won’t be able to modify the security. Here’s how you can enable the Security tab by modifying the registry....

Add “Empty Recycle Bin” to your Right-Click Menu 3

Add “Empty Recycle Bin” to your Right-Click Menu

If you want to quickly empty your recycle bin, instead of minimizing the desktop and going to the Recycle Bin you can simply right click any file on your computer and select Empty Recycle...

Configuring remote access client accounts for lockout 0

Configuring remote access client accounts for lockout

Here’s the procedure for configuring remote access client accounts for lockout. Keep in mind that the account lockout for remote access accounts is managed differently than the Active Directory user account lockouts. If you...

Restricting users from writing to USB flash drives in Windows XP 0

Restricting users from writing to USB flash drives in Windows XP

A lot of companies with higher security requirements are concerned about the possibility of users copying confidential data on to their USB memory sticks and taking it off site. Luckily Windows XP Service Pack...

“Error 1719. The Windows Installer service could not be accessed” 0

“Error 1719. The Windows Installer service could not be accessed”

If you try to add or remove a program that uses Windows Installer Microsoft Software Installation (MSI) package file (.msi), you may have seen the following error. I ran into this when I was...

Enabling Logging to Troubleshoot Group Policies 0

Enabling Logging to Troubleshoot Group Policies

You can enable logging of Group Policy Objects by following one of the two methods listed below. The log file will be created in the %windir%\temp folder. To locate the Temp folder type cd...

“Error 1606. Could not access network location <common administrative tools>. All users\” 0

“Error 1606. Could not access network location . All users\”

Last week I got an e-mail from a family member who wasn’t able to install a program she purchased a year ago. The software is called “Creating Keepsakes – Scrapbook Designer”. She was getting...