Category: Tips & Tricks

Understanding and Solving Virtual Switch Problems in Windows 8 Hyper-V 0

Understanding and Solving Virtual Switch Problems in Windows 8 Hyper-V

Hyper-V works great in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. However, there are situations that will drive you crazy when working with the Virtual Switch, especially if you were to replace your network card...

Using PowerShell to Create a SharePoint Service Application Pool 1

Using PowerShell to Create a SharePoint Service Application Pool

There are situations where creating a service application pool in SharePoint Server 2013 using PowerShell comes handy. Well, you can also use the same command for SharePoint Server 2010. Here’s the command. New-SPServiceApplicationPool -Name...

How to Use Active Directory to Prevent Unwanted SharePoint Installations in Your Organization 1

How to Use Active Directory to Prevent Unwanted SharePoint Installations in Your Organization

As you may know, SharePoint deployments are managed at the farm level. Therefore, users can install additional SharePoint farms in your environment without your permission. Obviously, you don’t want SharePoint farms popping up on...

How to Configure Regional Settings in SharePoint Server 2010 0

How to Configure Regional Settings in SharePoint Server 2010

SharePoint Server 2010 uses several regional settings, such as Locale, Sort order, Time zone, Calendar, Time format and Currency. Here’s a description of these settings. Locale: The Locale setting controls numbering, sorting, calendar, and...

Use AVG AntiVirus App to Locate, Lock, Unlock, or Wipe Your Android Device Remotely 49

Use AVG AntiVirus App to Locate, Lock, Unlock, or Wipe Your Android Device Remotely

AVG AntiVirus is a free and popular antivirus application that people have been using on their desktop computers for years to protect their desktop operating system, such as Windows XP or Windows 7. Download...

Unable to Turn on Network Discovery on Windows 7 or Windows 8? 1

Unable to Turn on Network Discovery on Windows 7 or Windows 8?

Here’s a scenario that several people have run into, both on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Hopefully the following solution will help. PROBLEM On your Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer you go to...

How to Disable Java in All Your Browsers 0

How to Disable Java in All Your Browsers

By now you may have heard of all the warnings and bad things that can happen if you have Java installed on your computer, like having your credit card or other personal data stolen,...

Error: The product key entered does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key. 2

Error: The product key entered does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key.

Are you unable to install Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8 on a new computer? I recently ran into this issue. I purchased a new computer and as usual decided to wipe out the...

Error: The destination server is currently rejecting replication requests 1

Error: The destination server is currently rejecting replication requests

The other day I noticed that my Windows Server 2012 Datacenter was not accepting replication requests. In fact, it was rejecting both inbound and outbound replication. The way I discovered the problem was that...

How To Change Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 Network Location 0

How To Change Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 Network Location

When you install Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 and connect to a network, you are prompted to select a location for the network. You can choose from Home, Work or Public. Because Home and...

TechNet & MSDN Subscribers Receiving Windows 8 Enterprise Activation Error: DNS name does not exist 0

TechNet & MSDN Subscribers Receiving Windows 8 Enterprise Activation Error: DNS name does not exist

If you are using Windows 8 Enterprise that you downloaded using your TechNet or MSDN, you may encounter the following error when you try to activate your Windows 8 Enterprise. DNS name does not...

How to Find the Largest Files on Your Windows Computer 0

How to Find the Largest Files on Your Windows Computer

When working with Windows computers, especially Windows servers, I often run into situations where the hard drive is running out of disk space. In fact, I have often seen drives literally have no available...