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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...

City of Seattle to develop an ultra high-speed fiber network 0

City of Seattle to develop an ultra high-speed fiber network

Seattle’s Mayor Mike McGinn just announced to the public that the City of Seattle will develop an ultra-fast broadband network. This is exciting news for both Seattle’s businesses and residents. The City of Seattle...

Error: An attempt to initialize VM saved state failed 0

Error: An attempt to initialize VM saved state failed

Problem: You get the following error when you create a new virtual image in Hyper-V on a Windows 8 Professional computer, configure it to boot from an ISO image, and then try and start...

What’s the Difference Between Unified Access Gateway (UAG) and Threat Management Gateway (TMG)? 0

What’s the Difference Between Unified Access Gateway (UAG) and Threat Management Gateway (TMG)?

There are some major differences between Microsoft Threat Management Gateway (TMG) and Microsoft Unified Access Gateway (UAG). The two products are completely distinct and do not share any code. However, if you install UAG,...

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...

OneNote 2010 Keyboard Shortcuts 0

OneNote 2010 Keyboard Shortcuts

If you use OneNote and are looking for some keyboard shortcuts, here’s a link on Microsoft’s Web site. You can download this PDF file if you would like to have a local copy of...

Error: Installation of Microsoft Office 2010 requires that MSXML version 6.10.1129.0 be installed on your computer 2

Error: Installation of Microsoft Office 2010 requires that MSXML version 6.10.1129.0 be installed on your computer

Problem You may have run into the following error when you try to install Microsoft Office 2010. Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s): The installation of Microsoft Office 2010 requires...

Comparison of Windows Server 2012 Editions 0

Comparison of Windows Server 2012 Editions

Here’s a table that compares various Microsoft Windows Server 2012 editions. For more information check out Microsoft’s Web site.

Hide Recently Modified Items in SharePoint 2010 0

Hide Recently Modified Items in SharePoint 2010

While some people may find the Recently Modified items in SharePoint useful, I find it annoying. I don’t want SharePoint to “customize” my navigation for me without my permission. Besides, sometime I intentionally don’t...

Where are User Profile Photos Kept in SharePoint 2010? 0

Where are User Profile Photos Kept in SharePoint 2010?

In SharePoint Server 2010, User Profile Synchronization (UPS) service allows you to synchronize your user profiles between Active Directory and SharePoint. Users can add their photos to their profile in SharePoint when they are...

Windows 8 & Surface RT’s General Availability Expected on October 26, 2012 0

Windows 8 & Surface RT’s General Availability Expected on October 26, 2012

Looks like Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 8 and tablet Surface RT will be available to general public on October 26, 2012. According to Mary Jo Foley, Windows Phone 8 is expected to officially...

Five Reasons for not purchasing an iPhone 5 0

Five Reasons for not purchasing an iPhone 5

Apple’s new iPhone 5 is out and once again there are questions if investing in the new iPhone 5 is really worth it. I haven’t used the new iPhone so I can’t pretend to...

Prerequisites for People Search in SharePoint Server 2010 0

Prerequisites for People Search in SharePoint Server 2010

People search in SharePoint Server 2010 requires the following: 1. Search service application configured. 2. A complete deployment of User Profile synchronization. 3. A Managed Metadata service application. 4. MySite Web application created and...

SharePoint 2010 Search Service Stuck in Started Mode 0

SharePoint 2010 Search Service Stuck in Started Mode

Today I was working on a client’s SharePoint Server 2010 application server. I needed to remove the Search service application. I deleted the service application and then stopped the SharePoint Foundation Search in Services...

How to Install CodePlex’s Permissions Manager 2010 0

How to Install CodePlex’s Permissions Manager 2010

Microsoft doesn’t give you any tools to easily manage permissions in SharePoint Server 2010. Fortunately, CodePlex offers a free tool called Permissions Manager 2010. However, because it’s open source code, there are no clear...

New Windows Server 2012 Courses from Microsoft 0

New Windows Server 2012 Courses from Microsoft

Microsoft has released the following new Windows Server 2012 courses. For those new to certification or new to Windows Server 2012: Course 20410A: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Prerequisites: Before attending this course,...

Information Technology Spending Expected to Hit a Record $3.6 Trillion in 2012 0

Information Technology Spending Expected to Hit a Record $3.6 Trillion in 2012

The economy has not been very good lately. Duh? And I don’t mean just in the USA, but in Europe and the rest of the world. There are a couple of industries that haven’t...

Best Practices for Setting up a New Library in SharePoint 2010 0

Best Practices for Setting up a New Library in SharePoint 2010

Here are some of the best practices that I recommend for setting up a new document library in SharePoint 2010. Depending on your environment and business policies, you may need to adjust some of...