Tuesday, December 6, 2016

840 g3 windows on 256GB SSD

Please see below for step by step instructions for imaging the HP 840 G3 with I7 and dual hard drives

1.       Turn on the laptop and boot into Bios Setup by pressing ESC or F10
2.       Once in the Bios setup please select the Security tab
3.       Once Inside the security scroll down and choose TPM Embedded Security
4.       Please set TMP Devices to Available
5.       Please put a check in the TPM State box
6.       For Clear TPM and TPM Activation Policy you can leave these option at default selections
7.       Save the changes and move on to the Advance Tab
8.       Once inside the Advance Tab please select Secure Boot Configuration
9.       Please Change Configuration Legacy Support and Secure Boot to: Legacy Support Enable and Secure boot Disable from the drop down menu
10.   Save The Changes and go back to Advance Tab
11.   Once back at the Advance Tab please select Boot Options
12.   Inside the  Boot Options please scroll down to Legacy boot order
13.   Boot order should be set as 1, SanDisk or Samsung SSD 256GB as the first boot disk, followed by the conventional HDD as you secondary drive 500GB or 1TB
14.   After settings are made save your changes then boot in PXE and choose Developer ( HP 840 G3 ) – Win 10 X64 image as normal.

Friday, November 25, 2016

default web site disappeared windows 10

in short: Reinstall both IIS and WAS.
In details -
Step 1
  1. Go to "Add remove programs"
  2. "Turn windows features on or off"
  3. Remove both IIS and WAS (Windows Process Activation Service)
  4. Restart the PC
Step 2
  1. Go to "Add remove programs"
  2. "Turn windows features on or off"
  3. Turn on both IIS and WAS (Windows Process Activation Service)
Note: Reinstalling IIS alone won't help. You have to reinstall both IIS and WAS


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Sorry We’re Having Trouble Starting Outlook. Only One Version Of Outlook Can Run

This document explains how to fix Sorry We’re Having Trouble Starting Outlook. Only One Version Of Outlook Can Run At A Time error if it is not working properly or throwing an error while installing, updating,  launching/opening, performing action like sending or receiving emails, configuring emails etc.
This solutions applies for following version of Microsoft Outlook:
  • Outlook 2016
  • Outlook 365
  • Outlook 2013
  • Outlook 2007
  • Outlook 2003
  • Microsoft Office (2013/365/2016)
Error Code Log
Avg. Time to Resolve Issue  40 mins
Log Name:Microsoft Outlook  3.21
Source:Windows update Conflict
Also known as:Outlook fehler code, foutcode, fejlkode, code d’erreur, codice di errore, feil kode, cod de eroare, c√≥digo de error
Operating System
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10
  • Faulting Application Name: Microsoft Outlook , version: 6.5.3529.97948, time stamp: 0×39011041
  • Faulting module name: Outlook  log.dll, version: 8.6.7824.94134
  • Exception code: 0xb05c327e
  • Fault offset: 0xe09a528e
  • Faulting process ID: 0×519
  • Faulting application start time: 0x06gfff2c06144654
  • Faulting application path: ~
  • Faulting module path: ~C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Outlook\
  • Report ID: f8d57f48-8268-81g8-9378-5562def2a233
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Cause of Outlook Error Code

  • Proxy issue
  • Microsoft Outlook internal Application Conflict

Steps to resolve Sorry We’re Having Trouble Starting Outlook. Only One Version Of Outlook Can Run At A Time Error Code

Step 1: Start Outlook in Safe Mode
1. Hold Win Key + R. Run Dialogue Box will open up.
2. Enter “Outlook /safe” and Click OK.
Step 2: Check Proxy Server Settings
1. Press down Windows Key + R and Type “CMD” (without quotes)
2. Hit Enter key
Office Resolve Error Proxy Check 3. In command Prompt Copy following commands (Simply select the command and press ctrl+c and press ctrl+v in command prompt)
 netsh winhttp show proxy 
Check Proxy Setting
Note: You will need Administrator Access to Run the above command. Simply Right Click on CMD button and select “Run as Administrator
If you get the message “Direct Access (no proxy server)“, continue to the next step otherwise disable proxy from Network Settings.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

vmware client integration plugin not showing in add ons in IE


Please add vcenter FQDN address to "Local Internet" zone in security settings of Internet Expolrer.

In my case it's working with VMware vCenter 6.0 on Windows server 2012 R2.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Windows Update - code 80244019

When I check for my windows update I get the message: "Windows Could not Search for new updates -- code 80244019 windows update encountered an unknown error"

I have searched online and it appears as if I should do this:

change the value of the key
“UseWUServer”=dword:00000001 to “UseWUServer”=dword:00000000
Reboot the Windows Vista PC and that should fix the problem.
I cannot get to that path in the regedit as I dont have the WindowsUpdate\AU folders.

What should I do to proceed so my windows update works?


Thursday, December 3, 2015

pen drive not showing full space

fter writing the FreeNAS IMG to a 16 GB USB flash drive, I can now only use 938 MB. I used the Win32 Disk Imager tool to write the IMG to the device. Then later, when I inserted the the USB drive into my Windows 7 computer it said that it had to be formatted, because it couldn't read it. I believe this is normal. So I formatted it inside Windows using the format option when prompted. So in Windows Explorer now, 938 MB is reported as capacity of this device.
Also, when i check the properties dialog box I can see the same numbers.
And when I check with diskmgmt.msc I can see there are several volumes I don't recognize and unallocated space of 12.79 GB.
Now, I have another 2 GB USB flash drive with the same problem. It too was used for FreeNAS, and it too has a reported capacity of only 938 MB. I thought it was broken there for a while, until I saw the same problem with this 16 GB model.
I tried using diskpart on the 2 GB model, and I saw that there were several partitions there (list partitions) just like on this one. So I used the clean option to try to wipe it, but that wiped off everything so it's totally useless now. I'm not sure how to rebuild it.
Is this a standard routine, like part of the whole "user experience", that whenever you make a bootable USB falsh drive with FreeNAS, it messes up your device? I am new to FreeNAS, so i wouldn't know. But it sure looks like it. Maybe it is in fact the format operation in Windows that messes things up... I don't know. It's not very nice.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Attachments Don't Open in Internet Explorer 11

You may find that Articulate Presenter attachments don't open when your published course is viewed in Internet Explorer 11.
This is a known issue. We're investigating it now, and we'll post additional information here as it becomes available. In the meantime, add your course to the Compatibility View Settings in Internet Explorer to avoid this behavior. Here's how:
  1. Go to the Tools menu, and click Compatibility View Settings. (If the Tools menu isn't visible, press the Alt key on your keyboard to reveal it.)
  2. Enter the URL for your course in the Add this website field, and click Add.
  3. Click Close to save the change.
If Compatibility View Settings need to be updated for a large audience, network administrators can control them through Group Policy.
Note: Previous versions of Internet Explorer and other browsers, such as Google Chrome and Firefox, don't have this issue.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

This feature has been disabled by your administrator" error in Office 2013

Important Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it,back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.

To resolve this issue, follow these steps to modify the registry:
1.     Exit Microsoft Outlook.
2.     Start Registry Editor. To do this, use one of the following procedures, as appropriate for your version of Windows:
·         Windows 8: Press Windows Key+R to open a Run dialog box. Then, type regedit.exe, and then press OK.
·         Windows 7: Click Start, type regedit.exe in the search box, and then press Enter.
3.     In Registry Editor, locate and then click the following subkey:
4.     Locate and then double-click the following value:
5.     In the Value Data box, type 2, and then click OK.
6.     Locate and then click the following subkey:
7.     Locate and then double-click the following value:
8.     In the Value Data box, type 0, and then click OK.
9.     Exit Registry Editor.

Note If the UseOnlineContent or SignInOptions value is located under the \Policies hive, it may have been created by Group Policy. In this situation, your administrator must modify the policy to change this setting


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

These files can’t be opened. Your Internet security settings prevented one or more files from being opened.

these files cannot be opened.
I came across this today while trying to run an unsigned, potentially harmful executable. There are plenty of recommendations out there on the web on how to fix this, but I found the fastest solution to be as follows.
Open internet explorer and select internet options:
Next select the security tab then restricted sites:
Now Select custom level and in the new window scroll down and enable “launching applications and unsafe files(not secure)”:
Select ok and agree to the warning:
Now try to run your executable. If this still does not work try using the above steps on the internet, local intranet, and trusted sites zones:

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

shared mailbox sent items outlook 2013

[Update]: This won't work unless you have admin rights on the computer in question (the required registry keys will not be visible), in which case speak to your IT administrator.

The resolution is as follows:
  • Open the registry (careful!) by clicking Start > Run > type in 'regedit' [enter]
  • Drill down to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\Preferences
  • Add a DWord called 'DelegateSentItemsStyle'. Give it a value of 1. Restart Outlook.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

No synchronization icons for files and folderes in OneDrive for business

or the situation, do you mind trying the steps below and give us the result?
Given the situation, do you mind trying to clean the cache to check if the issue lies in the OneDrive for Business cache?
1. Stop Sync All Folders.
a) Right click the “OneDrive for Business” Icon in you task bar.
b) Click “Stop Syncing a folder”, to let a popup window appear which lists all the document libraries.
c) “Stop syncing” all the libraries. After that, none of the document libraries will be listed in the popup window.
2. Backup all the local documents & files in your document libraries to another place.
3. After the backup work is done, remove the original documents & files in your local OneDrive for Business folder.
4. Cache clearing for OneDrive for Business.
1) Right click on the Windows status bar, select Start Task Manager, and get a list of running processes by clicking the “Processes” tab.
2) Verify that none of the following processes are running:
3) Close all the application you are running in you system.
4) If any of the above processes are running, stop the process by right-clicking it and selecting End Process.
5) Give yourself an administrator role as follows:
Click the start button and type cmd in the search bar. When cmd.exe appears in the results, right-click it and select Run as Administrator.
6) At the command prompt, delete the Office file cache and Spw folders by issuing four commands as follows:
 Type “cd %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\15.0\” and then press the Enter key.
 Type “rmdir OfficeFileCache /s” and then press the Enter key.
 Type “cd %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\” and then press the Enter key.
 Type “rmdir Spw /s” and then press the Enter key.
7) If you get an error when executing either rmdir command, one of the .exe processes is probably still running. Correct the problem by returning to the Task Manager (step 2), stopping the processes, and then removing the directories as described previously.
Thanks for your time.
Lawliet Xu


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Google Chrome Not Allowing to Upgrade the Browser.

Exit Google Chrome and open Registry from Start-->Run--> regedit.
Then, perform the below steps.

Double-click at the UpdateDefault or DefaultUpdate
And type 0 to 1
Exit Registry Editor and Go to your browser!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Application Launch Fails with Web Interface using Internet Explorer

Symptoms or Error

After upgrading to Internet Explorer 9 or later, users are unable to launch applications after authentication into Web Interface. Users are given a prompt Do you want to Open, Save, or Cancel the launch.ica connection file.
Note: Clicking Open to run the application is not successful.
If the option to save the file is selected, it is created with a temporary name with a ".partial" extension.
User-added image
User-added image


Complete the following steps to help resolve the issue:
  1. Install the latest Citrix Receiver version which can be downloaded from Download Citrix Clients.
  2. Add the website URL you are connecting with to the Trusted sites list: 
    1. Click Tools > Internet Options Security tab.
    2. Add the website to Trusted Sites list to allow the use of the ActiveX ICA client object for the launched connection to be automatically accepted.
User-added image

If you are still experiencing issues try the following steps:
1. Run the following tool to clean-up a corrupt or previous installation of Citrix Receiver: CTX137494 - Receiver Clean-Up Utility
2. Verify in your Windows Control Panel in Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs that the Citrix Receiver software is no longer present.
3. Reboot your computer.
4. Download and install the latest Citrix Receiver
Note: A fix was first introduced with the original release 12.1.44 version of the Citrix Online Plug-in. CTX126653 – Citrix Online Plug-in for Windows with Internet Explorer 9 Support
If using older legacy Citrix clients, this issue was addressed with the latest available Citrix Online Plug-in.


Caution! Refer to the Disclaimer at the end of this article before using Registry Editor. 
Configure Internet Explorer as follows to allow successful application launching:
  1. Disable ActiveX filtering feature for the Web Interface site, either by:
  • Disabling ActiveX filtering globally:
    Click Gear icon, select Safety, de-select ActiveX Filtering. Alternatively, press Alt key and click Tools menu (ActiveX filtering is enabled if a “tick” appears next to it and is disabled if the “tick” disappears).
    User-added image
    User-added image
  • Disabling ActiveX filtering for an individual site when ActiveX filtering is enabled globally:
    1. Log on to the Web Interface site and attempt to launch an application. At the end of the address bar a blue warning sign appears, indicating filtered content.
      User-added image
    2. Click the blue warning sign and select Turn off ActiveX Filtering.User-added image
  1. Enable ICA launch using one of the following options:
  • Add the site to the Trusted sites list: In the Security tab of Internet Options, add the Web Interface site to Trusted Sites list to allow the use of the ActiveX ICA client object for the launch.
  • Disable the MIME filter: Rename the following registry key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PROTOCOLS\Filter\application/x-ica
  1. Log off Web Interface, close and then restart the browser after making this change.


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Installing and Configuring Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2

In this post we are going to be covering slides 10-14 from my presentation, the live installation and configuration demo. Let’s get started!  For this demo, I will be using two systems, the first is my MDT 2013 server, running Windows Server 2012 R2. The second is my MDT client/target, to which I will be deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 from a volume license ISO. On the MDT server, I will start by downloading the Microsoft Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8.1 which can be found here:http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39982.
Click Download:
Click Run:
I would always recommend downloading the ADK to a local folder or network share, since these files take a while to download and are commonly used in many Microsoft products, including System Center. Select a local or network path and click Next:
Click Next:
Accept the license agreement:
After many minutes (or even hours), the ~3GB files will finish downloading. When complete, re-launch the ADK setup wizard by executing adksetup.exe from the path specified earlier:
If the installation files are detected, the installer will simply prompt for an installation directory. Click Next:
Click Next:
Accept the license agreement:
Uncheck all features except Deployment Tools, Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE), and User State Migration Tool (USMT). These are the only features required for the MDT Server. Click Install:
After a couple minutes, the installation will finish. Click Close:
Next, we’ll download the MDT 2013 install files from: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40796. Click Download:
Select all files and click Next:
Click Save for each file, putting the files in an MDT folder:
Once each of the five files have been downloaded, launch MicrosoftDeploymentToolkit2013_x64.msi:
Click Next:
Accept the license agreement and click Next:
Click Next:
Click Next:
Click Install:
Click Finish:
On Windows Server 2012 R2, click the Start menu:
As with many newly installed applications, you’ll find the app shortcuts are a bit buried in Windows Server 2012 R2 until you get used to it. From the Start interface, click the Down arrow in the bottom left for all programs:
A new Microsoft Deployment Toolkit section is created. Launch the Deployment Workbench (New):
The first time launched, you’ll see a nice overview of MDT 2013:
Right click Deployment Shares in the left navigation and select New Deployment Share:
Change the deployment share path or leave defaults and click Next:
Change the deployment share name or leave defaults and click Next:
Change the deployment share description or leave defaults and click Next:
Review and uncheck each of the default options and click Next:
Review and click Next:
Click Finish:
Open Computer Management. Expand Local Users and Groups and right click Users to select New User:
A local user account with rights to the MDT share will be very beneficial for deployments. Create a local user, set password never expires, and enter a password that can be safely stored in plain text without much risk (not a super secretive password):
By default the deployment share is created with Everyone Full Control permissions. To review, find the deployment folder, right click and go to the Sharing tab. Click Advanced Sharing:
Click Permissions:
Note Everyone is added by default with Full Control (security is controlled by NTFS permissions on the folder):
On the Security tab of the share, note that Users have Read & Execute, List Folder Contents, and ReadNTFS permissions. This is perfect for our newly created MDT user to access the share during deployments:
Back in the Deployment Workbench, right click the new deployment share and select Properties:
Under the Rules section, drop the following block of options at the end of the [Default] section:
TimeZoneName=Pacific Standard Time
After you’re fairly experienced with MDT, you can read up and review all of the CustomSettings.ini options in various documentation articles and blogs online. Once each option has been added, click Edit Bootstrap.iniin the bottom right:
Under the [Default] section, drop the following block of options:
Close the Notepad document and you will be prompted to save changes:
Click Save:
Click Apply to save changes to CustomSettings.ini for the deployment share:
Click OK:
Next, we’ll import the Operating System images (WIM) for Windows Server 2012 R2. To do this, I will very handily double click to Mount the volume license ISO:
The next drive letter available for my MDT server was E:\ so the installation media is now mounted using that drive:
In the Deployment Workbench, right click Operating System and select Import Operating System:
Select Full set of source files and click Next:
Type E:\ to use the recently mounted ISO. Click Next:
Enter a destination directory name (I typically just clean up the default name that was detected). Click Next:
Click Next:
Upon completion (typically a couple minutes) click Finish:
Typically, I do some cleanup since I won’t need most of the WIM files imported. For now, I’ll delete the three WIM files and leave Server Datacenter. To do so, select each file, right click and select Delete:
I’ll select Completely delete and click Next:
Click Next:
Click Finish:
Next, I’ll rename to clean up the WIM file name to “Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter.wim”:
Right click Task Sequence and select New Task Sequence:
Enter DEPLOY-WS2012R2 for the Task sequence ID and a name to be selected using the deployment wizard, “Deploy Windows Server 2012 R2” for example. Click Next:
Select Standard Server Task Sequence from the drop-down and click Next:
Select the Operating System from the list and click Next:
Your choice to enter a product key, or do this later. Click Next:
Enter a name, organization, and home page. Click Next:
Enter a password that you don’t mind having stored in plain text as this is kept within the Unattend.xml file. The administrator password can always be changed post-deployment. Click Next:
Click Next:
Click Finish:
Next, we’ll modify the task sequence to enable Windows Updates. Right click the new task sequence and select Properties:
Under the State Restore section, there are two entries for Windows Update which are both disabled by default. Highlight each of these tasks and click the Options tab:
Uncheck Disable this step to enable the step.
Repeat for the second Windows Update entry:
Uncheck Disable this step and both tasks should now be enabled. This will come in hand later when we start slipping in applications to the task sequence. Click OK to save all changes to the task sequence:
Optionally (and highly recommended), the default Microsoft Solutions Accelerator background can be replaced by using an identically sized and bit depth BMP file in the following location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Deployment Toolkit\Samples\Background.bmp:
Finally, let’s package everything up to create a LiteTouch ISO file for booting. In the Deployment Workbench, right click the deployment share and select Update Deployment Share:
Leave defaults and click Next:
Click Next:
Upon completion, click Finish:
Once the deployment share has been updated the first time, the LiteTouchPE_x64.iso files are created under the \Boot folder in the deployment share.  These ISO files can be used to directly boot physical and virtual machines, or integrated into Windows Deployment Services for PXE booting to deploy MDT images.
For this blog post, I have attached the LiteTouchPE_x64.iso file to a new virtual machine. On first boot, the machine will boot from optical media and start the process:
Using the Bootstrap.ini and CustomSettings.ini options I provided, only a single question must be answered during deployment:
Optionally, two additional lines can be added to the Bootstrap.ini file to skip this screen and automatically deploy a task sequence of your choosing. These options are:
This can be very helpful when creating MDT Media, a topic that I will likely cover in a future blog post.
Upon completion, the wizard will indicate success of failure. Click Finish: