A week back I had encountered a very strange behavior with one of our servers running on Windows Server 2012 R2. My colleague was trying something on the server where he had to remove the .Net Framework 3.5 or so, but in the midst of all this, he restarted the server and the sever boots only to command prompt. Upon checking the server, I figured out that it was doing all the basic functions that were allowed to do while being on a command prompt window. But it was not opening Servermanager or Powershell at all. This made me suspicious on it’s behavior.
I did a bit of research on this issue and found out from a Technet blog that for some reason, the GUI installation of the server was undone and it was now acting like a core server installation (where only command prompt operations were possible). Sounds somewhere like LINUX right? Yes that’s what I thought too. There were instructions on how to get the GUI part of the server back.
We are asked to run the following command from the command prompt that is open upon logging into the server:
Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Server-Gui-Mgmt /featurename:Server-Gui-Shell /featurename:ServerCore-FullServer /all
This will install the GUI features and all the requisites for those features. The installation itself will take quite a while. Once the installation is complete, reboot the server with the command “shutdown /r /t 0“. The server also prompts to be restarted once the installation is complete. However I chose to run the command after hitting a “No” to the restart option. The GUI features were installed back after the restart.
Applies to Exchange 2013
Some items cannot be deleted. They were either moved or already deleted, or access was denied
You get above error when trying to delete mailbox Items from Outlook in Non-Cached Mode
Run the below exchange shell script to check if the concerning Mailbox Recoverable Items Quota is reached
Get-MailboxFolderStatistics -Identity MailboxUser -FolderScope RecoverableItems | fl name,*size*
If yes, either increase the quota or delete the contents in the RecoverableItems folder based on criticality of the user
To delete the content; use the below Exchange Shell Script
Search-Mailbox -Identity MailboxUser -SearchDumpsterOnly -DeleteContent
Once done; you will be able to delete individual folder mail items
HWP is a Korean Word processor file format. There is a simple tool that will help you view these attachments in word
HWP Document Convertor for Microsoft Word (Works with Office 2007 and above)
- Run the Installation File
- Use MS Word to open the HWP file and you are done!
A logo signifies the face of your business. Its an integral part of what your business stands for and holds the key in all your marketing efforts
Do you really think that any Online Provider is going to provide such a service for free and ensure your logo stays unique and professional?
We strongly recommend using the services of a Professional designer or firm that can meet your requirements ably
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I used DesignCrowd to get a logo done for my new business.
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And since I loved the work so much; here is the profile of the designer whose work I chose
There are quite a few out there. My pick is Wix.com for the sheer simplicity of how it works
Since Wix as a company is constantly evolving; we would be updating below content as and when they upgrade their services
- Excellent Editor for both Desktop and Mobile
- Built-in Blog Editor is available
- No coding or scripting skills required
- Excellent Templates available and importing external content is easy
- Responsive Support through Wix Forum
- Option of Adding Shopping Cart
- Connectivity to Google Apps
- Build and Send Newsletters
- Tools to integrate with Social Media
- Excellent pool of Free and Paid Web Apps
- Shopping Cart setup is built-in
- Invoicing Tool for your Customers
- Free with the Wix.com domain
- No SSL Support Available
- Limited Payment Gateway Integration options (PayPal/ Authorize.net / Stripe / Wirecard)
If you have overcome the subject error when setting up a backup on Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio; below is a series of steps which will provide you the solution
- Under Object Explorer, expand the Server Objects tree
- Under Server Objects; expand Backup Devices
- If there is backup object list, delete it
- Create New by right-clicking on Backup Devices
- In the resulting Window, provide the Device Name and file name as illustrated
- Create the backup and select the Backup Device as the destination
Just today morning, my laptop had suddenly started acting weird. One of the graphic cards, nVidia, was not being detected. Each time I tried to reinstall the driver it kept saying that there was no nVidia GPU found on my laptop. It was too quite unreal for me because everything was just fine until yesterday. I went ahead and uninstalled all the programs and the driver that were related to nVidia. I then went to the Device Manager to check for the Graphic card, to my shock, there was nothing listed there. However when I checked if it was listed in the hidden devices option, surprisingly not just one but 2 graphic cards (not even the model that was installed on the laptop) were present. I deleted them all and tried to do a Scan Hardware change, but it didn’t fetch any result at all! By this time, I had completely sunk in thoughts about what had happened to my laptop in one night!
I then went to the nVidia website and tried to make it do an autodetect. It failed! The next stop was the manufacturer’s website and I downloaded the default driver from there. It still wasn’t working. I then started researching on the issue quite much. There was no answer until I stumbled upon a question that was posted on Microsoft forums by someone by the name DU. I read through it until my eyes got stuck on what this user had written on the 2nd page of this post. The link above takes you to the same page and not the first page. His laptop was an Asus and it had similar issues as mine. However when he contacted Asus regarding his problems after having gone through all the steps in the forum to resolve this issue, he got a very surprising yet a working solution! They asked him to do a “restore default BIOS”. I’m not sure how, but yes this worked for me after hours of breaking my brains over this issue. PS:This option may appear in different names with different brand of laptops. You will come to know why. Read through!
You can get into the BIOS settings of your laptop/desktop in different ways set by the manufacturer. You can try to run a google search if you do not know how to get to the BIOS settings of your laptop/desktop. However on my laptop which is a Lenovo Z400, you need to first shut it down. Once powered off completely there’s a small button to the left of the laptop (which is called Novo Key I suppose) just beside the power outlet. Just press this button for a few seconds and release it. This powers on the laptop once again but goes to a screen where it asks for a few options.
Scroll down and enter the BIOS Setup option.
Go to the last tab, Exit, and look for the option OS Optimized Defaults.
This on my laptop is the equivalent of “Restore Default Bios”. I got to know this by reading it’s description on the right hand side of the BIOS menu. Each menu had a description on what it does. No magic here! Just logic!
Once done, the PC boots back normally. Go to Device Manager, and you should find the graphic card listed back! I then tried to install the driver and this time it worked! It very well detected the graphic card and sanity was restored!
I happened to read this from my favorite tech website, http://www.gsmarena.com, about Whatsapp offering backup option via Google Drive. For days I’ve been using this new look, redesigned, Whatsapp (Version 2.12.44) for Android. The material design has been adopted quite well and by the looks of it Whatsapp has become ever more attractive, at least for me.
This new version, 2.12.45, when installed will enable the Google Drive backup option. If you ask me what’s the big deal with it, well it’s indeed some deal because a lot of internal storage space of our mobile device can be saved by using this feature. We all know how much of space the multimedia that is shared with us over Whatsapp, kills the space and thus slow down our mobile devices. You can use that unused space in Google Drive to give some breather to your mobile devices. Iphone users may have to wait for a while for this feature to arrive. I couldn’t find anything for the IOS, Windows or Blackberry operating systems as yet. Android users may go head on and make best use of this feature!
Have a great day ahead!
Automatic Mailbox Distribution – Exchange 2013
Default Exchange Database for New Users
Applies to Exchange 2010 as well
You can manually create mailboxes in specific Exchange Database using Exchange Management Console; but if you require Exchange to automate this and create New Mailboxes on your preferred mailbox; follow below steps
Lets say you have 3 Mailboxes
Run the below command against each mailbox to see the value for IsExcludedFromProvisioning
Get-MailboxDatabase -Server <ServerName>| select Name,ServerName,IsExcludedFromProvisioning
- The databases you want excluded from automatic provisioning of new mailboxes; set the value of IsExcludedProvisioning to false
Set-MailboxDatabase "Database Name" -IsExcludedFromProvisioning $false
- Settings – About Device
- Tap the Build Number 7 times and you will get a prompt stating that the developer mode is enabled