Thursday, October 29, 2009

Remote Access To Computer - Hardware Solutions

Issue: At times you need to get to the BIOS or need to be able to see the boot process remotely. Here is a review of two possible solutions.

SecureLinx Spider from Lantronix

Of the two I like what I read about the Spider product. A bit more expense but more flexible in terms of connectors you can get and the setup sounds like it is more straight forward.

Nice - Wake On Lan / Wan Tutorial.

I discuss WOL issues in my verdiem posts but here is another page that has some detailed information.

Quick/Visual/Learning: Wake on wan post

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Outlook - Failed due to registry or installation problem

You get the following error: The operation failed due to a registry or installation problem. Restart Outlook and try again. If the problem persists, please reinstall.

This is usually a profile problem, you may need to kill the outlook process first.

We got this error when doing a send/receive

This is the error message:

To solve this problem you need to create a new Outlook profile. This was not working for us at first but we needed to kill the Outlook process first.

Press ALT-CNTL-DEL keys and select Task Manager. Find Outlook and end the process if you see it in the list.

Next go to Start / Control Panel and open the Mail configuration icon.

Click on Show Profiles

Click on Add and give the new profile a name.

Select Add a new email account and click next

Select Microsoft Exchange Server and click next

Enter your Exchange server name and you user name and click Next.

Get message that you have enter all the required information.

Now you see this window and you need to select the new profile as the default one form the drop down list. Click OK and you are done.

The error should be gone but you will need to configure this profile to match what you had configured in the old one.

Monday, October 5, 2009

XP disable simple file sharing

Issue: You want to see the access control list in an XP computer that is in a workgroup.

Quick: Click Start | My Computer | Tools | Folder Options | View

Found good information here