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by greg
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Hidden close window button
Replies: 0
Views: 5903

Hidden close window button

Did you know there is a hidden close button on windows? Double-click the top left corner to close one! This is left over from Windows 3.1 "Window decorations on Windows 3.1 had no close button, so they used to let you double-click the menu button to close a window. When Windows 95 came along, they a...
by greg
Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Computer Repair Tips from Experts
Topic: How to kill a hung service
Replies: 0
Views: 7380

How to kill a hung service

Many times you try to stop a service and it remains in “stopping” state and you cannot do anything to make it stop. There is a way to kill a serive by running the following command. Taskkill /F /FI "SERVICES eq Service_name" In the Service_name you have to enter the name. To find the name you will n...
by greg
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: error when trying to use Windows 7 as a file server
Replies: 0
Views: 5280

error when trying to use Windows 7 as a file server

I had this issue with a Win 7 computer we were using to share external drives to back up some servers: The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the server reached the configured limit for nonpaged pool allocations. “Apparently you need to tell Windows that you want to ...
by greg
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Find out which program is using a certain port
Replies: 0
Views: 6063

Find out which program is using a certain port

netstat -b -a lists the ports in use and gives you the executable that's using each one.
by greg
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Computer Repair Tips from Experts
Topic: How to Cancel or Delete a Stuck Print Job in the Windows Pri
Replies: 0
Views: 5927

How to Cancel or Delete a Stuck Print Job in the Windows Pri

How to Cancel or Delete a Stuck Print Job in the Windows Print Queue If you tried to print, but the job just got stuck in the queue without being able to cancel it, you’re experiencing a stuck print job. There’s a simple way to clear out the print queue, but it’s not always the most obvious thing. H...
by greg
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: How to Cancel or Delete a Stuck Print Job in the Windows Pri
Replies: 0
Views: 5433

How to Cancel or Delete a Stuck Print Job in the Windows Pri

How to Cancel or Delete a Stuck Print Job in the Windows Print Queue If you tried to print, but the job just got stuck in the queue without being able to cancel it, you’re experiencing a stuck print job. There’s a simple way to clear out the print queue, but it’s not always the most obvious thing. H...
by greg
Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Microsoft Exchange
Topic: Sharepoint Update Command
Replies: 0
Views: 10793

Sharepoint Update Command

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) was recently released through Microsoft Update. On a default installation, Windows SBS 2011 Standard administrators should be able to see it in the SBS Console and would need to approve it for installation before it is offered for installatio...
by greg
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Computer Repair Tips from Experts
Topic: System Volume Information taking up too much space
Replies: 0
Views: 5634

System Volume Information taking up too much space

Often seen and felt as a stupid problem in Windows (especially in Vista, as usual) is the habit of the strange entity called “system volume information” in C drive claiming a lot of disk space for apparently no practical purpose at all! You’d start off with a pretty neat 40 GB drive, and slowly over...
by greg
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: DNS
Topic: Email spam blacklisting, Reverse-DNS, PTRs and you
Replies: 0
Views: 5907

Email spam blacklisting, Reverse-DNS, PTRs and you

If you use an Exchange server or other on-site email hosting service, sometimes you may notice you are being blacklisted on one of the internet spam blacklists, namely spamrats.com. You will see the listing due to this message: "It failed on the following criteria: Does IP Address comply with revers...
by greg
Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Remote Backup Files
Topic: New Locked File Support Drivers
Replies: 0
Views: 10417

New Locked File Support Drivers

2008 32bit.zip 2008 64bit.zip Hello Greg, Please follow the steps given below. IF the client is not installed, then - 1. Install client WITHOUT OFA. That is, say NO to the OFA prompt during installation. 2. Copy the corresponding driver to “\program files\remote backup”, or application folder. 3. R...
by greg
Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Small Business Server
Topic: Disable FamV4.sys
Replies: 0
Views: 12001

Disable FamV4.sys

To disable the File Access Manager service in Windows 1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK. 2. In Registry Editor, locate the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FAMv4 3. In the details pane, right-click Start, and then click Modify. ...
by greg
Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Remote Backup Files
Topic: Blank catalog database
Replies: 0
Views: 5454

Blank catalog database

This blank catalog database is used to reset RBS clients. I created this post because I needed the file to reset AGM's 1GB catalog file.
backup.mdb
by greg
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: DNS
Topic: DNS IPs and SMPT for Quest, Cox and TW Telecom
Replies: 0
Views: 5142

DNS IPs and SMPT for Quest, Cox and TW Telecom

TW TELECOM relay.mail.twtelecom.net NS1.IPLT.TWTELECOM.NET 64.132.94.250 NS1.MILW.TWTELECOM.NET 216.136.95.2 NS1.ORNG.TWTELECOM.NET 168.215.210.50 NS1.SNAN.TWTELECOM.NET 168.215.165.186 Quest pop.tcsn.qwest.net 205.171.3.65 205.171.2.65 Cox ns2.ph.cox.net [68.2.16.25] ns1.ph.cox.net [68.2.16.30] •c...
by greg
Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Computer Repair Tips from Experts
Topic: How to Back Up a Hard Drive
Replies: 0
Views: 5269

How to Back Up a Hard Drive

Personal computers are perhaps the most significant invention of the 20th century. Nearly every industry relies on them. Even trades such as construction and deep sea fishing utilize computers to improve efficiency. But personal computers can also be frustrating. If you use one long enough, you'll p...