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by lunarg on March 14th 2016, at 09:51

It is currently not possible to directly map a drive letter to a redirected folder when connecting to a server using Microsoft RDP. Most programs do not require a drive letter but in case you do need a "local path", you can create a symlink in order to achieve this.

MKLINK /D C:\MyFolder \\tsclient\MyFolder

This will create a "symlinked" folder on your C-drive, which you can then use to work with files and folders of the redirected folder. The symlink is persistent across reboots.

by lunarg on March 4th 2016, at 11:54
You can make your own logo to be placed on the idle screen. Follow these specifications to create it.

Format: save the logo as BMP in 256-colors (8-bit) and without colorspace info.

About colorspace info: by default, Gimp includes this info, resulting in a malformed logo on the phone. During export to BMP, deselect this option (under compatibility options). MS Paint never saves colorspace info so no specific settings are required.

Do not save in 16-color (4-bit), especially with MS Paint: you will lose the darker shade of gray (404040) because it is not part of the default 4-bit palette.

Dimensions: 90x56

If the dimensions are larger, the phone will automatically downsize, although it i  ...
by lunarg on February 18th 2016, at 14:55

You may get the following error when trying to uninstall HP Client Security:

Error 1325: Hewlett-Packard is not a valid short file name.

The solution, albeit a very odd one, is to disable all CD/DVD drives on your HP system through Device Manager (Start → Run → devmgmt.msc).

After the uninstallation, you can re-enable the device.

by lunarg on February 11th 2016, at 15:08

You can turn off the highlighting of new and recently installed programs in Start menu/Start Screen. There's no direct group policy but you can use a GPP to insert a registry value that does the same thing:

  • Location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  • Name: Start_NotifyNewApps
  • Type: DWORD (32-bit)
  • Value: set to 0 to turn off highlighting, set to 1 to turn it back on.
by lunarg on February 11th 2016, at 12:42
Windows XP SP3 and the latest supported Remote Desktop client update should support Network Level Authentication (NLA). But, when connecting to an RDS server with NLA enabled, you may still get the following error:

Remote Desktop Connection
The remote computer requires Network Level Authentication, which your computer does not support. For assistance, contact your system administrator or technical support.

NLA support requires the following on your computer:

Windows XP Service Pack 3

The latest version of the RDC: Remote Desktop client v7.0, although the 6.1 update will also work.

The component which takes care of NLA, called Credential Security Support Provider (CredSSP) is not enabled  ...
by lunarg on February 10th 2016, at 15:55

With the latest updates of Outlook 2011 for Mac, when opening a message, the Save As function is grayed out, so you can no longer save individual messages like that.

However, you can still drag the message from the Outlook window to your desktop or to a folder in Finder. This creates a eml file that Outlook can read later when you double-click it, and also includes all attachments of that message.

If you need an e-mail as a PDF, you can simply use OSX'es built-in "print-to-PDF" functionality.

by lunarg on February 10th 2016, at 13:26
You can very quickly do bandwidth limiting for a certain network or range of IP addresses.

Create an ACL for the traffic to do bandwidth limiting on. It is required to have a separate ACL as the QoS policy has to be applied to a specific ACL.

So, suppose the internal address range that needs to be limited is the network, then this would become:

access-list guest-wireless-bandwidth extended permit ip anyaccess-list guest-wireless extended permit ip any

Next, set up the QoS policy:

class-map qosmatch access-list guest-wireless-bandwidth policy-map qosclass qos

Provide bandwidth limitations (in this case, it's set to 10Mbp  ...
by lunarg on February 10th 2016, at 09:50
Every now and then, one comes across a true relic. One such relic is Novell Netware. As I never used Netware before, I quickly resorted to Google in order to figure out how to do certain things, and thought it would be nice to bundle them here.

One such thing is performing a graceful shutdown of a Netware server. Unlike other systems, where a single command is enough, Netware proves to be more of a challenge and has certain caveats when attempting to perform a shutdown. And this depends greatly on the version of Netware.

In the GWOA, press F7, then choose to shut down Groupwise. This will bring you back to the system console.

The only proper way is to run a file called SHUTDOWN.NCF. This   ...
by lunarg on February 8th 2016, at 15:23
I noticed it's not very straightforward where the save games for Tomb Raider (2013) are stored. Depending on how you purchased the game, it's in a different location.

Note that it is not really straightforward to restore the saves afterwards (see below). For that reason, it's better to enable Steam Cloud and have your files synced to the cloud.

For the Steam version, it is located at:

<Steam folder>\userdata\<profile id>\203160\remote

Note that the ID for the game may be different, although, if you have the latest version, it should be as displayed. In any case, if you can't find it, try searching for files called profile.dat or save1.dat.

For the retail box or Origin, the s  ...
by lunarg on February 5th 2016, at 16:09

The Internet Archive has recently released The Malware Museum, a collection of old viruses and malware from the eighties and nineties.

The idea behind the "museum" is to experience what it was like to have your computer infected with a virus, back in the day when there was no internet and hardly any anti-virus software available.

The malware on this site is usually so old you need to use an emulator (such as DOSBox) and has been stripped from all malicious code, leaving only the on-screen messages intact.

by lunarg on February 2nd 2016, at 16:39
When attempting to enable User Profile Disks on a RDS Session Collection with the VHD files stored on a remote server, you may get the following error:

Unable to create virtual disk template error -800391163

This error can occur if the activation process is not able to set the required security permissions on the folder.

The handling of UPDs is done by the RDS server itself, and therefore, the computer account needs to have full access permissions on the folder where the VHD files are stored. When enabling UPD, Server Manager will automatically attempt to set up the necessary permissions. When this fails, the above error is displayed.

One such scenario can occur if the shared folde  ...
by lunarg on January 29th 2016, at 16:55
Set Auto Logon NT is a quick-n-dirty tool to set up automatic logon using the "NT Winlogon" method. It works similar to AutoLogon from Sysinternals but, at the moment, does not encrypt the password.

As the program will most likely be used by sysadmins, it is published as a ZIP file (no installer), and is therefore entirely portable, and without dependencies. It has been tested on all versions of Windows, starting from Windows 2000. Windows 95/98/Me is not supported.

The real purpose of this tool was more of a personal nature and was to try out three new things in "the old Borland C++ Builder". (Yes, I know I should really switch to a newer version or use VC.)

Access 64  ...
by lunarg on January 29th 2016, at 16:13
You can factory reset a Cisco 7911(G) and 7941/7961(G) at boot time by following the procedure below. Performing a full factory reset will completely wipe the phone. This includes its firmware, leaving the phone in an unusable state if no TFTP server with the necessary files is available, along with a DHCP server that pushes the TFTP server (using DHCP option 150). If you have a Cisco Call Manager, this part should already be set up and the phone will simply download everything from the CCM.

Use with caution!
The factory reset will also wipe the firmware. You will no longer be able to use the phone until a new firmware is installed on the phone. This can only be done through a TFTP server w  ...
by lunarg on January 29th 2016, at 10:24
When a new user logs on to a computer and they start Adobe Acrobat Standard/Pro for the first time, they will be prompted with a registration window. This may not be something you want for your users, especially not on RDS. Up until version 9, this prompt could be turned off through a registry setting, but this no longer works.

You can however also turn off the registration window through another way, during installation. Unfortunately, this requires you to uninstall and reinstall the software but the result does work perfectly.

If Acrobat is already installed, uninstall it first.

Open a command prompt and navigate to the installation media (or folder).

Perform the installation by using   ...
by lunarg on January 28th 2016, at 14:30
By default, in 2012(R2), it is not possible to use the same RDS Host Server to publish both RemoteApps and full remote desktops. This is because a RDS server can only be part of one and only one Session Collection, and a Session Collection can only either publish remote desktops or RemoteApps.

But there is an "unofficial and very unsupported" workaround which allows you to publish the full desktop in addition to the RemoteApps from the same Collection. This can be achieved by manually toggle publishing through the registry on the server running the RD Broker/Gateway.

Using regedit, navigate to the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Terminal Serve  ...
by lunarg on January 25th 2016, at 13:59
When using Microsoft Fail-Over Clustering with Cluster Shared Volumes or Clustered disks which are on a HP EVA storage box, you may run into a problem about the disk/volume only being accessible from one of the nodes of the failover cluster, usually the node on which the disk/volume was added. When trying to access the volume from another node (e.g. by moving the role using that volume to another node), the role will fail and complain that the disk/volume is not accessible. Moreover, in Disk Management, the disk is not accessible and does not show the size of the disk. This makes the use of a fail-over cluster rather useless as the role can only run on the one node that does have access to t  ...
by lunarg on January 22nd 2016, at 15:58

Our website has been moved to a new server to allow for a better and faster service.

Although everything has been tested thouroughly, please contact us (use the contact form) if you notice something's wrong.

by lunarg on January 22nd 2016, at 11:53

After uninstalling Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from a domain-joined computer, you may get the following error each time the computer reboots:

BusinessMessaging.exe - System Error
The program can't start because Qt5Widgets.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

To resolve the issue, you need to manually remove a registry key using regedit:

  • On 32-bit, navigate to the key:
  • On 64-bit, navigate to the key:

Remove the value with name Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

by lunarg on January 18th 2016, at 15:10
Installing the Open Monitor Distribution (OMD) is actually pretty straight forward on Debian. Consol Labs provides a OMD repository from which the latest version of OMD can be installed, providing both a stable and testing branch.

First and foremost, you need to have a Debian/Ubuntu system running, and it needs to be connected to the internet.

In order to add the repository, you need to import the GPG security key in order to trust the repository:

gpg --keyserver --recv-keys F8C1CA08A57B9ED7gpg --armor --export F8C1CA08A57B9ED7 | apt-key add -

Next, add the repository to your sources.list. For Debian 8.0 "Jessie", this would be something like this:

echo 'deb htt  ...
by lunarg on January 12th 2016, at 10:22
When updating the ADMX Central Store from Windows 10 to Windows 10 v1511, you may encounter the following error when attempting to view or edit group policies:

Administrative Templates
Namespace ‘Microsoft.Policies.WindowsStore’ is already defined as the target namespace for another file in the store.

File \\domain.fqdn\SysVol\domain.fqdn\Policies\PolicyDefinitions\WinStoreUI.admx, line 4, column 80

A similar problem is referenced in KB 3077013 but basically also applies to this issue:

On a domain controller, using Explorer, navigate to the ADMX Central Store:...\SYSVOL\domain\Policies\PolicyDefinitions

Delete the file WinStoreUI.admx and all occurances of WinStoreUI.adml (under eac  ...
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