Monthly Archives: September 2013

Adobe Reader UK Installer broken..

For the past few days I’ve had trouble downloading Adobe reader for customers from the standard http://get.adobe.com/reader page. The initial boot strap installer downloads and runs and then says: “Connection failed. Unable to complete the installation.” Wireshark reveals the reason… … Continue reading

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Websites offering “malware” style downloads..

I’ve been collecting this list of websites that often appear on adsense adverts on random web pages with a single large green “Download” button and sometimes, if at all, some ambiguous text saying it is “Powered by “. freempr16.watcjredc.com befureesisika.net … Continue reading

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IP Addresses used by Office 365

Source: http://blogs.technet.com/b/neiljohn/archive/2012/01/26/office-365-proxy-server-exclusion-list-office-365-service-url-s.aspx Office 365 URLS and IP Address Rangeshttp://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-enterprises/hh373144.aspx Exchange Online URLs and IP Address Rangeshttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/exchangelabshelp/gg263350 RSS Updates for URL and IP Address Range Changeshttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=236301

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Useful Tools and software I can’t live without.

Wireshark.. I use it daily. http://www.wireshark.org R-Studio data recovery software: http://www.r-studio.com/ A free replacement to SIW… SIV: http://www.rh-software.com/ Run any app as a service in windows: http://nssm.cc/usage

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HMRC use of home guidance.

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/bimmanual/bim47825.htm Useful for those who have a home office etc.

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Broken Save Dialogue box in windows 7

So, for the last week or so I have had no file listing in my save dialogue box in Windows 7: Today I spent some time investigating what happened. I recall clicking on something too quickly while the dialogue box … Continue reading

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Office 2010 Word 2010 association problem with .docx / .doc etc.

Microsoft Office 2010 uses a strange system called “Click to Run” or “Click-2-run” where it visualizes Office and runs it from servers in Microsoft (or similar). Several times my customers have managed to re-associate / remap .doc files or .docx … Continue reading

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Linux re-scan SATA…

While trying to recover information from a broken hard disk that was constantly dropping off the interface I found the following command useful: I would copy some data and wait for the drive to fail and drop off the interface. … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Activation using MSDN CD..

So I mistakenly reinstalled an OEM Window 8 Pro Dell computer with my MSDN VLK CD. I was under the impression that you could use any installation media and the setup would detect the embedded key in the BIOS. When … Continue reading

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Correcting SBS2011 Exchange and Outlook certificate names / connectivity

I’ve recently setup an SBS2011 (Small Business Server 2011) server at a company and all went fairly well, especially considering it was a migration from SBS2003! Other than issues on the old server with failing File Replication Services (FRS) preventing … Continue reading

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