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Administrator On Server Gets Error When Trying To Personalize Desktop Icons

I have seen this on many of my servers when I am a Domain Administrator on a 2012 or 2016 server and try and configure to add Computer icon on desktop under personalize (and other things) I get the following error:

C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe

Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have […]

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Outlook Can’t Open Attachments

Have seen this on a couple computers. Usually people running Outlook 2010. After a Windows/Office update they can’t open attachments. In Outlook it will specify something like attachment is unsafe. One of them was .docx. Microsoft does not want you to open their own file format for Word in Outlook!! I understand why […]

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Mapi was unable to load the information service APLZOD.dll

Client with Outlook 2016 with iCloud add-on could not open Calendars. Got the following error:

The set of folders cannot be opened. An unexpected error has occurred. MAPI was unable to load the information service C:\PROGRA~2\COMMON~1\Apple\INTERN~1\APLZOD.dll. Be sure the service is correctly installed and configured.

Its related to iCloud not working. Googled it […]

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Is There A Laptop That You Can Change Battery Easily

I currently have 2 Laptops that I use. I have an 8+ year old Acer Travelmate core 2 duo Laptop I use for work. Rarely used. Battery changed about 4 years ago but now battery does not last that long. I use it to troubleshoot network issues. It still works well. Has a […]

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Outlook Prints Only One Page Then Stuck

At a clients site that was having printing issues. Could print from any program fine except Outlook. Soon as they printed from Outlook it would only print first page and then nothing else and nothing else could print until turning the printer off then on. Turns out that the page type in the […]

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Windows Pro PC Can’t Join Domain

Client trying to join a new Windows 10 Pro PC to a Windows 2008R2 Domain. The error he is getting is the following:

“The DNS SRV records required to locate a AD DC for the domain are not registered in DNS. These records are registered with a DNS server automatically when […]

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Error 500 on Exchange 2010 OWA access Option Autoreply

Found the solution on the following site. The part that worked for me was in the end where you change the .net from version 4 to 2.

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Exchange 2010 IIS Sites Missing No Default Web Site

One client installed Office Web Apps on Exchange 2010 server. After this the Exchange became broken. Can’t use EMC or Shell, can’t connect to Exchange through Outlook or OWA.

When I connected I found a few Exchange services were not started. Started them but still no go. Checked the IIS and found that the Default […]

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Computer Goes To Sleep After A Few Minutes

Looking online I came across a few forums with similar issues. I have compiled a few solutions that might fix the issue:

Computer goes to sleep automatically after a short time.

Solution 1:

Finally found the solution,just in time too because I swear I was about to go insane.

Right click on desktop > Power […]

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POP3 Not Working Connecting To Exchange 2010

Migrated a client to a new Exchange 2010. One of the clients still using POP3. I enable the MS Exchange POP3 service. Made sure all settings are OK in client configuration but still would not work. I have it set to plain text (I know security risk) but when I telnet to the […]

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