Hyper-V, Windows won’t boot after fresh install or import

Microsoft Hyper-V

You boot up the virtual machine, and all you get is blinking cursor in the top left corner. that’s it. here’s the solution Continue Reading

PeaZip – Open Source archive tool

Peazip

Awesome tool. You can read/write to most common archive formats AND read many others that usually need a specialized utility. The beauty is that it is available in 32bits and 64bits for Windows and Linux, so you can use the same utility on all your platforms. Continue Reading

SBS 2008 – Error Code 0x800ccc6c – Verify that the mailbox exists and that the Exchange receive connectors are configured properly.

Sometimes, the error messages that we get are absolutely misleading.  This is one of those cases where you get called to a server for a mail problem and end up wasting a couple of hours on a problem that could have taken mere minutes to fix. The symptoms are pretty simple.  In this case, the customer is Continue Reading

Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot Open the Outlook Window

I recently came across this problem on a customer’s computer and tried everything I could find via Google.  Naturally, none of the solutions worked.  When you click on the icon to start Outlook, the window shows up briefly and then disappears, popping up that extremely meaningful message:  Cannot Start Microsoft Office Outlook.  Cannot Open the Continue Reading

RIM – Blackberry App World

Research in Motion (RIM) is now joining the parade with an online app-store.  Just like the very famous Apple iTunes App-Store, and the recently released Microsoft Store, Blackberry users will be able to purchase and download a plethora of applications for their devices.  This was already possible, just not directly from RIM, and this will Continue Reading

Windows Server 2008 Foundation

Microsoft has added a new edition to its Windows Server 2008 family: Windows Server 2008 Foundation.  The basic idea is a stripped down version which allows small businesses to harness the power of Server 2008 without killing their budget.  Foundation is built on the same code as the rest of the family so it is Continue Reading

Teracopy – Copy files faster in Windows

Just a few days ago, I had to make backups of a few computers.  I used Acronis True Image to make full images of the machines and needed to take them out of the company to keep them safe.  I thought I would simply copy them to an external USB 2.0 hard drive, but when Continue Reading

10 Free Network Management Tools from SolarWinds

solarwinds

Management tools are always useful, but good ones are hard to find.  I think the best ones are very often the ones that are built for a single purpose instead of those huge applications that are supposed to do everything.  One good example of this, is Solarwind’s Exchange Server Monitor.  I came across this application Continue Reading

Cozi.com – helps families get organized

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If you have a family to keep organized, communication is a crucial part of that equation.  Whenever I start something new, whether it’s a project of just some new habit I should have, I always look for a way to make it fun by involving a software or a website to give me an excuse Continue Reading

Microsoft Launches Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer 8

Microsoft launches Internet Explorer 8 Continue Reading