Tag Archives: Tips

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

10 Free Network Management Tools from SolarWinds

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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

BSOD – Session Manager Initialization fails with status 0xc000026c

A couple days ago I ran into a weird problem on a customer’s computer and I had such a hard time figuring out what it was, I thought I’d add it in my tips section.  From what I’ve been able to gather, the problem occurs mostly with Windows XP SP2, but it could also be Continue Reading

How to create a Favicon.ico

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My friend MK007 sent me a very cool link a couple of days ago and I thought it would be a great tool to share.  One of the tips that I see very often to help popularize a blog or any website, is to have a “favicon”.  The Favicon is the little icon that appears Continue Reading

How to change the index location on Google Desktop

Google Desktop

I’ve been using Google Desktop for quite some time now and never really bothered to look at the size of the index that it generated.  Last week, I noticed my computer getting slower, so I realized that my c:\ drive was almost full.  After looking around for something out of the ordinary, I found that Continue Reading

System Information for Windows – siw.exe

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Every once in a while, comes a cool application that becomes a must-have in your toolkit. I work on the road a lot and connect to many customers’ machines remotely as well. I very often need to know what hardware is in their machine and I don’t want to have to install any software on Continue Reading