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Reduce Eye Strain From Your Computer Screen With f.lux

f.lux screen

If you’re anything like me, your eyes spend a lot of time baking in front of some sort of brightly lit screen. While “frying your eyes”  isn’t an actual thing that can happen, the strain I feel after a long night of computer activity feels real enough. A program called f.lux works to alleviate that. The premise is simple enough. ... Read More »

Multi-Monitor settings lost after reboot

increasing your productivity with multiple monitors

Do you have a multi-monitor configuration with two or more monitors? Are your monitor settings lost after reboot, reverting back to a single monitor, making your completely reconfigure your settings? If so, the issue could stem from having Windows Live Mesh (A Microsoft LogMeIn Competitor that has since been discontinued) currently or previously installed on your machine. Here’s the fix: Read More »

FYI: Windows 8.1 is out today


Heads up everyone! Windows 8.1 just landed in the Microsoft Store for download. There are a bunch of improvements, most notable is the addition of the missing start button that was missing from Windows 8. Keep a lookout for a review from us later in the week. To download, you should see it in the Microsoft Store as a tile. ... Read More »

Set Outlook as the default mail client in Windows 8


Windows 8 is still very new, and flashy, and somewhat annoying (even with the Windows 8.1 Update!) with some of  its quirks! Recently, I installed Microsoft Office 2013 on my new laptop, and ran into an issue where clicking on email addresses open the native Mail app instead of Outlook. If you’re having the same issue…here’s how to fix it! Read More »

Can W3SVC1 log files be deleted? Yes.


I recently came across an issue with a few of our servers where they were running out of space, with no real apparent reason. I performed a disc scan, and found about 30 GIGAGBYTES in W3SVC1 log files on the server, and not knowing what they were really used for, looked into them. I was wondering, can W3SVC1 log files ... Read More »

Clear temporary files from all users on terminal server


Is your terminal server (or computer) starting to fill up on space? If so, clearing out your temp files could potentially clear up a ton of space! There are multiple ways of doing this, but if you have multiple users on your server that use the internet/server regularly, a program called ICSWEEP is perfect for you. It only takes a ... Read More »

Configure Terminal Server for Different Time Zones

Terminal Services

Do you have employees that work in different time zones, but RDP into a Terminal Server at different locations? If this is the case, the time zone difference on the terminal server can be confusing, but there is a quick way to fix this. Read More »

Printing Issue: Windows says print spooler is not running

Printing Error

If you trying to print a document or PDF, and windows is telling you, “Operation on a printer cannot be completed. The Local Print Spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart machine.” then this means one thing…spooler error! Thankfully there is a 5 minute fix! On the user’s machine: Give them administrative group access on the ... Read More »

Browser Printing Issue: Printing Blank/Blank Preview

Printing Error

Are you trying to print a page through your browser, but when you do it comes up blank? When you do a print preview, does it come up blank with a file path at the bottom of the screen? There are two ways to fix this: Fix 1: Close your browser completely and re-open it. If that does not work, ... Read More »

Computer is unable to copy and paste

Copy and Paste

Are you using your computer (Adobe, Word, etc) and getting an error message or otherwise unable to copy and paste? Here are a few solutions: Fix 1 Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Internet Options Click on the Security Tab and find “Drag and Copy or Paste” and make sure it is Enabled Fix 2 Go to Start -> ... Read More »

Terminal Server Session denied due to “lack of licensing”

Terminal Services

Are you trying to connect to your Terminal Server via an RDP Link or Remote Desktop, and getting denied due to “lack of licensing”? There are two ways that this can be resolved, and depends on the situation: 1. You really are out of licenses on your server and need to purchase more a. This can be fixed by purchasing ... Read More »

Credential Manager comes up at login screen instead of Windows Login

Login to XP

When you boot up your PC, is Credential Manager coming up instead of Windows Login? Do you have an HP Laptop or Desktop? If so, that is the cause of this problem, BUT it is a very simple fix. In order to stop having Credential Manager pop up at login, follow these steps: Procedure 1: 1. Click Start, then control ... Read More »

Unable to edit the hosts file

Windows Cool

Are you unable to edit the hosts file in C:WindowsSystem32Driversetc ? Does it say messages such as: You don’t have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission. Would you like to save in My Documents folder instead? Access to WindowsSystem32Driversetc hosts was denied Cannot create the WindowsSystem32Driversetc hosts file. Make sure that the path and file name ... Read More »

Increasing the Exchange 2003 Mailbox Database Size limit

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“rIs your Exchange 2003 Server at its limit for Mailbox space? The standard database size limit for Microsoft Exchange 2003 is 18 gigabytes (this went up from 16 gigabytes). However, most companies running Exchange 2003 are encountering their 18 gigabyte limit. At that point, most companies will upgrade their Exchange Server to Exchange 2007 or 2010. But if you either ... Read More »

Wireless asking for “Device Ownership Password”

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Are you getting a request for a “Device Ownership Password” every time you try and connect to your or someone else’s wireless? Essentially, the Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Software has Wi-Fi Protected Setup enabled, which will make you supply the device ownership password every time. In order to be able to log in without supplying this, you will have to make a quick ... Read More »

Outlook crashes when printing

Microsoft Outlook Logo

If you are running outlook 2007/2010 you may run into an issue where you are Outlook crashes when printing, rendering you unable to print. Thankfully, there is an easy fix, as the issue is with the OutlPrnt file under: C:\Users\App Data\Roaming\Outlook in Win7 C:\Documents and Settings\Local Settings\Outlook in XP Just rename this file OutlPrnt.old and run a repair of Office ... Read More »