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How to Stop Adobe Acrobat DC Displays Please wait while the document is being prepared for reading

How to Stop Adobe Acrobat DC Displays Please wait while the document is being prepared for reading every time you open any PDF on your Mac So I am on a Mac, and recently I noticed that an update to the Adobe DC makes the application display this little annoying message every time you open a PDF document of any size. It is particularly annoying and does not appear to be associated with any actual action. Even on a single page of text, the progress bar does nothing. Most of the instruction around the place are for a Windows PC and read something like this: All you have to is change a quick setting: Open Acrobat Reader and hit Ctrl+K (or Select “Edit” then “Preferences” from the drop-down menu) Click on the “Reading” tab under the “Categories” column on the left. Select the “Screen Reader Options” section, select the “Only… Read More »How to Stop Adobe Acrobat DC Displays Please wait while the document is being prepared for reading

Outlook 365 Keeps Prompting for Password After August 2017

Outlook 365 Keeps Prompting for Password After August 2017 In August 2017 Microsoft released another version of Outlook for Office 365 for PC that caused a major problem for people connecting to Exchange 2016 servers. This problems is all to do with the AutoDiscovery setup that Outlook uses. Microsoft appear to have set outlook to use their Office 365 servers as an initial point of setup configuration regardless of how you have configured AutoDiscovery. The bottom line is that outlook keeps trying to authenticate agains office365 and not your own server. While this is a known issue, as of January 2018 it has not been fixed in the next version of Outlook. The Fix There are two fixes, and either one should work. We suggest Fix 1 Fix 1 First one involves setting a registry entry on the computer experiencing the issue. To fix this issue, create a text file and… Read More »Outlook 365 Keeps Prompting for Password After August 2017

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How Install Disk Cleanup Tools Windows 2012 or Windows 2016

Install Disk Cleanup Tools Windows 2012 or Windows 2016 Server. Installing the function to clean your disk, requires that you install the Desktop Experience module from the Windows Feature list.  1. Open a PowerShell with Administrator rights. 2. Exercute: Import-Module ServerManager Install-WindowsFeature Desktop-Experience That’s it. A Reboot of the Computer is required.

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How to Fix Outlook Slow and Unresponsive with MAPI over HTTP to Exchange 2016

Outlook Slow and Unresponsive wiht MAPI over HTTP to Exchange 2016 Server In our case the versions in question were found to be: Outlook 2013 connecting to Exchange 2016 with MAPI over HTTP enabled. Reported Problems The user reported that outlook was slow to open email, and unresponsive with searching in outlook. The CTRL right click on the Outlook connection icon (bottom right) showed the connection was made with HTTP The Problem It is reported that MAPI over HTTP which is a newer connection method of laterExchange servers and potential better and more reliable for devices connecting has some unreliabilities in some instances with earlier version of Outlook. Our testing shows that later outlook versions and the Mac versions of outlook have no troubles at all. The Solution IN Exchange 2016 it is possible to disable MAPI for a users mailbox. The issue this may have is that they could… Read More »How to Fix Outlook Slow and Unresponsive with MAPI over HTTP to Exchange 2016

Setting up CRM 2015 on Windows 2012 R2 and SQL 2014 Stand Alone

Setting up CRM 2015 on a New Virtual Windows 2012 R2 with SQL 2014 Install the Following Components Services Indexing Service (Windows Search Service IIS Admin World Wide Web Publishing Windows Data Access Components MDAC 6.0 Microsoft ASP.NET   Windows Search Service The following method is use to install the Windows Search Service on Windows 2012 R2. The search feature is launched form the Server Manger (which will start by default as login as an administrator). Click Add Roles and Features   Next   Next   Next   Next (without selecting anything)   With the Features, select Windows Search Service – Next   Select Install   Select Close   Run through the process again  Click Add Roles and Features   Next   Next   Next   Next (without selecting anything)   This time select the Web Server (IIS) When prompted select Add Features Select Next Next Next Next Close   Installing SQL Server… Read More »Setting up CRM 2015 on Windows 2012 R2 and SQL 2014 Stand Alone

Windows 2012 R2 C:\Program Files (x86)\PHP\v5.6\php-cgi.exe – The FastCGI process exited unexpectedly PHP

The FastCGI process exited unexpectedly – Trying to run PHP on IIS 8.0 This problem has been talked about extensively around the forums, but no one is being clear on how to fix the problem. The issue first appeared after installing new Windows 2012 R2 Release.  after using  the Windows Web platform installer 5.0 to install  the framework PHP 5.6.0 and I might add when we tested on PHP 5.5 .11, a simple test page return the error: C:\Program Files (x86)\PHP\v5.6\php-cgi.exe – The FastCGI process exited unexpectedly The Solution You need to install the: Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4  32-bit version.  and it should be noted that even if your operating system is a 64-bit operating system, you must install the 32-bit version  as PHP does not run in 64 bit.  A download link is here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30679 Select the download button   Select the 32 bit version or x86… Read More »Windows 2012 R2 C:\Program Files (x86)\PHP\v5.6\php-cgi.exe – The FastCGI process exited unexpectedly PHP

CRM 2013 Reporting is not enabled Message in CRM Deployment Manager

You Receive the Message “Reporting is not enabled” And as the name suggests, this is because you have not installed the CRM Reporting feature. To Install the CRM 2013 Reporting Extension Add the SQL Server Data Tools option to the SQL 2012 server. Add features Select SQL Server Data Tools Next Next Install Etc till you are all done. Install the CRM Report Authoring Extensions D:\BIDSExtensions\i386\Setup\BIDSExtensions.exe Following the standard setup process, then.. Install the Reporting Extensions D:\Server\amd64\SrsDataConnector\SetupSrsDataConnector.exe That’s it. You now will have the message from the Deployment Manager removed, and the necessary reporting Extensions installed.

CRM 2013 splash screen crash on Setup DVD / ISO

CRM 2013 splash screen crash on Setup DVD / ISO After so many years, with the Splash screen crash of CRM 2011, the boys at Microsoft have not bothered to fix that problem. You start the screen Then before long you see this. Search around the net, and you find a bunch of old data relating to CRM 2011 and the same problem. Some suggestions are to uninstall various version of IE (The worlds Words Browser) or other similar crap. Not really much help when you are on a Windows 2012 R2 server with the newest release of CRM install ISO. Note: This is the sort of stuff I hope the new CEO will fix one day! Other Solutions incorrectly reference the files to install from. The Solution These are the correct locations for CRM 2013: Install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server[Drive]:\Server\amd64\SetupServer.exe Install Microsoft Dynamics CRM Report Authoring Extension[Drive]:\BIDSExtensions\i386\SetupBIGSExtensions.exe Install Microsoft… Read More »CRM 2013 splash screen crash on Setup DVD / ISO

Mars Edit can't upload images to WordPress on IIS

  Having Troubles Uploading images to WordPress hosted on IIS If you are like me and enjoy a Mac, and WordPress, then you have probably discovered MarsEdit. We were experiencing problems uploading images to our WordPress blog. Upload File ErrorCan’t do upload file for “blog name” because the server reported an error. The server returned an unexpected response code: 413. WordPress Upload File Permissions on IIS You upload an image in WordPress and either you get an error or the image will upload, thumbnails would work but the actual image would not have read permissions. If you can’t upload an image at all, it’s probably because you need to give the IUSR account Read/Write/Modify permission on your wp-content folder.  This will allow you to upload, and do the WordPress & plugin updates. Alos, you may you need to do is give the IIS_IUSRS group Read permissions on your “C:\Windows\Temp” folder. Make… Read More »Mars Edit can't upload images to WordPress on IIS

.zip files from Mac OS show up as green/encrypted

Green files and folders on Windows 7 indicate they are encrypted. Usually this is a function of a program that will make these files encrypted for a reason. Security is usually the reason. But… An interesting little bug in the process of creating a .zip file on a mac and moving it over to a Windows computer. When a .zip file is created according to standards for .zip files found here: http://www.pkware.com/documents/casestudies/APPNOTE.TXT They specify that .zip archives include a tag informing about itself to the program trying to decompress the archive. This tag information is known as the “version made by” and as the name suggest, it would tag information about the program version of .zip and the files system in use. 0 – MS-DOS and OS/2 (FAT / VFAT / FAT32 file systems) 1 – Amiga 2 – OpenVMS 3 – UNIX 4 – VM/CMS 5 – Atari ST… Read More ».zip files from Mac OS show up as green/encrypted

Captivate SCORM reporting completed but not passed

Captivate SCORM Problems We have been playing in depth lately with some some of the Captivate SCORM outputs in an effort to better understand the SCORM Compliance and where Captivate falls down in this area. What we have found is very interesting and needs to be explained in detail to understand. The Problem Until recently, anyone who wanted to author SCORM-compliant content had few choices. Not many authoring programs existed and the technical knowledge to create compliant content was and, in fact, still is beyond the reach of most training developers. Now there are many affordable, easy to use content authoring programs to create SCORM-compliant content that can be deployed to learning management systems (LMS). Adobe, a leader in the multimedia authoring and programming industry, has recently thrown their hat into the ring and released Adobe Captivate – a SCORM-compliant authoring tool that includes screen capture, simulation, automated testing and… Read More »Captivate SCORM reporting completed but not passed

How to stop – Only secure content is displayed in IE9 message

If you use IE9, you must be familiar with this message: “Only secure content is displayed.” This kind of messages are implemented by Microsoft because they want to inform you that you are about to access some unsecured content on a website. This is actually a security purpose message. Unfortunately, this kind of messages are more often annoying or unnecessary than useful. Internet explorer show this message when the same website page contain both secured and unsecured content: in this way, some unsecured scripts may have access to secured data on that page. Same thing happens when you play a game (unsecured scripts) on Facebook and want to publish that game information on your wall (secured action). 1. Launch Internet Explorer. 2. Go to Tools -> Internet Options. Then, navigate to Security tab. 3. Click on “Custom level” button. 4. Search for “Display mixed content” under Miscellaneous section. Change it… Read More »How to stop – Only secure content is displayed in IE9 message