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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

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DNN Event ID 1310 after moving website to new server Exception message: Unsecured Passwords Format Detected

IIS throwing Event ID 1310 Exception message: Unsecured Passwords Format Detected The Error Message Exception information: Exception type: ConfigurationErrorsException Exception message: Unsecured Passwords Format Detected. The Membership Provider that contains the unsecure passwords format is: AspNetSqlMembershipProvider. The obsoleted password format is: Encrypted. For more information, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=834784. Request information: Request URL: Request path: User host address: User: Is authenticated: False Authentication Type: Thread account name: IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool The Problem was actually simple and a “user error” We tried to connect the website up to the wrong database. i.e. When we copied the database and moved it, we inadvertently copied the wrong database. This caused the above error due to the fact that the machinekey data in the web.config file was wrong for the database. This caused the error 1310 to be thrown and the Application Pool associated with the new incorrectly setup site to stop. The fix.  Connect to the… Read More »DNN Event ID 1310 after moving website to new server Exception message: Unsecured Passwords Format Detected

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

Should I Use KnowRoaming International Mobile Review

Know Roaming Review – Should I Use KnowRoaming Mobile  In one word, NO. But let me explain why we think the reviews we have read online don’t live up to our experience.  Firstly, as someone who professionally travels the entire globe and who is a techno geek, data is one of the most important travel tools these days. To look up and book all sorts of things form AirBnB to Uber,, Google Maps and just staying in contact with loved ones. Getting Data is really still a huge hassle after all these years. Blackberry had the right idea to provide unlimited global packages for their devices world wide, and I personally cannot wait for Elon Must to get his 4,425 satellites up and running giving global coverage of low orbit satellite based data services. I am surprised that Apple or Google etc have not jumped in and lined up the… Read More »Should I Use KnowRoaming International Mobile Review

How Install Disk Cleanup Tools Windows 2012 or Windows 2016

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

DNN – Hide a Page from the Menu

To Hide a DNN Page from the Menu Note: This page will still be available to those who know the URL of that page (if for example you had put the page in a news letter). Select Edit / Page Settings   Page Details / Unselect the Include in Menu Option Update Page The Page will no longer appear in the menu system. It can still be hit with the permissions that have previously been set. Alternatively – To Change Permissions on the page to hide and stop access: http://www.interactivewebs.com/blog/index.php/general-tips/dnn-change-permissions-on-a-page-to-stop-users-being-able-to-access-the-page/    

DNN – Change Permissions on a Page to Stop Users Being Able to Access The Page

To Stop users (Either members or visitors) from being able to access a page on the DNN Site. Select Edit / Page Settings Select the Permissions Tab Uptick the All users View Settings. With no view pages permissions set. No users other than the Default Administrator settings will be able to visit the page. Update Page Note This hides the page from users in the menu too. Alternatively you can just hide the page from the menu, but still allow people how know where the page exists to still access it by following this post:http://www.interactivewebs.com/blog/index.php/general-tips/dnn-hide-a-page-from-the-menu/  

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

The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V snapshot

The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V ‘ After working with Hyper-V and Snap shots, you may find that a previously working domain member machine gets this error message. This is because the Domain Controller will automatically update passwords of Machine Accounts every 30 days, and a restored snapshot may not match the new pass. The solution On the effected client machine open PowerShell Run the following command “Reset-ComputerMachinePassword” or specify the credentials switch if the account your running PowerShell with doesn’t have the correct AD perms for the CMDlet “Reset-ComputerMachinePassword –credential Domain\Adaccount” (You will be prompted for the domain password). After running this give the client machine a restart After Reboot, the server will function correctly.