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CRM 2013 IFD An error occurred An error occurred. Contact your administrator for more information.

CRM 2013 IFD An error occurred An error occurred. Contact your administrator for more information.  When trying to setup up IFD with CRM 2013, we kept getting the error: An error occurred. Contact your administrator for more information.           Activity ID: 00000000-0000-0000-0300-0080030000ed Relying party: CRM IFD Relying Party Error time: Sat, 02 Aug 2014 08:32:56 GMT   Little or no additional information in the Event Log: We had attempted to setup IFD with ADFS 3.0 and at the time there was very little additional information available for this setup. The MSDN blog that we followed was good, but for ADFS 2.1. The Solution. ADFS 3.0 Extra Steps To say these steps are “fucking important” is to under estimate the value I place in the 2 weeks it took me to resolve the ADFS 3.0.  Enable Forms Authentication AD FS in Windows Server 2012 R2, forms authentication… Read More »CRM 2013 IFD An error occurred An error occurred. Contact your administrator for more information.

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

DragonDictate for Mac 4.0 and VMware fusion lower case text only

I have recently upgraded to Dragon dictate for Mac 4.0 and was surprised to find that when dictating into a virtual machine running under VMware fusion, that the dictation would only produce lowercase text. This is particularly annoying when you get to something like? That requires an uppercase press. Instead you end up with / While this is not a complete showstopper, as it is possible to dictate into a Mac notepad and then copy and paste the text directly into the VMware fusion instance, this still frustrating to note that this area has been around since version 3.0 at least.  I would have expected had some attention may be paid to this.  If anyone has any information that is helpful with this I would appreciate you posting it.

Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at DotNetNuke.Entities.Users.UserInfo.GetProperty

DNN Error Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at DotNetNuke.Entities.Users.UserInfo.GetProperty After noticing a few strange things with our website, and seeing a number of users requesting access, but not receiving their authentication email. We noticed this error when we manually authorised an account. Message: DotNetNuke.Services.Exceptions.ModuleLoadException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. —> System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at DotNetNuke.Entities.Users.UserInfo.GetProperty(String propertyName, String format, CultureInfo formatProvider, UserInfo accessingUser, Scope currentScope, Boolean& propertyNotFound) at DotNetNuke.Services.Tokens.BaseCustomTokenReplace.replacedTokenValue(String strObjectName, String strPropertyName, String strFormat) at DotNetNuke.Services.Tokens.BaseTokenReplace.ReplaceTokens(String strSourceText) at DotNetNuke.Services.Tokens.TokenReplace.ReplaceTokens(String strSourceText) at DotNetNuke.Services.Tokens.TokenReplace.ReplaceEnvironmentTokens(String strSourceText, IDictionary Custom, String CustomCaption) at DotNetNuke.Services.Localization.Localization.GetSystemMessage(String strLanguage, PortalSettings portalSettings, String messageName, UserInfo userInfo, String resourceFile, ArrayList customArray, IDictionary customDictionary, String customCaption, Int32 accessingUserID) at DotNetNuke.Services.Localization.Localization.GetSystemMessage(String strLanguage, PortalSettings portalSettings, String messageName, UserInfo userInfo, String resourceFile, ArrayList custom, String customCaption, Int32 accessingUserID) at DotNetNuke.Services.Mail.Mail.SendMail(UserInfo user, MessageType msgType, PortalSettings settings) at DotNetNuke.Modules.Admin.Users.ManageUsers.MembershipAuthorized(Object sender, EventArgs… Read More »Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at DotNetNuke.Entities.Users.UserInfo.GetProperty

Windows 2008 Server Blocking RDP IP Address Hacks

Find out the IP address of the Prick who is trying to hack your server. Go to the Windows Event Log, and select Security. Look for the Audit Failure event and you will see the IP there. Setup a custom rule in Firewall With Advanced Security to block this incoming IP from attempting a hack. Start -> administrative tools > windows firewall with advanced security. Select Inbound Rules / New Rule Select Custom / Next Select All Programs / Next Leave Default / Next Leave the Local IP set to ANY, but Change the Remote IP to ADD Ensure that you have added the prick who is hacking you, then Next Select Block the Connection / Next Leave Default / Next Give the rule a name / Finish

.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

Internet Explorer will not display some JPG Red X

A jpg image opens in Firefox but not Internet Explorer Question A jpg image opens in Firefox but not Internet Explorer. Answer Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 dropped support for jpeg images saved as CMYK and now only supports images saved in RGB mode. Below is an example and easy way to verify this issue. In the below example, we have two images; one saved in CMYK and the other saved as RGB. CYMK Image RGB Image If this issue exists, the CMYK image will appear as a red X or broken image in Internet Explorer. However, opening this page in Chrome or Firefox should show both images. If both images are visible to Internet Explorer, this is not the issue with your version of Internet Explorer. Out suggestion would be to use just about any other browser that IE 8. Update to Chrome or Firefox and use that browser.

Outlook 2013 Ribbon Keeps Hiding in Office 365

After playing around with the new (totally disappointing) Outlook 2013 I found that the ribbon would keep hiding. While that is annoying enough and I wanted to turn it back to how it was by default, what was really ticking me off was that someone else inadvertently made this happen while on my computer and could not tell me what they have done to set it that way. So I set about working it it. I couldn’t with out help. So I set to Google for assistance. Found nothing, hence I’m writing this. Steps Click a Message in your mail view. Click HOME (the ribbon should appear) Then on the far right of the ribbon, is a little drawing pin icon. In this location That when clicked will turn to the indication above. This pins the ribbon in place. For the record… I am disappointed by the new Office. There… Read More »Outlook 2013 Ribbon Keeps Hiding in Office 365

IE FTP Your current security settings do not allow you to download files from this location.

Problem while accessing Windows 2003 server today I experienced a problem with the system reported to me: Your current security settings do not allow you to download files from this location. And gave me the following error window and security alert: Knowing that Internet Explorer is too stupid to know that even though I have the username and password to connect to an FTP site , I don’t have the necessary security permissions to download files from the FTP site. as dumb as this may seem it is the default security settings are Internet Explorer early versions. The solution In this case the solution is actually quite easy. 1. Open IE 2. Open Tools > Internet Options > Security 3. Click on Trusted Sites then the sites button below 4. Enter the URL of the site you’re downloading from and click add  

How to discover your Facebook ID

Discover Your Facebook ID There is one really easy and surefire way to discover your Facebook ID. Navigate to this URL: https://graph.facebook.com/interactivewebs and replace in the URL interactivewebs with your own Facebook username. https://graph.facebook.com/yourusername When the page loads, you will see something like this: { “id”: “100000310593653”, “name”: “David Finley”, “first_name”: “David”, “last_name”: “Finley”, “link”: “http://www.facebook.com/interactivewebs”, “username”: “interactivewebs”, “gender”: “male”, “locale”: “en_US” }   Your ID are the numbers in the inverted commas that follow the ID.line . so Sn this case. th TIT would be: 100000310593653

How We Setup–The History of The Internet

This is how we setup a Website for a School Project about The History of the Internet. We first researched the hits for “The History of the Internet” as a search term in Google. What we found is that there are 450,000 searches each month for this term. We hope to capture some of that traffic. 1. Registered the Domain Name: the-history-of-the-internet.com We did this at: http://domains.interactivewebs.com/ So we registered the domain name, and set Domain Name Servers to: fserver2.fserver2.com fserver3.fserver3.com   2. Next we setup DNS servers for the domain name. and pointed the www.the-history-of-the-internet.com to the weebly website IP address that we have been assigned.   3. Then we updated the site settings in Weebly to accept the new domain name. 4. Then we setup a Google Analytics tracking code. and pasted that to the Weebly settings so that every page would be tracked. 5. Then we added… Read More »How We Setup–The History of The Internet