Saturday, December 20, 2008

Microsoft's recommendations for speeding up a PC

I found this page that talks about Microsoft's recommendations for speeding up a PC. I think these recommendations are crap, but it's something:

Friday, December 19, 2008

sqldumper library failed initialization message

After uninstalling Business Contact Manager in certain situations, you'll get an error of "sqldumper library failed initialization" - the simple way to fix that is change the service 'SQL Server VSS Writer' from automatic to manual. Then the error goes away

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

turning off numlock at startup

To turn off numlock for the occasional computer that has numlock on when you are on the log on screen:

Set Numlock State on Startup


HKEY CURRENT USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators

0 = numberlock off
2 = numberlock on

If you want the numlock on at the welcome screen you also need to change:

HKEY USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators same number values as above.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Remote web workplace connect to my computer at work has issue

If you are getting an error about the remote web workplace not having the necessary ActiveX control when trying to use remote desktop from Remote Web Workplace:

Then you can fix that by going to Tools -> Manage Add-ons -> Enable or Disable Add-ons

And then enable ‘Microsoft Terminal Services Client Control (redist)’