Windows 10 comes with a search icon (a magnifying glass) in the taskbar. If you don't use that (as you can search by clicking on the Windows (Start Menu) icon), you can get rid of it as follows:
- Right-click on a free spot in the taskbar.
- Hover over "Cortana" and the click "Hidden".
- That's it.
If you have disabled Cortana, the menu sequence is "Search" > "Hidden".
With ESXi 5.5 Update 3, VMWare addes USB 3.0 Passthrough support. It does this via xHCI USB adapter and the necessary drivers.
When I upgraded from ESXi 5.5 Update 2 to Update 3b, USB 3.0 did not work, though. The necessary driver had not been installed automatically with the upgrade. So here is what I had to do (in PuTTY):
Install the xHCI driver from the bundle I used to do the upgrade:
esxcli software vib install -n xhci-xhci -d "/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/Install/VMware-ESXi-5.5.0-Update3-3568722-HPE-5184.108.40.206.33-Apr2016-depot.zip"
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If you just have ESXi 5.5 installed and you manage it with the vSphere client, you might want to install vCenter, which has some benefits (vSphere Web Client, get ESX alert emails and many others). Be aware that while ESXi 5.5 is free, the vCenter has a license cost. Also, make sure that the vCenter you install is always a newer or the same version than the ESXi you have.
You can either install the vCenter to run on an existing Windows Server or you can just import a virtual appliance (based on Read more [...]
With OS version 10.3.2, Blackberry has introduced Anti-Theft Protection (the company was required to do so by law). It did this by integrating Anti-Theft functionality in its "Blackberry Protect" offering.
While this might reduce the number of stolen devices, it is a horror for people that have forgotten their Blackberry ID password. Their Blackberry has turned into a useless brick and Blackberry support was in many cases less than useful.
But there is now a method to remove Anti-Theft Protection. Read more [...]
In environments where you have a Microsoft PKI Infrastructure (AD CA) setup, you can create new certificates via web enrolment:
This is straight forward for single-name certificates. If you wish to have multiple names for a certificate (Subject Alternative Names = SAN), you need a certain syntax in the "Atrributes" field of the web page:
You can add as many names as you want, separated by "&".
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Many companies have a policy that require their users to change their passwords regularly (e.g. every 90 days). In Active Directory, this is normally enforced via Group Policy.
This works well, but can be problematic if the user is out of the office while the password expires. An example: If he or she is using a mobile phone to access company emails via ActiveSync, the access will be blocked once the password has expired. ActiveSync does not support password changes, so the user has no way to Read more [...]
I recently wanted to uninstall SQL Server 2008 R2 completely after I have upgraded to SQL Server 2014. The uninstall of the
"SQL Server 2008 R2 Setup Support Files"
did not work and produced the error:
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Setup Support Files cannot be uninstalled because the following products are installed:
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 RsFx Driver
Strangely, the "Add/Remove Programs" section did not list the "Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 RsFx Driver". To uninstall this "hidden" Read more [...]
I frequently do a mailbox wide search in Outlook. Sometimes, it is important to find out where exactly that email is located in Outlook. The search results list doesn't indicate the folder, unfortunately.
Solution 1 (reveals the folder name, but not the sub-folder structure):
If only the name of the folder is important to you, you can determine this by opening the “classic” Properties dialog of a message via the keyboard shortcut ALT+ENTER. This works for an email that you have selected Read more [...]
When you dial a number on a Blackberry OS 10 device like the Classic or the Z30, you hear the typcal "dialling" sound, also called DTMF. Unfortunately, there is no switch to turn that off.
The only way to do this is to switch your sound profile to "Silent" or "Vibrate", but that mutes any other notifications as well.
Here are the instructions to turn the dial pad tone off but still hearing other notifications:
Settings > Notifications
Make sure, the active profile is "Normal"
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On a workgroup computer that's running Windows 7/8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2/2012 R2, the Windows Time service stops immediately after system startup. This issue occurs even after the Startup Type is changed from Manual to Automatic. Additionally, the following event is logged in the System log:
Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Event ID: 7036
The Windows Time service entered the running state.
Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Event ID: Read more [...]