Tag Archive: Microsoft

Oct 23

Resolved: Cannot alter user ‘dbo’

Resolved: Cannot alter user ‘dbo’ I was working on setting up a new Microsoft SQL Server 2016 instance and importing databases from the old server when I ran into this issue. During the import (Attach) process, I assigned the user the application uses to connect as dbo (The application requires dbo rights btw… just saying …

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Feb 17

How to: Enable Shadow Copy or Previous Version in Windows 2012 R2?

How to: Enable Shadow Copy or Previous Version in Windows 2012 R2? I recently had a bit of an issue with a program. It uses an access database and one of the employees modified it but we needed to revert the changes. Seemed simple enough, just reach out to pick a previous version from the …

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Oct 26

How to: Change your activation product key in Windows 8, Windows 2012 Server and MultiPoint Server 2012

How to: Change your activation product key in Windows 8, Windows 2012 Server and MultiPoint Server 2012 When you try to activate your Windows 8, Windows 2012 Server or MultiPoint Server 2012 sometimes you have a pre-set key (trial, etc.) which won’t let you activate your windows installation. There are other scenarios where you might …

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Mar 02

How to: Install Office 365 ProPlus / Business on a RDS Server (Terminal Server / MultiPoint Server) using Shared Computer Activation – Office 2013 version

How to: Install Office 365 ProPlus / Business on a RDS Server (Terminal Server / MultiPoint Server) using Shared Computer Activation – Office 2013 version Here you can find the Office 2016 version/instructions: How to: Install Office 365 ProPlus / Business on a RDS Server (Terminal Server / MultiPoint Server) using Shared Computer Activation – Office …

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Mar 02

How to: Create a Self-Signed SAN Certificate on PowerShell

How to: Create a Self-Signed SAN Certificate on PowerShell In the past I have wrote about creating self signed certificates on different architectures as well as creating SAN (Subject Alternative Name) Certificates. The main twist is always how to create SAN certificates as the need for them seems to be on the rise. In case you …

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Nov 21

Resolved: Where and How to use Name Management function in Excel 2011 for Mac

Resolved: Where and How to use Name Management function in Excel 2011 for Mac So this is one of those things I keep referring back to. One of the key things I do when I work in Excel is control the values that can be entered in certain fields. I am clearly not good at …

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Nov 19

Ubuntu 14.04 and above in a Generation 2 Hyper-V Virtual Machine (VM)

Ubuntu 14.04 and above in a Generation 2 Hyper-V Virtual Machine (VM) As most of you know, a Generation 2 Hyper-V Virtual Machine is generally reserved for Windows 2012 or 64 bit versions of Windows 8 as the New virtual Machine Wizard specifies: Generation 2 This virtual machine generation provides support for features such as …

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Nov 15

How to: Create an SSH connection using Terminal on Mac OS X & save the configuration for later use / shortcut

How to: Create an SSH connection using Terminal on Mac OS X & save the configuration for later use / shortcut So now that I bought myself a new Mac I decided I would try to avoid by all means installing Windows on it. I use a lot of applications (and some games) that either …

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Jul 30

Resolved: Outlook.com/People contacts not syncing to iPhone

Resolved: Outlook.com/People contacts not syncing to iPhone Although I have been recommending people to migrate to Outlook.com as an alternative to Gmail (You can read more about that here: How to: Migrate from Gmail to Outlook.com (previously Hotmail.com & Live.com). Basically having ActiveSync and Customs Domains (until the end of July 2014) as the big …

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Apr 11

How to: Configure Remote SQL Server Logging for TMG 2010

How to: Configure Remote SQL Server Logging for Microsoft’s Thread Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Microsoft’s Thread Management Gateway is a solution that aims at providing advanced firewall and reverse proxy capabilities to the enterprise. Unfortunately Microsoft won’t be releasing new versions in the future so I haven’t been writing much about it lately; However, many …

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