Monday, February 28, 2011

Sharepoint site prompts for authentication when opening Office documents

If your sharepoint site is in your trusted sites and is set to use existing user and password for authentication, but it still prompts for authentication, there is a fix. You may find when prompted for authentication that you can click cancel on the prompt and the Office document will open. If you want to do away with the prompt for authentication try this regedit.

1) Run regedit
2) Browse to: HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\services\WebClient\Parameters
3) Create a new Multi-String Value called ‘AuthForwardServerList’
4) Enter each web address as a value of the 'AuthForwardServerList'
a. Do not include port numbers
5) Reboot the computer
6) The documents should now open without being prompted for authentication.

Friday, February 25, 2011

XP File Association fixes by Doug Knox

Doug Knox has made reg files to fix various broken file associations. This can be handy in a number of circumstances so I wanted to link to his site. Check it out if you loose a file association (especially .exe).

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

Friday, February 18, 2011

Dell E6500 and E6510 Encrypted with PGP Blue Screens after Windows Update

We have found on our Dell Latitude E6500 and 6510 laptops that are encrypted with PGP have an issue with a particular Windows Update. Update KB2393802 seems to be the culprit.

The blue screen occurs after PGP Bootguard authentication. To work around this, boot the computer into Safemode. Go to Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs>check the box to show Windows Updates. Look for the update KB2393802 and uninstall it. Reboot and the computer should now boot without blue screening.

Script to clear Outlook email address cache

This script searches XP/Vista/Windows 7 profiles for the Outlook cache file *.NK2 and renames it to .Bak thereby clearing the Outlook email address cache.

Run this script on the client system to clear the cache for all profiles.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Windows XP: Trying to open task manager and nothing happens

Try deleting this registry key:
Run Regedit
Browse to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
Find taskmgr.exe listed underneath. Delete it.
Close Regedit
Try opening the task manager.

This fixed it for me.

Windows 10 with Ubuntu: Install error CanonicalGroupLimited.UbuntuonWindows cannot be found or cannot be accessed

On Windows 10 Enterprise build 1709 I installed the Windows Subsystem for Linux. Next I open the Microsoft Store and did a search for Ub...