When a new user was logging into Windows 7  machine the following error messaged dispalyed : “User Profile Service service failed the logon Windows 7”. This is usually down to a corrupt user profile, so I logged in as administrator and tried to find the users profile however is was not loaded in the registry or registered as a user profile in the System Advanced Settings.

Looking round the easiest resolve seemed a system restore to a previous date however this did not fix the issue. I checked the event log to find there was a user profile being setup in C:\Users\ area. After checking the folder I tried to delete all the tempory user profiles for the user ( e.g. .000 and .001 ) however I couldn’t due to permissions.

I opened the comma nd windows up as administrator and used the ‘ rmdir /s /q “C:\Users\Username” ‘ command however there where some files I couldn’t delete involved with the rapport service. Looking into the event log , when the profile was being built it was having issues copying in the .cfg’s files for Rapport.

I unistalled rapport , removed the temporary directorties and it worked!

User Profile Service service failed the logon Windows 7

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After installing IIS 7 on a windows 7 SP1 machine , upon trying to view http://localhost/ default ISS7 page the following error popped up :

“service unavailable 503”

After logging into IIS Manager , the DefaultAppPool was in a stopped start. I renabled this and tried again , however upon trying to view the localhost default IIS webpage again , the DefaultAppPool went back to Stopped state.

Checking the event log brought back the following error

“The Windows Process Activation Service failed to create a worker process for the application pool ‘DefaultAppPool’. The data field contains the error number.”

I right clicked on the DefaultAppPool in the Application Pool menu, under advanced settings/process model changed the Identity to “LocalSystem”. I started the DefaultAppPool up again and it worked

 

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Upon opening a document with Word ,  Winword crashes straight away.

I tried the main fixes of resetting the Normal.dot + normal.dotm files and opened the Winword in safe mode ( Winword /a). But the problem still continued. After further investigation usp10.dll was the DLL causing the issue , and some online research it stated Helvettica Font was to blame. I removed the problem font from C:\Windows\Fonts and Word opened straight away. It looks like this problem also exists in Outlook

Microsofts Post on the Problem : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2119612

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Voice Over IP providers , provide you with a service to listen to your voice mails held on the system via email. Usually there’s a choice between MP3 ( Which costs money due to the licensing fee) , VML or .WAV ( Uncompressed so large file size ) .

Usually there will be an online portal for you to login to via Internet Explorer and download an Active X control to be able to play the files through a browser. This control will download a player usually stored in  C:\Windows\System32\VMPlayer.exe , where you can associate .vml’s to in your operating system. However for some reason in Windows 7 the player does not work if you try and open a .vml file with it. If you open the VMPlayer and open the VML file by searching for it it does.

Evening following through the file association instructions here http://www.dslreports.com/faq/12328 , it still crashes when you try and open the vml file through the VMPlayer. The only resolution I found to this was to switch the voicemail file type to .WAV ( or MP3 ) and let Windows media player or another media player take care of the audio!

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I recieved the following email from Air Asia this morning. I’m guessing they have a massive Vegetarian Fried Rice fan base for a personalised email to be sent about this subject. On the other side it could be a very clever social media ploy to get people to write about it , but it’s worked. I’ve never heard of Mock , but from what I can tell it’s Chicken based , but I’m guessing they are going for the veggie Mock

http://www.filipinovegetarianrecipe.com/vegetarian_main_dish/mock_drumsticks_with_gluten.php

We will be discontinuing the Vegetarian Fried Rice from 1st June 2011 onwards.

Vegetarian Fried Rice will be replaced with Vegetarian Fried Rice (with Mock Drumsticks)
for all AirAsia QZ flights.

Vegetarian Fried Rice (With Mock Drumsticks)

 

However, if you would like to have other meals instead, kindly proceed to Manage My Booking to make your changes online or contact our Call Centre.

Additional fees will not be incurred unless the price of the newly selected meal is higher than the price of the original meal.

Wishing you a pleasant flight!

Best Regards,
Catering & In-Flight Management AirAsia Berhad

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Sometimes people want to send an email to all the people who have ever emailed them , like a big company name change / email address etc. I was looking for some software to do this , but turns out you can do this via a Macro

 

  • Open Outlook
  • Press the ALT+F11 to open the Macro Editor
  • Click on Tools , References and make sure Microsoft Scripting Runtime/Dictionary is ticket
  • Press ok , then on the left hand side , choose the project 1 , microsoft outlook object and ThisOutlookSession
  • Copy the following code from the raw paste data here
  • Press the F5 Key to run the macro , and you should be ask to choose a folder
  • Press the Ctrl G Key after the Macro has run ( Might take some time depending how big the inbox is ) to bring up the results below
  • You can then copy this into a text file , or in a BCC to To filed to send off the email

would like to reference help from http://geekswithblogs.net/VROD/archive/2008/11/08/126878.aspx

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A new Asus computer out the box had been setup with the region settings of English (United Kingdom) , however in some .net programs the date format still showed as English (United States)

This looks like a common problem with some Windows 7 Sysprepped Machines. To reset the date do the following

  • Control Panel
  • Region and Language
  • Change the Format to anything else but English (United Kingdom)
  • Click Apply
  • Change the Format back to English (United Kingdom)

This should fix the problem

Control Panel

Region and Language

Change the Format to anything else but English (United Kingdom)

Click Apply

Change the Format back to English (United Kingdom)

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I had a Dymo 400 Label Machine which was working fine on a Windows 2008 Terminal server using the 7.8 Software. A Dymo Label 450 Turbo label machine was purchased which needed installing on the same terminal server.

7.8 Version of the software does require an update for it to work with a 450 Turbo Printer which is here

After installing the version 8.3 software on the server , upon launching the program the following message was displayed “DYMO Label Software has stopped working”

To install the 8.3 software on a 2008 Terminal Server you need 3.5  .Net Framework instructions here . After installing this the program ran fine.

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Recently I was trying to activate a blackberry using Blackberry Internet Serivces ( BIG )  on a new Small business server 2008 Box. I went through the normal settings of

Username : domain\username

Password : password

Webmail Address : https://mail.domain.com/owa

Mailbox : username

However the server address could not be verified, I checked the link and tried to login as the user through webmail and logged me in fine.

I then tested the server through the EWS ( Exchange Web Services )  by trying to log the user in via https://mail.domain.com/ews using the same username and password. This did not let me in which would explain why the blackberry wasn’t validating. A server reboot did not fix the issue so ran “iisreset /noforce” which fixed the issue and allowed me to validate the email , however it seemed to go back to its old ways 30 Minutes later

I downloaded Update rollup 10 installed an rebooted into the server , and seems to have rectified the issue

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A computer running Windows Vista had the error message “Lupdate Mfc Application Has Stopped Working” appear on every startup. Google results suggested the computer was infected by spyware , but after a scan with malware bytes and Microsoft Security Essentials , there was no sign of any infection. Further searches showed that Printer Programs could be the issue. I used MSconfig Startup Options to remove the Samsung Printer Control panel and restarted the computer. This fixed the issue. Further diagnostics prove that is could be a program called “openwares liveupdate” If removing the printer software from startup did not fix the issue

openwares liveupdate
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