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Most Cloud Services such as Frontbridge or Google Apps now require you to verify ownership of your domain with a TXT DNS Record. I recently had to update this for a domain hosted with Easyspace and a quick search around the control panel and google for how to add this proved fruitless. Their control panel only gives you A Record, MX or CName…

Turns out after further investigation, you can’t do this yourself and you either have to raise a support ticket through your Customer Login or a bit quicker – call them on

Support : 0370 755 5066 ( 0370 calls are charged at a local rate in the UK )

Over the phone , they will give you an email to send the request to. This can take up to 3 hours for them to action , then another few hours to propagate

This information would have been really useful on here

http://helpdesk.ufindus.com/faq.php?do=article&articleid=1488 Where they tell you what a TXT Record is , or their DNS Records Page

http://helpdesk.ufindus.com/faq.php?do=article&articleid=1558

Hope this information helps someone else!

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When a user tried to open a PDF Document via Adobe Reader X after an Adobe Reader Update it produced the following error message “Before proceeding you must first launch Adobe Acrobat and accept the End User License Agreement” I thought this related to the End User License Agreement of Adobe Reader , so I tried to open it standalone but it did not bring the terms and conditions. The machine previously had Adobe Acrobat 8.0 Installed as a trial , but this was unistalled so Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Licensed copy could be installed. I tried to open adobe acrobat 6.0 however there was no End User License Agreement either. It looks like Adobe leaves some old registry information , so a complete unistall of Adobe Products on the machine and reinstall should fix the problem. However an easy fix, is to open up Adobe Ready , Go to Edit / Preferences / General Then tick the box to “Enable Protected Mode”
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Recently a user was having issues opening excel files , were by a 600kb file could take around 20 seconds to open. When you copied this file locally to the computer it opened it straight away , and other computers accessing the file had no problem. What I did notice was when you opened the file , the network usage would spike to 7mb/s for the entire time while only retrieving a 600kb file. Opening .pdf / .doc files around double or triple the size would open instantly A bit of research online only proved the fault/fix with a Windows 7 setup accessing office 2003 documents http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982860 I tried the “Under the registry entry, disable these two registry keys: Right-click Enablesecuritysignature, and then click Modify. Type 0 in the Value data box and then click OK. Right-click Requiresecuritysignature, and then click Modify. Type 0 in the Value data box and then click OK.” However no success , my setup however was Windows XP and Office 2003. After much searching the fix was actually pretty recent from microsft http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2570623 “reduces performance due to the network traffic when reading in the parts of the workbook” So upgrade to 2007/2010 or disable OFV!

You can perform the below fix manually , or I have create a .re file which does it http://www.pariswells.com/upload/fix.zip

You can use the EnableOnLoad registry entry to configure how you want Excel to handle opening workbooks for the OFV. By default, the EnableOnLoad entry is not present in the Windows registry. To add the EnableOnLoadentry to the Windows registry, follow these steps:
  1. Exit Excel.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and then click to select the following registry key: **EDIT** Thanks to Frank in the comments , the proper key is ” HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\11.0″ Old key “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\”
  4. After you select the key that is specified in step 3, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click Key.
  5. Type Excel, and then press ENTER.
  6. Select Excel, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click Key.
  7. Type Security, and then press ENTER.
  8. Select Security, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click Key.
  9. Type FileValidation, and then press ENTER.
  10. Select FileValidation, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value.
  11. Type EnableOnLoad, and then press ENTER. Note: The default value is 0 which disables the validation.
  12. On the File menu, click Exit to quit Registry Editor.
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I moved an existing wordpress site from one server to another. After initial complications of getting the “White Screen of Death” of nothing showing this was caused by the MySQL being on another server instead of localhost. It should of given me a SQL error but for some reason it didn’t show!

Next issue was when I tried to get into the admin control panel on domain.com/wp-admin/ the webserver started serving pages as the raw php files for me to download instead of parsing them in the browser. I checked the folder permissions which the same as the server before. I tried copying a phpinfo.php file ( to check if it was a wordpress issue) but it wouldn’t even parse that! I created another folder and copied the phpinfo.php into there to try and it worked. I then copied all the wp-admin files into the new folder , renamed it to wp-admin after deleting the old folder and it worked!

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After helping someone setup dual monitors on their computer with a Nvidia Geforce graphics card on Windows XP, the Nvidia drivers did not allow me to choose Dual View as an Nview option. The only options where to span or to clone. I was usuing the latest graphics drivers off the Nvidea site. I checked the display settings in Windows XP but the Nvidia drivers were only passing Windows XP a single Monitor ( Due to the Spanning Technology)

Tips online sugessted using “regedit” from the command prompt and search for “DisableDualView” and change value 0 to 1 however after a search I couldn’t find this record

Also check in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\NVTweak and set the NvCplExposeWin2kDualView value to “0” instead of 1 however I could not find this.

I rolled the drivers back to a previous version noted ( Uninstall the previous nvidia software) : http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-258.96-whql-driver.html , rebooted the machine , and this removed the Spanning Technology and allowed Windows XP to see both monitors and enable dual desktops!

I’ve heard this issue can be caused if you have a grahics card with a DVI and VGA output , and you convert the DVI into back to VGA

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\NVTweak and set the NvCplExposeWin2kDualView value to “0”chec
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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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