20 May 2015
2 Oct 2014
Windows Server 2012

The following solution posted by mastersto in Microsoft Technet Forum worked for me.

REMEMER to run WIndows Powershell as Administrator

PSH> Get-NetConnectionProfile
Name : Unidentified network
InterfaceAlias : vEthernet (Local-10)
InterfaceIndex : 18
NetworkCategory : Public
IPv4Connectivity : LocalNetwork
IPv6Connectivity : LocalNetwork

PSH> Set-NetConnectionProfile  -InterfaceIndex 18 -NetworkCategory Private




4 Apr 2014

In Windows

  • All your printers have gone. If you have a local printer that printer is listed as an Unspecified device.
  • The print spooler service had stopped. If  restarted the service stops again.

Go to  “”%WINDIR%\system32\spool\printers”” & deleted all the files in there.

Start the print Spooler , it should remain started

Refresh device & printers and all  printers should be back again & the local printer is no longer an Unspecified device.

27 Feb 2014

When you have a problem connecting to your ISP’s SMTP server from a device such as a Copy machine , or scanner, diagnosis is often difficicult. The same account may connect using an email client. You need an alternate method to view the responses from the SMTP server in real time. Telnet provides a solution. Using telnet you can authenticate the username & password & send an email once authenticated.

First thing to note is that , the request for authenticaton & your response are conducted using base64 encoding. You can use an online source to perform this conversion for you. This is one such resource. http://www.motobit.com/util/base64-decoder-encoder.asp

Using this resource I converted the following to base64 encoding

username/email addresssender@sender.comc2VuZGVyQHNlbmRlci5jb20=

1. Telnet client needs to be installed , it is no longer installed by default.
2. CASE is very important

Open a telnet session to the mail server , you need to specify the SMTP port , even if it is at the default port of 25.

C:>telnet smtp.domainname.com 25

The rest of it is in the telnet window

The server typically responds with a 220 message

Type EHLO reciever.com


The server should respond 334 VXNlcm5hbWU6

Type  the username c2VuZGVyQHNlbmRlci5jb20=

The server will respond 334 UGFzc3dvcmQ6

Type  the password MTIzYWJj

If all goes well , the server will respond 235 Authentication succeeded

 You next need to send a message.

Type MAIL FROM: <sender@sender.com>

RCPT TO: <reciever@reciever.com>


FROM: <sender@sender.com>

Type any text you want , Please call me

Type <Enter>

Type .

Type <Enter>

Note: the last three are ENTER , PERIOD , ENTER on 3 lines.

Type quit to exit

19 Jan 2013

These instructions require you to edit the registry. Proceed at your own risk. Suggest you back up your registry before proceeding.
There are hundreds or articles out there with step by step instructions ton how to export the registry.

Basically you need to export your Profiles from the following registry key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles

If you are like me & have multiple profiles ( the reason to desperately seek this solution) , just backup Profiles , instead of the individual profiles under Profiles

Note: For each version of Microsoft Outlook, the registry key is slightly diffirent . I transferred from Outlook 2010 and Windows 7  to Outlook 2013 and Windows 8


Open the exported .reg file in notepad

Replace (Ctrl+H)    

 Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles    


Office\15.0\Outlook\Profiles Save the file & import it into the registry on the destination.

The import the reg file into the new computer.

17 May 2012
1 Jul 2011

Process mad.exe () (PID=2356). Object [\Default Offline Address List]. Property [PublicFolderDatabase] is set to value [domain name /Configuration/Deleted Objects/Public Folder Database

DEL:9e3c1a6b-7c91-4fe4-b32c-cca73a355533], it is pointing to Deleted Objects container of Active Directory. This property should be fixed as soon as possible.

Solution: This worked for me


2 May 2011
SQL Server 2005

There are many complicated technical explanations solutions & Guides to resolve this.

But if you are like me and just want to solve the problem & move along. This is what you need to do .

1. backup the transaction logs ONLY

2. Backup the database ( Full ) for safety

3. Shrink the database

4. Shrink the files.


Side Note: If you run a maintenance plan regularly to back up the transaction logs & databases you will not have to learn this the hard way  as I did.

15 Sep 2010

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Backup Exec
Event Category:None
Event ID:57860
Time: 7:00:19 AM
Description: An error occurred while attempting to log in to the following server: “Server name”.  SQL error number: “0011”.  SQL error message: “[DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (Connect()).]SQL Server does not exist or access denied.  

Refer to Symantec Knowledgebase article Document ID: 264616 http://support.veritas.com/docs/264616