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August 2007

I was working on a friend’s system last night I was having problems activating it. First of all the Windows Activation icon was totally missing, and second it never would pop up and ask me if I wanted to activate windows. If I looked into the event log I could see errors that windows needed […]


I have been playing around with the open source utility TrueCrypt. What is it? It is encryption software that can: -Create a virtual disk within a file and mount it as an actual drive letter -Encrypt an entire hard disk partition or a storage device such as USB flash drive. -Provide encryption that is real […]


Microsoft has just announced that they will be releasing a beta SP1 for vista soon (To a very limited group). A few top items that will be resolved in this service pack: * Support for Direct 3D 10.1 * support for Secure Digital (SD) Advanced Direct Memory Access (DMA) to improve transfer performance and decrease […]


Microsoft has released Windows 2008 for public beta testing. You can get a copy of Beta 3 by going here Currently the most intriguing development to me is that virtualization will be included with the operating system. Here is an excerpt about these developments from Microsoft: -With its built-in server virtualization technology, Windows Server 2008 […]


Update: Full and final patch has been released We have around 100 beta testers right now and are looking to cast a wider net. If you have Windows machines in New Zealand, or know someone who does…please send us an email to try out a beta of our DST update. ( We will send you […]


I have been seeing this message on and off with attachments for some time now in outlook: Can’t Create file: VoiceMessage.wav. Right-Click the folder you want to create the file in, and then click properties on the shortcut menu to check your permissions for the folder In this case it was a voicemail. Sometimes it […]


Update (8/30/2007) – We have released our patch (Find out more here) We have been getting quite a few requests to update our free DST patch for NT4, 2000, XP, and 2003 to include the recent changes to the New Zealand daylight saving time. The work is still in progress and we will be releasing […]


I have gotten the call more than once. A frantic call…that an Exchange server was no longer running. When I get in front of the server I see that the server store will not mount….I usually find out the store has run into a size limit. The first thing I check is the size of […]

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The Windows Vista Hardware Assessment is a tool released by Microsoft that will allow you to scan your network and determine what computers are ready to run Vista, and Office 2007. Using WMI it creates a detailed inventory of each computer, and will provide recommendations for hardware upgrades. The latest version can be downloaded from […]


All emails that come from customers are tagged by our server (It actually looks up email addresses from our order info database), and sent to a special email address. That way we can get to a customer’s email as fast as possible. Unfortunately it is difficult to keep checking a separate accounts, so most of […]


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