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This looks cool, but doesn’t work for me :(

http://ssmsallocation.codeplex.com/

Any alternatives out there

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Strangest network storm today, something to do with the ESX host

So I was doing a P2V and all of the sudden our network started going crazy. After a lot of poking around we seemed to isolate it to the P2V process. After looking at our ESX hosts one of them wasn’t pulling up anything on the display through our KVM which was strange. This appeared to be the host that the P2V was going against. After a hard power off/power of the ESX host, the P2V was able to proceed smoothly.

Strange

Windows Cannot connect to the printer. Access is denied

http://azkacomputer.blogspot.com/2010/08/fix-error-windows-cannot-connect-to.html

When trying to allow windows 7 machines to be able to point to print to say a windows 2003 server.

This is the definitive article though, explains how to do it through group policy.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/7/archive/2011/07/11/allowing-standard-users-to-install-network-printers-on-windows-7-without-prompting-for-administrative-credentials.aspx

 

 

How to remove the stupid Active Desktop Recovery Screen

This happens to our users on occasion, and after a little searching ran across this article!

http://www.techtamasha.com/how-to-remove-active-desktop-recovery-screen/109

It actually does the trick!

  1. Go to Run and type regedit
  2. Now navigate to this path –HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\SafeMode\Components
  3. You would find a key named DeskHtmlVersion
  4. Right click the key and select Modify
  5. Under the label Base, select the radio button Decimal
  6. Change Value data to 0
  7. Click OK