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Windows 7 prompting for credentials when accessing SharePoint documents

You are prompted to enter your credentials, even though the user account that you are using has sufficient permission to access this site.

For example, when you open a Microsoft Office file from a Microsoft Office SharePoint site by using 2007 Microsoft Office on a Windows 7-based client computer that has no proxy configured, you are prompted for authentication.

you have to create a registry entry. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Multi-String Value.
  4. Type AuthForwardServerList, and then press ENTER.
  5. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type the URL of the server that hosts the Web share, and then click OK.Note You can also type a list of URLs in the Value data box. For more information, see the "Sample URL list" section in this article.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.
  8. Restart the WebDAV service.
  9. Open an elevated command prompt and type in net stop WebClient && net start WebClient
  10. Reconnect to your SharePoint site.

Windows 7 firewall network location

If you have a computer that is connected to a domain and is plugged into the domain network but doesn't have the domain profile active in the firewall settings of Windows 7 check to make sure you have your domain DNS server set as your primary DNS.

I had a client have an external DNS set for "faster internet" but it was causing errors on the machine because the PDC couldn't communicate with it correctly.


How to write e-mails to nerds from

Standard e-mail etiquette is pretty obvious to most of us and if you're good at it, you'll get your point across more often without stepping on toes or causing unneeded confusion. Simple things like identifying yourself well, avoiding sarcasm and adding context to statements are all extremely beneficial. However, writing e-mails to highly technical developers, system administrators, and engineers is a little trickier. These types of e-mail recipients don't really enjoy handling e-mail (inbound or outbound) and most find that e-mail is just a speed bump which interrupts their productivity.

If you're not technical, you might be asking yourself: "I need to e-mail technical people and they need to take what I say seriously? How do I do it?" It's not impossible, but the rest of this blog post should help.

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MotoHelper 2.0.24 Consuming free space

A client of mine's laptop ran out of free space.  I did a scan and noticed the file MotoHelper.log was using it all.   After deleting the file it began to consume all the free space again after a few days.  I uninstalled the MotoHelper software and all is well.  I couldn've tried updating it but the client did not need the software.

The file path is...
C:\Program Files\Motorola\MotoHelper\MotoHelper.log


Exchange 2003 store won’t mount

One of the Windows SBS 2003 servers I administer had a BSOD and after bringing it back up the Exchange store wouldn't mount.  It gave the error "The database files in this store are inconsistent."

I used the Eseutil.exe utility to check the consistency of the store.
"c:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\bin\eseutil.exe" /mh "c:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA\priv1.edb"

From the output I noticed 2 things.  The state was set to dirty shutdown and one of the logs was missing or corrupt.
State: Dirty Shutdown
Log Required: 16655-16655 (0x410f-0x410f)

I tried running Eseutil.exe /r but received an error.  I then proceeded to run Eseutil.exe /p which repairs the database.  Once that was complete I ran an offline defrag, Eseutil.exe /d, and lastly isinteg.exe -s servernsmr-fix -test alltests which checks for integrity weaknesses.

I was then able to mount the store and users were able to access their mailboxes.  A word of caution Eseutil.exe /p is usually a last resort and can cause some data loss.  Microsoft recommends restoring from a clean backup rather then doing a repair.  I'll leave that decision up to you.


CentOS 6

I noticed CentOS 6 is out.  I downloaded CentOS-6.0-i386-netinstall.iso.  So far it's working flawlessly with Virtualbox.

For those that don't have the netinstall URLs they are...

32 bit:
64 bit:

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Add a PDF icon to PDF documents in SharePoint 2010

By default SharePoint uses a white icon for PDF documents.  It's rather plain.  To use a PDF icon follow these steps...

Download the PDF icon to your SharePoint server.

Navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\IMAGES

Place the image in the IMAGES folder and name it icpdf.gif

Edit C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\XML\DocIcon.xml

Insert  <Mapping Key=”pdf” Value=”icpdf.gif”/> between the following lines...

<Mapping Key="onetoc2" Value="icont.png" EditText="Microsoft OneNote" OpenControl="SharePoint.OpenDocuments"/>
<Mapping Key=”pdf” Value=”icpdf.gif”/>
<Mapping Key="png" Value="icpng.gif"/>

Save the file and restart IIS.

Update: Make sure the quotes are correct when you paste the text into the configuration file. Compare them with the rest of the quotes in the document.



ESET Online Scanner

Recently a client of mine got some spyware.  I cleaned it up with Malware Bytes as I usually do but she was still experiencing popups in Internet Explorer.  I reset IE and ran additional scans but the PC kept getting popups.  I downloaded and ran ESET's Online Scanner and it caught all the spyware Malware Bytes missed.

ESET Online Scanner


Outlook 2007 Printer Issues with KB2509470

I had a user that was getting the following error message in Outlook 2007...

There is a problem with the selected printer.  You might need to reinstall this printer.  Try again, or use a different printer.

To fix this I removed the Microsoft KB2509470 update.  Remember to blacklist the update so it does not re install itself later.

Update: Microsoft has recalled the update and will re release it shortly.


VolumeDrive VPS stats

CPU: 2 Ghz Dedicated CPU
RAM: 1 GB Dedicated Memory
HD: 50 GB Hard Drive Space
BW: 2000 GB Transfer Per Month
IP: 1 Public IP Address

#less /proc/cpuinfo

processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 44
model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5620 @ 2.40GHz
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 2400.152
cache size : 12288 KB
physical id : 1
siblings : 8
core id : 0
cpu cores : 4
apicid : 32
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 11
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc ida nonstop_tsc arat pni monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
bogomips : 4800.30
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: [8]


Saving to: `100mb.test'
100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 9.83M/s   in 15s
2011-04-21 05:58:33 (6.74 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved


Saving to: `100mb.test'
100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 10.8M/s   in 9.7s
2011-04-27 21:56:57 (10.3 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved

#dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync

16384+0 records in16384+0 records out1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 11.4842 seconds, 93.5 MB/s
16384+0 records in16384+0 records out1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 11.5668 seconds, 92.8 MB/s


single-threaded scalar 1080 ||||
multi-threaded scalar 1158 ||||
Text Compress
single-threaded scalar 1215 ||||
multi-threaded scalar 1152 ||||
Text Decompress
single-threaded scalar 1172 ||||
multi-threaded scalar 1245 ||||
Image Compress
single-threaded scalar 1021 ||||
multi-threaded scalar 1005 ||||
Image Decompress
single-threaded scalar 929 |||
multi-threaded scalar 962 |||
single-threaded scalar 1778 |||||||
multi-threaded scalar 1752 |||||||

Floating Point
single-threaded scalar 1317 |||||
multi-threaded scalar 1333 |||||
Dot Product
single-threaded scalar 1873 |||||||
multi-threaded scalar 2013 ||||||||
single-threaded vector 2438 |||||||||
multi-threaded vector 2801 |||||||||||
LU Decomposition
single-threaded scalar 1511 ||||||
multi-threaded scalar 1513 ||||||
Primality Test
single-threaded scalar 2056 ||||||||
multi-threaded scalar 1587 ||||||
Sharpen Image
single-threaded scalar 3508 ||||||||||||||
multi-threaded scalar 3423 |||||||||||||
Blur Image
single-threaded scalar 3101 ||||||||||||
multi-threaded scalar 2937 |||||||||||

Read Sequential
single-threaded scalar 3221 ||||||||||||
Write Sequential
single-threaded scalar 5314 |||||||||||||||||||||
Stdlib Allocate
single-threaded scalar 2180 ||||||||
Stdlib Write
single-threaded scalar 2756 |||||||||||
Stdlib Copy
single-threaded scalar 5304 |||||||||||||||||||||

Stream Copy
single-threaded scalar 3790 |||||||||||||||
single-threaded vector 5340 |||||||||||||||||||||
Stream Scale
single-threaded scalar 2760 |||||||||||
single-threaded vector 5206 ||||||||||||||||||||
Stream Add
single-threaded scalar 3423 |||||||||||||
single-threaded vector 5627 ||||||||||||||||||||||
Stream Triad
single-threaded scalar 3509 ||||||||||||||
single-threaded vector 3339 |||||||||||||

Integer Score: 1205 ||||
Floating Point Score: 2243 ||||||||
Memory Score: 3755 |||||||||||||||
Stream Score: 4124 ||||||||||||||||

Overall Geekbench Score: 2370 |||||||||

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