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18May/110

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

8Feb/110

Migrate a Repository Subfolder to Another Repository

If you have a subfolder that you'd like to migrate from one repository to another SVN has some built in tools that allow you to do that.

  1. Open a command prompt and point it to the directory SVN is installed.  For Windows that is C:\Program Files\VisualSVN Server\bin.  The default Repository directory is C:\Repositories.
  2. Type: svnadmin dump "path to Repository" > repoDumpFile.dmp
  3. You'll then to filter out everything but the sub directory you want to migrate.
    Type: svndumpfilter include "Path to Subfolder" < repoDumpFile.dmp > Filtered-repoDumpFile.dmp
  4. The above command will include all revisions even those not relevant to the subfolder you are migrating.  If you'd like to remove the non relevant revisions and/or re number them you can use the below command instead of the above.
    Type: svndumpfilter include "Path to Subfolder" --drop-empty-revs --renumber-revs < repoDumpFile.dmp > Filtered-repoDumpFile.dmp
  5. Let's create the new Repository.
    Type: svnadmin create "Path to Repositories\New Repository Name"
  6. Now we import the file.
    Type: svnadmin load --ignore-uuid "Path to Repositories\New Repository Name" < Filtered-repoDumpFile.dmp

References: http://svnbook.red-bean.com

3Feb/110

Quickbooks 2009 & Mapped Drives

A client of mine is using Quickbooks 2009 and has been having issues with accessing Quickbook files hosted on the Quickbooks database server.  All firewall ports are open, the database server is running and the Quickbooks Connection Diagnostic Tool says everything passes.  They access the files from a mapped drive to the server.  It's never ran or performed as well as I think it should on a gigabit network with fairly new machines.

After doing some research I tried accessing the Quickbooks files over a UNC path rather then a mapped drive.  The performance difference was night and day.  The files opened nearly instantly and it ran as if the QBW files were locally stored.

From Intuit's website...
Note: In prior versions of QuickBooks, Intuit recommended that a mapped network drive be used to access QuickBooks company files. With QuickBooks 2006, the UNC path, or direct path to the company file will work better than a mapped drive.

References: Network Diagnostic Tool, Should I use a mapped drive?

28Dec/100

Outlook 2010: “0x8004010F: Outlook data file cannot be accessed”

A client of mine was having the error 0x8004010F in Outlook 2010.  I repaired the PST and it fixed 30 or so errors but I was still having the issue. I ended up creating a new Outlook profile using the following link...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2289904

After creating the new profile I could not open or export the previous PST.  I realized she had checked the option Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows XP checked.  Once I unchecked that Outlook 2010 could open & export the previous PST.

28Dec/101

Outlook 2010 prompting for UAC everytime it’s opened

If Outlook 2010 is prompting for UAC everytime you open it check to make sure you don't have Run this program in compatibility mode for: or Run this program as an administrator checked.

21Oct/101

Printer goes offline after successful print job

If your printer in Windows Server keeps going offline even if its status says 'Ready' and you know its online try disabling SNMP on the Server.

Right click the printer and choose Properties.  Under the Ports tab click Configure Port... and uncheck SNMP Status Enabled.

21Oct/100

Printers and Faxes freezing in Server 2003 SBS

I couldn't print to a network printer shared through Server 2003 SBS.  I tried restarting the Print Spooler on the Server but that ended up freezing the Printers and Faxes window.   I tried clearing out the print queue by emptying the following folder:

%SystemRoot%\System32\Spool\Printers
You will have to stop the Print Spooler to delete the files

To fix this I deleted the TCP/IP port in the registry:

HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Print\Monitors

Look for the corresponding IP address.  Always backup the registry before modifying anything.

16Oct/101

TortoiseSVN and Error 403 Forbidden

A client of mine was using TortoiseSVN and was having difficulty committing a change to the repository.   Below is a similar error message to the one he was getting.
svn: Commit failed (details follow):
svn: MKACTIVITY of ‘/foobar/!svn/act/1f177b34-1601-0010-84ad-c180bd3a7ab5′: 403 Forbidden (http:/svn.foobar.com)
The issue is that Windows is case INSENSITIVE but SVN is case SENSITIVE.
In TortoiseSVN right click the checked out folder and 'Relocate' to the case SENSITIVE path.
IE https://contoso.com/repo -> https://contoso.com/REPO
We were using TortoiseSVN and VisualSVN Server.