Category: Windows

  • How to Enable the Disk Cleanup Tool



    Windows Server 2012 R2 Must install Desktop Experience. Use Powershell command: Install-WindowsFeature Desktop-Experience Windows Server 2012 C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_c60dddc5e750072a\cleanmgr.exe C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_en-us_b6a01752226afbb3\cleanmgr.exe.mui Windows Server 2008 R2 C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_c9392808773cd7da\cleanmgr.exe C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_b9cb6194b257cc63\cleanmgr.exe.mui Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_en-us_b9f50b71510436f2\cleanmgr.exe.mui C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_c962d1e515e94269\cleanmgr.exe.mui Windows Server 2008 (32-bit) C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_en-us_5dd66fed98a6c5bc\cleanmgr.exe.mui C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-cleanmgr_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_6d4436615d8bd133\cleanmgr.exe Once you’ve located the files move them to the following locations (Server 2012 non-R2 and earlier): 1.Copy Cleanmgr.exe to…

  • Cannot Change Drive Letter – “Parameter is Incorrect”



    I opened Disk Management, right-clicked the drive I wanted to change, selected “Change Drive Letter and Paths” and picked an available drive letter. Lo and behold I got an error message that read “Parameter is Incorrect”. After double-checking everything, making sure the drive letter is not in use, no errors in the event log, etc,…

  • Exchange OWA Displays Message “This link has been disabled to protect your security”

    I have seen this message on a couple of occasions, and every time is was the format of the URL of a link inside an email message. The problem in both cases was that the link was missing the “http://” or “https://” part. Once this leading protocol type was added to the URL, the problem…

  • How to Change the MTU Size in Windows 7

    Open a command line window as an Administrator (ie. right click on All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt and select Run as administrator) … Type the command netsh and wait for prompt Type the command interface and wait for prompt Type the command ipv4 and wait for prompt Type the command set subinterface “Local…

  • How To Change Outlook 2010/2013 Attachment Size Limit

    Close Outlook. Open the Registry Editor and navigate to this location. If the path does not exist, create the appropriate keys.  Outlook 2010 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Preferences  Outlook 2013 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\Preferences Create a new DWORD: MaximumAttachmentSize Enter the size in KB. 0 is unlimited. Close the Registry Editor and launch Outlook. All done!

  • “Cannot Open a Database Created With a Previous Version of Your Application” error in Access 2013

    This issue occurs when you try to use Microsoft Access 2013 to open an Access 97 database. To work around this issue, use a pre-Access 2013 version of Access to save the Access 97 database as an .accdb file: Open the Access 97 database in Access 2003. On the Tools menu, click Database Utilities, click…

  • Windows Explorer Crashes on Right-Click



    This is most likely happening because of a third-party shell extension. Here’s how to fix this problem. Download ShellExView and run shexview.exe Sort by the Company name and disable everything that’s not Microsoft. If you need any of the extensions you disabled in the previous step, proceed to enable one extension at a time. After…

  • How to do a Silent Install of ShoreTel Communicator

    The ShoreTel Communicator installation file is an MSI embedded in an EXE file. To perform a silent install use the following parameters: setup.exe /S /v”/qn REBOOT=reallysuppress”

  • How to Match Windows Disks to VmWare Disks

    Log in to the Windows server and launch the Server Manager. Right-click the disk in question and select Properties. Note the “Target ID” number.   Launch VmWare vSphere and right-click the VM in question, then select Edit Settings. As you click on the virtual disks pay attention to VMDK file name. You’ll want to match…

  • How to Disable SSL v2, SSL v3, TLS 1.0, RC4 Weak Ciphers, and Enable TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 on Windows Servers

    Disable SSL v2, SSL v3, TLS 1.0, and enable TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 Save this text file as .reg and double-click to import into registry Reboot for changes to take effect Disable RC4 Weak Ciphers Save this text file as .reg and double-click to import into registry No need to reboot Confirm changes using…