May 20

Set BIOS NUMLOCK state at “on” HP clients

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Issue:

The NumLock state was “off” when powering on a HP client. This setting should be set to ‘on’

for more than 700 HP clients.

Solution:

Download the latest version of HP BIOS Configuration Utility,

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp70501-71000/sp70648.exe

Install the package on a computer. By default it’s installed in this folder:

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Jan 10

Citrix – Unable to open internet shortcuts and links from Outlook 2003.

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When using: HDX Flash Redirector 1.1.6.

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX134523

Issue: When Internet Explorer 8.0 is used and you open an internet shortcut (for example from your desktop or Outlook 2003) it doesn’t open in the browser. The cursor indicates the browser is busy but nothing happens.

When the browser is closed and restartedthe page opens in another Internet Explorer window.

If Internet Explorer isn’t active when the link is clicked the page is opened immediately.

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Solution:

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Jul 15

Tiles not showing on Start Page Windows 2012 using RES Workspace 2012 SR3.

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Problem:

Some users can see their applications as tiles on the start page in Windows 2012 Server, some can’t.

But the applications are visible in the start menu and desktop.

Solution (Workaround):

Every time the desktop was refreshed or rebuild by RES Workspace it should recreate or adjust the file: appsFolder.itemdata-ms

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Nov 12

Errors VMware export system logs (Workaround)

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Errors VMware export system logs (Workaround)

Errors I’ve run into:

-Cannot create a diagnostic bundle

-Missing – Log bundle has not been generated

-vm-support: Tar: write error: Broke pipe, The tar did not successfully complete!

For vmware support i needed to create an export of a esxi host, so I tried to export the system logs.

I’ve run this in Vcenter Server 4.1.0

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Mar 09

Cluster disk not available

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If your cluster reports that one of your cluster disks is “online pending”, as seen in the printscreen below, then Windows is checking the disks for errors.

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This can take a while if it is a large disk.

If you want to know how far the process is, check out this log file:

C:\Windows\Cluster\Reports\ChkDsk_ResCluster Disk #_Disk#Part1.log

If you want to stop this process, you have to kill the following process on the cluster node: chkdsk.exe

Windows will stop checking the disk, and it is possible that the status of the disk wil be “Offline”.

Right click on the disk (as in the printscreen below), and select “Bring this resource online”.

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Mar 09

Names of Mailbox Folders Appear in Different Languages

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Change Mailbox Language

Problem: Your installation language is Dutch, and some of the Outlook folders are English.

If the parameter “outlook.exe /resetfoldernames” is not working.

(You probably created the mailbox on Exchange 2003 and moved this mailbox from exchange 2003 to exchange 2010)

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Solution:

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Aug 30

Unable to use the Office 2010 Ribbon Toolbar for Excel and Word with roaming profiles on Terminal Server Windows 2003.

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Problem: When a user wants to use the Ribbon Toolbar from Office 2010 on Terminal Server and he logs out, and logs back in, he loses his custom icons in this toolbar, but the toolbar is still visible with de default icons.

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Solution: When adjusting the toolbar, MS Office saves the file C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Excel.officeUI or Word.officeUI.

When MS Office create these files, you can copy the files Excel.officeUI and Word.officeUI to a folder in the home folder. (My example is home folder from the user)

In your logoff script use this line:

xcopy /i /r /y “C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\*.officeUI” “\\servername\homefolders$\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\*.officeUI”

In your log-in script use this line:

xcopy /i /r /y “\\servername\homefolders$\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\*.officeUI” “C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Office”

If the user now logs off, the log-off script copies the files from the toolbar to his home folder and when he logs back in the files get placed in C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\ directory.

Tags: Office 2010, Office ribbon toolbar, Terminal server, roaming profiles, windows 2003.