Updating VMware Tools fails with the error: Update Tools failed. Edit the virtual machine’s vmx file.

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Sun, 12/01/2014 - 21:42

When you try to update the Vmware tools you get the following error:

Vmware tools upgrade

Outlook 2013 Blank folder pane

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Wed, 11/09/2013 - 17:56

Today when I booted up my computer and started outlook, I’ve noticed that my folder pane in outlook 2013 was blank.

Searching in Exchange Server 2010 OWA returns: "The action couldn't be completed. Please try again."

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Fri, 05/07/2013 - 23:25

Broke my head on a problem with a customer.
Everytime when he tried to search on OWA he got:

“The action couldn’t be completed. Please try again.”
Owa search

On my search I found a lot of similar posts(Which didn't fixed the problem):

You’ve tried executing the Repair-ExchangeSearchSymlinks.ps1 script from http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/16afe88b-6c6d-49a3-8b03-2a2ece27f61a and then running Test-ExchangeSearch but still receive errors.

Administering your Windows Internal Database MICROSOFT##SSEE instance

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Sat, 29/12/2012 - 17:45

Had a Windows Small Business server 2012 which was short of memory. I saw that the internal database had more than 2Gb of ram (Of the 8Gb total) and the internal database was used for SharePoint (Which they don't use) and the WSUS server. So basically the these program blocked the real important services! The problem was. How can I change the database settings?

Dell XPS 1640 sound problem, speakers not working.

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Tue, 30/10/2012 - 02:07

I've had a customer who had a problem with his Dell Xps 1640. Suddenly the sound wasn't working anymore. The headphones worked fine. My first guess was that this was a hardware problem but after some further investigation I've found that this is a bug!

Enable HTTP for OWA

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Tue, 18/09/2012 - 01:17

For a customer I had to enable http access to OWA so an Iphone could sync with exchange.

This is how you do it:

Activate Express Cache, iSSD.

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Mon, 20/08/2012 - 23:47

I've recently bought the Asus ZENBOOK UX32VD and had to install a Samsung 7 series for a customer.

Both laptops comes default with an express cache or iSSD. I am a firm believer of reinstalling a laptop from scratch to remove all the bloat ware. One of the mistakes that I've made is to format the express cache or iSSD. And so the cache wouldn't work.

Imap for Telenet mailbox.

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Wed, 25/07/2012 - 15:13

I had a customer who went from Belgacom to Telenet because Belgacom could just have ADSL 2Mb in the region that he lives (He lives in the middle of nowhere). So he made the step to Telenet.

One of the requirements was that he could read / write e-mail on his laptop, ipad and iphone. This looked like a very easy task but there was a hiccup. When I followed there guide to use IMAP on the Telenet mailbox it wouldn't work.

Super slow opening my downloads folder

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Mon, 23/07/2012 - 17:04

Recently I've noticed that opening my downloads folder would take a lot of time. 10 or more seconds but I use fast SSD on all my pc's so 10 seconds was long.

Even deleting the big stuff out of my download folder didn't change that. All the downloads were http download no p2p download / uploads so p2p wasn't the problem.

Install dd-wrt on Ubiquiti Unifi

Submitted by Tom L'Ecluse on Sun, 22/07/2012 - 15:23

This tutorial is on how to flash dd-wrt onto a Ubiquiti Unifi.
The Ubiquiti Unifi requires an activation code to run dd-wrt. This code can be purchased in the dd-wrt shop.

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