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This morning something weird happen to my Outlook 2007 and I’ve never encounter this before where I got stuck on this error message below


I can’t recall of doing any windows updates on the Microsoft Office suite and this just happen just overnight. I’ve check on the pst file to make sure that it does not oversize and do some system maintenance to make sure the system drive space is enough space but it does not make any good.

Manage to get some help from my favorite search engine and you just need to start the outlook with the following command

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\Outlook.exe /resetnavpane

or you can change the shortcut properties to start with the command line every time you launch it.

Profwiz profile migration tool

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ForensIT does a great job by providing such a great tool for free that ease IT Administrator job on doing profile migration when doing domain migration especially changing from different domain but remain back user old profile.

I use this tool recently on few domain migration project that would need to use a week or more for migrating user profile but with this Profwiz we takes about 2 days to complete migrate 40 workstations to new domain.

I write a mini how-to on this great tool Profwiz that can help reduce migration times as below:-

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Happy 10th Anniversary MSN

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MSN Messenger celebrate 10th Anniversary, not sure when was the date but this morning when I login to my MSN it popup the highlight stated celebrating 10th Anniversary and suppose is today I think… 🙂

I’ve been using MSN for quite sometimes and its still the best and easiest online communication tools where Windows pc comes with it without having to install manually.


Great job that Microsoft have done on MSN.


Source : MSN

Synergy – Keyboard & mouse sharing

I was looking ways to share 2 pc’s with a single keyboard & mouse, but not mean using the KVM switch that sharing the keyboard, mouse and monitor where still having 2 monitors. I need this because from time to time, we need to do workshop where I need to show something on the demo pc and slide on the notebook.

Currently what I do is, I VNC to the demo pc to control the keyboard & mouse movement. As you all know that when using VNC the screen resolution will affect the size of the screen where you need to scroll up and down or left to right thus very annoying. Previously I got to know a software call Synergy that works on multi platform but I’m having trouble configuring it end up giving up.

Today I try again to configure this piece of software and manage to get it up as the documentation was a bit confusing for the first time until you try it out then you will know. Here I wrote a simple steps to help out if you need to use this software and the current version that I download is version 1.3.1,

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Disable DEP on Vista

Have you ever encounter Explorer, MSN and some other application crash due to unknown reason and it keep on crashing even you tried to restart few times. I encounter this on Vista after installed with SP2 but this happen to Vista Home as I was setting up 2 new dell notebook for my friends.

First I thought will be the MSN issue as it was the first application that crash then follow by others. So this could not be the problem with MSN and after checking is due to DEP that causing it, I try to disable on the My Computer but on Vista does not have that option.

Below is how you can disable DEP on vista :-

1. Click Start
2. Click All Programs
3. Click Accessories
4. Right Click on Command Prompt
5. Left click on Run as Administrator
6. Click the Allow button if it asks you for permission
7. Type or copy and paste this into the command prompt window:

    bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOff

8. Hit enter and you should see the confirmation: Operation Completed Successfully
9. Reboot and DEP should be off.

Red cross on Vista network

Recently my vista display a red cross on the network indicator and I can’t recall what I’ve done or install. Weird thing is my network connection is working fine without any

interruption but the network icon just displaying red cross there is sometimes quite difficult to know if the network is working fine or not.


So I search the Google for any solution to fix it but failed to find any but on the found 1 from Microsoft and it does not provide any solution just ask to ignore the red cross on the network, here is the write-up from Microsoft

To work around this problem, you can safely ignore the red "X" over the connection icon that indicates that the network adapter is disconnected. The connection status is updated correctly even when the connection icon incorrectly displays a red "X."

What a good answer from Microsoft and i think they not going to fix it as Windows 7 is coming…think so. Here is the full article of the write-up.

Change Windows Services path

Have you ever move application path to another location that have more space but after moving it to the new location, your apps services not seem to be able to start. When you try to start your application services the following error appear

There is a short fix for this, you can modify the services path without having to re-install back your apps. To fix, run “Regedit” in “Start Menu” -> “Run” and navigate to the following path

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\[Name of Service]

edit the “ImagePath” key to your new apps locations. You can just fire up the services without having to reboot the server or workstation.

2X Application Server

I was testing out this software by 2X that enable you to publish individual application seamlessly without user having to be at office. User are able to access to application via web access and connect back to your office system running your accounting software or your favourite apps. It also able to load balance your terminal server farm based on the connection, memory and cpu usage.

It works like citrix but its cheaper then cixtrix, now it comes with 5 license free and you can try it out for your self. The installation is pretty straight forward and you barely need the manual to get this software run.

Here is the list of the features:-

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Domain logon script updater

I think most of the Domain Administrator know how to set the logon script for individual users, but have you wonder how to set it for all the user altogether to use the same script without having to edit the user one by one and change the logon script?

I found 1 script that able to do a little bit help on that and can get from here, you can run this script from any pc that is a domain member with domain administrator rights. Then run the following command:-

updatelogonscript.bat <logon script>

It will add the logon script to all the users you have on your domain.

Xiao.vbs Virus

Recently there is a lot of china spyware/trojan/virus spreading around the net causing a lot of the havoc on certain company in Malaysia as this virus cause the network and system slow. If the pc have infected with “xiao.vbs” virus the existing antivirus will not be able to enabled due to the virus have a running process hidden in memory that even process explorer or task manager not able to be seen.

Xiao.vbs as known as VBS/Autorun-DR by Sophos, VBS_AUTORUN.AYZ by Trend Micro. To remove this virus you need to use the following tools:-

1) Hijackthis
2) Unlocker
3) System Repair Engineer

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