How To: Query NTP Time Source

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Nov 20 2013 | Comments (0)
If you want to query an NTP time source without having to set your computer to synchronise with the time source, you can do so using the W32TM command in command prompt.

How To: Renew a GoDaddy Exchange 2010 SSL Certificate

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Oct 15 2013 | Comments (8)
This article will describe how to renew your Exchange 2010 SSL Certificate with GoDaddy. You may have noticed, that following the normal Renewal process doesn’t work with GoDaddy, because Exchange 2010 will generate a CSR that does not work with the GoDaddy...

How To: Animate background color change with jQuery

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Aug 04 2013 | Comments (2)
This article will show briefly guide you through how to smoothly animate a background color change using jQuery. jQuery Version: 1.9.1 jQuery UI: 1.10.3 First, make sure you have linked to both jQuery and jQueryUI. Put this code in you <head> section of...

How To: Remove Novell ZENworks Adaptive Agent Icon from the Desktop

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Apr 11 2013 | Comments (1)
After uninstalling Novell ZENworks agent from my Windows Server 2008R2 machine, a “ZENworks Adaptive Agent”┬áicon was leftover on the desktop, with no way to delete it. This icon is set by registry entries. To remove it, delete the following Key: Source:...

How To: Find and Remove Inactive Computer Accounts from Active Directory

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Apr 03 2013 | Comments (6)
There are a number of reasons why you may need to find and remove inactive computers from active directory. Test computers and servers that were removed without disconnecting from the domain, or in my case, a computer fleet upgrade. New computers were brought in...

How To: Delete a mail profile from the registry

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Aug 10 2012 | Comments (0)
This is particularly handy if you want to reset your outlook profile, but the security policy on the computer does not allow you to launch the Mail control panel HKEY_USERS\\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles

How To: Configure External Time Source for Server 2008 R2

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Jul 15 2012 | Comments (7)
This article explains how to configure your Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Primary Domain Controller to syncronise time with an external time source. Note: In an active directory, all member computers will sync time with the PDC, so you only need to setup...

Access 97: No license on this machine

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Jan 08 2012 | Comments (2)
When you start Microsoft Access 97, you may receive the following error message: Microsoft Access can't start because there is no license for it on this machine. The most likely cause is that Microsoft Access is not properly registered on your computer. If...

Connecting to Exchange using Outlook Anywhere

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Nov 23 2011 | Comments (0)
Access to your Exchange account when you are outside of your organization’s firewall, such as when you are at home or traveling, usually requires a virtual private network (VPN). VPN connections provide remote access and connections to private networks over...

SQL 2008: Truncate or Srink a large Log File

Posted by SteveHardie | On: Nov 23 2011 | Comments (0)
I had a problem with a SQL Server 2008 database that had a log file in excess of 90gb, when the DB file itself was less than 2gb. Using the SQL Server Managment Studio to Backup, or Shrink File did not reduce the log file size. In previous versions of SQL, you...