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Useful Command line tools

Once the domain of those who enjoyed the command line interface and the config file, general linux distributions have moved on, embracing the Graphical User Interface, trying to relate to the masses. Command line tools still exist, however, and will continue to be used as a powerful feature in Linux, just as they are in Windows. Here are some…

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Adding Fonts in Ubuntu 9.04

Click on Places and Home Folder Click on File and Create Folder Name the new folder .fonts (including the fullstop). This then becomes a hidden folder. Press Copy the fonts you want to install into this folder. Installation complete!

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Windows Server 2012 prompts for a restart when installing WSUS or RDS

PROBLEM Adding the Remote Desktop Services role or the Windows Server Update Services role fails with the error: The operation cannot be completed, because the server that you specified requires a restart. Restarting the server provides no solution. SOLUTION The solution is to grant the ‘log on as a service’ right to some addition built in accounts. Start the…

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Wake On Lan

Problem Don’t want to leave your computer on but would like to be able to access it remotely without having to be physically present to turn it on? Try these Wake On Lan settings. Solution First, enable wake on lan in the BIOS (under Power setting normally). Also, in Windows Device Manager select properties for you network adapter and…

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Replace folder ownership

Resolve permissions issue in Windows 7, 8 or 10 PROBLEM Windows may deny access to actions such as installing software updates, deleting folders, customising Start Menu items. Often Windows will provide prompt you to contact your system administrator, or request Administrator privileges even when the account is the administrator. Sometimes the problem can be caused by internal Windows errors,…

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Remotely disable the Windows Firewall

PROBLEM Have you needed to log in remotely to a server on your WAN only to find the firewall enabled and blocking remote desktop connections? This information comes from an occasion where a new virtual server was set up and the firewall was enabled before the remote desktop connections were allowed. As it was a virtual server hosted on…

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Remote Dekstop listening port

Problem Everyone knows the port for Remote Desktop services, but I still want to allow access remotely. Solution For a quick piece of added security when using Remote Desktop change the port that it listens on. This can either be assigned through your router’s Port Forwarding functions or can be done by assigned a new value to the HKEY_LOCALMACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\PortNumber…

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Error: Something’s gone wrong and AccountRight needs to close

PROBLEM When opening MYOB a dialog box appears with the cryptic messege: “Error: Something’s gone wrong and AccountRight needs to close”. Clicking the close button (X at the top right) allows you to just keep using MYOB AccountRight. ​ RESOLUTION This problem is described on MYOB’s website, but, as is typical with MYOB, the solution provided is less than useless….

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