Turn a Windows 7 desktop to Wifi AP (hosted network)

In command line console running as administrator, make a WiFi AP (change APname and password):

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid= key= keyUsage=persistent


netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Wait few sec for starting. Connection is ready to accept connection now, but virtual WiFi connection does not connect to any Internet connection yet.
Share Internet connection to Virtual WiFi connection. Open properties page of the Network Connection with internet access and set the sharing (set ‘Home networking connection’ to new adapter).


Error opening attachments in Outlook

When opening an attachment directly from within Outlook you could get an error message saying that it can’t create the file and to that you need check the permissions on the folder you want to save it in.

Solution: Cleaning out the Secure Temporary Outlook Files folder.

Location of the folder:

Outlook 97:      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Outlook\Security
Outlook 98:      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.5\Outlook\Security
Outlook 2000:    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook\Security
Outlook 2002/XP: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook\Security
Outlook 2003:    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Security
Outlook 2007:    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Security
Outlook 2010:    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Security

Stored in OutlookSecureTempFolder registry key.

Getting Dell Service Tag (Serial Number) using WMI

For Each strComputer In wscript.Arguments
 Set objWMIService = GetObject(“winmgmts:” _ & “{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\” & strComputer & “\root\cimv2″)
 Set colSMBIOS = objWMIService.ExecQuery _ (“Select * from Win32_SystemEnclosure”)
 For Each objSMBIOS in colSMBIOS
  Wscript.Echo strComputer & “: ” & objSMBIOS.SerialNumber

A fix for the interoperability issues between Exchange 2007 and 2010 EMC and IE9 is now available

MS11-081: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: October 11, 2011 needs to be installed. This can be obtained from Windows Update or – if you need to download it for local network installation, the packages can be obtained here. Please note that the packages for client and server OSes might be different, depending on what you need. The installation of this package is REQUIRED for proper operation of the EMC hotfix.

Operations Manager 2007 R2 does not show the active alerts, and error is sometimes the console Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Common.ServerDisconnectedException

The info file is not appropriate and thoughtful reading: CU5 after the patch, you must manually run two SQL scripts.

Manual operations that must be performed after you update the root management server and Data Warehouse.

This update contains fixes that must be manually applied. These fixes are applied by running the \SQLUpdate\CU5_DataWarehouse.sql file against the Operations Manager data warehouse (OperationsManagerDW) and by running the \SQLUpdate\CU5_Database.sql file against the Operations Manager database (OperationsManager).

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to the computer that hosts the Operations Manager 2007 database by using a user account that has database system administrator (SA) rightsto the Operations Manager 2007 database instance. To perform the database update remotely, log on to a computer that hosts SQL ServerManagement Studio by using a user account that has the appropriate SA rights to the Operations Manager 2007 database.
  2. Run SQL Server Management Studio.
  3. In the Connect to Server dialog box, connect to the instance of SQL Server that hosts the Operations Manager database. The default database name is OperationsManager.
  4. Click New Query on the toolbar.
  5. From the SQL Editor toolbar, use the Available databases option to select the Operations Manager database.
  6. On the File menu, click Open, select the \SQLUpdate\CU5_Database.sql file that was extracted by the Windows installer (.msi file), and then click Open.
  7. When the file is loaded, click Execute in the SQL Editor toolbar.
  8. For the Operations Manager data warehouse, repeat steps.However, connect to the instance of SQL Server that hosts the Operations Manager data warehouse, and then run the \SQLUpdate\CU5_DataWarehouse.sql file.