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Out of Office Assistant not working in Outlook 2007 with Exchange 2007

If you are running Outlook 2007 with Exchange 2007 (or Small Business Server 2008) you may experience problems with the Out of Office Assistant. The error message you may receive is: Your Out of Office settings cannot be displayed, because the server is currently unavailable. Try again later. In addition, if you open the Exchange […]

Error adding a new backup destination to Windows Server Backup

Problem When you try to add a new backup destination drive in Windows Server Backup, you may receive the following error: “The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect” Cause This can happen if the existing backup drives are not connected. Solution Add the drive using the following commands from an elevated command […]

Every time you open IE9 a new tab appears saying “Your browser has been upgraded”

This can be very frustrating. I don’t mind the tab appearing once, but if it appears every time you start Internet Explorer it gets really annoying really quick. One way to fix it is to uninstall and re-install IE9. However, there is a much easier solution. Method 1: Import REG file Download the following registry […]

Windows 7 firewall service won’t start

Problem When you attempt to start the Windows 7 firewall service you receive the following error Windows could not start the Windows Firewall on Local Computer. For more information, review the system event log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 5. If you look in […]

Windows 7 firewall service is missing

Problem You receive a message from the Action Center that the Windows Firewall is turned off. When you attempt to turn it on, you receive a message like this: Windows Firewall can’t change some of your settings Error code 0x80070424 If you go into Services, you will find that the Windows Firewall service is missing. […]

Microsoft Office encountered an error during setup

If you are trying to install Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 on a computer that has had Office installed on it previously, you may encounter the following, un-helpful, error message: Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 has encountered an error during setup This can be very frustrating since there is no error code or anything in […]

Windows 7 prompts for password even though password protected sharing is off

You may run into this: You are sharing files between two Windows 7 computers on the same network. You go into the Network and Sharing center and turn off password protected sharing. You try to access the shared resource from another computer and it still prompts you for a username and password. Here’s what I […]