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Software RAID1 Mirroring on Windows 2008

If you don’t have a RAID add-on card (or have RAID capabilities on your motherboard), but you would still like to have some level of redundancy due to hard disk failure, you can set up a software RAID1 array. RAID1, otherwise known as mirroring, simply duplicates all writes to one drive, to another. If one drive fails, you can simply recover using the other. This is done at a low level, so you wont see two drive letters in windows.…

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Task Scheduler Error Code 0x8007010B

When setting up a scheduled task under Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 2008, if you dont specify the correct value in the “run in” field, you will receive an return error code of 0x8007010B when trying to run the job. This might be due to a typo, but it is most likely due to having quotation marks around the folder path. In the “Start in” field, quotation marks are NOT valid characters, even though they are valid in the…

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ActiveSync device not receiving new emails unless outlook is open

Have you noticed that your ActiveSync device (iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Android phone, or any other device that use ActiveSync) does not receive new email messages from your Exchange server unless Outlook, or Outlook Web Access (OWA) is open? This can sometimes be caused by the way antivirus software scans new emails. Some anti virus programs only scan new emails when they are accessed (either via Outlook, or OWA, but not by ActiveSync). The problem with this, is that…

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Disable UAC on Windows 7

UAC (which stands for User Access Control) is a feature that was introduced with Windows Vista, and has been carried through into Windows 7. It provides a security layer between applications, and the system, so that unwanted applications cant simply cause havoc with system software/settings without the user authorizing it. A lot of legacy applications may not handle UAC very well at all, and in some situations, the only option you will have is to completely disable UAC. This guide…

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Enable Remote Desktop access on Windows 7

Windows 7 provides an easy to use remote access feature called Remote Desktop. In the past this type of feature was the realm of Terminal Services servers, but lately it is getting wide use on the workstation scene. Whether you are wanting to access your desktop from another PC in the house, or remotely connecting into your home PC from the internet (after changing firewall/router rules), the remote desktop feature does the job perfectly. Click the start button. Depending on…

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