So your corporate exchange server pushes an Password Policy? After a couple of minutes idle time, your device is locked and you have to enter a PIN?

Locked by exchange

You can remove this by following these steps:

1) Download and start a registry editor for you windows mobile device

2) Find and change the registry key: HKLM/Security/Policies/Policies/00001023 to value 1

3) Close the registry editor and on your mobile device navigate to start, settings, lock and disable the “Prompt if device unused for” checkbox

4) Most exchange servers push this policy every once and a while, so install download and install this .CAB file on your device to make this setting permanent.

Your device will never be locked again. Credits go out to XDA developers and Zenyee.

Comments (3) Posted by pieter on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008


So you experience a “The Hyper-V service is not available” and when you try to start this service manualy, you’re getting: “Error 87: The parameter is incorrect.”

Error 87: The parameter is incorrect

Please note that allthough Windows 2008 is RTM, Hyper-V is still beta. I think it will be released RTM shortly too.

To fix this please be sure that:
– You installed Windows 2008 with ENGLISH language (reinstall if you didn’t do this)
– Selected the ENGLISH-US local (follow instructions below on how to fix afterwards)

1) Open “Regional and Language Options” from the controll panel.
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Comments (23) Posted by pieter on Thursday, February 28th, 2008


Your Windows Mobile (PocketPc) pda/phone has been wiped because of several reasons:
– You lost your phone, wiped it using your Outlook Web Access (or your IT department did this) and later on you found it again.
– You forgot your Windows Mobile pincode and entered a wrong code several times (default 5)

Im sorry to inform you, the data on your storage card is really gone. Microsoft did a good job on this one, it doesnt delete your data but it wipes it. So the data has been replaced by a different pattern.

It doesn’t matter if you had your storage card encrypted (if it was, a part of the key was stored on your device which is wiped as well).
Don’t try any recovery tools, thats what i did (being desperate) and the Microsoft documentation is right. 

Gone Forever

Comments (0) Posted by pieter on Friday, February 15th, 2008


Microsoft is working on a answer towards VMware’s virtualization succes. The answer is called Microsoft Hyper-V and is currently in Beta.

Although ive seen this stuff at Microsoft IT Forum in Barcelone last december, i felt like playing around with it myself so i grabbed a HP DL360 with dual quad core and 16Gb mem to test this new toy. So i installed Windows Server Hyper-V RC1. Here’s a little impression with some screenshots.

Please note: Although Windows server 2008 will install on a 32bit CPU based computer, Hyper-V itself needs a 64bit CPU.After the installation i checked the system properties and ‘my computer properties’ dialog:

Winversion 

Next thing to do was install the Hyper-V role:

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Comments (6) Posted by pieter on Thursday, January 24th, 2008


So Windows Vista Media center gives you a “Cannot Play Video, One or more codecs required to play to open this content could not be found”.
Are you running the 64bit version of mediacenter? Follow these steps to get it working:

1) Download and install the approperiate decoder, my favorite is ffdshow. You’ll need the 64bit version: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=173941&package_id=229162&release_id=559173
2) Change Media center so it uses the 64bit version of media player instead of the 32bit one
– Open the registry using regedit
– Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\AppPaths\wmplayer.exe
Remove the ‘x86’ items and make sure afterwards it looks like this: 

(Default) – “%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe”
Path – %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player

3) Close regedit
4) Open a command prompt and type this: %windir%\system32\unregmp2.exe /SwapTo:64
5) Reboot the media center box
6) Leave a reply if it worked 😉

Now your good to go, Media Center will play your Divx and Xvid!

UPDATE: Somehow it doesn´t work at everyones Mediacenter, please have a look at the comment by FINN, it might help you!

Comments (29) Posted by pieter on Friday, January 18th, 2008


So your trying to download the TV guide within Vista Media Center and your getting error 34 (or 16)?

The answer for this one is easy: Set the correct date and time settings in Windows

Comments (0) Posted by pieter on Sunday, January 13th, 2008


So you wanna play M4A files but hate quicktime and/or itunes? Congratulations, your not alone!

Copy the code below, past it in notepad, save it to “blabla.reg” (including quotes, otherwise you might save it as blabla.reg.txt)

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Media Type\Extensions\.m4a]
“Source Filter”=”{E206E4DE-A7EE-4A62-B3E9-4FBC8FE84C73}”
“Media Type”=”{813BACB7-18A7-4068-AABD-8F8CD57011BC}”

Just execute the reg file you just made, confirm the dialog and try!
If it doesn’t work, download an AAC decoder like this one.

Start media player or whatever mp3 player you have and start listening!

Comments (0) Posted by pieter on Thursday, October 11th, 2007


After restoring an ghost/acronis image on your Citrix server your getting the message:

msgina.dll could not be loaded, MSGINA.DLL could not be found, please contact your system admininstrator to restore the original dll or to replace it 

The GUI shows something like this:
Damned!

So how is this possible? Isn’t a ghost/acronis image an EXACT duplication of a disk?

First lets explain a bit about Windows and driveletters:

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Comments (3) Posted by pieter on Thursday, September 27th, 2007


Every Windows box with sp2 had tons of eventlog records containing info about perflib:

Event Source: Perflib
Event Type: Warning
Event ID: 2003
Description: The configuration information of the performance library “C:\WINDOWS\system32\perfts.dll” for the “TermService” service does not match the trusted performance library information stored in the registry. The functions in this library will not be treated as trusted.

According to Microsoft, you could fix it as follows:
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Comments (0) Posted by pieter on Thursday, September 27th, 2007


Did you google for something like: WDS, Windows Desktop Search, Turn Of or Default Windows XP Search.

There are a couple of reasons why you have desktop search installed:
– You like the product and hate google
– After installing Office 2007, outlook tell’s you to install it to use the find function

So now when you search within windows XP (for files or whatever) the “Microsoft Desktop Search” popups:

 WDS

Since not everything is indexed, this can be frustrating. And if your searching for that file yoy just downloaded, changes are that downloading it again is faster then using Windows Desktop Search 😉

How to solve this?
Save the code underneath to a .REG file and execute it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Desktop Search\DS]
“ShowStartSearchBand”=dword:00000000

Or you can navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Desktop Search\DS
Double-click on ‘ShowStartSearchBand’ and set the value to ‘0’
 

Comments (0) Posted by pieter on Tuesday, September 25th, 2007