Local printers not showing up in Terminal Services session

I was getting frustrated with my Windows 2008 terminal server, as I though it’s redirection of local printers was broken.“  I was getting ready to take an axe to it, when a little research revealed that it was doing what it was supposed to… only USB, Parallel and Serial printers will automatically be redirected.“  Network […]

Windows Update Stuck on “Checking for the latest updates for your computer…”

On occasion I run across a computer where Windows Update is stuck on “Checking for the latest updates for your computer…”.“ “  One of the following suggestions has always fixed the problem for me. 1) Clearing Temporary Internet files in Internet Explorer: In internet Explorer, go to: Tools>Internet Options>General Under “Browsing History”, press the “Delete” button. […]

Microsoft .NET framework 2.0 cannot be uninstalled

I had an application that runs on .Net (ACT! 2010) continually crashing.“  Tech support promised me that if I uninstalled .Net 2 and re-installed it, everything would be OK.“  The only problem was, when clicking on the “Remove” button, I get the error message “Microsoft . NET framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 cannot be uninstalled”. […]

Disabling Java Automatic Updates on a Windows 2008 Terminal Server

Users were complaining about getting a Java update pop up window every time they logged into a terminal session.“  I had pushed out the appropriate registry settings via GP to prevent this on the desktops, but obviously something special needed to be done for the server.“  Aster doing a little research I found that there […]

How to restart Windows from a Remote Desktop session

This is one that stumped me for a couple of years when the schools I worked for switched from macs to Windows machines.“  I loved the ability to use Remote Desktop to control machines.“  The problem I frequently ran into was the inability to restart the machines. When you clicked on the “Start” menu, the […]

How to set up a signature in Microsoft Outlook 2003 Email

When looking for a guide on how to set up a signature in Microsoft Outlook, all of the guides I found were for Outlook 2007/2010 – so I thought I’d share my writeup for those other lost souls stuck on “legacy” software. 1)“ “ “ “ “  Select “Tools | Options…” from the menu in“ Outlook

Posting WordPress blog posts on a “regular” webpage

The “root” of my webpage is just a standard static website.“  It’s treated me well for a long time, but I’ve been wanting to show the most recent blog posts on it.“  I know I could have redirected the main index page to the WordPress portion of my site, but didn’t want post dates on […]