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FIX for : Configuration Manager: The Specified device instance handle does not correspond to a present device

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

We have encountered this issue several times…. the fix for this is to open regedit and browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\. If there is an enum key here, rename it to old_renum this should fix this issue related to Configuration Manager: The Specified device instance handle does not correspond to a present device. Questions, comments or suggestions […]

Solution: skype: error while loading shared libraries: libasound.so.2: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

Monday, May 4th, 2009

I recently hit a problem with skype on linux. When running skype from the GUI, nothing happened, I tried running skype from the command line and got : skype: error while loading shared libraries: libasound.so.2: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64 apparently due to the fact it was unable to find libasound.so.2 which is provided by the […]

Fixing Active Directory DNS (_msdcs, _sites, _tcp, _udp)

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Have you ever accidentally deleted the AD DNS settings such as _msdcs, or installed AD and then needed to add a DNS server? How do you get AD to build it’s DNS settings. As you know AD is very tightly bound to DNS so if those settings are not there, DNS is probably going to […]

BES “Device Not Supported” error

Monday, February 9th, 2009

If you receive a “Device Not Supported” error when trying to deploy an application to a new Blackberry device from your BES server, it is likely because your device.xml and vendor.xml files are not up-to-date. To update your device.xml file and vendor.xml files right click on the links below: https://www.blackberry.com/Desktop/Download/XML/Device.xml https://www.blackberry.com/Desktop/Download/XML/Vendor.xml and save them to […]

HOWTO: Getting Group Policy Updates to External Users

Monday, January 19th, 2009

I recently had an issue where I needed to get an external user joined back to the domain even though the users was outside the network.  This can be a challenging task if you dont know the trick. The trick to getting an external computer to join an internal network is the switch user button. […]

HOWTO: enable VLANs on a Cisco Switch

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

In this post I talk about how to setup VLANs on a Cisco IOS switch. The switch I used for this project was a Cisco 3550 / Cisco 3500 series switch. This howto covers: Logging into the switch Naming your VLANs Assigning IP Addresses to each VLAN Enabling Routing on your switch Testing To read […]

HOWTO: Where is winmsd in Vista?

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

After switching to vista, I noticed winmsd did not work anymore.   This is a very handy utilty to quickly review the specs of a particualr machine such as the CPU speed, installed ram, video card specs, etc. In Vista, this tool has been renamed msinfo32.exe  typing msinfo32 in the run or search dialog boxes should […]

HOWTO: Transfer files and VM’s to ESXi server

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

ESXi server by VMWare is a very powerful on-the-metal virtual machine environment.   However, it is somewhat confusing to many first time users.   Unlike most Operating Systems, or even hosts, there is no User Interface on the actual server- Instead everything is done remotely. The question then becomes, how do you transfer pre-existing vm’s to the […]

How to validate a form using JavaScript

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Alot of companies have forms on their websites to help capture lead information and communicate effectively with customers and partners. Getting incomplete or invalid information can lessen the value of a potential lead so it is important to get complete and accurate information the first time. To validate a javascript form add a javascript function […]

SSL not working in IIS

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

If you have recently moved an IIS server to another IP, you will sometimes find SSL sometimes no longer works.  This is because IIS does not always correctly update its configuration files. If you go to properties on an IIS site, you will see what IP the site is currently using (such as all unassigned) […]

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