The option to use a serial cable connection or an infrared link is unavailable when you create an incoming connection in Windows Vista

The option to use a serial cable connection or an infrared link is unavailable when you create an incoming connection in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:930086Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.2SYMPTOMSWhen you create an incoming connection in Windows Vista, the option to use a serial cable connection or an infrared link is unavailable.Back to the topCAUSEThis behavior occurs because Windows Vista does not support direct incoming connections that either use a serial cable or an infrared link.Back to ... Read more..

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How to enable tracing for a wireless LAN when you start a Windows Vista-based computer

How to enable tracing for a wireless LAN when you start a Windows Vista-based computerView products that this article applies to.Article ID:929854Last Review:October 26, 2007Revision:1.4INTRODUCTIONThis article discusses how to enable tracing for a wireless local area network (WLAN) when you start a computer that is running Windows Vista. To enable tracing at the time when a computer starts, you must enable persistent tracing from the command line.Back to the topMORE INFORMATIONYou can enable tracing for a WLAN by ... Read more..

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Only one keyboard layout is available when you use the Windows Vista DVD to start the computer

Only one keyboard layout is available when you use the Windows Vista DVD to start the computerView products that this article applies to.Article ID:927818Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.2INTRODUCTIONThis article discusses the keyboard layout that is available when you use a Windows Vista DVD to start a computer.MORE INFORMATIONThe Windows Vista DVD has a fixed keyboard layout. The Windows Vista DVD starts the Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE). Windows PE may be configured to use only one keyboard layout. Therefore, when you ... Read more..

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A gadget that you downloaded from the Internet is not installed correctly and does not appear in the Windows Sidebar in Windows Vista

A gadget that you downloaded from the Internet is not installed correctly and does not appear in the Windows Sidebar in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:930099Last Review:January 8, 2007Revision:1.0SYMPTOMSIn Windows Vista, a gadget that you downloaded from the Internet is not installed correctly. Additionally, the gadget does not appear in the Windows Sidebar as expected.Back to the topCAUSEThis problem occurs if the .gadget file name extension is not correctly associated with the Windows Sidebar program.Back ... Read more..

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The Autodiscover service fails for some Outlook 2007 users after you install Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1

The Autodiscover service fails for some Outlook 2007 users after you install Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1View products that this article applies to.Article ID:946506Last Review:March 17, 2008Revision:1.0SYMPTOMSThe Autodiscover service fails for some Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 users after you install Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Therefore, users cannot perform several tasks. These tasks include the following:•Access free/busy information•Access the Outlook Address Book (OAB)•Configure the Out of Office Assistant feature•Automatically configure profiles in Outlook 2007Note The Autodiscover ... Read more..

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If you use a script to hide a SELECT control or to make the control visible in Internet Explorer 7, the left mouse button no longer functions

If you use a script to hide a SELECT control or to make the control visible in Internet Explorer 7, the left mouse button no longer functionsView products that this article applies to.Article ID:954085Last Review:August 12, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSYMPTOMSIf you use a script to hide a SELECT control or to make the control visible in Windows Internet Explorer 7, the left mouse button no longer functions. Back to the topCAUSEThis problem occurs because the SELECT control ... Read more..

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Unix and Linux IP Command Lines

LINUX : Display Current Config for all NIC's: ifconfig Display Current Config for eth0: ifconfig eth0 Assign IP: ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.2 Assign IP/Subnet: ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 Assign Default Gateway: route add default gw 192.168.1.1 Assign multiple IP's: ifconfig eth0:0 192.168.1.2 Assign second IP: ifconfig eth0:1 192.168.1.3 Disable network card: ifconfig eth0 down Enable network card: ifconfig eth0 up View current routing table: route "or" route -n View arp cache: arp "or" arp -n Ping: ping -c 3 192.168.1.1 Trace Route: traceroute www.ossmall.ro Trace Path: tracepath www.ossmall.ro DNS Test: host www.ossmall.ro Advanced DNS Test: ... Read more..

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Access violation when class method is called via pointer-to-member-function for forward-declared class

A method is called through pointer and respective class is only forward declared. For example: class TestClass; void Disp(TestClass& rObj, void (TestClass::*pFun)()) { (rObj.*pFun)(); } Here ‘TestClass’ and function ‘Disp’ are in the same project, but defined in different .CPP files. Result The VC++ compiler compiles this without any errors, but the application fails with access violation exception (0xc0000005) during runtime at ‘(rObj.*pFun)();’.   Cause The representation of a pointer-to-member depends on the declaration of the class.  It can vary from a simple offset or pointer in the simple case to a complicated structure in ... Read more..

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FIX: Windows Media Player seems to stop responding (hang) when you click an Outlook 2007 link to a local file or a UNC path

Article ID: 959199 - Last Review: February 19, 2009 - Revision: 2.0FIX: Windows Media Player seems to stop responding (hang) when you click an Outlook 2007 link to a local file or a UNC pathView products that this article applies to.On This PageExpand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSConsider the following scenario:You use Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.You run the Windows XP operating system.You use Windows Media Player 11.You receive an e-mail message that contains a link to an audio or video file. ... Read more..

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Error message when you wake Windows Vista from sleep: STOP: 0x000000B8

Error message when you wake Windows Vista from sleep: STOP: 0x000000B8View products that this article applies to.Article ID:936150Last Review:August 24, 2007Revision:2.2On This PageSYMPTOMSWhen you wake a Windows Vista-based computer from sleep, you may receive a Stop error message that resembles the following:*** STOP: 0x000000B8 (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4)ATTEMPTED_SWITCH_FROM_DPCThis problem occurs if you have installed the update that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:929762 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=929762/)You receive a Stop 0x9F error when you wake a Windows Vista-based ... Read more..

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Import an Access 2.0 database into an Access 2007 file

If you use an existing database in the Access 2.0 format (.mdb), you can import tables, queries, and macros from that database into a Microsoft Office Access 2007 database (.accdb). To import forms, reports, or modules into Office Access 2007, you must first convert the database by using an earlier version of Access, open the database in Access 2007, and then convert the database into the Access 2007 database format. Open an Access 2.0 database in Access 2007 When you open an Access ... Read more..

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The floating in-place Tablet PC Input Panel icon does not appear when you set the focus to a password field by holding a pen near the field of a WPF application

SYMPTOMS loadTOCNode(1, \'symptoms\'); When you set the focus to a password field in an application by holding a pen near the field, the floating in-place Tablet PC Input Panel icon does not appear. This problem occurs if the application is created by using the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) subsystem feature of the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0. CAUSE loadTOCNode(1, \'cause\'); This problem occurs because WPF does not use the standard accessibility model for password fields. WORKAROUND loadTOCNode(1, \'workaround\'); To work around this problem, ... Read more..

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After a pop-up window opens in Internet Explorer 7, a half-transparent band appears at the top of the new Internet Explorer window

After a pop-up window opens in Internet Explorer 7, a half-transparent band appears at the top of the new Internet Explorer windowView products that this article applies to.Article ID:949428Last Review:March 28, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSYMPTOMSConsider the following scenario:•On a Windows Vista-based computer, you use the Windows Aero color scheme feature.•You enable the transparency option in the Windows Aero color scheme feature.•While you are using Windows Internet Explorer 7, a pop-up window opens.In this scenario, a half-transparent band appears at ... Read more..

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Scheduled shadow copy creation tasks do not run on a clustered Windows Server 2008 file server after a failover occurs

Scheduled shadow copy creation tasks do not run on a clustered Windows Server 2008 file server after a failover occursView products that this article applies to.Article ID:949961Last Review:March 18, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSYMPTOMSConsider the following scenario:•You configure a file share resource in a Windows Server 2008 cluster.•You schedule a shadow copy creation task on one node for the file share resource.•The file share resource fails over to another node.In this scenario, shadow copies are not created as scheduled.Note This problem occurs ... Read more..

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The Universal Disk Format (UDF) component may incorrectly set the IoStatus.Information field on a Windows Vista-based computer

The Universal Disk Format (UDF) component may incorrectly set the IoStatus.Information field on a Windows Vista-based computerView products that this article applies to.Article ID:945711Last Review:March 7, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSYMPTOMSOn a Windows Vista-based computer, the Universal Disk Format (UDF) component may set the Irp->IoStatus.Information field to a size beyond of the End of File (EOF) flag of a file when a paging read IRP is completed. Therefore, file-system filter drivers that depend on the result of the Irp->IoStatus.Information field run incorrectly.Notes•This ... Read more..

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You cannot connect to a clustered Exchange 2007 server through a server that has the Client Access Server (CAS) role installed by using the /exchange virtual directory

  Your mailbox is located on a server that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. You use Windows Internet Explorer to try to connect to Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access against a server that has the Client Access Server (CAS) role installed by using the <server url>/exchange URL. However, you receive the following error message: 404 The page cannot be found. The connection is successful if you connect to Outlook Web Access ... Read more..

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Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Configuration Tool Modifies Security Policy for 32-bit Applications by default

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Configuration Tool Modifies Security Policy for 32-bit Applications by defaultView products that this article applies to.Article ID:953429Last Review:May 21, 2008Revision:1.0Source: Microsoft SupportBack to the topRAPID PUBLISHINGRAPID PUBLISHING ARTICLES PROVIDE INFORMATION DIRECTLY FROM WITHIN THE MICROSOFT SUPPORT ORGANIZATION. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS CREATED IN RESPONSE TO EMERGING OR UNIQUE TOPICS, OR IS INTENDED SUPPLEMENT OTHER KNOWLEDGE BASE INFORMATION.Back to the topActionOn a computer running a 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows, you use the Microsoft .NET ... Read more..

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On a Japanese version of Windows Vista, Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center are not titled correctly in Windows Mixer

On a Japanese version of Windows Vista, Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center are not titled correctly in Windows MixerView products that this article applies to.Article ID:939104Last Review:June 27, 2007Revision:1.0SYMPTOMSOn a Japanese version of Windows Vista, Windows Media Player and WindowsMedia Center are not titled correctly in Windows Mixer. For example, part of the W character in Windows is missing or truncated.Note Windows Media Player and WindowsMedia Center do not appear in Windows Mixer unless they are running.STATUSMicrosoft has ... Read more..

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When you run Wusa.exe together with the /quiet option to try to install certain software packages on a Windows Vista-based computer, the installation fails

When you run Wusa.exe together with the /quiet option to try to install certain software packages on a Windows Vista-based computer, the installation failsView products that this article applies to.Article ID:929761Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:3.1On This PageSYMPTOMSWhen you run Wusa.exe together with the /quiet option to try to install certain software packages on a Windows Vista-based computer, the installation fails. Additionally, you do not receive an error message. This problem occurs with packages that contain a custom software license agreement.Note Security ... Read more..

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The Windows Process Activation Service feature is not turned off when you turn off the IIS 7.0 feature

The Windows Process Activation Service feature is not turned off when you turn off the IIS 7.0 featureView products that this article applies to.Article ID:930911Last Review:March 17, 2007Revision:1.1SYMPTOMS When you turn off the Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 feature on a Windows Vista-based computer, the Windows Process Activation Service (WAS) feature is not turned off.Note When you turn on the IIS 7.0 feature on a Windows Vista-based computer, WAS is turned on automatically.Back to the topRESOLUTIONTo resolve this ... Read more..

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