Archive for January, 2012

Microsoft Exchange PST Capture

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Now it is available. Discover PST files on your network and import it automatically into users mailboxes On-Premise or Exchange Online.

Download here, and be able to stay compliant and follow your achiving and retention rules.


LinkedIn name and picture usage

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

I received the following message from a frined and am posting here for your awareness and due consideration.


Without attracting too much publicity, LinkedIn has updated their privacy conditions recently. Without any action from your side, LinkedIn is now permitted to use your name and picture in any of their advertisements.

Some simple actions to be considered:

Place the cursor on your name at the top right corner of the screen. From the small
pull down menu that appears, select "settings" 
Then click "Account" on the left/bottom 
In the column next to Account, select the option "Manage Social Advertising" 
Finally un-tick the box "LinkedIn may use my name and photo in social advertising" 
and Save

How to inform your connections? Simple: Via Inbox>Compose message in Linkedin, you can send a message to 50 connections at once. All who will appreciate being informed.


Or you forward a link to this blog post Zwinkerndes Smiley


Play Halo 2 on Windows 7

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

If you have already installed Halo 2 on your Windows 7 32- or 64-bit and it is not working, go and uninstall it completely. That means also the ‘Games for Windows – LIVE’ runtime which has been installed.

Go and find the current version of ‘Games for Windows – LIVE’ client and install it.

Make sure you have patch MSKB article 976264 and current service pack for Windows 7 installed.

Update your Windows Client Performance Index under
Start/Control Panel/System/Performance Information and Tools/

Now you can install, activate, configure, start and play Halo 2.

Check for Halo 2 update and install it.

Enjoy playing.


NetApp released new SnapManager

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Find new versions with multiple enhancements for download:

SnapManager for SharePoint

SnapManager for SQL


HP Power Assistant causes Drop Outs

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

If you using a HP device with HP Power Assistant installed, you can encounter drop outs when playback multimedia files. Even you have the most recent drivers installed for any relevant adapter and turn on highest performance settings on the device.

If you uninstall this software, usually the issue is fixed.

Pay attention when using HP Support Assistant, it will recommend to install and update HP Power Assistant features again.


Exchange Display Names as email addresses on Hybrid Environments

Monday, January 9th, 2012

If you don’t take care, that the on premise and the 365 cloud Exchange of your organization is not well connected via a dedicated TLS connection, you will get into thsi issue when user display names are shown as email addresses.

Read the following article, which discuss this issue and how to take care to avoid occuring this on such environments:


DNS Server service refuse name resolution on Windows Server 2008 R2

Friday, January 6th, 2012

It has been already from nearly two years ago, that under certain circumstances DNS Server service on Windows Server 2008 R2 refuse to resolve internet domain name addresses.

This issue occurs if Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS Server is used without forwarders configured, just relying on root hints entries querying for internet domain name resolution.

The issue was, that after a while the DNS Server service can’t handle the catched entries on the DNS cache and refuse name resolution.

Now Microsoft published a hotfix to fix this issue, which was still persistent on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1.

Get the hotfix here: