Cannot Rename Folders on mapped drive
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus
This error message is displayed and I cannot rename folders on the mapped drive. By making a group policy change I was able to make this error go away. The drive that this file or folder is stored on does not allow long file names, or names containing blanks or any of the following characters: / : , ; * ? < > | Solution: Create a GPO to fix To resolve this problem, turn off Fast Logon Optimization.

GFI MailArchiver MAIS Queue Folder has tons of emails stuck
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

The Import service can get stuck and this will stop all the mail in the MAIS Queue Folder. These are the emails that have not been processed and added to GFI Archiver yet, so do not delete them. Below is the fix on how I restored the import service and processed all the stuck email.


Configuring SQL Authentication
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Configuring SQL Authentication can be tricky at times, and this is a great article that goes over the two types of authentication in SQL. I find some programs interface better with direct SQL authentication when Windows Authentication fails for any reason.


Could not continue installation because update is pending
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

When installing a program I kept getting the prompt below that an update is pending. Even after a restart, this would display, therefore I changed these registry keys to clear up the issue.


Windows Store not loading (On Domain)
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

After joining my computer to the domain windows store would not load. I first had to re-enable UAC because of a GPO and that fixed launching the metro apps. I was still having the issue with Windows Store not loading and this fixed it.


Windows Refresh PC Setting
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Using Windows Refresh PC now solves the common problem, that PCs get infected with viruses and require you to either reload it from the disc or recovery partition. Sometimes people lost the disc, re-partitioned their drives, or simply had their hard drive fail. This leads to installing windows from scratch and hunting down all your drivers.


Exchange on Primary Domain Controller Slow Reboot and Startup
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

If you had the misfortune of installing Exchange on Primary Domain Controller you will experience some pain when doing a reboot. Typically it will take 10-15 minutes before it restarts and up to 30 minutes to start the Microsoft Exchange Information Store. Consequently, what is really happening in the background is the IS service is being terminated incorrectly on shutdown and the store is left in a “DIRTY” shutdown state. This is very bad on several levels and can cause the Store to corrupt and not start at all, which can be catastrophic.


Fix for Kernel Panic in Mac OSX
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Follow these steps to fix a kernel panic in Mac OSX. However, if this doesn’t fix the issue, there is a good chance the motherboard is damaged and you need to send it to Apple.


Release and Renew IP in OS X
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

I recently had some issues where a bridged virtual machine in osx would disconnect my osx side network connection. A simple release and renew would fix this.