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How to disable IPV6 in windows-7 and windows-8

Originally posted at:

“IPv6 is the imminent next evolution of the Internet protocol, but it can cause problems with legacy equipment and DNS in certain environments. Disabling IPv6 is an easy way to fix certain network issues with Windows machines. If you’re not experiencing problems, there’s no reason to disable IPv6. Otherwise, it’s easy to turn on and off by editing the Windows registry. Let’s check it out…”

Use Registry Editor to expand the registry tree and browse to:



Add a Dword 32bit “DisabledComponents” then Double click on the new DisabledComponents value, enter ffffffff into the Value data dialog box, and click the OK button





November 15, 2012 Leave a comment

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  • Our robust portfolio of cloud services expands beyond Microsoft products – including VoIP telephone services, Online Backup and more.
  • We enable full administrative control over our cloud services through an easy-to-use web-based control panel.


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Item Best Networks’ Mail925 Google Apps
Migration Support Our professional staff, dedicated to your account, manages your email migration from start to finish.
Online migration toolkit and discussion forum support
Tech Support Tailor made support agreement to fit your needs, including a 24/7 phone support option.Online Knowledge Base 24/7 phone support for Business customers onlyBuilt in support ticketing system in control panel

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Management Control Panel Customers able to provision users and manage settings for Best Networks’ Mail925 proprietary services as well as Microsoft-based and third-party servicesSupports all browsers Supports all browsers
End-user Controls
My Services available in Outlook to change common settings for users’ services and update passwords, reducing administration loadGranular set of permissions controlled by the administrator; ability to manage all services enabled and request additional ones Limited permissions and functionality
Security Policy-based Encryption add-on available; includes templates for HIPAA complianceWipe ActiveSync and BlackBerry mobile devices in case of lost or theft; supports multiple BB policies Google Message Encryption service availableWipe ActiveSync devices; BlackBerry device wipe requires BES
Operations: SLA and Location of Data 7 datacenters (6 US-based, 1 UK-based)SaS 70 Type II Audited, 99.999% uptime SLA Does not reveal which of its global datacenters are used99.9% uptime SLA
Mobility Support Support for full range of smartphones and tablets, including ActiveSync (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 7) and BlackBerry Support for ActiveSync devices; BlackBerry support requires BES or downloadable apps from Google
Supported Mail Platforms Unlimited storage; message size limit 50 MBEnterprise version of Exchange 2010 (latest version); Outlook 2010 available Storage max 25 GB; message size limit 25 MBGmail connection for mobile and Outlook is limited; Gmail Business Plans are based off the same free Gmail service
Public Folders Public folders available Public folders supported via Google Groups
Support for Outlook Exchange 2010 enables full support of Microsoft Outlook® 2010 features such as improved calendaring and conversation viewOutlook Web App (enhanced web access available with Exchange 2010, supports all browsers)

Microsoft Outlook® 2011 for MAC available

Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook® is a plug-in for Outlook 2003, 2007, or 2010; however, there are limitations and synchronization issues between the twoOutlook Web App not available; users access Google Apps’ web interface
Outlook Licenses Available with any plan Not available
Collaboration and File Management Secure instant messaging, SharePoint document management and online backup Google IM, Docs and Cloud Connect services
Archiving Archiving available (basic and compliant); supports all third party cloud archiving providers Archiving available
Voice/Unified Communications Offering Hosted PBX VoIP-based telephone offering with full Unified Communications optionConference Bridges Google Voice, a consumer-oriented service

How to Add, remove or install software during a terminal services remote session

November 15, 2012 Leave a comment

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Lots of my clients have windows 2003 servers – some of these servers are configured for Terminal Server either admin mode or remote access mode.

Often we need to connect to the server remotetly and either install or remove software.  By default only Administratos have the right to install or remove software onto a server while in a remote session.

There is a little trick we need to do before…

Categories: Terminal Server

Shortcuts while in Remote Desktop Connection

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Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 all have a normal set of shortcuts that I normally use in a day by day bases. When we are active in a remote session these keys are no longer the same!

Here is a combination list of these shortcuts.   Knowing them will make your life a bit easier.

  • CTRL+ALT+END: I use this one to open the Microsoft Windows Task Manager. Locally the key is (CTRL+ALT+DEL)
  • ALT+PAGE UP: Switch between programs from left to right (CTRL+PAGE UP). Locally I cycle thru these key combination (ALT+TAB)
  • ALT+PAGE DOWN: Switch between programs from right to left (CTRL+PAGE DOWN). Locally I cycle thru these key combination (ALT+TAB)
  • ALT+INSERT: Cycle through the programs in most recently used order (ALT+TAB)
  • ALT+HOME: Display the Start menu (CTRL+ESC)
  • CTRL+ALT+BREAK: Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen
  • ALT+DELETE: Display the Windows menu
  • CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-): Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer (ALT+PRT SC)
  • CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+): Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer (PRT SC)
Cesar Lopez
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Categories: Remote Desktop Notes

Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file

February 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file

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Cesar Lopez

I had issues with a Windows Server 2003 R2 running in Terminal Server Mode and accessing an executable from another windows 2003 R2 Server.

Same configuration is currently running in another Windows 200 Terminal Server – So the issue must be some type of restriction imposed by Windows 2003 R2.  Here are the details of the problem / solving steps.


  • Drive is mapped as follows G: = \\servername\vol1.  Users have Read and Execute access to the folder and file at G\Program\Name.exe


  • Program was installed in terminal server mode as always: User /installed and user /execute
  • Created a shortcut in the desktop- within a Terminal Server Virtual Session
  • As we tried to execute the shortcut I get the following error:

Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.  You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item




I have found the solution is a two step process:

  1. We need to make changes to the Internet Explorer
  2. And, we also need to make changes to the Group Policies as follows.

First, in the Internet Explorer, we need to trust the File Server as it is part of the Intranet – the executable file sits in another local server.

Open Internet Explorer and go to: Tools, Internet Options, Security and Local Intranet

Select Sites and add the name of the other File Server as follows //ServerName to the list.  Note that if you go back and check the server was added to the list you will notice the “//” are now gone.

Second, with this change we have passed the first error.  However, an Open File – Security Warning is now present.

 “The publisher could not be verified.  Are you sure you want to run this software?

You get this warning if you execute the program using the UNC path or a mapped drive.

Open Start, Run and type gpedit.msc, Click OK

  • User Configuration
  • Administrative Templates
  • Windows Components
  • Attachment Manager
    • Add .exe to the Inclusion list for moderate risk file types setting. You can also add other extensions if needed.


This will disable the “Publisher Could Not Be Verified,” messages from appearing for the specified file type.

Memory Limits for Windows Releases

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