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Terminal Services Configuration in Windows 2008 R2
· ☕ 1 min read
Well, I spent some time looking for this one. It used to be Terminal Services Configuration. At least, in 2003 and 2008 it was named exactly like this. In 2008 R2, however, Microsoft decided to change the name to (obviously) improve usability, especially for experienced admins. And here's how it goes now Remote Desktop Session Host Configuration. Not quite obvious, is it?

Razer Abyssus - the Quest for Mouse Pad
· ☕ 3 min read
When the cursor on my cheap Kingwin mouse (KW-02, 800 dpi) started shivering for no reason, I decided to take the old one back (Logitech LX3, 1000 dpi). Then I noticed it's not so good on my hardwood desk, so having researched on good mouse pads, I bought OCZ Behemoth Regulator.

Cannot Add HP 4100 Printer - Error 0x00000002
· ☕ 1 min read
It happened after power outage, so our print server randomly turned off. When brought online, the first thing I noticed is that I couldn't print under my Windows 7 Ent x86 workstation. Then, after I removed the printer I could not add it back. Got the error 0x00000002. Log off didn't help.

Outlook Error 0x8004010F - Downloading Offline Address Book
· ☕ 3 min read
It originally started as a minor problem. One of our employees did not get updates for the offline address book (OAB) from the Exchange server. One person was missing from there and it was just one PC that had this issue. Naturally, we tried updating OAB. Got the error 0x8004010F (The operation failed. An object could not be found). Strangely enough, we then tried to update OAB from other PCs and got the same error. However, all those PC had no problem showing that contact on the list.

PowerShell - Print All Odd/Even Lines
· ☕ 1 min read
As a little brainstormer, suppose you have a variable with the following test content. Here is how you can print all odd lines from it. Or, if you want all even lines, change the initial $f value to 1.

VB.NET - Thread Safe Progress Bar
· ☕ 1 min read
Normally, when you are using .NET built-in progress bar in a multi-threaded application without Callback tricks, you are likely to get an exception on value assign. I recently wrote a fairly simple wrapper class, which solves the problem.

SQL Reporting Services - Fix Border Thickness
· ☕ 1 min read
When the report is rendered on the screen in preview mode, it looks okay. However, when it is saved to PDF and/or printed, table borders might have slightly different thickness depending on relative location on the sheet. I believe this issue is related to DPI scaling.