Sunday, December 2, 2018

Device Manager showing exclamation marks on all cpu i7 cores

After using Acronis to copy Windows 7 x 64 system disk image from an old Dell Core2Duo desktop to a custom modded Gateway/Acer desktop with Intel DQ57TM motherboard and 1st gen Intel Core i7 870 CPU, you see this message in the device manager:

A driver (service) for this device has been disabled.  An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32)

Sure its an old Lynnfield Core i7, a first generation processor from 2009, but's still better than a Core2Duo, it's a poorman's upgrade.

To resolve this problem you need to do: change device installation options to "Never install driver software from windows update" on each core of the CPU, then reboot.

in Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers
click on the computer icon, and then right click, then "device installation options"

Before following through the article (for method 2), I disabled automatic driver installation. To do this, I did the following:
1) Opened Devices and Printers.
2) Right-clicked my computer's device icon and clicked on Device Installation Settings.3) I set the option to No Let me choose what to do -> Never install driver software from Windows Update.4) I kept the bottom checkbox checked. 

I then followed method 2 of the article above, and when I went to manually assign a driver to my processors in device manager, I chose "Processor" rather than "Intel Processor". This solved the issue for me. 

Halfway thru the fix

step 1 
Start here

choose processor driver

at finish, repeat for all cores

Monday, November 12, 2018

Manual SSL Certificate Install on Bitnami Wordpress Virtual Machine

Install a SSLforFree certificate

Let's Encrypt and SSL For Free are two of the most famous free SSL services out there, with your new Amazon EC2 Bitnami Wordpress virtual machine, you now need an SSL Certificate. Get your free certificate at, install it like a boss the hardway using the SSH command line.

FYI: Bitnami Wordpress on Amazon EC2 uses Ubuntu 16.04
Here's how to manually install a free LetsEncrypt ssl certificate

Go here and register for a free account

Add the ACME challenge TXT records to your domain DNS as instructed.

in this directory:  /opt/bitnami/apache2/conf/
you will find server.crt and server.key

Insert the certificate and key into these files, the server.csr is a request file.

Stop and Start the services
/etc/init.d/bitnami stop
/etc/init.d/bitnami start

root@ip-172-30-0-99:/opt/bitnami/apache2/conf/bitnami# ll /opt/bitnami/apache2/conf/
total 316
drwxr-xr-x  6 bitnami root   4096 Nov 13 07:09 ./
drwxr-xr-x 14 root    root   4096 Aug 15 10:43 ../
drwxr-xr-x  2 bitnami root   4096 Nov 13 07:09 bitnami/
-rw-r--r--  1 bitnami root    289 Aug 15 10:43 deflate.conf
drwxr-xr-x  2 bitnami root   4096 Aug 15 10:40 extra/
-rw-r--r--  1 bitnami root  20192 Nov 13 06:34 httpd.conf
-rw-r--r--  1 bitnami root  13077 Jul 30 15:17 magic
-rw-r--r--  1 bitnami root  60847 Jul 30 15:17 mime.types
-rw-r--r--  1 bitnami root   7413 Aug  2  2012 modsecurity.conf
drwxr-xr-x  3 bitnami root   4096 Aug 15 10:40 original/
-rw-r--r--  1 bitnami root  17447 Aug 15 10:43 pagespeed.conf
-rw-r--r--  1 bitnami root 141034 Aug 15 10:40 pagespeed_libraries.conf
-rw-r--r--  1 bitnami root    199 Aug 15 10:41 php-fpm-apache.conf
-rw-r--r--  1 bitnami root   1834 Nov 12 03:50 privkey.pem
drwxr-xr-x  2 root    root   4096 Nov 13 07:05 saved.d/
-rw-r--r--  1 root    root   1968 Nov 13 07:06 server.crt
-rw-r--r--  1 root    root    985 Nov 12 03:50 server.csr
-rw-r--r--  1 root    root   1704 Nov 13 07:06 server.key
-rw-r--r--  1 bitnami root    203 Aug 15 10:42 ssi.conf

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Microsoft Visio 2010 Premium Product Keys

Visio KMS client key from Microsoft

Visio Standard 2010


Visio Professional 2010


Visio Premium 2010


Keys from our Russian friends. you can only install with these keys, you cannot activate.
Visio Premium 2010:
Visio Premium 2010:

Move Mailboxes Failure in Exchange 2016 EAC

When you use Exchange Control Panel in Exchange 2016 to Move Mailboxes, they go straight to migration and then nothing happens.

Here's how to move them like a boss by using the powershell command line.

If you are getting issue in moving mailbox by EAC. So you can also try the PowerShell commands
Step 1: Get the Mailboxes Name:  i.e.  "John Johnson" or "Joe Jackson

Use the PowerShell command to get the list of mailboxes exist in Exchange Server Database
  • Get-Mailbox -Database My_MBDatabase -ResultSize Unlimited
Step 2: Create Move Request

To start the migration process of mailbox database to another database use PowerShell command
  • New-MoveRequest -Identity "Joe Jackson" -TargetDatabase My_MBDatabase
Step 3:Check the migration process

User can also check the mailbox Migration process statistics by PowerShell command
  • Get-MoveRequestStatistics -MoveRequestQueue My_MBDatabase
Hope my suggestion helps you in migrating the Database in Exchange Server
Cleanout the failed Move Requests from the EAC
Show them: 
Clear them out
Get-MoveRequest | Remove-MoveRequest
Show the status of Move Requests
Get-MoveRequestStatistics -MoveRequestQueue MyMBDatabase

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Protected .mdb access database password recovery

Oops I forgot my Access database password for the Nth time!

Database passwords are so stupid and useless, because they are so easy to crack.

Supposing that you need to get the password for your Shoretel Application Server for example

NirSoft Access PassView can get it. Download it from here:

Example Output

Filename: M:\Share\Shoretel\STPSLicenseService1.0.7\ShoreTel Application License Service\Licenses.mdb
The password is:

Don't laugh, that's really the password, duh.

Monday, October 29, 2018

How Do I Setup An External Time Source For My Windows Domain Controller using w32tm?

Windows Time Sync Commands

Net Stop W32Time
W32tm /config /syncfromflags:manual /manualpeerlist:""
W32tm /config /reliable:yes
Net Start W32Time
W32tm /config /update
w32tm /resync

Strip Chart Test

w32tm /stripchart /computer:"" /samples:5 /dataonly

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