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Encompass: Object has been Deleted while printing custom forms

Encompass: An Error Occurred. Please Contact the Administrator with the following Edition: Object has been Deleted Software: Encompass Banker Edition
Symptom: When attempting to print from Encompass receive an error: Com object with CLSID {68B34268-7559-11D3-BBE5D53DCBD65107} is either not valid or not registered.
Sympton: When trying to print/preview custom discslosure documents, you get a message that says the "object does not exist" or "object not found"
Cause: The Encompass Printer has either become uninstalled or corrupted.
Resolution: Reinstall the Encompass printer using one of the following links:
Preferred Method for Windows 7: Encompass Custom Edition SR 1 (.NET 2.0) and above: http://download.elliemae.com/encompass/install/3.0.1/pdfconverter.zip
Or: Encompass Custom Edtion Pre SR 1 (.Net 1.1): http://download.elliemae.com/encompass/install/3.0.0/pdfconverter.zip
Instructions: unzip the PDFCOnverter then run the installer application install.exe thats …

Ellie Mae Encompass: System.InvalidCastException: Unable to cast object of type System.Int32

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Ellie Mae Encompass: System.InvalidCastException: Unable to cast object of type System.Int32 While printing custom forms from Encompass. It shows "Preparing Forms" then you get this error message that says "System.InvalidCastException: Unable to cast object of type 'System.Int32' to type 'System.String'.


To fix this error, you need to enable the Adobe API with the following registry edits.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Ellie Mae\Encompass]
"AdobeAPI"="1"
"WordBackgroundPrint"="0"
"UseWordSaveAsPdfAddIn"="1"

Save this to a text file and import or merge it into registry.



Running Asterisk on Amazon AWS

How Can You Run Asterisk on Amazon AWS First thing to do is to install Amazon AWS's free tier Ubuntu 18 LTS, then you use these commands to install and configure it.   Install your amazon ubuntu server, then configure the amazon firewall to forward ports: 5060-5070, and 16384-32767 all udp to the VM.  If you have a Sonicwall router in your home network, be sure to go to the SIP menu, and enable SIP and H323 transformations.
    8  apt -y upgrade     9  apt update    10  apt -y upgrade    11  apt -y install git curl wget libnewt-dev libssl-dev libncurses5-dev subversion  libsqlite3-dev build-essential libjansson-dev libxml2-dev  uuid-dev    12  add-apt-repository universe    13  apt update    14  apt -y install subversion    15  apt policy asterisk    16  cd /usr/src    17  curl -O http://downloads.asterisk.org/pub/telephony/asterisk/asterisk-16-current.tar.gz    18  ll    19  tar xvf asterisk-16-current.tar.gz    20  cd asterisk-16.6.2/    21  ll    22  ./contrib/scripts/get_mp3_source.sh    23 …

Useful VI Tricks for Editing Asterisk Configuration Files

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Useful VIM Tricks for asterisk configuration Scrub out all default documentation lines and blank lines. Just show the current configuration.

remove all commented lines
:g/^\s*;/d

remove all blank lines
:g/^$/d

How to Recover Your Quickbooks Serial Number and Registration Keys

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How to Recover Your Quickbooks Serial Numbers and Keys After Reinstalling Windows Sometimes the dreaded blue screen of death or the dreaded spinning circle of dots happens on your windows 10, or your Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrade fails miserably and you then need to reinstall a fresh copy of Windows 10.  But then you lost your quickbooks registration data containing your serial number and product ID and Key. Well worry no more because it's easy to get that back.  The trick is to install windows and keep all user data and settings and then when you are done, open explorer and look in this folder:
D:\Windows.old\ProgramData\COMMON FILES\INTUIT\QUICKBOOKS
you are looking for a file called qbregistration.dat


You can always copy this entire folder into it's same location on the new windows installation to quickly reactivate your old license.  Or you can just use the numbers that you see here and then re-register.


How to Export and Import Chrome Saved Passwords Using Old Versions of Chrome

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How to Save Your Google Chrome Passwords, Bookmarks, and Cookies Unfortunately as of Chrome Version 78, google has removed the ability to import passwords into chrome.  As an alternative, you can still export them out as a CSV file. But you can never import them back.  However, If you can locate Version 72 of Chrome Enterprise Full Offline Installer, you can install it, with the network cable unplugged, and then import your passwords quickly before, Chrome gets updated to the latest version, and drops the password import feature.  To import passwords, install chrome 72, then disconnect your network, and then go to chrome://flags in the address bar. Search for "Passwords" or "import".  When you locate the import feature, enable it. Then restart Chrome, then go to Settings->passwords and click on the little dots, then import your passwords.

Save the Chrome Data Default Profile Alternatively, you can grab the file called "Login Data", "Bookmarks&quo…

Connecting to the APC 3000XL and AP9617 Using Serial Cable and RS232 Port

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How to Configure Your APC 3000XL and AP9617 Using RS232 Port
First you need a APC 940-0024C or APC 940-0024B Serial Cable, then you need to get a Keyspan USB to Serial adapter dongle, then you connect to the serial cable to the DB9 connector on the back of the UPS. Use Putty and Serial at 2400 baud,8n1, xon/xoff

Then you can logon using the default username and password of apc and apc. If you need to reset the passwords, press the reset button on the AP9617 unit.




See the pictorial below






You Entered the Wrong Client ID into Encompass and Now It Just Blows Up! - [How to Fix It]

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How to Fix A Broken Encompass Smart Client - 404 Not Found The AppLauncher fails and shows this message:  "Unhandled exception thrown while downloading manifests: the remove server returned an error (404) Not Found."  Well, son, it got that way because you entered the wrong client ID.  Call Forest Lawn, because it's dead, and now you need to bury it. How Does This Happen? While you were installing the Ellie Mae Encompass Smart Client, you entered the wrong client ID, and then it tried to download the configuration from elliemae. Client ID's always start with BE for "Broker Edition" or "Banker Edition".  If you entered the incorrect ID, without the BE prefix, the whole download and configuration process will be completely and permanently screwed up.  It will just blow up and burn with a 404 error. Stick a flower in it, because it's dead.
How Can I Fix This? You need to remove all Ellie Mae components from your computer using the "Add &…

How to Copy Photos to Your IPAD or IPHONE Camera Roll

Copy Photos to Your Camera Roll

You cannot do this with itunes or icloud. You cannot just connect a USB cable and stuff them in there. But there is way with 3rd party software from EaseUS.

https://www.easeus.com/iphone-data-transfer/best-free-ways-to-transfer-videos-from-pc-to-ipad-without-itunes.html

Install their free application called MobiMover_Free. Then you do it.

How to Set the Ellie Mae Encompass AdobeAPI Registry Value

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Details: What the value does:
This registry value determines how Encompass hands printing off to Adobe Reader. When set to 1,
Encompass uses Adobe's published APIs to send print requests to Adobe Reader. When set to 0,
Encompass uses manual methods of sending print requests. Before you begin, make sure you have Adobe DC Reader installed.  The paid and premium versions of Adobe Acrobat DC and Pro are not needed for printing. You must have the free version of Adobe Reader.

How to Edit the Windows Registry Value 1. From the Start menu, type "regedit" and open the regedit.exe program.
2. In the registry editor, navigate to one of the following key depending on the bit-ness of your OS:
a. For 64-bit OSes, navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Ellie Mae\Encompass
b. For 32-bit OSes, navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ellie Mae\Encompass
1. Right-click on the Encompass key, select New->String Value.
2. Name the String Value: AdobeAPI
3. Once named, double…

Convert Sticky Notes to WordPad

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How to Convert Your Sticky Notes to WordPad
First thing to do is to find your Sticky Notes in %appdata%\Microsoft\Stick Notes\ you will see a file called "Sticky Notes.snt" It will be quite small. The file is a 7-zip file.

Then download and install 7-Zip from https://www.7-zip.org/download.html

Then you should execute the 7-zip application, and enter the file path to sticky notes into the app, Just like the picture below. Then you select the StickyNotes.snt file and press the Extract button. The following images are a quick tutorial on how to convert your sticky notes. It appears that taggerz have defaced my screenshots.


Now you can close the 7-zip app, and then navigate to the resulting folders, rename each 0 file to 0.rtf because they are just Rich Text.




Free Sticky Notes Alternatives for Window 1 Simple Sticky Notes. Download from:  https://www.simplestickynotes.com/
2. Stickies. Download from https://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/download.html
3. Notezilla
4. PNotes …

Change the Windows 10 OEM branding

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How to Change the Windows 10 OEM Branding When you have installed a nicked Windows 10 from teamos-hkrg.com, change the branding so your friends don't think you have a bootleg copy.  Open the Windows Regedit.exe program, and navigate to this key to change the important items.
The Key:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OEMInformation







You MAY find this in your grey market windows 10



Get The Password for a Quickbooks QBW File

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A C Program to Recover Your Quickbooks Pro 5.0 File
Sure it's old, but I will share it with the world. It works with Quickbooks 5.0. The password is stored at offset 7635 and is "scrambled" by swapping nibbles. You can compile this using the GNU C compiler on almost linux distro.  Then bring your QB file over and run this little program to expose your password.

/* -*-C-*-********************************************************************************* File: get-qb-pw.c* RCS: $Id: $* Description: get the "quick books pro" password* Author: Eric Blossom* Created: Tue Aug 18 14:09:30 1998* Modified: Tue Aug 18 17:39:22 1998 (eric) eb@starium.com* Language: C* Package: N/A* Status: Experimental (Do Not Distribute)*********************************************************************************//* * This has been tested only on QuickBooks Pro version 5.0 */#include <stdio.h> main (int argc, char**argv) { FILE*…

How to Install OpenVPN

How to Install Open VPN on Ubuntu See this great blog entry.  https://blog.ssdnodes.com/blog/tutorial-installing-openvpn-on-ubuntu-16-04/


A MySQL Wrapper for mysqli - old skool mysql

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A Wrapper for mysqli to Enable Old Skool Mysql
Get this cool mysql wrapper from github to retrofit your old skool mysql / php code to work on php7 where mysql has been replaced by mysqli.   If you are seeing this error in your old php5 code, and you have calls to old mysql functions all of the place, you can quickly retrofit your programs.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7PHP Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function mysql_connect() in /opt/bitnami/apache2/htdocs/lib/class.db.php:29 Stack trace: #0 /opt/bitnami/apache2/htdocs/lib/class.db.php(24): Db->connect()#1 /opt/bitnami/apache2/htdocs/common/config.php(21): Db->Db('localhost', 'dbadmin', 'Sick1234', 'demodatabase')#2 /opt/bitnami/apache2/htdocs/mysql-test.php(6): include('/opt/bitnami/ap...')#3 {main} thrown in /opt/bitnami/apache2/htdocs/lib/class.db.php on line 29
where line 29 has this bit of code

27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 /* Estab…

How to Restore Legacy mysql to php7 - when you really hate mysqli

How to put MySQL functions back into PHP 7PHP 7 will go “release candidate” on August 20th 2015 which is very exciting because it will instantly be twice as fast as PHP 5.6 (and all previous versions). PHP7 gives HHVM a run for the money and takes 5 minutes to compile instead of hours for HHVM. But there is a catch – if you have any legacy code that uses the mysql_* functions, they will stop working entirely in PHP 7. Not just a warning, not just deprecated, but gone, fatal. Sorry guys. However, there is another work around to restore your old mysql without breaking the bank.  My other alternative is to use a mysqli wrapper. See my other blog post:. However, it is easy to get them back without using a wrapper or modifying your code…
I wouldn’t plan on using this solution far past 2016 but it will keep your legacy code running in the meanwhile. Simply compile the mysql function as a php pecl extension and add one line to your php.ini First get the mysql extension source which was removed in…