Ellie Mae Encompass - Top Ten List of Failures and Fixes

Here's A List of Our Best Ellie Mae Encompass Issues and Fixes1) Cannot Print from eFolder Fix #1The Fix is to make Adobe Reader the Default Adobe PDF application handler in windows, plus open Adobe Acrobat and then Edit -> Preferences then uncheck "enhanced security" and "protected mode at startup" checkboxes.  2) Printer Not Activated - Error Code -20See the previous blog entry about this one.

Ellie Mae Encompass: Printer Not Activated, error code -20

When Printing Custom Forms, It Fails To Print with "Printer Not Activated" While printing custom forms from Encompass, all of a sudden it stops being able to print forms and shows "Printer Not Activated, error code -20" It may have worked fine last week, but now it does not.  The solution is to create a windows registry key as follows. Printer Not Activated.

Windows cannot print due to a problem with the current printer setup

Form Failure Report The SolutionCreate A registry entry as follows using regedit.exe use regedit.exe to get this key made
Set the permissions.
That's all it takes.

Ellie Mae Encompass: Failed to Print to EFolder

Ellie Mae Encompass: Failed to Print to EFolderOne of the more recent mysterious failures of Encompass has been a failure to print to the EFolder.  This is usually caused by an errant Windows Update that bodged the EFolder Printer settings.  When using the EFolder, you will see "StartDocPrinter Error = 63" Sometimes you will see this error = 63
Othertimes you will see this error = 63
Other times you will see this error
The correct fix is to change the checkbox to EDCPort
To Find the Encompass EFolder Properties page, you should type "Printers" in the start menu, then open the printers and devices dialog.  Open the "Encompass EFolder", then "printer properties", then Ports. Then change the checkbox to "EDCPort"

Office 365 Rollback

Office 365:"C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun\OfficeC2RClient.exe" /update user updatetoversion=16.0.12827.20470
Office 2016:"C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun\OfficeC2RClient.exe" /update user updatetoversion=16.0.12827.20470
See the Reddit Post

.htaccess cook book, examples, and favourites

All of My Favourite .HTAccess ExamplesWildcard Domain Example #1This will take your URL request, for and redirect to  Combined with an CNAME Record for @
#### URL Rewrite Handler for Subdomains (by Randall Krause) #### RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.dummysite\.com$ RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(\w+)\.dummysite\.com$ RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI}:%1 !^/([^/]+)/([^:]*):\1 RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /%1/$1 [QSA]
Wildcard Domain Example #2What this does is if user visits:, it will show contents of file: If someone goes to, it will show page: but the URL will remain the same with the subdomain, like and RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.example\.com RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ([^.]+)\.example\.com [NC] RewriteRule ^/?$ /user/profile.php?name=%1 [L]
Single Argument Example## example:…

Wordpress Showing Insecure Icon in Address Bar When Using https

Wordpress Site Shows Insecure Icon in Browser Address Bar When Using https Here's a common scenario: you build a new wordpress site, and then decide to turn on https after it's fully built, as a result some of your image assets are still referenced with http vs https.  Chrome and Firefox will show "insecure" when they are loaded.  This is how to change that broken lock symbol to a closed lock symbol.
How to Fix There are add-ons that will try to fix this or you can use URL re-writing, or you could edit the SQL database records and change all http to https.  My preferred method is to dump the WP_POSTMETA and WP_POSTS tables from the Wordpress SQL database, then edit the dump files with vim, then load them back in.
Dump The Tables
Summary SSH into your server, then dump the tables, then use vim to search and replace all http:// with https://, then save the file and import the tables back into mysql.

Top Ten Newfangled Concepts in HTML User Interface Design

My List of Newfangled Concepts in HTML User Interface Design
1) React Web Framework or React JS React is one of the newest kids on the block when it comes to user interface design and development for HTML pages. It was launched in May 2013. See the tutorial below. I am seeing more and more job ads calling for React programmers.  React is free to all. It even has a github where you can get more of it.

2) Angular JS Web Framework Another new kid on the block.  Angular JS is now obsolete and Angular Web is the new defacto kid on the block.

Find and Remove Incorrect Office 2019 Keys

Find and Remove Incorrect Office 2019 Keys
Remove a bad key that you installed previously. Using cmd.exe DOS prompt in elevated mode.

in this directory
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16

Office 2016 / 2019: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16
Office 2013: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15

look for ospp.vbs

Show the keys Now you can check the license status by running the script called ospp.vbs, which is located in your Office program folder.
cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus
(will show you the keys circled)

Remove the keys To remove your Office product key, you need to use the /unpkeyswitch, along with the last 5 characters of the product key.
cscript ospp.vbs /unpkey:{last five characters of product key}


How to Convert Cisco 7965G from SCCP to SIP Firmware Load

SIP Firmware Load on Cisco 7965G
First Step is to get the firmware from 3CX

Then follow these steps:
When SCCP is loaded:
    Complete the following steps:

    Unplug the power cable from the phone, hold dows the # key, and
    then plug the power cable in again.

    The phone begins its power up cycle.

    Release the # key after the Speaker button is no longer

    You should see the following message on the phone:

    "Reset key sequence detected"

    Press 123456789*0# within 60 seconds after the Headset, Mute,
    and Speaker buttons begin to flash.

    If you enter this key sequence correctly, the phone displays
    this prompt:

    Keep network cfg? 1 = yes 2 = no

    In order to maintain the current network configuration settings
    for the phone when the phone resets, press 1. In order to reset the
    network configuration settings when the phone resets, press 2.

After SIP is loaded:
Unlock the Config and Set the TFTP Server:

1) Press the Settings button …

How to Make A Self Signed SSL Certificate Using apache openssl

Make Your Own Self Signed Certificate Using openssl Step 1: use openssl command this will make a new key called server.key and a new certificate called server.crt. the expiration will be 2 years from now.

openssl req -x509 -nodes -days 730 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout server.key -out server.crt

This command will make a file called server.key, containing your private key, with no password, and a server certificate called server.crt.

Make a Certificate Request and A Password Protected Private key
openssl req -new -passout pass:"Secret" -keyout priv-pass.key -subj "/" -out server.csr -sha512 -newkey rsa:2048

Decrypt the private key with your password
openssl rsa -in priv-pass.key -passin pass:'Secret' | head -n2


Ellie Mae Encompass - Cannot Initialize MS Word

While Printing Custom Forms It Fails with "Cannot Initialize MS Word" This Fix Below:
1. When attempting to print a custom doc in Encompass, change the Options drop down box, located at the bottom right of the Encompass Print window, to "Print forms with field IDs".
2. Next, click the Preview button at the bottom of the Encompass Print window.
3. Once Microsoft Word opens up, change the view from Read Mode to Print Layout (lower right corner of the Word document).
4. Close Microsoft Word.
5. Change the Options drop down box, located at the bottom right of the Encompass Print window, to "Print forms with borrower data".
6. Click Print.

Additionally:-Open Regedit

-Back up HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{00020905-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}, by right-clicking on it and selecting Export. name and save the KEY in an easy to access location. This will allow you to recover the KEY is anything goes wrong.

-Delete HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{00020905-0000-0000-C…

Ellie Mae Encompass: Crashes While Printing Custom Forms, NTDLL or App Compatibility Flag Issue

When Printing Custom Forms in Ellie Mae Encompass you see Form Failure
With Office 2013 or Office 2016, you may suddenly start seeing failures to print custom forms. The fix is very simple.  There are several things to try.  Before you do this, make sure that Adobe Reader is the default PDF viewer, and the App Compatibility flags are not set. Ellie Mae support article 30494 describes the solution to fix your problem.    The solution is to use the Windows Registry Editor (regedit.exe) to remove the registry entries that you see below in the image.   The final step is to open Microsoft Word and change the print layout settings back and forth. Good Luck, if this helps, then leave a comment below!

Step 1: Open Microsoft Word, open a new document in Word, then find the Read Mode and Print Layout buttons in the lower right corner of your Word Document. Press Read Mode, then Press Print Layout.
Step 2: Leave Microsoft Word open with a new document open. Print a custom form now. Word will au…