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'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0' provider is not registered on the local machine

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Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12 Provider is not registered Scenario: Windows 7, Office 2013, and Visual Studio 2010 VB.net with the following lines in your code: myConn = New OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=|DataDirectory|\salesreportdb.accdb") ... fails at the connection.open statement.  See the debug session error message: The Fix: First, install the 64 bit version of Access Database Engine 2010 by using the standard installer.  Then install the 32 bit version of the AccessDatabaseEngine 2010 runtime with the /passive switch on the command line.  Specifically, download the 32 bit version of Access Database Engine, using this link:   https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=13255   Finally install the 32 bit edition using the /passive switch. In your visual studio project change the compile settings to 32 bit.  Then change back to AnyCPU.  This part is optional. Re-run it.   Meaning: This means that the Provider is not registered in

My CCTV Tech Notes - Video Surveillance Tips and Tricks

A New Resource Guide For CCTV Techs Introduction Some of my favourite tips and tricks for making CCTV work for you. Using RTSP Cameras with Alexa If you have HIKVision, ACTI, LTS, AXIS or other RTSP enabled CCTV cameras, and you want to use them with Amazon Alexa, first thing is to read this guide: https://learncctv.com/hikvision-camera-on-echo-show/ Then get an account at Monocle.  https://portal.monoclecam.com/, then add the "monocle rtsp" skill to your Alexa account. Finally, buy a "echo Show" device and add it to your Amazon account.

Encompass Form Failure

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  Encompass Form Failure when printing custom forms, you get this message: "Form Failure" The Fix is to: *These steps need to be performed for each document listed in the Form Failure message. 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. If this does Not Solve Your Problem Then you may need to edit your windows registry and add the following keys: using Start Menu, then Run, then enter regedit.exe   -- Please be extra careful with the system registr

T38 Fax Over IP with Cisco SPA122 How To Guide

 How to Use the Cisco SPA122 ATA to Send Faxes Over IP The first thing to do is to set your Fax baud rate to 9600 or 14400 if you are daring. Turn off  ECM on your fax machine.  Recommended Fax settings . Setup your Cisco ATA Read this to get preferred settings.  The preferred codec is G711u in Amerika and G711a in the rest of the world. Some jitter adjustments, and you are done. Finally Take the T38 Challenge Test Your Settings http://foip.t38fax.com/ecm-self-test I have tested this with Net2Phone and it seems to work fine.

Email Test Tools for SPF and DKIM Secured Domains

Email Testing Tools for SPF and DKIM Secure Domains Check the spammyness of your emails with this website. It will rate your email on many factors. https://www.mail-tester.com/ Check your MX Records, your SPFs and DKIM and also probe your email server https://mxtoolbox.com/ Use Microsoft Exchange Online Powershell Tools https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/exchange/connect-to-exchange-online-powershell?view=exchange-ps These are the main commands from powershell Install-Module -Name ExchangeOnlineManagement -RequiredVersion 2.0.4 Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned Import-Module ExchangeOnlineManagement Connect-ExchangeOnline -UserPrincipalName mike@contoso.com On Office365, Enable DKIM Signing

Cisco Umbrella - Adding an Enable / Disable Button to the Menu on Apple MacBook

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 How to Add a Enable/Disable Button to Cisco Umbrella This assumes you  have  already installed the Umbrella roaming client, and want to display the disable/enable option to the user without reinstalling the Umbrella roaming client. Open the following file with vim or your preferred text editor: Note:  You must use "sudo", because modifying the file requires administrative privileges. sudo vim /Library/Application\ Support/OpenDNS\ Roaming\ Client/Updater.plist Add the following two lines just file before the last two lines of the file (</dict> and </plist>. <key>EnableDisableOption</key> <true/> Immediately after you save the file, a "Disable" option will show up in your tray icon:

Top Tech Support Scammers List

 All of the Worst Offenders These people are actively trying to rip off the elderly. 1. Norton and Windows Defender Renewal Securities The payment is due ! You are receiving this notice because you are enrolled with Norton Securities and your subscription has been Auto Renewed. However, if you don’t wish to continue with the service or want a Refund of this amount kindly contact our billing helpline number 650-487-5845  Ask for Mark Martin and ask to renew your services for $1799.99 first saw them on March 10, 2021.  My favourite response is to get the to call my Lenny answer bot.

curl - my favourite curl uses, cheatsheet and cookbook

Curl is Like the Swiss Army Knife of Web Tools Curl can be used to test your interactive web applications that use POST, GET, and PUT. Here are some of my all time favourite curl tricks 1) Upload A File to a PHP script curl -F "file=@/var/tmp/log.out;filename=$aname" http://somewebsite.com/uploadfile.php send the file contents and the filename over to your php script 2) Send JSON to a PHP script curl -X POST -H "Content-Type: application/json" http://somewebsite.com/form.php -d '{"username":"Marcus Wong","hostname":"APPLE"}'