Install Office 365 on RDS Server (Terminal Server) via Shared Computer Activation

Microsoft Office 365 has the ability to run Office 365 ProPlus on a RDS Server using a feature called Shared Computer Activation. In this short and straight to the point walkthrough I will guide you step-by-step on how to achieve this. Please do exactly as instructed and this should work without any problems.

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Remote Web Access: Connect button stops working on SBS 2011

Sometimes the button for connecting to the computers stops working. If you have tried using the site in Compatibility Mode, made sure the ActiveX component Microsoft RDP Client Control browser add-on is present and enabled and/or added the site to the Trusted Sites in Internet Explorer. It seems that because of the memory use for Exchange and SQL exceeds what is generally available, things get a little messy. Try this workaround and see if it helps:

1. Edit (via Notepad) the file called web.config located in C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Bin\WebApp\RemoteAccess

2. Find the line (near the bottom):
<serviceHostingEnvironment aspNetCompatibilityEnabled=”true” />

3. Replace with:
<serviceHostingEnvironment aspNetCompatibilityEnabled=”true” minFreeMemoryPercentageToActivateService=”0” />

4. Save the file

5. Start Command Prompt (with Administrator rights) and type: IISRESET

6. Reload your site on the client computer and try to connect. That’s it!

Microsoft Office Outlook 2013 slow and laggy – FIX!

One of the new features in Office 2013 is Hardware Graphics Acceleration which is supposed to improve performance. It doesn’t always work well on older computers (and even some new ones). Symptoms include slow switching from views such as Mail, to Calendar, to Tasks, etc, cursor hangs randomly, and Outlook freezing for a few seconds (or even longer and finally stops responding).

The solution? It’s quite simple actually. Just disable the hardware graphics acceleration via Outlook Options -> Advanced -> (Display) Disable hardware graphics acceleration. Restart Outlook and it should be snappy again!

Disable-Hardware-Acceleration

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Try Windows Phone on your current phone

If you are curious on how the Windows Phone system works or have thought about switching, you can now test it out on your current phone. Whether you have an iPhone, Android or whatever other brand, you can simply point your built in browser to the following address and get a pretty good demo. One of the great things about WP is that if you connect it to any of the popular social networks like Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter, you can get realtime and up-to-date information directly on your phone automatically. Give it a try!

Click or type this in your browser ->  windowsphone.com/demo

How to force OWA regional language settings in Exchange Server 2013


Sometimes you don’t want the end-user to choose the regional language settings when they start Outlook Web App (OWA – former Outlook Web Access). Luckily there is a way to force user-mailboxes to a predefined language setting, both individual user mailboxes and all users. This can be accomplished by using Exchange Management Shell (EMS – PowerShell) and the command: Get-MailboxRegionalConfiguration and Get-Mailbox.

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Exchange Server 2013 – Mail stuck in drafts

If your e-mail gets stuck in the Drafts-folder when you try to send an e-mail from either OWA or Outlook, there are a couple of things you should check. I’m guessing you already have checked the settings under ECP – mail flow -> accepted domains/recieve connectors and send connectors. Including the Exchange 2013 HelpConfigure Mail Flow and Client Access (TechNet) for any other settings you might have forgotten.

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StartW8 – Start Menu for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

 

 

 

 

StartW8 – Windows Start Menu replacement for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Start menu had been an essential feature of Microsoft Windows for almost two decades, used by countless users all over the world. But Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 are shipped without it.

StartW8 allows users to access their apps and folders with greater ease as it adds a fully-functional Start Menu to their Windows 8 computer/notebook. Users can also easily search a specific file or program by entering a relevant keyword, or they can simply shut down their PC, reboot or switch users.

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