Monthly Archives: June 2007

Tuneup 2007

There comes a time in every computer owners life when it is time to clean up the unnessecary files, cache and programs that have not been used for a long time. This time came for me a few days ago.
I have been suspecting that I needed to clean my registry and get rid of unwanted programs because my laptop had not been performing that well recently.
One of my friends recommended tuneup 2007
and I have to admit I was hugely skeptical at first, but once I loaded it I was pleasantly surprised with the interface and results.
Tuneup 2007 gives you the option to customise windows start up as well as optimise, cleanup or tune your registry, processes or old program fragments that are laying around.
It also looks through cache and other little features that suck memory and cleans them out on request. Although I have not tried it, the program also offers a recovery program for deleted and lost files – something I am sure I will find useful in the not too distant future!
The GUI is really easy to use and at every stage there is a detailed (almost pedantic) wizard to walk the user through the processes. There is a 30 day free trial that you can download here, to purchase the product you will have to part with about $40 (or £22). It is definately a worthwhile investment if you are a heavy user of your computer and are often installing/uninstalling products and running several applications at once – it really makes a noticeable difference to the performance of the computer. If you are skeptical about it – try the trial version and see what you think!

Enable Sound in Windows Terminal Server 2003

I’ve been developing some tutorials for our users on local network and posting them on our Sharepoint Intranet. Most of our users use Windows Terminal Server 2003 to connect to the Intranet though, and by default sound on Windows Terminal Server is disabled.

By the way, if you are trying to do this enable sound on Windows Terminal Server 2000 it is not possible as the Remote Desktop Protocol used in Windows Server 2000 does not support it.

There are two ways that you can enable sound on Windows Terminal Server 2003. One is through Terminal Services Configuration on the Terminal Server, and the other is through the Group Policies. Depending on how you have Group Policies configured you may need to do both. In this tutorial we will look at the first option:

Enable the Sound on the Windows Terminal Server

Enabling the sound on the Windows Terminal Server is a simple, four step process.

  1. In Terminal Services Configuration, click on “Connections”
  2. Double-click RDP-Tcp
  3. Click on the “Silent Settings” tab
  4. Clear the check-mark from the Audio mapping box

Below is a screen shot of the configuration window:

Enable-Audio-in-Windows-Terminal-Server

This setting will now apply to all new Windows Terminal Server sessions, but the individual clients will also need to enable the feature on their local computer.

Enable the Sound in Remote Desktop Client

  1. Open your Remote Desktop Client
  2. Click on the “Options” button
  3. Click on the “Local Resources” tab
  4. Change the “Remote Computer Sounds” dropdown to “Bring to this Computer”
  5. Then apply the changes.

Here is a screen shot of that configuration window:

Enable-Audio-in-Remote-Desktop-Connection

Then after connecting you should be able to hear audio.

Xerox Error Code 016-783

I just finished troubleshooting the error code 016-783 on from our Xerox Document Centre C450 Printer. Our training registrar was trying to scan in some student records and ran into this xerox error code, but the printer never actually tells you what the code means…

The 016-783 error message indicates that “Cause – Could not find the specified server path during file”.

The folder that the Xerox scanner job template uses to deposit the scans in had previously been deleted, so I had recreated the shared network folder. What I had neglected to do though was to recreate the sub-folders that the Xerox Job Templates use for the scans.

After recreating the subfolders that the file repository setup referenced in the job template I had no more error codes with that scanning job template.

Free Microsoft Office Training CD

You can apply to get a free Microsoft Office 2007 Tips and Tricks CD from the Microsoft Small Business Centre web-site. Even though I am in Australia they let my application go through, which is a rare thing, so I suspect that it should be available from anywhere in the world.

You will need to sign up for a Microsoft Passport ID to log in for your free Microsoft training CD, but if you already have an ID you can just sign up with that.

Here is the link:

https://www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness/small-business-plus/default.aspx

After you have signed up you will also gain access to other training resources, in addition to the free training CD.

Source: OzBargain: Free Microsoft Office 2007 Tips and Tricks CD