Gray Box on Mac OSX running Windows XP/7 Paralells with ZenWorks ZCM

I will keep this post short as it likely will cater to a select few. Anyone that runs Parallels in Coherence Mode will encounter a grey, unmovable box on the Mac desktop. This is purely related to ZCM. Specifically ZenNotifyIcon.exe Quick workaround: I have just renamed the file with a .bak extension. I can’t find any detailed info on what exactly this exe does (aside from the vague obviousness). It...

November 11, 2011 | 2 Comments

GroupWise 8 Entry Point Error After Upgrade

Looks like there is somewhat of a rough road for those upgrading from GroupWise 7. One error I saw with no absolute resolution posted online gave me a bit of fun. Error being the following: procedure entry point ??OCLdapConnect@@QAE@PADHOH@Z could not be located in the dynamic link library GWLD0132.dll Don’t try a reinstall by itself. It will just kill time. What will solve this is a free tool that I’m...

Office 2007 Bug: Opens File After Minimizing and Maximizing or Switching Applications

A new, never seen before problem I encountered was when I was helping one of my favourite clients with a new desktop. She would merely double click on any Excel file, and be shown nothing more than the screen below. Hm. Though she did find a temporary work-around. Switch to some other application, then switch back, and it would kick in and appear. Searching for this problem I found that...

November 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

Windows File Decompress Tool

This is a quick utility I whipped up in AutoIt for scanning a hard drive for compressed files. Basically this was originally planned to be used to check how many files were compressed during a Windows Disk Cleanup operation to see how much was affected. There is also a quick decompress option which runs the Compact command on the files detected as compressed (all of them, they can’t be selected)....

LaserJet 2410/2420/2430 Series ToolBox Download

HP must not like their webspace being cluttered up with their LaserJet Toolbox software. It’s impossible to find! I noticed the frustration among forums from people about this. I work with a bunch of HP printers so I thought I can help out by uploading the 2400 series toolbox. Download 2400 Series ToolBox 59.0 mb Note: Due to missing files to keep installation size down, the ONLY files included are...

Maple Math Software “Waiting for Kernel Connection”

Recently, I installed Maple 14 using an automated script and I was surprised to see that, a script that had always worked, seemed problematic this time. The user had said that it started up just fine, but any time a calculation was run, it would pop up an error “Waiting for Kernel Connection“. I checked Maple’s support guidelines for such an error, they suggested the Firewall settings should be checked....

August 17, 2011 | No Comments

How I solved my WMP12 and Xbox Shared Video Problem >:(

Windows Media Center isn’t playing nice with me so I opted to go with the simpler Xbox 360 approach. Oh yea, that ones been causing pain for me as well as it failed to show the videos I had linked in the library (exactly where I left off when I had the exact same intentions). Well I fixed it. After trying to find a simple guide to confirm (with nice...

August 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

LaserJet CP2025dn “Replace Roller” Panel Notification

After a client had pointed out that a “Replace Roller” notification had come up on a CP2025 printer I wondered which roller it was talking about. Did it need a new roller kit? Transfer roller? Hm. I headed on over to HP Support for this printer (here) and lo and behold, the error was not listed in the panel notifications list. Users often mess up error messages when reported, but...

Xerox Printing with Account Settings on Mac OSX

A quick one: Had some trouble finding where the Xerox Account settings were for the Mac Xerox WorkCentre Drivers. I added the printer, printed, and it appeared to have gone through. But alas, I was given the following error: “Job Deleted – invalid accounting IDs or Job deleted – could not perform authentication” Awesome, I assumed the account was to be set up in the printer settings, but I guess...

July 15, 2011 | 4 Comments

How To Run Script after MDT 2010 Deployment Finish

I needed a quick way to run a script after certain task sequences. MDT doesn’t really have a way to do this after everything completely finishes. I took my own approach, being a programmer I did modify litetouch.wsf. Here’s what I did, for anyone interested. Open up litetouch.wsf in the deployment share scripts directory,  find the line “Process the finish action” and immediately above it, enter this code which I...