Showing posts from May, 2009

JoinDomain VMExtensionProvisioningError when deploying WVD (aka Conflict Error)

Deploying WVD Fails with a conflict error and when clicking for more information it presents a conflict and not much else that is useful by way of toubleshooting. Hopefully this helps someone else as it had me head scratching for a little while.. When creating the Host Pool, make sure that you haven't made the fatal error of using the Azure Active Directory Credential INSTEAD of the Local AD Domain Credential.  i.e do not use to domain join, even if it links back to the domain - this is where the conflict arrises.    Instead, use your full internal domain UPN.  Re-deploy your same configuration and you should find it goes through now without any problems. Additional findings.... Albeit my mistake above was an easy one, it does appear the error is directly linked to the domain join process. If you go into your resource groups, locate the session host and MSTSC directly to it.  Try the domain join pr

Method 'post' of object 'IOWSPostData' failed

Realistically I'm talking about two different problems in this post HOWEVER I found them directly linked in my scenario so maybe you will too. First Error: Method 'post' of object 'IOWSPostData' failed Cause: This is caused by a failed application add-in contained in Excel 2007; Resolution You need to modify an XLA file within Excel to resolve this problem - Please also remember to always backup files before modifying them. To make this change, open the Excel Add-In EXPTOOWS.XLA located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\1033 by default. (Enable Macro's as opening) Once opened, press ALT + F11 to open the VB editor and ADD the following line: IVer = 2 BEFORE: Sub Initialize(List, Title, URL, QuickLaunch) strQuickLaunch = QuickLaunch aTarget(iPublishURL) = URL aTarget(iPublishListName) = List aTarget(iPublishListDesc) = Title' lVer = Application.SharePointVersion(URL) End Sub AFTER: Sub Initialize(List, Title, URL, QuickL

Introduction to Windows 7

For anyone keeping in the loop with Microsoft's new Operating System 'Windows 7' see below the beginning of what appears to be 7; Windows 7 introductory video's. Introduction to Windows 7 James O’Neill and Jamie Burgess get you up to speed with Windows 7 and look back at some of the improvements made since Windows Vista. They discuss the fundamentals of performance, application compatibility and safer browsing.

Download Windows 7 Desktop Wallpapers & Theme's

Windows 7 RC comes with lots of free themes, wallpapers and gadgets but there are others available for those who like to show off your pretty new operating systems and laptops...yes you know who you are.. Microsoft has launched a Personalize section in the Windows 7 Beta website where you can get them for free. To grab your themes and papers visit the following URL:

Office 2007 Service Pack 2 Download

Just in case you havent already heard Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Office 2007 has now been released for download to public. For more details follow the link: Download Now Fixes for the following problems have been announced: Microsoft Office Access • Lets you export reports to Microsoft Office Excel. • Supports memo fields in the mailing label wizard for addresses. • Fixes issues that occur in the import data wizards, in report printing and previewing, in macros, in Excel integration, and in date filters. • Includes updates to Access Developer Extensions. Microsoft Office Excel • Improves the charting mechanism in Excel 2007. This includes better parity with Office 2003, improved robustness, and targeted performance improvements. • Adds a chart object model to Word and to PowerPoint. • Improves shapes that are surfaced in Excel. This includes better parity with Office 2003 and targeted performance improvements. • Improves the method by which Excel prints graphical content,

Ok, Ok I joined Twitter

I did have a few requests recently from different people asking why I wasnt on the infamous and ever growing more popular Twitter, so yes folks, I've taken the leap and I have now joined. If you wish to follow me you can do at:

Small Business Server 2008 Migrating

If your looking at Migrating a Windows SBS 2003 server to an SBS 2008 box I would definately recommend a read of David Overton's new Book "Small Business Server 2008, Installing, Migrating and Configuring" I have a copy and was also able to attend a training course delivered by David last weekend through Amitpro. SBS2008 and migrating to SBS2008 seems like a heavy handed, daunting task but looking at it after going through the migration techniques and following the steps (which is all it takes to be fair) makes the whole process look and feel so much easier. Although without a doubt I'm pretty sure when it wants to go wrong, it will and I'm sure that not every migration will I walk out with a big grin on my face however knowing the steps to take and having a feel for how the process works is without a doubt an excellent idea. If you're interested in reviewing or purchasing David Overton's book. Click Here

IT Supplier Directory

I don't know what people think of this, it looks to be a new site but I was fortunate enough to meet the owner who is looking to raise the profile of his new business venture, listing out the IT suppliers within the UK. If people are interested in signing up to what may well be a good site to have your details on you should check it out at: