Connection Error for all desktop Microsoft and Office applications

April 1st, 2024 by Kristy No comments »

Thanks to a post in the microsoft community you can fix this errors by running the following at the command prompt.

RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ResetIEtoDefaults


Enabling Hard Disabled Office COM Add-In

August 27th, 2021 by Kristy No comments »

I found this little gem posted on by Heinzi.

How to re-enable a hard disabled add-in.

  1. In the Manage box, change COM Add-ins to Disabled Add-ins, and then click Go.
  2. Select the add-in and click Enable. Click Close.

Now the add-in can be loaded again:

  1. In the Manage box, change Disabled Add-ins to COM Add-ins, and then click Go.
  2. select the check box next to the disabled add-in. Click OK.



Changing Folder Contents Permissions with PowerShell

March 25th, 2021 by Kristy No comments »

I found this awesome little script posted by Davidr4 in 2017 on You can change the permissions of a folders contents from power shell.

$newacl = get-acl "d:\09job\09001"

get-childitem "d:\09job\" |set-acl -aclobject $newacl


Fix: The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed

April 28th, 2016 by Kristy No comments »

Found this great blog post that easily explains how to fix “The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed error”. I’ve experienced this error when restoring a Virtual machine in Hyper-V.

Thank you to Thomas Balkeståhl and his blog post located here


WordPress Post Signature

February 18th, 2013 by Kristy No comments »

Thanks to a post on I found how to add a signature to a WordPress post by adding script in the functions.php file.


function add_signature($text) {

global $post;

if($post->post_type == 'post') $text .= '<div class="signature">
<img src="http:/" alt="signature" />

return $text;

They also suggested the following if you need to tweak the placement of the signature.

div.signature img {
padding: 5px;

Recovering Word Document from Dragon.DRA file

January 16th, 2013 by Kristy No comments »

You can recover a dictated Word document from a .dra file.   Simply start the dragon application and open DragonPad.  Use DragonPad to open the .dra file.  The contents of DragonPad can then be copied into a word document.


Move/Recover Offscreen Window

December 16th, 2012 by Kristy No comments »

I am reposting information I found on a  forum:

Dave Bishop posted……Windows 7 has a cool new feature that should help.  Click the icon in the taskbar to ensure that the program has focus. Then hold down the Windows key and press the right-arrow a few times. That should move the window across your screens and eventually bring it back onto the screen that is still active.

“if I could” posted a solution for Windows XP

To “move” a window from offscreen, do the following:

  1. Click the application in question on the task bar (needs to have focus and be in a restored state)
  2. Move your cursor above the task bar until the thumbnail image appears
  3. Right-click on the thumbnail image (you will be presented with the option menu, one of which is “Move”)
  4. Select the “Move” option
  5. Left-click-hold on the desktop and drag the window into view

Crystal Reports in .net 4 windows application

December 25th, 2011 by Kristy No comments »

Ran into issues with my application not compiling due to the following error:

“Could not load file or assembly ‘file:///C:Program FilesSAP BusinessObjectsCrystal Reports for .NET Framework 4.0CommonSAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0win32_x86dotnet1crdb_adoplus.dll’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.”

Thanks to a post on msdn’s forum I found the following fix:

1. Make sure your project framework is set to 4.0 framework, not the client

2. Add this to the config file:

<startup useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy=”true”>
<supportedRuntime version=”v4.0″ sku=”.NETFramework,Version=v4.0″/>

3.  When distributing the app be sure to include the  appname.config.exe file



Internet Explorer 9 Toolbars

December 25th, 2011 by Kristy No comments »

To access options, such as Send Page by Email you must first enable the command bar:

Enable the Command bar:

·        Press Alt + V on your keyboard

·        Click Toolbars

·        Click Command bar


Then to Send Page/Link by e-mail:

·        Click Page

·        Click applicable option


Thank you to for this information.


Create XML file from SQL Data

November 14th, 2010 by Kristy No comments »

Thanks to an article on I found a quick and easy way to create an XML file from data in a sql database.  I adapted his article and came up with this example.

select ( Select * from table for XML PATH(‘SAMPLEXML’),
Form XML Path(”),