I was surprice that Microsoft removed Start menu from Windows 8. I find only way to get around is to install open-source Classic Shell. This application allow you same look and feel you have had on previous version of windows. See link below to download and install Classic Shell on Windows 8.
This document is designed for Advance users who want to intall SharePoint on Windows Server 2008 R2 test machine. SharePoint server also require that you install MS SQL Server 2008 or SQL Express. In this documentation I will go over MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Express installation and configuration for SharePoint Server. In my opnion I would not suggest you to install sharepoint server with MS exchange server. SharePoint overides exchange settings. You can configure port settings in the IIS, but not sure how reliable exchange would be. Download MS SQL Express
First, login into Windows Server 2008 R2 as Administrator. It is good idea to get MS updates before you start.
Click New installation
Select all features below
Name your instance. Be sure your write it down your instance name. See figure 3
Select “Windows authentication mode” as shown in figure 5. Make sure you have added current user(Administrator) by clicking “Add Current User”
There are no needs to send SQL Error Reports to Microsoft on test enviornment.
Now you should see Installation Progress. This process may take around 7 minutes or more. If you get error during the installation then I suggest that you search on Internet and get it resolve.
Close “SQL Server Installation Center”
Click Start > All Programs > Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 > SQL Server Management Studio
You should see figure 8. Pay attention to this screen. Your Server name may showup empty filed or local.
Expend Databases and you should be able to see your database
Install Software prerequisites
Install SharePoint Server
Enter Serial number
Click Install Now
Run the SharePoint configuration
Click Yes to reset services according sharepoint configuration
Create a new server farm
Fill in required information. See figure 11 below.
Set SharePoint Passphrase. Keep Passphrase long and hard to guess.
See figure 13 for port number and security settings
Varify all the information on figure 14 and make a note
If your configuration failed start over configuration and varify you have correct database information.
You may notice when you purchase new computer or install new Internet Explorer, you don’t see Menu bar. Menu bar is where File, Edit, view and other options available for you to use. Here in this post i will show you how get to your menu bar.
Press ALT button on your keyboard and you will see is your menu bar. Second option would be pressing right click on white/gray area below the address bar and select Menu bar. See figure below. I would recommend you that you use second option so that you don’t have to suffer from printing and bookmarking from important site.
What is Windows PE?
Windows Pre Installation Environment (Windows PE) is a stripped down version of Windows XP/Vista kernel capable of running from boot CD-ROMs/USB. It is used to prepare a computer for Windows installation, to copy disk images from a network file server, to initiate Windows Setup, computer maintenance.
Windows PE is not designed to be the primary operating system on a computer, but is instead used as a standalone pre installation environment and as an integral component of other setup and recovery technologies, such as Setup for Windows Vista/7, Windows Deployment Services (Windows DS), the Systems Management Server (SMS) Operating System (OS) Deployment Feature Pack, and the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) or simply capture computer image for deployment and backup.
You may contact me and i will create you WinPE Boot CD/DVD/USB for minimal price.
Hello friends, here I have put together some windows 7 commands to help you better with computing. These commands you will insert into your “Search programs and Files” and some into command prompts.
hdwwiz.cpl or devmgmt.msc
Check Disk Utility
Date and Time Properties
Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)*
Direct X Troubleshooter
Disk Partition Manager
Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected)
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility
Driver Verifier Utility
File Signature Verification Tool
Free Cell Card Game
Group Policy Editor (XP Prof)
Hearts Card Game
IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration)
IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents)
IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents)
IP Configuration (Release All Connections)
IP Configuration (Renew All Connections)
- Store toners in proper place
- Handle toner cartridge carefully
- Use appropriate peper type and size
- Keep your printer clean and serviced
- Use test page for color densities and quality
- Run “Full Calibration” after changing a toner cartridge
- Adjust color densities if needed
- Use PQ (Power Quality) Troubleshooting
- Use proper print drivers and firmware updates
- Visit printer manufacture site for additional issues