Thursday, March 22, 2012

Self-Issued Security Certificate has expired on Windows SBS 2008

I came across this issue today with a client where all their Outlook clients were reporting that the server security certificate had expired.

Outlook errors with a notice of two out of three ticks like this image:


As mentioned, I found this to be the case with all clients in the organisation. Looking on the server it was all reporting the same thing (SBS Console > Network > Connectivity > Certificate > Properties )


To fix this issue:

  1. Logon on to your SBS Server.
  2. Open the SBS Console
  3. Go to Network > Connectivity tab
  4. On the right-hand side, click on "Fix My Network"
  5. Run through the wizard, and it will detect the expired certificate and issue a new one.

Source:
The Official SBS Blog - TechNet Blogs http://bit.ly/GICfWd

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

How to Uninstall Trillian 5

Applies to: Trillian 5 for Windows
OS: Windows 7 64-bit

While this may seem like a simple task and should be obvious, it isn't.

For whatever reason, my instance of Trillian didn't create an entry in Add/Remove Programs, nor an option in the Start Menu.

Using the following run line I was able to uninstall the software:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Trillian\trillian.exe" /uninstall

Note: Check the location of your installation and modify where necessary.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Reduce Memory Usage and Speed Up iTunes in Windows

It is commonly accepted that iTunes in Windows is a terrible bit of software. Not only is it slow, but is a memory hog.

This is one method to reduce the amount of memory used by iTunes on your system. Take the following screenshots:


With Cover Art

Without Cover Art

Cover Art in iTunes on Windows uses DirectX graphics engines to generate the 3D graphics and the processing to reference and index the covers. Disabling this feature eliminates the need for DirectX and reduces the amount of memory used by iTunes.

If you have further ways to reduce memory usage by iTunes, please tells us in the comments below.

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