Today I was volunteered to help solve a problem with a SAP Business Objects XI R4 universe file somebody had previously created. I attempted to open the file in the Universe Design Tool, only to receive an error message:
“You are not authorized to use this document (FRM 00008). Details: The universe belongs to another . . . → Read More: Universe belongs to another CMS
Recently I was kindly given a shiny new Kindle 4 following the untimely demise of my old original Kindle.
The new kindle is great, however the first time the screensaver came on a picture that looked frightening like my grandmother appeared. It had to go. Five minutes of hunting through the various menus didn’t reveal . . . → Read More: Kindle 4 Custom Screen Saver
Today I tripped over an annoying issue when attempting to install a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 instance. About 30% of the way through the installation an error was thrown up:
Could not find the Database Engine startup handle
Not the world’s most informative error message, but something to search for on Google nonetheless. Unfortunately . . . → Read More: Could not find the Database Engine startup handle
Recently I uninstalled an instance of Analysis Services from a server running SQL Server 2008 R2. It was a development server hosting Reporting Services, a couple of instances of SQL Server, and a couple of named instances of Analysis Services.
The uninstall was uneventful, no error messages or issues were reported by the SQL installation . . . → Read More: A connection cannot be made to redirector
Recently I jumped on the treadmill at the gym, all set for a run down the road to nowhere. I went to switch on my iPod Nano only to discover it wouldn’t play any music. At first I thought it was just a flat battery, but after a couple of hours charging it still wouldn’t . . . → Read More: iPod Nano flashing red and green
The out of the box ringtones on an iphone are pretty unimaginative. This is an easy problem to solve however as iTunes has a feature that makes it easy to turn a segment of a song into a ringtone.
(1) Go into iTunes, navigate to the music library, and pick the . . . → Read More: How to make a ringtone in iTunes
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 has a limited capability to provide a visible alert if you are connected to a production server.
It does this by changing the colour of the notification bar in the SQL Server Management Console, which can be a life saver if you have numerous SQL Server . . . → Read More: Colour coded SQL Server 2008 sessions
The default interface of Windows Server 2008 is a tad plain. There is a built in option to spruce it up a little, giving it the Vista Aero treatment.
To do this perform the following actions:
(1) Click on the Start menu, then click Server Manager.
(2) In the left pane of the Server Manager . . . → Read More: Desktop themes on Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 has a security feature called Internet Explorer Enhanced Security that makes it difficult to surf the internet. In a production or commercial environment that is probably a great idea, however if you have run up a virtual machine at home to play around on then you may find it gets in the way. . . . → Read More: Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security