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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Apple iCloud for Windows: Synchronise New Microsoft Outlook Mail Profile

To synchronise Apple iCloud contacts, calendars and tasks with a new Microsoft Outlook mail profile:

Close Outlook
Open iCloud from system tray icon
Click Sign out
Select Delete from computer

Open Mail applet in Control Panel (Start > Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Mail)
Click Show Profiles and set new mail profile as default (Always use this profile)

Sign in and configure iCloud as required

Alternatively:

Open iCloud from system tray icon
Untick Contacts, Calendars and Tasks, click Apply and then Close

Open Mail applet in Control Panel (Start > Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Mail)
Click Show Profiles and set new mail profile as default (Always use this profile)

Browse to C:\Users\username\AppData\Local
Append .old to A12BC345-12AB-1AB2-A12B-123456789012.aplzod

Open iCloud
Tick Contacts, Calendars and Tasks and click Apply
Upon setup completion, open Outlook and verify

Delete A12BC345-12AB-1AB2-A12B-123456789012.aplzod.old


The current version of iCloud for Windows is available here:
https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204283

Thursday, 21 January 2016

DYMO Label v.8: Fatal Error - Cannot create instance of 'MainWindow' defined in assembly

Error on launch of DYMO Label v.8:

Cannot create instance of 'MainWindow' defined in assembly 'DYMO.DLS', Version=8.5.1.1816, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=5426002a38745af9'. Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. Error in markup file 'DYMO.DLS;component/MainWindow.xaml'.


This issue can be commonly be caused if the DYMO printer is shared from a print server (eg: \\server\printer) and is no longer available or the share name has been changed.

To resolve:

Review the printer object in Devices and Printers.
Delete the printer object and reinstall via the print server.

Alternatively:

Download and run Microsoft.NET Framework Repair Tool:

Uninstall DYMO Label v.8 from Programs and Features
Delete printer object from Devices and Printers
Remove driver (Devices and Printers > select a printer > Print server properties > Drivers)
Delete C:\ProgramData\DYMO
Delete C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\DYMO
Delete C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Sanford,_L.P
Delete C:\Users\username\Documents\DYMO Label (optional)

Open Registry Editor
Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ and delete DYMO key
Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ and delete DYMO key

Restart the computer
Download and install latest version of DYMO Label:
Install printer locally or from print server

Thursday, 7 January 2016

VMware ESXi & Workstation: CentOS 7 Installation - Manual Partitioning Window

CentOS 7 installation and Manual Partitioning windows obscured due to low screen resolution.

At initial CentOS 7 boot menu press Tab.

"Press Tab for full configuration options on menu items."

Append vga=773

For example:

> vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img inst.stage2=hd:LABEL=CentOS\x207\x20x86_64 rd.live.check quiet vga=773


VMware KB Article:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2003588