Norton AntiVirus Clients or Symantec AntiVirus Clients (especially Corporate Edition Clients) can be installed as managed client by a Symantec AntiVirus Server. When a Symantec AntiVirus Client is managed, it will prompt for password when uninstalling client via a local computer Control Panel (Add or Remove Programs) applet. If you don’t know or forget the password, then the client is not able to uninstall or remove the software.
In the cases where Symantec AntiVirus server has been taken down and no longer exist, or the client computer has no access to company network, or the default client uninstall password does not work, the following hack will enable you to remove Symantec Antivirus without using a password:
1. Open Registry Editor (regedit).
2. Navigate to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\INTEL\LANDesk\VirusPro tect6\CurrentVersion\Administrator Only\Security\
3. Change the value for useVPuninstallpassword key from 1 to 0.
4. Exit Registry Editor and now you can uninstall Symantec AntiVirus Client.
The trick should work on most version of Symantec AntiVirus client or Norton AntiVirus Client, including version 7, 8, 9 or 10.
Juliana of CopyTrans sent me an email notifying me of this free utility to rebuild, repopulate, and restore your iTunes Library from your iPod or iPhone. Always good to know what tools are available! Thank you Juliana!
There is a lightweighed application called CopyTrans capable of rebuilding a lost iTunes library from an iPhone. What it does is that it reads the data of the iPhone, creates a copy and transfers it back to iTunes.
CopyTrans has a pretty amazing security system that prevents iTunes unwanted synchronizations, and by this way, prevents you from syncing your iPhone with an empty iTunes library.
This friendly user software, imports everything you’ve got in your iPhone, from songs, playlists, and play counts, to videos, podcasts and artworks.
CopyTrans is fully compatible with any iPod.
Visit our web page: http://www.copytrans.net/download.php
Don’t hesitate to contact me in case you need further information.
Known Vonage issue when inbound CID information is not displayed on your second telephone line.
Let me ask you two questions: (1) Are you not receiving caller id information on your vonage telephone line? (2) Do you utilize any advanced forwarding features such as the simul-ring ? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then this post will probably help you understand what is going on, and frustrate you even more!
I have been dealing with this issue for months now and have had three, yes 3, long conversations with Vonage (1 hour plus each time). I finally talked with a semi-knowledgeable and helpful representative who informed me that that this is a known issue with vonage and that they are still trying to figure out ways to fix the issue.
Here is the issue: My device (and apparently many others) do not support Caller ID on the second telephone line of vonage lines with the simulring feature enabled. So what is the answer? Get caller ID information on your first line only, choose which one you want to see the details of, set up another PAP device or go out and buy one that seems to work with two lines.
I asked the representative at Vonage what device did support two phone lines with the simul ring feature enabled - because I really don’t want to give up this great feature! It took her eight (8) minutes of research to find one - that is NOT a good sign! She was typing away furiously and muttering “let me just confirm… okay..and checking…” the entire time. Finally she told me that there are no current known issues with the Linksys 31p2 device - so she recommended I could buy this. Personally, I have a Linksys PAP 2 version 2 right now. And I know for a fact that I have a linksys router/PAP device somewhere in my closet, so I am going to dig that out and just use one line of two PAP devices for the time being.
There you have it. I told you that you would be more furstated, but hey - at least we have some answers!
There have been others like it, but Musicovery is a simple web application that lets you choose and explore music by mood, style, genre, decade and much more. Mix and match the matrix of filters and customize your internet radio experience to suit your tastes, even if that happens to be dark energetic pop or jazz from the 80s.
The downside about Musicovery is that songs play in a noticeable lo-fi format, reserving the better quality for paid users. Subscriptions are reasonably priced but the registration process is confusing and hints at a number of hidden sign-up fees. It’s much better to stick with the free version and enjoy the thrill of musical exploration. For a really interesting experience, try unchecking the “hit” box and select “discovery”. You’ll unearth a ton of obscure bands you just might learn to love. Over the time I’ve listened to it, I’ve also noticed that in the styles I choose - there isn’t a large database of songs, but the repetitiveness has been infrequent enough to not bother me much, just worth the mention.
A simple to use interface lets you narrow in on the style of music you want to hear at the current moment, and a slider lets you narrow into the year span of music you want to listen to. Very simple - very nice. I don’t think the lo-fi quality is an issue for those that want to listen from work or just in the background. I’ve been using this music service (free) for over two weeks now. I thought it was time that I pass along the good findings. When you get a chance, go check it out: musicovery.com.
Recently my bluetooth headset quit working with my Motorola e815 just days outside of the warranty period. This annoyed me more than anything. Despite my greatest attempts, I could not get my cell phone to pair to my bluetooth headset. So the question becomes, how do you get your headset to pair with your bluetooth phone when you know both should be in fine working order. I knew neither had suffered extreme heat, water, or great impacts. I even went as far as to try a suggestion that seemed to work for someone else, and I thought it was worth the try. It didn’t work for me, but you can try it if you’d like. Follow these steps:
- Reset all options except unlock code, security code, and lifetime timer: (Motorola e815)
- Menu > Settings > Initial Setup > Master Reset
- To reset all options, you need to enter the Security Code (000000).
If you follow these steps, you will reset ALL features for the phone - your contacts, dials calls, pictures, ring tones, etc will be SAFE. Features like the selected ring tone, your background, your front menu settings will all be reset to factory defaults. Let me tell you, it is one of the more annoying things to have to go backwards in time with all of these options. I was resetting options for the next week. Each day I would find one more option that I hadn’t yet changed to the way I like to use my phone.
Anyway - we are getting off topic. After trying this, several other methods - including removing the recognition of the headset from my phone and trying a brand new pair, etc - it still failed. Any of these methods may or may not work for you. Do you want to know what worked for me? I did nothing for the next three weeks to either my phone or my headset. I removed the pairing from my phone one last time and put the headset on the corner of my desk. Just yesterday, for the first time in three weeks I picked it up, turned it on, and my phone automatically discovered it and paired (After asking for the password of course).
Have you lost your password for your bluetooth device? I’m sure you can find it with a quick google search - but try the passkey ‘0000′ (four zeros) to see if that lets you in. All of this to say - electronics can be funny things. Just when you think you’ve been beat, they decide to work with you again. It’s almost like it knew. Truth be told - I was actually just hours away from leaving the house, one of my stops was going to be a store to pick up a new headset. If you have the time and patience, try saving yourself $70 or more.
Microsoft Windows Automatic Update is a great feature for those who are forgetful or lazy to download the latest updates. This application helps to automatically install the latest updates of the operating system and other products with little or no user intervention.
I don’t mind it myself until it begins to bother me with the restart dialog box incessantly. Certain Windows updates require a reboot of the operating system, it nags with a dialog box requesting a restart so often that it becomes really annoying if you aren’t ready to restart your computer. Your options are to click cancel every 10 minutes out of your work day or to succumb to the reboot request at your computers whim. Luckily one simple command can disable this dialog box to let you work hassle free. Of course, make sure you remember to reboot your PC at the end of your work day! For me, I often don’t want to close all of my carefully placed application windows until I’ve completed my work with them. Because of this, I often delay my reboot by several hours.
1. Open a command prompt window (Start > Run )
2. Type cmd (just the three letters) into the box and click ‘OK’ or hit enter
3. In the black window type the remainder of this line: sc stop wuauserv
This command stops the service which popup the restart dialog. Now you can restart the operating system when you are done with your work. The auto update service will restart next time the computer reboots and will automatically downloads available updates.
No joke, the already popular (and free) Google Earth software has a little known feature allowing you to turn your software into a flight simulator. Read up on how to control the plane over here: http://earth.google.com/intl/en/userguide/v4/flightsim/.
Tips & Tricks – “The Silhouette”
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
HOW IT WORKS: While the silhouette seems like a simple effect to create, it can be very powerful and compelling when used correctly. The silhouette is a study of shapes and light; … lines and color. It brings the viewers attention to the outline of your subject, and in doing so often creates an interesting set of lines and curves for the eye to follow.
To shoot a silhouette, place the subject of your image in-between you and a bright light such as a bright sky or window. Make sure you camera is exposing for the brighter light behind your subject, focus the camera on your subject and take the picture.
What’s New with Coastline Studios?
(photo used with permission by Grace Ormonde – Wedding Style Magazine)
Early in May Coastline Studios was invited to a Grace Ormonde “Midwest Platinum Vendors” Party. It was a great chance to meet the wonderful staff at Grace Ormonde - Wedding Style Magazine, and also some fellow high-end vendors in the wedding industry. The highlight of the night however was meeting Grace Ormonde herself. Grace is pictured above with John Pottenger and Jen Kroll of Jen Kroll Photography.
Media of the Month
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TITLE: “Wedding Trailer”
PHOTOGRAPHER: John Pottenger
THE STORY: This video is a recent teaser trailer from a wedding Coastline was hired to shoot in May.
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