Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Windows Presentation Foundation Terminal Server Print W has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

When connecting Remote desktop from a Windows Xp machine on to Windows Server 2008, and trying to print on a redirected printer, the print comes out fine but the error mentioned in the subject pops up. Microsoft suggests to install .Net framework 3 with Sp1 and update the file Tswpfwrp.exe. The .Net fix didnot solve the problem for any computer in my organisation, updating the Tswpfwrp.exe file did. Heres the simple procedure.

1. Copy the file Tswpfwrp.exe from any Windows Vista or Windows 7 machine located in System32 folder
2. Paste the file in System32 folder of the windows Xp machine.

Connecting to remote desktop and printing should now work without error.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Hp laserjet 1010 Windows 7 drivers

The Hp website doesnot have any drivers to install this printer. Heres an easy and quick method, as suggested on an Hp forum, works perfectly.
1. Printer and Faxes-> Add Printer
2. Local Printer attached to this computer
3. Use an existing port - DOT 4 001
4. Choose Hp laserjet 3050's driver from the list.
5. Give a test print, if it doesn't print restart the machine and it should work fine.
6. Rename the printer to Hp Laserjet 1010

The reason this works is because Laserjet 1010 requires generic PCL 5 drivers, meaning any printer's PCL 5 driver should work. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Always start an application in Administrator mode in Windows 7/ Vista. Path/file access error.

One of the users was having an issue when opening an application. He would get the error "Path/file access error" in Windows 7. Strangely when he would login with a different username, the application would open fine. I figured there was something with the permissions of the application, it would require elevated rights for the user to open it. I gave this user administrator rights, but the application would still not open.
Finally this is the procedure i followed to implicitly define, that the problem application should always Run as Administrator
1. Right click on the application and click on properties
2. In the Shortcut tab, Click on Advanced.
3. Tick the box "Run as Administrator" and click Ok.

The application should now open fine.
Hope this helps.....

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Quickfile for Outlook Error. This file contains Macros with an expired or revoked signature. Since you are running under High Security Level, these Macros will be disabled.

Recently an error has started to pop up for most users of Quickfile for Outlook. When they click on New Message, the window gets stuck, and finally this error message comes up. The Quickfile team has promptly emailed everyone informing about this problem with the solution. For those who havnt seen it, here it is. The error is:

"This file contains Macros with an expired or revoked signature. Since you are running under High Security Level, these Macros will be disabled."

The solution is to download the new version of Quickfile for Outlook, which will renew the digital signature.

QuickFile Standard and Pro Version:
http://www.standss.com/quickfile/download_process.asp