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How to refresh Printer Installer configuration on a workstation

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Sometimes making adjustments with Printer Installer can be a nightmare – especially when you need to wait for the change to replicate out to users.

Using this method you can easily use Printer Installer to update the configuration on the local computer without having to wait for replication.

  1. Click Start
  2. Click All Programs
  3. Click Printer Installer
  4. Click Refresh Configurations

Wildstar Client version does not match the game server version

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This error seems to be happening mostly to us New Zealand players.. looks like a DNS issue. The fix is to use a VPN tunnel for when you first open a launcher or edit the host file.

To edit the Host file do the following:

  1. Click Start
  2. All Programs
  3. Accessories
  4. Right click Notepad and select Run as administrator
  5. Click Continue on the “Windows needs your permission” UAC window.
  6. When Notepad opens Click File -> Open
  7. In the filename field type C:WindowsSystem32Driversetchosts
  8. Click Open
  9. Paste in and save the host file:``<br />

WildStar How to install addons

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As most MMORG out these days; Wildstar allows addons.

  1. The first and easiest way is to use the Curse Gaming Client to install addons.
  2. The second is to download the addons and extract the ZIP file to: %appdata%/NCSOFT/Wildstar/Addons

Note: If the Addons folder does not exist – you will need to create it.

Using exchange to automatically accept meeting requests

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Having multiple mailboxes and calendars can be hard to manage – especially when meeting requests don’t automatically accept themselves.

Using a quick powershell cmdlet from the Exchange Management Shell you can quickly set a calender to AutoAccept meeting requests

Set-MailboxCalendarSettings "mailbox name" -AutomateProcessing AutoAccept

Note: Remember to run the Management Shell as Administrator.

Common Protocols and their ports

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Networking is a marvel of interconnected devices and languages – part of that inter connectivity is allowing devices to talk to one another without getting any crosstalk or confusion this is done by separating network traffic into ports – allowing traffic to be managed easier and allows for overall greater security.

HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
HTTP uses port 80 – this is usually used for web traffic – for webpages.
HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol SSL)
Similar to port 80 although this is using port 443 – this is used for secure and encrypted traffic and used for website logon pages and secure VPN connections.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
Using port 20 and 21 – this is used for FTP traffic to and from.. used to upload webpages and files and folders from one host to another .
POP (Post Office Protocol) – Also POP3
POP and POP3 uses the port 110 – this provides the ability to receive emails – commonly used by ISPs email service.
SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
SMTP uses the port 25 – this provides the ability to send emails – commonly used by ISPs email service.
Uses TCP and UDP port 143 – IMAP is another email service that is commonly used by email providers that hold emails on their servers – instead of downloading them to the local computer.
Telnet uses port 23 – and is commonly used for remote administration of devices using a command line.