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Having tried out various blogging platforms, I am now posting all entries to my internal blog. You may find other fun and interesting posts on my old theo @ spaces site too.

Below are the latest entries.

Solved: Autodesk DWG TrueView 2017 on Remote Desktop Services

January 12, 2017

I've been struggling to find a solution to this for many months but finally have it working. Problem: Running DWG TrueView 2017 on Windows Server Remote Desktop Services / Terminal Services (RDS/TS) without having to change permissions or give users administrative privileges. Solution: Create 11... Read Post

Christmas Puzzle 2016 - Anybody May Help You Solve This Puzzle

December 8, 2016

This year's annual Charity Christmas Puzzle has now been posted, and is available to download. This, the 26th annual Puzzle that Gordon Gray has set, has a theme designed to help completion and will appeal to people who enjoy doing Crossword puzzles, such as in the Daily Telegraph (though it is not... Read Post

Adding a Forward Only user to Exchange Online

March 11, 2016

This is based on writeups on various forums and here mainly to remind me what is required. Go into Office 365 Administrator mode. Then go to Admin/Exchange. Under the Recipients section select Contacts. Add a Mail Contact for the person using his or her personal e-mail address. Then back unde... Read Post

Solved: Client unable to establish connection because an error was encountered during handshakes before login

January 29, 2016

This one has taken a few hours without any sign of anything useful in search engines, and in the end boiled down to a simple missing outbound firewall rule.   Problem Trying to connect to SQL Azure using SQL Server Native Client with OLEDB via MDAC* and getting the following error when calli... Read Post

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