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Outlook Settings for Yahoo mail

Having problem connecting to yahoo smtp mail using Outlook? Me too. But these settings resolved the issue:

Outgoing Mail server :
Incoming Mail server :
Mailbox type : POP3
Incoming Port : 995
Outgoing Port : 465

Good Luck..!!

How to completely disable DEP in Windows Server 2003

Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is a set of hardware and software technologies that perform additional checks on memory to help prevent malicious code from running on a system. In Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, DEP is enforced by hardware and by software.

The primary benefit of DEP is to help prevent code execution from data pages. Typically, code is not executed from the default heap and the stack. Hardware-enforced DEP detects code that is running from these locations and raises an exception when execution occurs. Software-enforced DEP can help prevent malicious code from taking advantage of exception-handling mechanisms in Windows.

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Sometimes DEP block some program to run. To Add exception to DEP, you can go to:

  1. Klik Start, right click on My Computer and choose Properties.
  2. Go to Advanced tab and click Settings in Performance block.
  3. Go to Data Execution Prevention tab, click Add to add exception to specific program to run.

If you want to completely turn DEP off, you can do this:

  1. Explore C:\
  2. Click Tools >> Folder Option >> Views
  3. Uncheck Hide Protected operating system files (Recommended) and Hide extensions for known file types
  4. Click Apply >> OK.
  5. Edit Boot.ini file.
  6. Modify the  /noexecute= to /noexecute=alwaysoff to disasble DEP entirely
  7. Save and reboot your computer.

Menghapus My Security Shield

Kemaren komputer temen kena semacam malware My Security Shield. Menurut om google, pada waktu program ini terinstall di komputer, dia akan membuat file-file tertentu, kemudian program tersebut akan mendetek file-file tersebut (file-file yang dia create sendiri) sebagai virus. Untuk menghapus “virus” tersebut, program tersebut akan meminta anda membeli full versionnya. What a weird software. Symptom nya antara lain muncul pop up yang menyatakan bahwa komputer anda terserang virus. Read More…

Windows 7: Install the same update every shutdown

I’m using Windows 7 and start getting annoyed because every time I shutdown my laptop, the Windows will install the same amount of updates. So I checked the history of updates and found that the update is failed. So I install the update manually and solved the problem. If you get the same trouble, you can do these:

  1. Check your update history. Go to Start Control Panel System and SecurityWindows Update.
  2. On the left panel, click View update history.
  3. Find the repeated failed update. Note the name and number of the update.
  4. Go to and search for the update you needed.
  5. Download and install it manually.

Hopefully your problem will go away.

Windows 7: Shutdown without installing updates

I’m using Windows 7 and start getting annoyed by installing updates on shutdown because sometimes I need to shutdown it quickly but installing updates may take a long time. Don’t disable your automatic updates cause it’s really important to keep updating your Windows 7 from known bugs. But if sometimes you need to shutdown quickly without installing updates, you can do this:

  1. Log Off your computer instead off shutdown it.
  2. Press CTRL + ALT + DEL.
  3. On the bottom right side of the screen there is a shutdown icon. Click the arrow and choose shutdown.
  4. Your Windows 7 will be shutdown directly without installing updates.

Rename file using date

I need this code so that my log file is not getting bigger and bigger each time and I can manage my logfile per day. This is the windows command to rename a file to use a date format:

ren test.txt test_%date:~10%-%date:~4,2%-%date:~7,2%.txt

The command will rename the file to test_2010-04-30.txt

To add the TIME format:

ren test.txt test_%date:~4,2%-%date:~7,2%-%date:~10,4%_%time:~0,2%.%time:~3,2%.txt

The command will rename the file to test_2010-04-30_16.21.txt

Enable / Disable Hibernate on Windows 7

I’m using windows 7 enterprise. Hibernate use hiberfil.sys file to store memory (RAM). So the size of the hiberfil.sys file is the same with the size of the memory (RAM). If you don’t use this hibernate feature, it’s recommended to disable this feature because you can save disk spaces.

To enable hibernate:

  1. open cmd as administrator (right click on cmd icon and select run as administrator).
  2. enter command: powercfg -h on and press Enter.

To disable hibernate:

  1. open cmd as administrator (right click on cmd icon and select run as administrator).
  2. enter command: powercfg -h off and press Enter.

Step By Step Guide for Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller and DNS Server Setup

Hi there, Just want to share how to configure domain controller and DNS server setup. I found very easy and useful step by step guide from microsoft. Hope it helps you as well.


Eric Wijaya

VMWare USB cannot connect to Host USB

I have problem with VMWare USB. The vmware cannot read the usb I plugged on my host. When the vmware start, there are some warning about usb not connected.

The root cause of this problem is that VMWare only support USB root hub driver from Microsoft. When your USB root hub driver get updated by another software (sony ericsson pc suite, AMD, etc.) the vmware cannot detect the usb driver.

What you can do is install the Microsoft USB Hub Driver on your Host. This is how you do it:

1.  Right Click on your My Computer icon and click Manage. Go to Device Manager. Search for USB Root Hub.

2. Double Click on one of USB Root Hub. Check the Driver Provider. If it is a Sony Ericsson or provider other than Microsoft, you should install the Microsoft Driver. Klik Update Driver to Install Microsoft Driver.

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Install the Microsoft Loopback adapter in Windows XP

To manually install the Microsoft Loopback adapter in Windows XP, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. If you are in Classic view, click Switch to Category View under Control Panel in the left pane.
  3. Double-click Add Hardware, and then click Next.
  4. Click Yes, I have already connected the hardware, and then click Next.
  5. At the bottom of the list, click Add a new hardware device, and then click Next.
  6. Click Install the hardware that I manually select from a list, and then click Next.
  7. Click Network adapters, and then click Next.
  8. In the Manufacturer box, click Microsoft.
  9. In the Network Adapter box, click Microsoft Loopback Adapter, and then click Next.
  10. Click Finish.