Archive for the ‘Application’ Category

Outlook Web App didn’t initialize

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Outlook Web App didn’t initialize. If the problem continues, please contact your helpdesk. Couldn’t find a base theme (folder name=base)

This error is caused, when the base theme for the OWA is missing in \ClientAccess\Owa\\themes.

You solve this issue by running the following command in a Exchange Managment Shell:

“C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Bin\UpdateCas.ps1?

Camstudio on Windows 7 x64 error 14001

Friday, March 16th, 2012

I wanted to use CamStudio to record how to do things on Windows computers. I downloaded v2.6 beta from the website and installed it.

(My OS of choice here is Windows 7 x64).

When I first installed it I got an error message 14001, Unable to execute file, CreateProcess failed.

What’s happening is that this particular piece of software was written using Visual Studio, and sometimes when software gets packaged up, not all of the components get included. I’ve noticed on a few bits of software lately they’ve needed the Visual C++ Runtimes. Problem with this was there are several versions (tied to each release of Visual Studio, so 2005, 2008, 2010 etc..).


WMP 11/Vista can’t share media to XBox360 anymore.

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Today I was messing about with TVersity (trying to get streaming to iPods working), and got to a point where I deinstalled the software.

This then caused an issue with the Windows Media Player sharing setup with my Xboxes. Problem is in Vista there is no such thing as a deinstall/reinstall (which probably would have fixed it).

After a bit of searching I found this little gem…

TVersity on its uninstall had stopped the uPnP Device host service. I tried to restart it and that failed. Hmm. After looking at the dependencies of that service I found that it relied on the SSDP Discovery service. So I set that to auto and started it, set the uPnP Device host service to auto and restarted and behold, Media Sharing fires into life again.

Sending an Email via Telnet

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Not somthing you want to do everyday, but you may one day need to know….


Outlook Blocking Attachments

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

WARNING/Disclaimer :- this tip edits the registry of your computer.  Only do this if you are confident you know what your doing.

For Outlook 2000 (SP3), Outlook 2002, and Outlook 2003 an update to security means that some attachments are blocked for your own protection from the nasty people of the internet… but sometimes you actually want that attachment.  So if you want or need to stop Outlook blocking that nice .exe here’s how to change your registry settings (See the Warning at the Top!)