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Godaddy Managed WordPress Maximum upload file size Increase

Godaddy Managed WordPress Maximum upload file size Increase

Contacted Godaddy today wondering if its possible to increase their default maxium file size from 64 MB and the answer I got was yes! After trying numerous ways such as editing php.ini or adding some lines to your themes functions.php file I gave up and contacted my host. Basically you create a file add some lines and upload it. Below are the steps. Open Notepad and add the following changing the size to your liking: upload_max_filesize = 128M post_max_size = 128M memory_limit = 128M max_execution_time = 600 max_input_vars = 4000 Save As: .user.ini (be sure to change the save type to All files) Upload this file to the directory our .htaccess file is located in. Typically the default home dir. Changes take up to 45 minutes. Go grab a beer and come back later to check if it...
.htaccess fix non www pointing to www

.htaccess fix non www pointing to www

Recently I noticed one of my forums sometimes wasn’t saving users choices of remembering them or allowing them to stay logged in. This is due to the cookie thinking www.domain.com and doamin.com (without www) as 2 different sites. Below are two pieces of code to fix this issue.   Note: Be sure to put it at the top of your .htaccess file under “RewriteEngine On” or you’ll notice it won’t work. Also change my-domain.com to your domain.  Redirect non-www to www RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L] Redirecting www to non-www If you want to do the opposite, the code is very similar: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^my-domain\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://my-domain.com/$1 [R=301,L]   Example of one of...
The user profile service service failed the logon Fix

The user profile service service failed the logon Fix

We’ve noticed with some windows 7 updates lately (we run enterprise x64) random machines won’t load new profiles. After a ton of searching online I stumbled upon one that got us back online. Our fix was searching the machine for all .sqm files and deleting them! To do this browse to your C: and in the upper right of the explorer window search *.sqm Once its finished delete all the files that end in .sqm. Reboot the machine and you should now be able to...
iOS 8.1.1 Ringtone and Text Tone Bug

iOS 8.1.1 Ringtone and Text Tone Bug

Below is my recent chat with Apple about buying a text tone on my new iPhone 6 yet I’m unalbe to download it. According to them this is a bug in the software and the engineers are working on a fix. [divider] Jenn Thanks for contacting AppleCare chat support. My name is Jenn. Please give me a moment to look over your information. Jenn I understand you are having some trouble with recovering missing purchased items. I can certainly understand how you must be eager to resolve this. I would be more than happy to look into this for you!  Before we go any further, would you kindly provide the Apple ID (email address) you are having this issue on today So that I may review your account? Me: <email removed> Jenn Thank you Cory! Can you provide me with more details of this issue you’re having in the iTunes Store? Me:I purchased a text tone, and my phone never downloaded it. So I ended up purchasing it twice (Order ID: <removed>) thinking maybe the first time there was an error with the transaction Me:After trying a second time, i still am unable to download the tone and set it JennOkay Cory, I’m going to review your account and find that order number. Give me just a moment please. Me:Thanks Jenn I’m really sorry to hear that this happened to you,Cory.  I know I would be pretty frustrated, especially if this were happening with different tones, too.  Our engineering team is aware of an issue where ringtones disappear.  They’ve told us that they’re working really hard on an update...
HP LaserJet 500 color M551 | Transfer Roller

HP LaserJet 500 color M551 | Transfer Roller

Our color printer started putting red dots on every print job. After inspecting all the cartridges I opened the right door assembly and noticed the ink has soaked into the roller. After 30-45min of searching I finally was able to find a name for the device along with a part number. Below are the resources I found. PDF about Secondary transfer roller The site for part number. Screenshot below in case the page goes down. Part number:...
Windows 7 Won’t Boot or Start From Last Know Good Configuration

Windows 7 Won’t Boot or Start From Last Know Good Configuration

Recently had a important machine quit booting on us and we suspect it was from a bad windows update. Not 100% sure but its a good guess. After searching we found a great article on Toms Hardware site. Below is part of the article. Fixing the Master Boot Record (MBR) Step one: Turn your computer on, booting from either your Windows 7 Installation DVD or Windows 7 System Recovery Disc.  Remember, you may need to change the boot order inside your BIOS to have the your DVD drive boot first. Step two: After the installation or recovery disc loads, if prompted, select your language settings and then continue.  If you are using the installation DVD, when prompted by the following screen select Repair your computer.   Step three: The computer will take a moment now to scan itself for any Windows installations, after which you will likely be given a choice to select which installation you wish to repair.  Select the appropriate Windows installation from the list and then continue. If by chance a problem is detected in one of your Windows installations at this initial stage, the system may also ask you if it can try to repair the problem automatically. It is up to you if you wish to let the system try to repair itself, but otherwise just select No.   Step four: Once you have reached the System Recovery Options screen, as shown below, you will be faced with a list of choices that can aid you in repairing a damaged Windows 7 operating system.  If you wish to try the Startup Repair option first, it is often successful in automatically...
WDS Sever 2012 R2 Unable to Capture Image 0xc000000f

WDS Sever 2012 R2 Unable to Capture Image 0xc000000f

Recently built a new WDS (Windows Deployment Server) and everything went smooth. Were transiting from Server 2008 to 2012 R2. Upon importing our old images to the new one and testing it out, everything worked great! That was until we tried to capture a new image. We kept receiving the error below. Error Message Boot Manager: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer. 2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next". 3.Click "Repair your computer." If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance. Status: 0xc000000f Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible. The Fix Searching online I found this forum. Essentially you just mount your .wim and unmount it. Restart your WDS server and your set! 1) dism /mount-wim /wimfile:F:\RemoteInstall\Boot\x64\Images\Capture(x64).wim /mountdir:C:\MountDir /index:1 2) dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:C:\MountDir...
How to see if someone is connected to your network share

How to see if someone is connected to your network share

If you’ve ever wondered if its possible to see who’s using your file share on your machine I’m here to tell you its possible! Why do I need to know? Well its not necessary to know but lets say you have a share in your workplace or someones steaming a movie at home to their computers. This would allow you to know what machine is viewing the files and if its safe for you to edit the files without interrupting someones connection. How to view connected people Start Right Click “Computer” Select Manage Select “Shared Folders” Now click...
Factory Reset HP Laserjet P2015

Factory Reset HP Laserjet P2015

Instructions Turn off your HP LaserJet P2015 printer. Press and hold the “Go” button located on the printer’s control panel while turning the machine back on. Release the “Go” button when the triangular “Attention” light on the control panel illuminates. The factory default settings for the printer will load once you have released the “Go” button on the control...
Microsoft Office Will Not Let Me Type | Disable Add-Ins

Microsoft Office Will Not Let Me Type | Disable Add-Ins

Recently I ran into a users computer where office 2013 (word) would not let the user type until they open another blank document. The cause: Add-Ins. In this video tutorial I’ll walk you though how to disable all Add-ins. Wondering what they are? They come along with 3rd party programs you install and hope to “enhance” your office productivity. Essentially they are shortcuts. If you find once you disable them and your missing something you can always try re enabling using the same steps. How To Disable Microsoft Office Add-ins Start Word Go To: File Options Select the sub menu Add-Ins Near the bottom next to manage select Com Add-ins and press Go. Uncheck all Add-Ins and press OK. Restart Office and see if it has fixed your...