Always ever – vigilant to plug the vulnerabilities in its entire range of products, Microsoft released certain critical patches (security updates) for more than 19 flaws. They include patches for Windows 8, for utilities like Internet Explorer 9, .Net development framework, Excel, for Silverlight which affects for Windows and Mac computers. Four of these patches have been termed as critical updates for security flaws likely to compromise the device’s or system data’s security. Other patches have been classified as important or moderate for protection against the possibility of malware or hackers attack. Continue reading
Nokia mobile phones are well known for their battery life. The Nokia Lumia series made an average impact in the market. The Lumia is back now pushing its way through, with the new launch of “Nokia Lumia 820”. This Smartphone is packed with features. It has a display of 4.3 inches with OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) which gives bright and clear image and WVGA (wide video graphic adaptor) of 800×480. The processing unit has 1.5 GHz dual core processor. It has a highly efficient camera of 8 MP with LED flash and optics of Carl Zeiss. It supports a memory of 1 GB RAM, mass memory of 8GB and extra of 32 GB with MicroSD slot. Continue reading
The patent war between Google and Microsoft over the video compression technology used in Xbox 360 has finally come to an end. Google also blamed Microsoft in using their innovative venture of their Wi-Fi technology.
So Google now withdraws these two blames from Microsoft by us international trade commission that handles these patent disputes. So Microsoft also keeps a good faith on Google over licensing terms which is in the similar line of previous claims. Google claimed $4bn as a yearly charge to Microsoft in lieu of licensing their patent .another dispute regarding the claims of Google is being handled by Microsoft. The statement of Microsoft in support to their argument states that the patent of Motorola mobility unit of Google worth only$1m per year because of the high demand of this technology in the field of technical industries. Continue reading
In the previous article, we had a brief discussion about troubleshooting the Event ID 12302 and the Error: 0x8000FFFF error messages that appear while running the vssadmin list writers. Now, let’s have another discussion about enabling the Volume Shadow Copy service’s debug tracing features in Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008. Have a look at the following steps to do this.
1. Click start and type “regedit” in the run box.
2. Now, click OK to open the registry window.
3. Then, it is required to navigate to the following registry subkey:
The Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) backups of Microsoft Exchange-aware are supported for both “active storage groups and databases” and “passive storage groups and databases”. We can grub up a VSS only solution as it is the passive copy backup solution from Microsoft and it is usually implemented by the Exchange Replica VSS Writer that is one of the parts of a Replication service. Besides, the streaming backups are also supported only from the active storage groups. We can’t use the streaming backup APIs to back up a replica database as a VSS backup program must be used together with a VSS Requestor for the Exchange writer.
One of the major advantages of Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 is that we can run two different VSS backup jobs against the same Exchange Server. Moreover, the Exchange 2007 Writer lets you restore the Exchange data to an alternative location. But unfortunately, the Exchange 2003 Writer doesn’t allow you to target VSS restore options to any other location other than the original one.
By using the Exchange Writer, VSS backups can’t be restored to the replica location. However, we can restore them to an alternative location such as the replica copy directory.