Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 – System Settings – an entry with the same key already exists


Congrats if you have successfully installed Dynamics CRM4.0. Now everything works cool apart from this bug that occurs when you click on System Settings:

an entry with the same key already exists

But well, it’s a simple issue, you just need to update your CRM to the latest rollup.

Link to solution: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=2449283

Just make sure you always keep your CRM up to the latest stable version. 🙂

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Why should companies move to Windows 7?


Short Intro

I know, this is quite an awkward post from me because for people who know me know that I support Linux, but well.. Windows 7 is just another perspective..and more people know about it, so i’ll leave my linux skills for Servers and applications tutos..

Top 5 things I like about Windows 7

Notice: Things you read on this post are the personal thoughts of Gulshan Yashveer Beejan, the Author of this article. You may have other GOOD opinions and may post it in comments but the author will at no point tolerate messages that are just ANNOYING.

1. User Interface – Let’s be honest.. I own a mac and I’d definitely say that Windows 7 although seems to be like a rip off of MacOS X+, it is slightly better.. its obvious they copied it but they made it better. The thing I like best, is the way you can adjust where you want to position your applications.

How does this help in a company? Imagine having to run Excel and Firefox at the same time whilst having check details from the web and entering that in an excel sheet. I have stopped using a second monitor with windows 7… It is just that GOOD.

2. Custom Windows 7 Images – If you are good enough with WAIK(Windows Automated Installation Kit.. ITS FREE!! You can easily create your own custom Windows 7 images for installation containing custom applications such as Firefox, Adobe etc and drivers.. all out of one single DVD.

How does this help in a company? This is definitely useful if you are the System Administrator of your company and having to install Windows 7 on user machines every now and then.. you will, at some point, get tired of reinstalling machines for users and moreover if your company has over 20 machines.. Check WAIK + WDS(Windows Deployment Services)

3. Heat/Power Management – I am an ex owner of a Dell XPS M1530.. IT DIED!.. how? OUT OF HEAT(Do not ask me questions about this, it was a very painful loss). Well if I knew, I would never have used it as long as Windows Vista was on it.. Windows Vista was cr*p big time!! I can absolutely say for sure that Windows 7 has better Power management.. it seems that since it manages the GPU as well as the CPU so well, it can increase the lifespan of your machine.

How does this help in a company? My story itself should be self explanatory! LIFETIME MAN!

4. FAST FAST! – Seven is awesome at doing things quickly. It is fast, efficient(not as stable as Linux..”oh here comes Linux again”) but I like.

How does this help in a company? Fast means.. less time loss to open applications(a few milliseconds can build up to a large amount on a daily basis). Productivity!

5. Old and New Technology – It is always up to you if you want to stick to old technology.. I know the story, oh Windows XP SP3 runs so fine and I don’t think I’ll ever want to move again.. Moreover after the CATASTROPHIC Operating System by Microsoft called VISTA, more people are reluctant to move. But trust me on this, Windows 7 comes with XP mode in VM, which is.. wait for it.. SP3 and…. FREE(COMPLETELY FREE LICENSE)! And it runs damn well, you can even get a shortcut on your Seven machine for an application installed in the VM.

How does this help in a company? Guys.. you do scrap desktop PCs after 4 years don’t you? Then why the hell are you still using XP? MOVE MY FRIENDS! MOVE! INNOVATE!!

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Mount SSH Drive on Windows


Do you usually work with Linux Systems from a Windows Based OS? Tired of using WinSCP?

My Solution: Use Red Drive

After Installation, an icon will appear on your taskbar and a new drive on your My Computer

Right Click on Red Drive -> New Connection and fill in the required information.

Protocol: SFTP

Host/IP: IP Address of Server

Name: A common name

Port: 22

Authentication: Password

Username: root(can be something else)

Password: *** (password of root)

And you are done : )

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Partition Failure – Windows home directory


I just recovered a partition from a Laptop which has the Windows XP installed there.

Windows kept rebooting after the boot loader screen. So first thing I did was to boot from my Kaspersky Live CD to check whether it had viruses on it and then noticed that it was mounting only the second NTFS partition on that hard drive.

I then swapped to a Fedora Core live cd to make sure that we had ntfs compatibility to try to mount the first boot partition manually with mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /media/e

Error:

NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it’s a
SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows
then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very
important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate
it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g.
/dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the ‘dmraid’ documentation
for more details.

Solution:

Use an external drive to access the disk via usb from a windows based system and run chkdsk /f DRIVELETTER

🙂

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