Archive | April, 2015

Lync Manual Settings

27 Apr

1.In the upper-right area of Lync 2010, click the Gear icon to open the Options page.
2.In the Lync – Options dialog box, click Personal.
3.Next to the sign-in address, click Advanced.
4.Make sure that Manual Configuration is selected and that the configuration values are exactly as follows:
◦Internal server name or IP address:
◦External server name or IP address:

OS X Mavericks v10.9.1: Repeated prompts to unlock “Local Items” keychain

17 Apr

OS X Mavericks v10.9.1: Repeated prompts to unlock “Local Items” keychain

After logging in, you are repeatedly prompted to unlock the “Local Items” keychain in multiple apps.

Note: This article is about the “Local Items” keychain, not the “Login” keychain. Please see this article for issues with “Login” keychain password.

Follow these steps to prevent prompts to unlock the Local Items keychain.

  1. In Finder Select Go > Go to folder (⇧⌘G)
  2. In the window that appears, type the following:
  3. Click OK.
  4. Look for a folder with a name similar to this “A8F5E7B8-CEC1-4479-A7DF-F23CB076C8B8“.
    Note: Each folder has a unique number.
  5. Move this folder to the Trash.
  6. Immediately choose Apple Menu () > Restart… to restart your Mac.

After restarting the computer, a new folder is created in the Keychains folder with a name similar to “4B29A0BB-599D-47FC-A2D1-42B5592B130B“. There is no need to repeat the steps in this article, or to delete this folder. The new folder is expected and corrects the symptom described in this article.

Another take on iPads and MDM

17 Apr

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Storage being used but no photos

15 Apr

I’ve been searching for an answer to this very problem for a solid day. Here is what I did that worked for me. No reset. No need to upgrade to more Cloud storage or anything else. I had already deleted out every picture from my phone, including “Messages” and the “recently deleted” album, etc. There really are phantom pictures in there, but the only way to see them and delete them is to:


  1. Go to Settings
  2. Date & Time
  3. Untoggle “Set Automatically”
  4. Manually change the date back. For example, if today is March 15, 2015, choose August 1, 2014. (You can change it back once we’re done)
  5. Close out of that
  6. Open “Photos”
  7. Select “Albums”
  8. If, like me, you had already cleared out everything from the Camera Roll and “Recently Deleted” folder, you’ll smile to see that your “Recently Deleted” folder now has thousands of images back. Those are your phantom photos
  9. Open it, “Select” and start deleting
  10. Now, go back into Settings – General – Usage – Storage – Manage Storage – and you’ll notice your Photo & Camera is empty if you deleted everything


Print multiple pages

14 Apr

In any case, here’s what you do:

  1. Open the image you’d like to print in Paint
  2. Select: Print -> Page Setup (Vista and 7), or File -> Page Setup (in XP)
  3. Under Scaling, select Fit to and change the setting to something like “2 by 2 page(s)”
  4. Click OK
  5. Print the image from Paint, and make sure to select “All Pages”