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Windows Server–Adding Roles and Features Hangs | Posted on by Anuj Varma

This seems to be a common occurrence. The workaround I have found invovles Powershell . Simply Export the Configuration Settings – into say c:\config.xml Run the following command in a powershell window Install-WindowsFeature -ConfigurationFilePath c:\config.xml


PC cleanup | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Iolo System Mechanic – Comprehensive, License fee required – $39 SlimWare Utilities SlimCleaner   Run Geekbench Score to check if performance truly improved after running these tools.


SwitchySharp–Proxy Manager for Chrome | Posted on by Anuj Varma

SwitchySharp is an advanced proxy manager for Google Chrome. It lets you switch between multiple proxies – detect whether your traffic is going DIRECT or through a PROXY (check the GLOBE icon on the extensions toolbar).


Word 2010 Pictures do not show up | Posted on by Anuj Varma

  I pasted pictures into my documents – only to find that they did not display. It turns out that it has to do with the default wrapping style on the picture and the text. To change the Wrapping style … Continue reading


Roadmap for Windows Server Products | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Windows Server Roadmap 1. Windows Server 2003 approaching end of support in July 2015. 2. Support for Windows Server 2008 ends in Jan  2020 SQL Server Roadmap 3. Support for SQL Server 2005 ends April 2016 4. Support for SQL … Continue reading


Deleting a large number of pages in Microsoft word | Posted on by Anuj Varma

What I wanted was to be able to select a few pages (say pages 1 through 3 – and DELETE everything ELSE – i.e. – INVERT The selection. Unfortunately, amongst all of the 10,000 plus features in MS Word, this … Continue reading


With my own vanity domain name (anujvarma.com),  I had my own email address – and was happy until last year. Suddenly, the spam volume to my custom email account was off the charts.  Applying all the possible spam filter on … Continue reading


Take an existing PPT theme and apply it to another presentation | Posted on by Anuj Varma

I don’t know why Microsoft has to change things around completely with every new release of MS Office. However, if you have an existing MS PPT 2010 presentation – and need to save that as a THEME (new name for … Continue reading


Changing default font in Outlook | Posted on by Anuj Varma

I do not like the default Outlook fonts. I prefer Palatino Linotype for all my new messages. In addition, I like to specifically mark MY responses – in an email chain – so that people do not confuse who said … Continue reading


Changing existing powerpoint slides to widescreen | Posted on by Anuj Varma

If you are stuck with a non-widescreen template (theme), you may still be able to show your LIVE presentation in widescreen mode. This can be done by:   Click the Design tab, and then click Slide Size. Change from Standard … Continue reading