File Zilla – ECONNABORTED Connection Aborted

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1) When you use FTP to connect you receive the below error:

ECONNABORTED Connection Aborted

Disabling Passive Mode on File Zilla client helped get past this error

2) Open File Zilla Client
3) Click Edit and Settings
4) Expand Connection
5) Click FTP and on the right pane change from Passive to Active
6) Test again

Outlook shared calendar – no entries display

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You add a shared calendar to your Outlook profile but find that there are no entries. Permissions are correct and other users can access the shared calendar without issues.

If you have already recreated the Outlook profile and still experience the issue, disable Outlook cached mode. Should do the trick.

Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows 2000+: Installation failed

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This one seems to bug lots of Sophos AntiVirus admins.

When you install or try updating Sophos on a XP PC, the install tries installing but then fails. If you hover over the sophos icon located in the taskbar, it displays ‘update failed’.

The issue is highly likely to be related to permissions within the registry.

Try this:

The issue may be related to a permission issue on the following registry key:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\Windows\

1) Locate the above key, if you get an error when clicking on the Windows key, you have located your problem. If you don’t chedck that everyone has not been denied rights to the key. If yes, continue with the procedure below.

2) Right click on the Windows registry key and click permissions you may find its empty. If it’s empty, click advanced and change the ownership to yourself.

3) Or You may¬†find ‘Everyone’ with deny access, if this is the case click and remove the group ‘Everyone’ and click OK.
Right click the Windows key and if the permissions have been restored, the above key will show all of it’s permissions.
Try the install or update again

IE8 not applying proxy settings via Group Policy

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You find that your group policy for IE8 is applied successfully apart from the proxy settings.

I experienced a similar issue and eventually found the issue was due to group policy exceptions.

If any of your proxy exceptions start with http:// https:// www etc, the proxy part will not apply. But Group Policy results will show the policy has applied successfully.

Amend to servername or ip and try again. It should apply successfully. Seems to be an issue with Windows 2008, but works with other Operating Systems.

Or, if you are using a 32 bit version of Internet Explorer on a 64 bit version of Windows – try this link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952031

IE7 group policy not applying homepage

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Your group policy which sets the homepage stops working all of a sudden.

Experienced the same issue so downloaded the IE7 adm from the Microsoft website and loaded a new copy to the c:\windows\inf folder on the domain controller.

Tried again and the homepage loaded straightaway.

So issue was related to a corrupted IE7 adm file.