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RDP Connections fail after Microsoft Updates installed

On March 10 Microsoft released updates that cause issues with Remote Desktop Connections  to Terminal Servers and Outlook Connections to Microsoft Mail Servers. Symptoms are:

  • RDP connections fail immediately when using Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 with the error: "The credentials used to connect did not work. Please enter new credentials."
  • RDP connections work normally when using Windows XP because Windows XP support has ended and the updates were not installed.
  • RDP connections from non-Windows operating systems like Apple MAC work normally.
  • Outlook connections fail and continuously ask for credentials with the error: "Cannot open your default e-mail folders. You do not have permissions."

Buggy updates are: (you will need a Microsoft Account to follow the links)

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Why does computer RAM fail?

RAM modules are made of "solid state" electronic components and are generally very reliable because they don’t have any moving parts but occasionally they do fail.

Faults during manufacture:

Occasionally manufacturing faults can cause the module to fail after some time. Dry solder joints, faulty components or faulty design can contribute to the failure

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Why do hard drives fail?

A hard drive is one of the few moving parts in your computer. Most components inside your computer are electronic with no moving parts. Whilst any computer is subject to electrical stresses (such as a power spikes), hard disks are subject to both electrical and mechanical stresses, which can each cause hard disk problems. This means that your hard disk is one of the most likely things to fail inside your computer.

Below is an overview of your hard disk and what symptoms may indicate hard disk problems.

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4 Things you probably never knew your mobile phone could do

There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:

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The Emergency Number worldwide for all Mobile Phones is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and your mobile will search any existing network in your area to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialled even if the keypad is locked. This works on all phones worldwide and is free. It is the equivalent of 000.

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Why is my computer infected with viruses when I have an antivirus program installed?

What are viruses?

Viruses are malicious programs written by very talented programmers.

What is the purpose of a virus?

Modern viruses are typically designed to gain unauthorised access to your information. Once the virus has access to your information it forwads it to whoever is controlling the virus. The controller then uses the information for their financial gain.

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