Archive for June, 2014

Setup Quickbooks on a server.

June 24, 2014

I do this now and then and always seem to forget the process, then have to research the issue over again.

So instead of that, let’s put it down here…

  • Download and install Quickbooks on the server.
  • When you install it, just choose the option that this machine will host the files but never run Quickbooks.
  • Browse to the folder housing the QB DB files.
  • Click SCAN folders and it should find all the DB’s.
  • Whatever the installer does, it does not open ports on the firewall of your server. So you need to do this. Manually.
  • Here are the ports;
  • QuickBooks 2014: 8019, 56724, 55358
  • QuickBooks 2013: 8019, 56723, 55353
  • QuickBooks 2012: 8019, 56722, 55348
  • QuickBooks 2011: 8019, 56721, 55343
  • QuickBooks 2010: 8019, 56720, 55338
  • QuickBooks 2009: 8019, 56719, 55333
  • And while you’re at it you may as well open the QB Apps too but I don’t think that matters really.

Windows Error Reporting (aka Space hog)

June 24, 2014

I had a server with critically low space on the OS partition. During my investigation into what was taking it all I can across Windows Error Reporting, or WER for short.
Located here;
I found I had gigabytes of data there, and this is in essence for Microsoft’s benefit. They sign you up by default.
So not only can you delete anything under that folder but you can also turn it off;
Open Server Manager and scroll right to the bottom under Resources and Support. Right there, is an entry “Report issues to Microsoft and get solutions… blah blah”. Well turn that puppy off and it will no longer build up tons of data on your OS partition.

Adding a different “From” address in Mac Mail

June 6, 2014

Quick tip; You want to appear to come from rather than… for what ever reason, do this;

  • Open Mail.
  • Click Mail > Preferences.
  • Click Accounts
  • Click on the account you want to add the alias to.
  • Next to your Email Address filed type a comma , after your email address and then type the new address.
  • Once this is done you should have the option in the from field for that new address.

Want to remove credit card details from Microsoft Store?

June 5, 2014

Microsoft in their infinite wisdom decided that you can ADD a credit card to your Microsoft Store account but you should not easily be able to remove that credit card.

Infuriating? Why, yes it is…

So if you want to remove any of those credit cards you have to go to a DIFFERENT website! Of course! Why didn’t I think of that?

Go to and login with your detials and then go to Payment Options. Only then do you have the power to remove your own credit card information.

Thanks Microsoft.