Wednesday, March 30, 2011

VMWare player: blank full screen on Windows 7

Solution: enable "Accelerate 3D graphics."

Friday, March 4, 2011

BitLocker: get out of recovery mode

Some changes to BIOS will cause bitlocker to enter recovery mode.

One way to get out of this follows:

- enter the 8 groups of 6 digits
- get into Windows
- type "manage-bde -protectors -disable c:" from a admin command prompt
- reboot
- type "manage-bde -protectors -enable c:" from a admin command prompt
- reboot

It shouldn't prompt now.

See here for details.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

SharePoint: list throttling messages

There are two messages that people often get when throttling limits (5K default) is reached.

"Displaying only the newest results below. To view all results, narrow your query by adding a filter.": this is seen when metadata navigation and filtering is enabled for the list.

"This view cannot be displayed because it exceeds the list view threshold (5000 items) enforced by the administrator.": this is seen in all other cases.