Windows 10 Screen Changed to Black and White
Some users have reported their desktop screens have suddenly gone from colour to black and white. Two solutions that you can fix this are below:
Press Windows logo button on your keyboard
Type 'high contrast' and select 'High contrast settings'
Select 'Color & high contrast' from the menu options on the left
Look for 'Apply color filter'. If set to 'On' turn it Off'
Press Windows logo button on your keyboard
Type 'themes' then select 'Themes and related settings'
Select 'Themes' from the menu options on the left
Look for a theme you like, Select it then 'Apply a theme'.
SPF records for email address
Case Study 1. We noticed an email was returned to us by the email server with the message below:
Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender
This is the mail system at host mail104.syd.optusnet.com.au.
I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.
For further assistance, please send mail to postmaster.
If you do so, please include this problem report. You can delete your own text from the attached returned message.
The mail system
<------@eq.edu.au>: host mxb.eq.edu.au[188.8.131.52] said: 550 5.1.1
< email@example.com > sender rejected, invalid SPF record, please visit
(in reply to RCPT TO command)
In this scenario, the recipients email server required authentication of incoming emails, such as a SPF record. Reason being the email address firstname.lastname@example.org was created via our website hosting panel. However is sent via the ISP Outgoing mail server optusnet.com.au. Hence the recipient required a SPF record to ensure the email was from us and not spam etc.
The solution is simply to add a SPF record in your web hosting Domain panel configuration.
The SPF record is added to the web hosting panel - Domain - cits.net.au - DNS Zone Records. Then wait approx. 24hours for proprogation of the new record around the internet and issue is resolved.
If you require more information on SPF records visit the Open SPF website link below: Sender Policy Framework SPF
Our New Website!
Corporeal IT Solutions new website at domain name cits.net.au address is online and ready to accept orders. www.cits.net.au
Safety information for electrical power boards
Our CITS Store website has safety guidelines for using powerboards safely. Electrical powerboards safety
Keystone - IDC Installing Instructions
These instrutions are for our customers connecting our IDC Jack Plugs two diagrams available:
Keystone Jack Punch Installing Instruction Diagram
Keystone Jack Installing Instruction Diagram
Shopping Cart Checkout Error Message
If you have received a PayPal error message 1034 or your shopping cart is empty message after selecting the checkout button link. It generally indicates that your browser settings aren`t set to allow cookies override.
For Internet Explorer Version 7 users, you will need to ensure your browser settings are set to the following preferences:
Go to the menu - Tools - Internet Options - Privacy - Advanced - Then select the checkbox for Override automatic cookie handling. Then select OK button to accept changes.
The aforementioned action will usually overcome this problem, in the event it doesn`t please contact us via our support email address.
Instructions how to make a CAT6 patch cable Video
This video is a general guide to connect a modular crimp plug with a load bar to a network cable. To download the video click the button below to start download. Note: The video format is compatible with QuickTime players...
♦   Video size - 103MB
♦   Depending on your web browser settings, the video download will either present you with an option to save, or the video will open in a new browser window once the download is complete.
ASP.Net Error in VS2010
A problem software developers face continually is obsolete code, for example, the first warning we noticed that Microsoft had deprecated the AppSettings property was when a warning displayed when we ran Build command i.e.
warning BC40000: 'Public Shared ReadOnly Property AppSettings As System.Collections.Specialized.NameValueCollection' is obsolete: 'This method is obsolete, it has been replaced by System.Configuration!System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.AppSettings'.
The old code line read:
Dim objConn As New OleDbConnection(ConfigurationSettings.AppSettings("DSN"))
The answer was to change the code to:
Dim objConn As New OleDbConnection(ConfigurationManager.AppSettings("DSN"))
Note: The build was already targeted to .NET Framework 4 and referenced in the website hence we didn't have to modify much code. You should check your project has a refence to System.Configuration also, such as:
1. In Solution Explorer right click your website path
2. Select Property Pages
3. Select References
4. Select Add
5. Find System.Configuration and select
6. Click Ok then save the configuration
Tip use the tab button on keyboard to enter the dropdown suggestions in Visual Studio. Not the enter key.
For more information on ASP.NET error messages visit Microsoft knowledge base support website
Microsoft Knowledge Base
USB and FireWire IEEE 1394 Identification Guide
Plugs Diagram Click here to view