Error 0×80070718 when opening pst or archive in Outlook

When trying to open an archive or any other PST file you can get the 0×80070718 error. This error refers to not enough disk space or quota to open the said file.
In case you are using disk quota, check the settings. In my case we were using offline files, and the quota there needed to be adjusted. To do so:

  1. Open control panel and click “sync center”
    sync1
  2. Now click “manage offline files”
    sync2
  3. A dialog will open and you can choose “disk usage”
    From there you can view the current use, which will be quite large if you’re seeing this issue.
    Then you can also choose to change the quota
    sync3 
  4. Now when you can use the drag button to change the quota to your liking, as well as the quota for temp files.
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Bootmgr is missing

When you come across the error “Bootmgr is missing” in windows 7/Server 2008.
the answer is:
Load a windows cd(7/2008) for the apropriate OS and boot it, then choose “reapair my computer” , then choose command promt.(in case of HW raid, load the proper drivers first)
Type: cd recovery
Then type: startrep.exe
If you’re lucky this will solve your problems automaticaly.

In my case it didn’t so i had to do it manually, first of all when in the commandpromt enter:
bootrec /fixmbr
if this doesn’t resolve it, make sure the right partition/disk is set as “Active”.
it has to be the small partition that goes before your main drive(C:)

go back to the command prompt and enter diskpart
now enter list volume
look for the said volume (it’s about 100mb)
select volume
type: Active

then make sure none of the others are marked active, select them by using
select volume “.
Then type: Inactive

now you shoud be able to boot without problems.

How to backup VPN connections in Windows 7 & 8

I’m sure more of you have wondered wether it’s possible to backup your VPN connections stored in your windows 7/8 pc, after some exploring I found the file where they are stored.
Actually it’s called a “phonebook” in windows and is located at:
C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk (in windows 8 it is one folder deeper called “hidden_pbk”

pbk

If you double click the PBK file it will show you all connections. So as you can see the VPN connections are stored there and can be easily exported.