Migrating Thunderbird Mailboxes & Settings

Posted in Software

Recently i had a client purchase a new laptop, the only requirement the migration of her thunderbird settings from old to new hardware. Being an outlook user and having not used Thunderbird before i initially scratched my head regarding the matter.

I knew i had to move the mailbox data from one PC to another, after a quick google search around i found that under XP it lives in the C:\documents and settings\username\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\. Copy the folder from this directory to a thumbdrive or some device that you can use to transfer it to the new hardware. I shared a folder and then transferred the data to the UNC path. Once you have all the data onto the new hardware, goto start then run and type: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe" -p ***The path might vary, with differences in operating systems(32/64bit or XP to Vista/7).

Once you run the profile manager, Delete any previous entries if it is a new installation as this will not be required. Click New and follow the prompts. When the wizard requires the path to store the mail files specify the location of the backed up data from the previous system. Once you do this Thunderbird will recognize the previous settings and import them. Finish the wizard and open Thunderbird and test. All should be well.


Enabling RDP remotely on an XP machine

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Countless times i have had to remotely connect to an xp workstation only to find out RDP is not enabled. Here are the steps involved to remotely enable Microsoft Remote Desktop on a windows xp workstation.

  1. Run Regedit
  2. Select File –> Connect Network registry
  3. Enter the name of the remote computer or IP address
  4. Goto hklm\system\currentcontrolset\control\terminal server\FdenyTSConnections=1
  5. Change the FdenyTSConnections to 0

After these steps have been followed, remotely shutdown the client PC with Shutdown /m \\PCNAMEORIPADDRESS /r /t 5

You should be able to RDP to the client PC after it has rebooted.


Kyocera Printer using IB-2X NIC reset

Posted in Printers

  1. Turn off, unplug.
  2. Remove the IB-2X card. Which will be secured with two thumb screws.
  3. Locate the jumper. Remove it, rotate 90%, and install on SW2.
  4. Reinstall IB-2X card.
  5. Plug the power back in and power up, wait for READY.
  6. Once printer is ready, Turn off, unplug.
  7. Remove the card again.
  8. Remove jumper, rotate 90%, which will return the pin to the original position.
  9. Reinstall IB-2X card.
  10. Plug in and power up, wait for READY.

The admin password will now be blank, DHCP is set to ON by default.