Friday, September 19, 2014

Mount an ISO image in Windows 7, Windows 8 or Vista

The freeware utility from Microsoft to mount ISO Images doesn’t work in Windows 7 or Vista. Thankfully there’s another utility that does.

Mounting an ISO Image in Windows 7 or Vista

The utility that we will use is called Virtual Clone Drive. This utility will let you mount .ISO, .CCD, .DVD, .IMG, .UDF and .BIN files. Download the utility and start the setup process.
Select Yes or OK at the hardware prompt and continue. You might have to restart your computer. Now you should be able to mount any ISO image by just double-clicking on the file. You can also right-click on the cd-rom drive to mount or unmount an image.

Notes: If you are going to reinstall this utility, make sure you uninstall it first, or you’ll BSOD yourself repeatedly. Also, as of the latest version, this utility should work on Windows 7 or Vista 64 bit edition.

  • Virtual CD-ROM (Microsoft) – This utility has recently been updated but it is still fairly old.
  • Alcohol 52% – Free version of Alcohol 120, but it bundles a browser toolbar that they claim isn’t spyware. It’s unacceptable.
  • Daemon Tools – Well known tool, but the latest version installs spyware on your computer, and the old version doesn’t work in Vista or 7.
At this point, Virtual CloneDrive is by far my favorite free utility.
Download Virtual CloneDrive from

Mounting an ISO Image in Windows 8 or 8.1

Now that Windows 8 is finally upon us, it’s worth noting that ISO and VHD mounting is built right into the operating system. All you need to do is right-click, double-click, or select and use the Ribbon to Mount an ISO image. It’s just that simple:

Once you’ve done so, you’ll see the ISO mounted as a new drive in Computer. You can right-click there to unmount when you’re done.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Setting Up Your iPhone, iPad, & iPod With Microsoft Exchange 2010 E-Mail

The following article below will get your Microsoft Exchange 2010 mailbox setup on your iPhone:
Note: Your device must be a 3G, 3Gs, and with a 4.0+ iOS
Note: Before we get started, please be sure your administartor has purchased you an Activesync license and assigned to your email address.
1. Tap the Settings icon on the iPhone
2. Next, tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Add Account then Microsoft Exchange.
3. Tap Add Account then Microsoft Exchange.
4. The Exchange setup screen will open; you'll then enter the following information:
  • Email - Enter your entire email address (e.g.,, using all lowercase letters.
  • Domain - leave this field empty.
  • Username - Enter in your entire email address.
  • Password - Enter in the password for your email account.
  • Description - Enter a descriptive name for your account (e.g., My Work Account). This description will only be visible to you.

5. Tap the Next button and the device will attempt to verify the account. You may receive an "Unable to Verify Certificate message," go ahead and Tap the Accept button.
6. The device will than continue verifying the account. Once complete, tap the Server field, and enter in "" minus the parenthesis.

7. Tap the Next button and the device will then try to create a secure (SSL) connection to your Exchange server. When connected, you'll see check marks along your settings to confirm that your account has been verified.

8. Tap the ON/OFF buttons to select which information to synchronize with the Exchange server and then tap the Done button when finished.

Note: Your iPhone may take a moment to sync all your information depending on how much you have on the Exchange server. To learn more about the mail settings on your device tap Settings from the home screen, than Mail, Contacts, & Calendars and than select your account. You'll be able to customize how much data you would like to sync from the server.

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Set Up Microsoft Exchange 2013 on Your iPhone

For Exchange 2013 packages

Follow the steps below to sync your Microsoft Exchange package to your iPhone, allowing you to access your Exchange account wherever you go.

The steps and images in this article reflect the iOS 7.1.1 operating system.
Step 1
First you will have to select the Settings icon on the iPhone.
The Settings icon is located on the home screen
The Settings icon is located on the home screen
Step 2
Scroll down and select the Mail, Contacts, Calendars section.
Mail, Contacts, Calendar can be found in the Settings menu
Mail, Contacts, Calendar can be found in the Settings menu
Step 3
At the top, select Add Account...
Add Account is listed under Accounts
Add Account is listed under Accounts
Step 4
Select the Exchange type of mail account.
Exchange is shown among other options
Exchange is shown among other options
Step 5
Enter values for the required fields:
EmailThe full e-mail address that is linked with your Exchange account
PasswordThe password chosen when setting up your Exchange account
DescriptionThe full e-mail address that is linked with your Exchange account
The basic e-mail settings screen
The basic e-mail settings screen
Step 6
Enter values for the Server address and Username:
UsernameThe full e-mail address that is linked with your Exchange account
The further settings screen
The further settings screen
Step 7
Once connected, the phone will prompt you to choose which services you would like to sync with your iPhone. Enable synchronization of the services you wish by changing the selection to ON.
When you are finished, select the Save button at the top right.
The synchronization screen
The synchronization screen
Your Exchange account should now successfully be setup on your iPhone and the services you have chosen to sync with it will begin synchronization at this point. Please do allow time for your iPhone to sync with your 1&1 Exchange account as many Exchange profiles are large and may take some time depending on the current connection type and speed of your phone.