Installing .vsix Extensions in Visual Studio Code

How to install a .vsix extension in Visual Studio Code. Many of the extensions in Visual Studio Code need to be installed with an .vsix file that you download. If you try to run the file from the command line, you’ll get this error message: Install Failed The...

Configuring Email Servers in uStore

I recently had to change the passwords of the email user for a Xerox uStore installation due to a possible hack in the system. This needs to be done in two places for the emails to be sent without problems.   uProduce Mail Settings Login into uProduce as admin...

Fixing Pixelated Fonts in Microsoft Edge

A great way to start a Monday morning is to find all of the text in Microsoft Edge to be pixelated. Here is how you can fix this. Steps to fix text pixelation: Start Microsoft Edge and click the 3 horizontal dots in the upper right corner. Select Settings. Select...

Increase Upload Size for PHP in NGINX

The default upload size for PHP is 2M and NGINX also has a default of 1M. This needs to be increased for it to be useful for typical web applications. You can increase the PHP file upload size limits by editing the following in php.ini: upload_max_filesize = 100M...

How to Create Root Password in MySQL 8

One of the most frustrating things is installing MySQL and then forgetting what password you set for the root user. This has happened to me on more than one occasion. You can reset the password with the following procedure. If you run mysqld and get errors where it...

MSSQL: How To Get Database Out of Single User

The SQL Server Single User Mode only permits one connection to a database at a time. Great for testing, but not for deployment. Here is how you can get it out of this state. Open the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. Start a new SQL query and enter the code...