Learn More About Corner Edge Back Up Service

We are happy to announce the launch of http://backup.corneredge.com to help potential customers learn more about the value of Corner Edge Back Up Service.

Atlas Data Systems gets a makeover.

Atlas Data Systems has hired Corner Edge Solutions, again, to revitalize their web site design. Atlas Data Systems provides information technology services and business solutions to a broad range of Fortune 1000 companies. It had been roughly three years since the previous iteration was launched when we received a RFP to update the site. The redesign of atlasdata.net turned out to be  more than just a new graphic design. Corner Edge also provided Atlas with a on-site web site content editor, so they can rewrite and publish directly on the page with WYSIWYG editing tools. The design of the site is simple and straight forward with predictable navigation low key supporting images, thus projecting an image of professionalism, stability and trust. Corner Edge also provides the Westfield NJ based company with web site hosting.

Timberwolf Dry Kilns becomes TWK Custom.

When Timber Wolf Dry Kilns, a leading solutions and service provider to the lumber industry since 1962 based in Smoke Run PA, decided to revamp and redirect their business model they came to Corner Edge for branding support. Corner Edge worked with TWK on a logo design that would represent their fabrication business. Corner Edge also developed a web site design that quickly and effectively presents the  services offered by TWK Custom. The web site boldly features a background tree graphic that maintains the historical significance of the TWK brand and it’s respected reputation in the lumber industry. Corner Edge also provides TWK Custom with web site and email hosting.

Remote Desktop multi-monitor support

Multiple monitors are great for productivity.  Here’s a tip to use multiple monitors with your remote desktop or terminal server connection.

Use the “/span” and “/f” command line switches for the Microsoft remote desktop client for dual monitor support.

e.g. to remote desktop into a Terminal Server named “myRDPname” from the command line and get the RDP client to span dual monitors in full screen mode:

mstsc /v:myRDPname /span /f




the remote machine name


span across multiple monitors


open in full screen mode

If you use the /? switch you can see all the command line arguments.

Migrating a Blackberry from one hosted server to another

At Corneredge we support all PDA’s to ensure full sync with all customer email services.  Blackberry’s are great for this, and typically very easy to setup.

I recently had to set up a Blackberry on a BES server on a new network we were supporting.  Despite repeated efforts, the Blackberry consistently made contact with the BES Server, and then failed on the IT Policy.

The issue was this: even if your bringing a blackberry from a domain (domain.com) in Site A into a same-named domain (domain.com) in Site B, you must break the connection that the Blackberry’s PIN has over the Blackberry network.  Until then, the Enterprise Activation will not work.  This type of situation would come up when you change your MX record, for example.

You basically have two options here:

1. Contact the old BES host in the old site and ask them to remove the PIN; or
2. Go to the Blackberry Device / Options /Advanced / Service Book, and blow away the value “”Desktop [CMIME]”.

Once that happens, the Blackberry brings you through the mail setup routine as if it were brand new out of the box, and will sync fine with your BES server in the new environment.

UPS Software: How to manually remove APC Powerchute UPS software that won’t uninstall.

As you should already know, having a UPS (uninterruptible  power supply)  for your server is VERY important.  What you may not know is that having software configured properly to handle a power outage is equally important.  If the computer on the UPS is not configured to shutdown properly, then the UPS will provide no additional support for the server during an extended power outage.

We recently started servicing a new customer who was using a standard Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Small Business Server (SBS) Edition, and during our audit process, I found out that not only was the software not configured properly, but the “Server Agent” part of APC’s PowerChute Business Edition, which is installed as a service, was not running, and could not be started, even with restarting the server.  Noting that there was a more recent version of the software, I attempted to run the new install to upgrade the currently installed version.

After trying to upgrade to the latest PowerChute Business Edition software, the PowerChute BE Server service still would not start, even after restarting the server again. Then I decided to try to uninstall the software, but running the uninstaller would flag an error saying the uninstall files could not be found.

After searching the internet, I found the correct files, folders and registry keys that needed to be removed in order to do a clean install of the PowerChute BE Server service here: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2006/11/01/remove-and-uninstall-apc-powerchute-business-edition-agent-server-and-console-manually/.  Please be aware that this page includes a PG-13 ad on it, so proceed with caution

Since I tried to uninstall the softwarefirst, some of the folders and registry keys listed below were not there. Just delete the ones you see. If you don’t see it, don’t worry about it. Also, on some of the registry keys, it would not let me completely delete the key. In that case, expand the keys fully, and try to delete each sub-key as well. The key may not go away, but you will notice that all of the values in the right side pane will disappear, and this will be enough.

These are the folders you need to delete to remove PowerChute BE Server from your computer. User windows explorer for this bi clicking START, then RUN, and typing EXPLORER. Navigate to the following folders:

C:\Program Files\APC\PowerChute Business Edition\server

C:\Program Files\Common Files\APC

C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A6491A4A-AAA0-4892-BFEF-ECD6CECE2FF3}

Next, you need to remove some registry keys. To do this, launch the Registry Editor by clicking START, then RUN, and type REGEDIT. Browse to keys listed below, highlight them, and press Delete. You can also right click on the key and choose Delete from there.






The following is the set of folders and registry keys associated with the 2 other parts of APC PowerChute Business Edition installation:


C:\Program Files\APC\PowerChute Business Edition\agent (or any other install path specified during installation)

C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{BCE9F441-9027-4911-82E0-5FB28057897D}











C:\Program Files\APC\PowerChute Business Edition\console

C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0F86FD09-BA63-4E45-A70B-604C1106C2F2}


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\console.exe