When you install ”Application Catalog web service point” and ”Application Catalog website point” in SCCM 2012 you get 404 Error when browsing http://SCCMserver/CMApplicationCatalog. To fix this you need to enable/activate .Net 4

For example, on a 64-bit computer that runs the .NET Framework version 4.0.30319, run the following command:

%windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\aspnet_regiis.exe –i –enable


Here is a method on how to add tow tabs, Photo and Employee, to the user property sheet in Active Directory and it will be displayed in Outlook, Lync and SharePoint.

Download adext.zip and extract it.
Copy the adExt.dll to C:\

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\InstallUtil.exe C:\adExt.dll

or the 64-bit version if your OS is 64-bit:

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\InstallUtil.exe C:\adExt.dll


Have you ever been troubleshooting a problem with remote SQL or remote DB connection and want to see if an account could make a remote connection to SQL but didnt want to install the SQL tools? There is a simpel way to test the database connection.

Just go anywhere on your system and create an empty text file named anything but instead of txt make sure the extension is UDL. Then, double-click on the file and up pops a SQL connectivity window to allow testing of remote SQL connections.