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VCSServiceManager not uninstalling

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Summary:
So here is the scenario.  I'm uninstalling vCenter, but leaving SSO because I am testing something.  I go to upgrade SSO 5.5 to 6.0, I get an error of "Cannot start vCenter Service" or something close to that effect.  Uh ok, why?  vCenter Service isn't even there,  Turns out, my uninstallation of vCenter did not uninstall VCSServiceManager service properly and it now is stuck there.



Workaround:

Visit this page from the affected systemMake sure to add http://*.microsoft.com and https://*.microsoft.com to your trusted sites list in IE.If you don't, well, you'll likely end up in IE hell.Run FixIT and run through the wizard to have it remove the VCSServiceManager install.

Details:
The vCenter installation for 6.0, I guess, detects this VCSServiceManager and bombs on the upgrade even if it is just SSO.  So I'd run the uninstall manually and the entry wouldn't go away.  No interactive error, nothing.  Looking at event logs would show that the uninstal…

Outlook for Mac _underscores_ turn to italics?

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I finally took the time to find and turn off this incredibly annoying 'feature' in Outlook.  Figured I'd post for anyone else loving this wonderful feature.  Honestly, 'most' people will probably not have this problem, but when working in the IT world, everything has an underscore.

Outlook Preferences--> AutoCorrect --> AutoFormatUncheck *Bold* and _italic_ with real formatting