Wow, I had one user yesterday having a problem with word 07. Every time she closed Word it would crash. The build-in diag tools didn’t find a problem. I tracked it down to a template add-in that I was unable to remove. When removing an add-in, Word doesn’t save the settings until either Word is closed or the dialog box has accepted the changes. But every time I tried to close the dialog box Word crashed and didn’t save the changes. Here are the steps to fix this:
Ever since I upgraded to Windows Vista x64 I have been unable to use tsadmin to manage terminal server sessions on my servers. Well today I decided to attempt to figure out what was going on. Now apparently there are other issues noted by Microsoft in KB article 930056, but this didn't solve my problem. Here's what did though..
All of our computers after an upgrade from TM7 to TM9 were crashing and I had to call support. I hate that! Well after working with them for three days we discovered it was because of bad data in three database tables.
I had several machines not checking into a new WSUS server. After some digging I discovered that after cloning machines from the same image that a registry key was preventing the machines from joining the WSUS server. You see, they all had the same SusClientID key and would compete for the connection to the server.
I decided to check the size of some of my logs on specific servers. Well, as it turns out there were 4GB of logs! I needed a script that would delete the files after so many days. I was really lazy and looked up the recursion portion (MS Scripting Guys)! You can point this script anywhere and it will delete any files older then the days you specify.
The name of the product is FirePlotter and you can find it at http://www.fireplotter.com/index.php Why choose fireplotter? Well: FirePlotter shows you the traffic that is flowing through your internet connection – in real-time. FirePlotter is a real-time session monitor, bandwidth monitor or connection monitor for your Cisco or FortiNet firewall. For me it went down… Read More »
I have been using Altiris for several months and just went thru training on it. I will be posting some content soon to help admins with manageing workstations using Altiris! A lot of what I have done in my network will be added to this new catagory soon and hopefully it will keep you lazy.