After installing the Windows 8 User Preview I joined the computer to my domain. But, I was not able to use most of the Metro apps due to Administrator restrictions. I understand this is a security feature but this is a test machine and I want to play with everything. So after making a registry… Read More »
I hate it when I reboot a server or when we had a wind storm the other day it kept knocking out power and out UPS kept wanting to shut down the server gracefully. When they came back up 2-3 services didn’t restart(yes auto restart was enabled). So this script will run as a scheduled… Read More »
I am always fighting malware on someones home computer. I found this list helpful to remove autoruns. Thanks mstarks for this list. Pop quiz: how many places can an application install itself to ensure it will survive a Windows reboot? If you named the usual suspects like the run and autorun locations in the… Read More »
Here is a good fix. I recently upgraded to the UM175 WWAN device from Verizon but there was a problem.
After I activated the UM175 I would get an error:
A connection to the remote computer could not be established. You might need to change the network settings for this connection. For further assistance, click more info or search help and support center for this error.
***Now, I did not get an error code but after some research I discovered that many other people were getting error codes! Most of the computers with the errors were Dell and Lenovo machines.
I called support and they were no help at all, they told me that it is s problem with WinXP and deal with it myself.
Funny how fixes come in groups? I didn’t have any for awhile and now I have many to post… But do I have the time to?
Anyway, I just setup a terminal server and some of the users had a problem with running Acrobat. It would state that there was a library error when Acrobat was opened and stated that Adobe should be reinstalled. WTF! The fix was real simple but a good one to post as I didn’t find it on Adobe’s site.
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:
I have had several computers with issues syncing TM9 to outlook 03 and 07. Support wasn’t much help as usual so after some trial and error I think I have this one licked!
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.