MS Windows

Windows Update Error 80072EFE – Cryptographic Service Error

June 7, 2017 Martin Reference Admin MS Windows

Error message 0x80072EFE when trying to installing update from the Windows Update website. This issue may be caused by hardware and / or software firewalls or proxy server or Windows category files are corrupted. To resolve the issue: Step 1: Check background programs. ======================= Disable firewalls or other Internet browser programs that can affect the […]


Cryptographic Service, Cryptographic Service Error, Microsoft Windows, MS Windows, Windows Update,

Solved: Windows Update 80072EE2 Error

April 12, 2017 Martin Reference Admin Microsoft

Go to Start In the Run box type regedit and hit enter In the registry editor, browse to the folder in the left hand panel to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate folder and delete the keys in the right hand pane called WUServer and WUStatusServer In the Run box type services.exe and hit enter Find the ‘Windows Update‘ service at the bottom […]


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Windows Server Update Services Installation Failed the Update Could Not Be Found

September 3, 2015 Martin Reference Admin Microsoft

Uninstalled due to DB errors. Reinstall failed with above error. Reso: Note #1: If your uninstalled and reinstallation gives you this error then this fixed it for me (clip from It’s a relatively quick fix though – Just delete “HKLMSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWindowsUpdate”, restart the Windows Update service (wuauserv) and then you should be good to go. […]


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VSSAdmin Delete Shadow Copies

May 15, 2013 Martin Reference Admin MS Windows

Vssadmin delete shadows Updated: April 17, 2012 Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 Deletes shadow copies of a specified volume. For examples of how to use this command, see examples: Syntax vssadmin delete shadows /for=<ForVolumeSpec> [/oldest | /all | /shadow=<ShadowID>] [/quiet] Parameters Parameter Description /for=<ForVolumeSpec> […]


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Run Once Registry Keys

February 5, 2013 Martin Reference Admin Microsoft

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce


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How to Disable Prefetch

July 19, 2012 Martin Reference Admin General EWF performance can sometimes be improved by disabling Prefetch. Prefetch is a utility that is intended to improve Windows and application startup performance by loading application data into memory before it is demanded. When using EWF with a RAM overly to protect the boot volume, Prefetch is unable to persist its data from startup […]


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How to Enable Windows 7 Ping Response in Firewall

April 5, 2012 Martin Reference Admin MS Windows

Indication: ‘Request Time Out’ message from Windows 7 Computer and it’s not responding to ICMP echo requests from other network devices. All network sharings are working but ping reply is not working , so how to enable ping reply in Windows 7? Reasons: By default ICMP echo requests, used for ping command is blocked in Windows 7firewall default settings. Solutions: 1) Disable […]


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How to configure an L2TP/IPsec server behind a NAT-T device in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008

September 15, 2011 Martin Reference Admin MS Windows

MS KB926179 1. Log on to the Windows Vista client computer as a user who is a member of the Administrators group. 2. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK. If the User Account Control dialog box is displayed on the screen and prompts you to […]


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Base MS KB Article URL

August 26, 2011 Martin Reference Admin General Where ‘xxxxxxxx’ is equal to the KB number.


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Install Server Certificate – Server 2003

August 26, 2011 Martin Reference Admin IIS / IIS Admin Service

Import the Certificate into the Local Computer Store To import the certificate into the local computer store, follow these steps: On the IIS 6.0 Web server, click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, type mmc, and then click OK. On the File menu click Add/Remove snap-in. In the Add/Remove Snap-in dialog box, […]


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