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. […]


Errors, Microsoft, MS Windows, Resolution, Windows,

Step-By-Step: Enabling Hyper-V for use on Windows 8.1

June 26, 2015 Martin Reference Admin Hyper-V

Virtual Machines are great for running different operating systems or software configurations on a single machine and many other additional tasks. The launch of the Windows 8 offering was the first Windows client operating system to include hardware virtualization support without the need for separate installs or downloads. The Hyper-V client found in Windows 8 […]


8.1, Hyper-V, Microsoft, Pro, Windows,

Clearing Windows Update Cache Upon Update Failure

December 13, 2012 Martin Reference Admin Microsoft

Open Command Prompt by Start -> Run and type “cmd“ On the Command Prompt, type “net stop wuauserv“. Still on the Command Prompt, type “cd /d %windir%” or “cd\windows“ Type “rd /s SoftwareDistribution“ Restart the windows automatic update service again. Type “net start wuauserv“ Or go to this link:


Clear Update Cache, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Updates, Windows,

Unable to Activate Windows 8 Enterprise RTM

October 5, 2012 Martin Reference Admin Microsoft

Error Code: 0x8007007B, The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. Solution: Using the key provided to you, you will need to run the following in an elevated command prompt – if you are new to Windows 8, click Start –> type “cmd” –> right-click on a command prompt and select “Run as […]


Activation, Command Prompt, Enterprise, Error, Error Code,

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 […]


(E), General, MS Windows, Prefetch, Windows,

Shutdown.exe switches

November 7, 2011 Martin Reference Admin MS Windows

C:WINDOWSsystem32>shutdown /? Usage: shutdown [/i | /l | /s | /r | /a | /p | /h | /e] [/f] [/m \computer][/t xxx][/d [p:]xx:yy [/c “comment”]] No args     Display help. This is the same as typing /? /?         Display help. This is the same as not typing any options […]


0 Shutdown, Switches, Windows,

Microsoft Safety Scanner

November 4, 2011 Martin Reference Admin Antivirus The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus software. Note: The Microsoft Safety Scanner expires 10 days after being downloaded. To rerun a scan with the latest anti-malware definitions, download and run the […]


0 Antivirus, Malware, Vulnerabilities, Windows,

Wallpaper Group Policy Location (E)

June 3, 2011 Martin Reference Admin Active Directory

I ALWAYS seem to forget this one..a seeming mental block:   Click Start, click Run, and then type gpedit.msc. Under Local Computer Policy, expand User Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Desktop, and then click Active Desktop. Double-click Active Desktop Wallpaper. On the Setting tab, click Enabled, type the path to the desktop wallpaper that you […]


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Manually Remove Service (E)

June 3, 2011 Martin Reference Admin General

Should it be necessary to manually remove a service: 1.Run Regedit or regedt32. 2.Find the registry key entry for your service under the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Services 3.Delete the Registry Key   In this case, Teamviewer service


0 (E), MS Windows, Registry, Services, Windows,

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