Windows

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 http://techblog.mirabito.net.au/?p=58) 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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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 […]

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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: http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=971058

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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 […]

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How to Disable Prefetch

July 19, 2012 Martin Reference Admin General

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms940847(v=winembedded.5).aspx 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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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 […]

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Microsoft Safety Scanner

November 4, 2011 Martin Reference Admin Antivirus

http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx 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 […]

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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

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