Posted on September 24th, 2009 No comments
Microsoft introduced a totally new servicing mechanism in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 which is totally component based. Sometimes information in the servicing store becomes corrupt and inconsistent. This state can cause hotfixes, service packs, security updates and other types of updates to fail.
To solve this problem you can use the System Update Readiness Tool which just have been updated to work with Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 Sp2 (it also works for previous service pack levels).
Posted on September 21st, 2009 No comments
The guys over at TrueSec will be hosting a live online webinar (for free) about Windows 7 on October 7th. The speakers are no less than Marcus Murray, Christoffer Andersson, Johan Arwidmark, Mikael Nyström and Hasain Alshakarti. More info and registration at http://www.windows7summit.com.
Posted on September 20th, 2009 No comments
If you have renamed a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller you should be aware of a problem. The problem is that a DFSR object is not renamed to the new name. This does not cause any problems until you remove the domain controller in question and after doing a demote or cleaning it up with metadata cleanup the object will become orphaned. So if you have renamed 2008 or 2008 R2 DCs you should follow the steps in KB2001271 to fix this.
Posted on September 17th, 2009 No comments
Microsoft have announced the beta exam opportunity for taking the 71-685: PRO: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician and 71-686: PRO: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator exams. More information at TechNet Betaexams. The live exams will go public in mid-November it seems.
Posted on September 16th, 2009 1 comment
How many times have you created a new profile in Outlook for the sile purpose to try another Exchange account in your Outlook? Well, starting with Outlook 2010 you will be able to have up to three Exchange accounts in one profile in Outlook.
Speaking of Office 2010, having used the technical preview of Office 2010 for quite some time now I am really looking forward to the beta version as it will contain quite a few improvements over the technical preview. Hopefully it will be here soon!
Posted on September 14th, 2009 No comments
A serious problem exists with Windows Vista when using F-Secure product, a problem which a lot of users experience. The problem is that when specific versions of F-Secure products are installed Windows enters a continuous boot-loop when installing Windows Update. This issue appears as
Configuring updates stage 3 of 3. 0% complete
after which the computer reboots and reboots and reboots…
The last few weeks I have seen this issue being asked almost every day in the forums over at www.alltomxp.se/forum. Anyway, for the solution have a look at the F-Secure guide or take a look at the MS KB article.
Posted on September 13th, 2009 No comments
Many users are frustrated to receive the below error message when trying to add network shares or mapped network drives to a Library in Windows 7.
This network location can't be included because it is not indexed.
The error message clearly state what the problem is but it is harder to find out how to solve the problem. You have two options to include the network drive or network share in a Library.
1. Make the network drive available offline by right clicking it and choose “always available offline”. If you cannot control the remote file server as suggested in solution 2 this is the option to use.
2. Make sure that Windows Search 4.0 is installed on the remote file server and make sure that the share or network drive you are adding is indexed on that server. This is the preferred method I would say.
Once either of these two solutions are in place you will be able to successfully add the network share or mapped network drive to your libraries.
Posted on September 6th, 2009 2 comments
Microsoft has just released the group policy reference Excel sheet for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The Excel sheet contain all group policy settings that exist and you can easily search and filter which settings are available for which operating system. Download the reference files here.