I was having issues installing some HP Universal x64 print drivers. The wizard would fail with a 0x0…57 error. Also “pnputil -e” would fail with an “Enumeration of driver packages failed: Access is denied” error. The fix was to login with another admin account, then the drivers installed successfully. Advertisements
If you’re trying to configure SNMP on a server from a remote workstation, make sure you have SNMP installed on the remote workstation or you’ll miss the Agent, Traps, and Security tab on the SNMP service properties. Thanks to thomasmaurer.ch for getting me on the right track.
I found how to make a global hotkey shortcut that opens a new email and I’ve found it quite useful. Create a new shortcut on the desktop. Point it to the outlook.exe file. In the Target field append /c ipm.note at the end. Select a key for the shortcut field. (I selected “m”, ctrl+alt will be […]
Windows Spotlight has some nice wallpaper and I’d like to keep a couple for later use, so here’s the shortest Powershell script I could make to save them to my Pictures directory: I only copy files greater than 141160 bytes because some files in that directory are not wallpapers and the largest non-wallpaper file is […]
Getting a simple script to check if an AD user exists has been a nightmare. I wanted something simple and straightforward and I finally found it. Another options would be to use dsquery: These are the simplest options I can find.
I’ve been trying to get all my servers snmp settings fixed and it’s been kind of a pain. Powershell doesn’t have any good cmdlets, but I’ve found a couple examples. This is very nice script, but doesn’t work on remote machines unless you do PS Remoting. (I need to bone up on my PS remoting now.) […]
I’ve run into another very annoying WSUS bug and this one deals with Computer Model information being corrupted when being entered into the SUS DB. Twice I’ve encountered a bug where the WSUS console would crash every time I tried to browse the All Computers or Unassigned Computers groups, but it wouldn’t crash when I browse […]
While rebuilding WSUS (once again) I discovered another snag. When first configuring WSUS I put in “D:” for the drive to store the updates because the wizard didn’t like “D:\”. Unfortunately, both are wrong. From what I read in various posts, the wizard used to default to the largest drive with free space and append […]
I had a screwy server that wouldn’t replicate a folder in DFSR because it had past the 60 day limit. I’m not sure why this server was out of date for so long. EventID: 4012 The DFS Replication service stopped replication on the folder with the following local path: <folder>. This server has been disconnected […]
I broke down and bought a Surface Ergonomic Keyboard the other day and I’m quite pleased. Features The media keys work! No need for remapping. That was a not-so-minor annoyance with using the Apple Keyboard on Windows: several missing keys, no media keys, and the need to remap something if you really wanted it. It wasn’t […]