Timed out sending notification of target device…

PlugPlayManager Event id 257: Timed out sending notification of target device change to window of “C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE” If you see a lot of these messages, typically every 2 minutes then check to see if you have any administrator users which are disconnected (through RDP). Cause is most likely that the server tries to poll a client … Read more

Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file (c:\windows\panther\unattend.xml) for pass [specialize]

Got this error during setup of Windows Deployment Services on Windows 2008 R2. I used a standard boot.wim and install.wim file for the install. After doing som backtracking I found out that I had misconfigured a setting for the automatic naming of the machine name in the domain. I had used NN-%username-%# in the WDS … Read more

WSUS client error 0x80244022

Ever seen this error “Error 0x80244022 occurred while downloading update notifying dependent calls”  in your Windows Update.log? Typically you have a Windows client, set up to use WSUS, but still you see that it keeps banging at http://update.microsoft.com for updates. Most likely this is caused by a corrupt download, and the best way (if you … Read more

Move the local WSUS update folder

To move the WSUS content folder to a new location, use the wsusutil.exe. It’s located in C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools\ To move the folder to d:\wsus you first have to create the folder, then run the wsusutil from the command line. Log file has to be specified. wsusutil.exe movecontent d:\wsus d:\wsus.log Depending on the size of … Read more

Move the Remoteinstall folder in Windows 2008

When I set up my testserver I only had one disk available. Afte a while it started filling up, so I added a second disk to it. To move the RemoteInstall folder from the Windows Deployment Services in 2008 while keeping all the settings I followed this procedure: Using elevated privileges Start –> Run –> … Read more

Which version of SQL Server 2008 Express Edition?

Microsoft has released 3 different versions of SQL Server 2008 Express Edition. Which version should I download and use?  Well, depends on your needs, but just to be sure, I downloaded SQL Server 2008 Express Edition with advanced services. This is the one that has the most features, but if you need them is another question… … Read more