Windows Backup – the operation was stopped

During a Windows Backup of System State it failed and I got an error message that “The operation was stopped. Detailed error: A virtual disk support provider for the specified file was not found” Server is a Windows 2008 R2 Standard with Backup Exec 2010 R2 also installed. Solution was to change the registry key … Read moreWindows Backup – the operation was stopped

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 moreTimed out sending notification of target device…

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

Offline files on a DFS mapped drive

Seems KB940648 is valid for more than the KB says. Experienced problems with offline files on a DFS mapped network drive with Windows XP SP3. When the machine went offline and you tried to open the file from the Offline files folder or the mapped drive I got “Configuration information could not be read from the domain … Read moreOffline files on a DFS mapped drive

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 moreWSUS client error 0x80244022

Unable to delete files or folders from System Volume Information?

OK, probably a security feature built in to Windows 2008. If you give yourself access to the System Volume Information folder in 2008 (e.g take ownership) you can see the files, but if you try to delete something, everything looks OK. You press Delete, confirm with Yes and “What the f#%¤!”, the folders are still … Read moreUnable to delete files or folders from System Volume Information?

Bug in Windows 2003 Network Connections?

I’ve found something that appears to be a bug in the Windows 2003 GUI. I’ve had some trouble getting the status dialog box for the Network Connections to show. Selecting the LAN connection and double-clicking, right-clicking or File –> Status all failed. Usually I just go to the Start menu, select Network connections and double-click … Read moreBug in Windows 2003 Network Connections?

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 moreMove the local WSUS update folder

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 moreMove the Remoteinstall folder in Windows 2008

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 moreWhich version of SQL Server 2008 Express Edition?