Jemimus on July 13th, 2009

(zoom) Sometimes,  a rogue printer driver entry gets left behind in your printer list. Sometimes, you cant delete it.  Somtimes its even a duplicate of a printer that already exists, perhaps with a slightly different queue name. Various message sources, like here suggest breaking network connection with the printer in question may be needed before windows […]

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Jemimus on April 10th, 2009

The Right Attitude One of my success stories at DHL, was that I introduced the department to Microsoft Sharepoint, WSS 3.0. This was eventually adopted by most of the department for a lot of knowledge sharing and collaboration. It took me 3 years to get people used to it, and making people see how it […]

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So here is something silly I was running up against. In the end its super simple, but its not obvious, and not easy to google for. I want to equip the new servers are are installing with a standard weekly reboot schedule. I created a batch file that launched shutdown.exe with some fancy parameters, and […]

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Thefluffyadmin on October 27th, 2007

Thank you Microsoft, for once again bypassing my Windows update policies. I can now go explain to my managers why 500 workstations and 12 servers have ended up with Microsoft Desktop Search, without anyones explicit approval. To illustrate how totally stupid this is, check out these screenshots out of our WSUS box: As you can […]

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Thefluffyadmin on November 14th, 2005

When installing the latest version of the Windows Update Client, you may recieve an error that references this code: 0x8007041d 0x8007041d simply refers to not being able to stop, restart or manipulate in some way, the Windows Update service. With a recent version of the Windows Update agent installed, the C:windowsWindowsUpdate.log file will produce and error […]

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