Archive for March, 2012

Windows Update stopped working, or Service is missing

Go to Start / All Programs / Accessories. Right Click the ‘Command Prompt’ item and click the ‘Run As Administrator’ option.  In the Command Prompt window, Paste the following command.  REGSVR32 %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\WUAUENG.DLL  Press ENTER.  You should see a popup that says the command succeeded.  Exit the command prompt and try Windows Update again.

DFS was configured and working fine on Server 2008 STD, but now it’s no longer replicating.

– Due to the following error, the DFS Replication reporting mechanism cannot access the WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) namespace to retrieve certain reporting information. Error ID: 0x80041002. – DFS Replication cannot replicate with partner <server name> for replication group <domain>\<name space>\<share>. The partner did not recognize the connection or the replication group configuration. The DFS Replication […]

Managing public folders in Exchange Server 2007 SP1

Managing public folders in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 still requires the use of PowerShell cmdlets snap-in exposed in the Exchange Management Shell. This practical example illustrates how to resolve common issues around public folder access rights. Scenario A: Outlook shows public folder as “Access Denied”(you do not have permissions to …) [PS] C:\Windows\System32>Get-PublicFolderClientPermission -Identity “\folder\sharedItems” […]

Windows Event Viewer CUSTOM XML FILTER

<QueryList> <Query Id=”0″ Path=”Security”> <Select Path=”Security”>*[EventData[Data and (Data=”swilkinson”)]]</Select> </Query> </QueryList> Here are examples of simple custom filters in Windows Event Log: Select all events in the Security Event Log where the account name involved (TargetUserName) is “AUser” <QueryList><Query Id=”0″ Path=”Security”><Select Path=”Security”>*[EventData[Data[@Name=”TargetUserName”] and (Data=”AUser”)]]</Select></Query></QueryList> Select all events in the Security Event Log where the string “AUser” […]

Fix “Logon Failure: The Target Account Name is Incorrect” Error

Reset Machine Account Passwords using Netdom.exe netdom resetpwd /s:server /ud:domain\User /pd:* The /s:server is the name of another domain controller in which the KDC service is running. That server will be used for setting the machine account password. The other two parameters are simply the user name and password for a domain administrator account. You will need to install […]