Windows: Clipboard not working


when have opened a Remote Desktop Connection it sometimes happened that the clipboard stops working.

When you closing and reestablish the Remote Desktop Connection the clipboard functionally comes back.

But its also possible without closing the RDP Session:
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Windows: Installation of msxml4 failed. Could not register type library for msxml4.dll


short post after Summer vacation 🙂 A customer had the problem that he couldn’t install msxml4 sp3.

During installation the setup could not register type library C:\Windows\SysWOW64\msxml4.dll.
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Windows: Cannot activate Intels Smart Response Technology


a customer of mine has bought a new PC (Fujitsu Esprimo P956 E94+) with an 256GB SSD and 5TB Harddisk and he wants to use the SSD as accelerater (Write/Read cache) for the 5TB Disk.

Newer Intel Chipsets support such a configuration. It is called Smart Response Technology.
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Windows: Install a feature which is in State “removed”


if a windows feature is in Install State removed, in this example the .NET Framework on Server 2012 R2.

PS C:\> Get-WindowsFeature *net*

Display Name                          Name                       Install State
------------                          ----                       -------------
            [ ] ASP.NET 3.5           Web-Asp-Net                    Available
            [ ] ASP.NET 4.5           Web-Asp-Net45                  Available
[ ] .NET Framework 3.5 Features       NET-Framework-Features         Available
    [ ] .NET Framework 3.5 (inc....)  NET-Framework-Core             Removed
    [ ] HTTP Activation               NET-HTTP-Activation            Available
    [ ] Non-HTTP Activation           NET-Non-HTTP-Activ             Available

and if you try to install you’ll get an error message:
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Powershell: Error while calling the SaveAs Method of some Office Applications


if you tried to save a word or excel document as another format you got an error. For example, if you want to convert a CSV File to a Excel workbook and save it in Excel 95/97/2003 format.

$oExcel = New-Object -ComObject "Excel.Application"
$oExcel.Visible = $true
Exception calling "SaveAs" with "1" argument(s): "SaveAs method of Workbook class failed"
At D:\test\CSV2Excel.ps1:29 char:20
+ $xl_workbook.SaveAs <<<< ("D:\Temp\test.xls")
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [], MethodInvocationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ComMethodTargetInvocation

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