VMware: Installing PowerCli

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VMware does not longer provide Setups for installing PowerCli.

If you want to use the latest version of the PowerCli you have to install the modules from a NuGet Repository. This requires at least Version 5 of the powershell.
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Windows: Setup a WSUS Server for Windows 10 Clients with Feature Support

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in this post I will describe all steps to install a Windows Update Server at top an a Windows Server 2012R2 to fully support the Windows 10 Feature updates.

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Windows: Installation of msxml4 failed. Could not register type library for msxml4.dll

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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: Offline installation of Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit ADK

Really short post:-)

To get a offline installation of Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (formerly known as WAIK) download the Websetup ADKSetup.exe and start it – Windows .NET 4 is requiered. If not installed ADKSetup starts the installation – at the first screen you can set the location. When you specify a download path the complete ADK is stored this folder.

Importent: Start adksetup with Administrator permissions, otherwise the option “Download the Assentment…” is invisible.

Windows ADK Setup

Share the folder and execute ADKsetup.exe from this location.

Michael

Windows Update and Windows Search do not work

Hi,

a good friend of mine came to me last week because some services of Windows Vista on his notebook did not run as expect. In detail:

  • Windows Search service starts but terminates
    • EventID 7034: The Windows Search service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 4 time(s).

      Windows search terminates after start

      Windows search terminates after start

    • EventID 7024: The Windows Search service terminated with service-specific error 2147749155 (0x80040D23)
    • EventID 1006: The Windows Search Service has failed to create the new search index. Internal error <4, 0x8004117f
    • EventID 9000: The Windows Search Service cannot open the Jet property store.
  • Windows Update service starts, but do not work, some errors are logged in C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log
    • 45c    DtaStor    FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000247
    • 45c    AU    FATAL: Failed to get session from datastore, error = 0xC8000247
    • 45c    AU    FATAL: Failed to Unserialize from data store, error = 0xC8000247
  • No Windows Update File could installed by double clicking a msu File.
  • Cryptocraphic service do not run as expected:
    • Signature for Windows builtin programs cannot be verified, for example mmc.exe. Error Message:

      Do you want the following program to allow changes to this computer?

      UAC Message: builtin executables could not verified.

      UAC Message: builtin executables could not verified.

    • Cause: The folder c:\windows\system32\catroot2 is empty or/and some errors are logged in file C:\Windows\System32\catroot2\dberr.txt:
      CatalogDB: 21:39:37 28.02.2013: JetInit Corruption
      CatalogDB: 21:39:37 28.02.2013: catdbsvc.cpp at line #747 encountered JET error -583
      CatalogDB: 21:39:37 28.02.2013: catdbsvc.cpp at line #961 encountered JET error -583
      CatalogDB: 21:39:37 28.02.2013: catdbsvc.cpp at line #6636 encountered JET error -583
    • EventID 257: The following information was included with the event: -583 the message resource is present but the message is not found in the string/message table

It seems that all services which uses the Window Jet Database engine are affected.

Solution

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