Good old DSA.MSC on Windows Server 2012

If you want to do your regular Active Directory stuff on a Server 2012 member server you must first install that specific Feature. It’s more or less the same as on Server 2008 R2 but I will sum up both ways you can install it.

1. To install Active Directory Tools on a member server with the new “Dashboard” just click on the icon left image on the taskbar (where the start button used to be) and click “Add Roles and Features wizard”

In Features, expand Remote Server Administration Tools and Role Administration Tools, expand AD DS and AD LDS Tools,  and then click AD DS Snap-Ins and Command-Line Tools.

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Our partner Denamik has released Denamik LoadGen 2.3

Our partner Denamik has released a new version of Denamik LoadGen. The execution of massive load and stress tests is now easier than before. You can now record your own user action scripts from within LoadGen, and setup LoadBots to handle the execution of these scripts. LoadGen allows you to manage LoadBots to create remote sessions and evaluate your IT environment under stress. A built-in reporting facility will give you instant results.

What is new in LoadGen 2.3:

  • Rewrite of installation and activation of LoadBots
  • Rewrite of internal functions of the DUAF language to speed up interaction with XenApp desktops
  • Introducing the possibilities to add your own libraries to DUAF scripts

Feel free to check out Denamik LoadGen 2.3, it’s free up to 15 virtual users.

IOS 5 update fails (part 2: the iPad): An error occured while backing up this iPad (-5000).

Okay, a new one in the IOS 5 update soap 😉 Now the iPad is causing trouble! The following error occurres:

An error occured while backing up this iPad (-5000).  Would you like to
continue to update this iPad?

Continuing will result in the loss of all contents on this iPad.

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IOS 5 update fails: The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (3200).

When trying to update to IOS 5 the following error message occurres: The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (3200).

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VMware Workstation fails: CallJScript: Failed to obtain required required jscript ID; COM Error (Grey window)

For a while I have an annoying error regarding my VMware Workstation installation. Everytime I wanted to upgrade I receive a grey setup window with the title VMware Workstation Setup. In the %Temp% there is a log file with the following error: 20110916174500:ERROR** CHtmlDialog::CallJScript: Failed to obtain required required jscript ID; COM Error: -2147352570


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Connect to remote Registry fails with: An error is preventing this key from being opened

When you install a Windows 7 machine without a domain (in a Workgroup) and you want to connect to the Registry of this machine from another machine, it’s possible you will receive the following error:

[Window Title]
Error Opening Key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE cannot be opened.
An error is preventing this key from being opened.
Details: Access is denied.

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‘Microsoft Outlook’ exited without properly closing your Outlook data file

After an Outlook crash the following error message can occur:

Outlook Data File
‘Microsoft Outlook’ exited without properly closing your Outlook data file ‘LocationOfOST.ost’. ‘Microsoft Outlook’ must be restarted. If this error message recurs, contact support for ‘Microsoft Outlook’ for assistance.

And followed by:
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BatStat – The SBC / VDI laptop accu status tool

While running a Citrix / XenApp or Terminal Server Published Desktop on a Windows laptop, the user is unable to check the laptop’s battery status. This may lead to a serious inconvenience when the battery runs out: the laptop will shut down and the user’s session will be terminated / disconnected. We have encountered this inconvenience on some of our projects, and developed a way to solve it. Our solution involves two elements: RES and BatStat.

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Error 193: 0xc1 when starting a service

Out of the blue I was getting the following error:

Windows could not start the ServiceName service on Local Computer.

 Error 193: 0xc1

Check the Path where the service has been installed: example: C:Program FilesApplication NameServiceName.exe

This error has something to do with a file in the root of one the folders with a ‘ ‘ (space) in it. So:

  • C:Program
  • C:Program FilesApplication

Remove the file and voila…

Daniel Nikolic

Internet Explorer 6 countdown!

Internet Explorer 6 sucks 😉 well at least 10 years ago it wasn’t…

A lot of customers (and home users) are still using IE6, one of the reasons is the extra ‘overhead’ of IE7+.

Microsoft has released a countdown website:

10 years ago a browser was born.

Its name was Internet Explorer 6. Now that we’re in 2011, in an era of modern web standards, it’s time to say goodbye.

This website is dedicated to watching Internet Explorer 6 usage drop to less than 1% worldwide, so more websites can choose to drop support for Internet Explorer 6, saving hours of work for web developers.

 Daniel Nikolic