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Fix VSS Issue CAPI2 Error ID 513

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Recently I have tried to do a P2V of a Windows Server 2008 SP2 x64 Server: a physical server to a Hyper-V server. To achieve my goal, I used the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.1 utility. All was fine during the configuration phase until I got to the actual migration part. The Wizard was failing […]

Microsoft May 2018 Security Update CredSSP Issue

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I have just patched some of my Windows Server 2016 servers with the new May 2018 KB, which fixes a CredSSP vulnerability, but at the same time creates an issue when trying to RDP from a non-patched system. After I finished my workday, one of the project managers sent me a message saying RDP is […]

Fix “Please Insert a Disk into Drive” in Windows

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One annoying, but common error in Windows is when it cannot detect certain media when connected to your computer. For example, ever pop in a disc into your CD/DVD drive and then when trying to open files, you get slammed with the following error: Please Insert a Disk into Drive X Well hello, there is […]

Fix “The Windows Logon Process has Unexpectedly Terminated”

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The Windows Logon process is a complicated system process that handles the Windows logon screen, user authentication, loading the user profile, locking the computer, and much more. There are many errors assoicated with the Windows Logon process, but there are two that I have run into on many occasions. The Windows logon process has unexpectedly […]

Fix Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working Error in Windows 7

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A client of mine called recently saying that his Windows 7 machine kept popping up with a dialog box with the following error message: Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working He would get this error message in all kinds of different situations like opening the Control Panel, right-clicking on the folder, and while performing other simple […]

Fix COM Surrogate has Stopped Working in Windows 7

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I was playing around with one of my virtual machines running Windows 7 the other day, when I ran into a bit of a problem. I was trying to right-click on My Computer and choose Properties and got the following error message: Runtime error! Program: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\DllHost.exe After clicking on OK, I get an message stating […]

Fix Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Has Encountered a Problem

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Last week, I turned on my computer running Windows XP and got the following error message when I would boot up the computer: generic host process for win32 services has encountered a problem This error can occur in different situations depending on the computer. For instance, you may see this message whenever you start your […]

Fix: SQL Configuration Manager Connection to target machine could not be made in a timely fashion

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Things didn’t go too smoothly yesterday when I was trying to reconfigure our SQL 2005 cluster and it’s database locations.  At one point, I couldn’t even get SQL Configuration Manager to start up.  At various times I received both of the following errors. The request failed or the service did not respond in a timely […]

Fix: rdpclip.exe Won’t Run on Windows Server

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I had two identically configured Windows servers, one that would allow remote copy/paste from the server to the client via RDP, and one that wouldn’t.  I finally took the time today to resolve the issue once and for all. First thing I verified was that in the Local Resources tab of Remote Desktop Connection (mstsc.exe)  […]

Reinstalling the McAfee Common Management Agent Framework (framepkg.exe) without a reboot

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Normally reinstalling the McAfee Common Management Agent (CMA) requires a reboot in order for the server to be properly displayed in the EPO management interface.  Here’s how to perform the reinstall, minus the reboot requirement. 1.  Connect to the Windows server console by logging directly onto the server, or by connecting via RDP by running […]