Windows – Find your ‘Uptime’
Jan02

Windows – Find your ‘Uptime’

KB ID 0000552  Problem There are lots of reasons you might want to know your PC/Servers uptime, to make sure a client has rebooted a server (like you asked them to), or to see if a server has had a BSOD and rebooted overnight, etc. Check Uptime with Task Manager You can get your uptime from the Task Manager’s “Performance” tab. To launch Task Manger Start > Run > Taskmgr.exe {enter}. or Press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC, or...

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Windows In VMware Fusion ‘Cannot Access Shared Folders’
Dec12

Windows In VMware Fusion ‘Cannot Access Shared Folders’

KB ID 0001627 Problem Every so often I have a problem with the Windows 10 VM that I run on my mac in VMware Fusion, last time I needed to upgrade to Fusion 11.5, before that it was a registry fix. This time I could not access any files or folders on the parent mac. Network Error Windows cannot access \\vmware-host\Shared Folders\{Folder-Name} You do not have permissions to access \\vmware-host\Shared Folders\{Folder-Name}. Contact...

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Windows Error Code 0x800F0954
Dec10

Windows Error Code 0x800F0954

KB ID 0001626 Problem Seen when attempting to add a Windows Optional Feature; Windows couldn’t complete the required changes. The changes could not be completed. Please reboot your computer and try again Error code: 0x800F0954 Solution Typically you see this error if your machine is set to get its updates from WSUS. You can change the way Windows operates to get the ‘Feature addition’ files directly from Microsoft...

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Stop Windows Asking For Password After Sleep / Standby
Dec05

Stop Windows Asking For Password After Sleep / Standby

KB ID 0001624 Problem I’ve done a few posts that involve me demonstrating how to disable a security feature, and people have messaged me with a mix of disgust/distain/horror. But I’m sick and tired of all the machines on my test network getting locked while I’m dragged onto something else, they are test machines, with no live data on them, and there’s only me uses them anyway!  And some people just want to log...

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Error: 0x8007232B DNS Name Does Not Exist
Nov23

Error: 0x8007232B DNS Name Does Not Exist

KB ID 0001622 Problem Seen when attempting to ‘Activate’ a Window machine; Error: 0x8007232B DNS name does not exist Solution The reason for this error is the Windows machine has looked for a KMS (Key Management Server) in its local DNS, and not found one. This is because (out of the box) it has a Windows KMS licence code installed. Now if you have a KMS server you need to work out why you cant see it, I’ve covered...

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Windows Group Policy – Disable The Local Windows Firewall
Nov06

Windows Group Policy – Disable The Local Windows Firewall

KB ID 0001090 Problem I’ve got nothing against the Windows firewall, it’s certainly a lot easier to manage now than it was back in the XP SP2 days. But I find a lot of clients still just ‘want it gone’ and, providing they have a decent corporate firewall in front of them that’s fair enough. Solution 1. On a domain controller or a client running the remote administration tools > Windows Key+R >...

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