Tag: Windows

Nov 07

Resolve: Setup Failure Occurred While Installing a Server Role_InstallWatermark

Resolve: Setup Failure Occurred While Installing a Server Role_InstallWatermark Generally speaking this error is caused when an installation fails abruptly or is interrupted and a Server Role that was in the process of being installed as part of an Exchange installation is not completely installed. Under the hood what happens is that there is a …

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Nov 06

How to: Improve the performance / speed of WordPress sites running in IIS

How to: Improve the performance / speed of WordPress running in IIS To be entirely honest I am still struggling with this topic. However I have identified a few points that should help improve the performance / speed of a WordPress site running in IIS. Now, if a distinction should be made it would be …

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Nov 05

How to: Resolve error “The Module DLL C:WindowsSystem32inetsrvlogcust.dll failed to load. The data is the error.”

How to: Resolve error “The Module DLL C:WindowsSystem32inetsrvlogcust.dll failed to load.  The data is the error.” This error might be caused for a number of reasons, but generally speaking the resolution is pretty simple. LogCust.Dll is a library used to log custom errors. There are a few IIS components like “Custom Logs” that depend on …

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Oct 26

How to: Disable Windows Startup Programs

How to: Disable Windows Startup Programs I generally don´t have to disable any startup programs as I consider I only install applications from renowned providers like Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and the likes. However there is always that pesky application that comes preloaded and crashes on a new OS or a user who installs everything offered …

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Aug 25

How to secure WordPress

How to secure WordPress This is a coleciton of… lets call them best practices for securing your WordPress installation. I used to be very carefree when it came to the Internet. But as you have probably heard hacking is a much more common activity nowadays. Back in the day usually the main targets were large …

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Aug 20

SQL Server 2012: How to copy a database from one server to another using the Copy Database Wizard

SQL Server 2012: How to copy a database from one server to another using the Copy Database Wizard I was provisioning my SQL box when I found I didn´t need an already provisioned Windows Server box I had used for Exchange 2013. Lazy enough I installed SQL Server 2012 on my already installed Windows box. …

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Mar 20

What is www.msftncsi.com?

What is www.msftncsi.com? If you are running a firewall one of the most common sites you’ll run across is www.mstfncsi.com. This is because the url www.msftncsi.com is generally used by Windows machines to verity that there is network connectivity. A Windows machine (Windows 8, Windows 7 and even Windows Vista I believe) will try to …

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Mar 16

How to: Resolve Windows error 0x8004FE33 indicating client activation failure

How to: Resolve Windows error 0x8004FE33 indicating client activation failure I’ve been having a few issues with my SharePoint 2013 installation which has forced me to dive into the event log to see what possible errors might be occurring. One of those was error 0x8004FE33. It turns out this had nothing to do with my problems, it was …

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Mar 16

Sharepoint 2013 error: Windows cannot open the 32-bit extensible counter DLL ASP.NET_2.0.50727 in a 64-bit environment. Contact the file vendor to obtain a 64-bit version. Alternatively, you can open the 32-bit extensible counter DLL by using the 32-bit version of Performance Monitor. To use this tool, open the Windows folder, open the Syswow64 folder, and then start Perfmon.exe.

Sharepoint 2013 error: Windows cannot open the 32-bit extensible counter DLL ASP.NET_2.0.50727 in a 64-bit environment. Contact the file vendor to obtain a 64-bit version. Alternatively, you can open the 32-bit extensible counter DLL by using the 32-bit version of Performance Monitor. To use this tool, open the Windows folder, open the Syswow64 folder, and then start Perfmon.exe. I am …

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Mar 15

What is: urs.microsoft.com

What is: urs.microsoft.com The URL http://urs.microsoft.com might appear on your firewall or similar network monitoring/protection device quite often as it is the URL used by the Microsoft SmartScreen Filter Services. Generally when you see a Microsoft URL you know some part of the Windows system is trying to communicate with some sort of Microsoft web service, but …

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