One or more of the recent updates for Windows 10 rendered my laptop incapable of communicating with the outside world. The Windows Firewall failed to run due to Base Filtering Engine not being able to run either. It’s the dreaded “Error 5: Access denied” error message all over again. Windows 10 also thought it was […]Read More → Windows 10 wedges itself
The Office 365 instance installed on a student’s laptop showed signs of not being activated and in need of an update. Clicking on any of the small buttons below the ribbon made no difference. Running Office updates manually from “File → Account → Update” gave us an error message: 30125-28 (404). Running sfc /scannow with […]Read More → Office 365 and error 30125-28 (404)
Yesterday, a student installed Autodesk Revit 2018 on his Windows 10 x64 laptop. He then upgraded to Revit 2018.1. After entering the licensing details, Revit crashed. Installing the latest drivers from nVidia, currently at version 385.41, and rebooting the laptop saved us from any more grief.Read More → Revit 2018.1 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
I’ve been exploring Pässler PRTG on Microsoft Windows Server 2016 (Microsoft Imagine Premium) for the past couple of days. While the system is impressive and on the border of being overwhelming, it lacks complete IPv6 support. The web interface is IPv4 only, and the NetFlow v9 collector only understands IPv4. PRTG can do PING, SNMP, […]Read More → Pässler PRTG 126.96.36.1998
Updates to Trend Micro OfficeScan last week resulted in four cases of BAD_POOL_HEADER and STOP 0x19. Reboot to safe mode, uninstall Trend Micro OfficeScan, reboot, and reinstall Trend Micro OfficeScan. One additional positive outcome was the firmware update we conducted simultaneously.Read More →
BAD_POOL_HEADERand Trend Micro OfficeScan
… Windows machines try to request two URLs (www.msftncsi.com/ncsi.txt and ipv6.msftncsi.com/ncsi.txt, the former over IPv4, the latter over IPv6) to ascertain whether a given network is routed to the Internet and if there is a captive portal in the way (NCSI stands for “Network Connection Status Indicator”). Ref.: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/even-when-told-not-to-windows-10-just-cant-stop-talking-to-microsoft/ See also: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/networking/2012/12/20/the-network-connection-status-icon/.Read More → Network Connection Status Indicator (NCSI)
Et virus definerer jeg som et uønsket program som installerer seg uten mitt samtykke, sender data til en fjern server, har uønskede funksjoner, og er vanskelig å bli kvitt. Altså det samme som Windows 10. Ref.: http://www.digi.no/bedriftsteknologi/2016/03/17/er-du-blitt-tvangsoppgradert-til-windows-10#comment-2576121180.Read More → Windows 10 – et virus?
KB3146449 is another update one should avoid installing. From its own description: Updated Internet Explorer 11 capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 And: This update adds functionality to Internet Explorer 11 on some computers that lets users learn about Windows 10 or start an upgrade to Windows 10.Read More → Ad for Windows 10 camouflaged as a security update, how low can one sink?
A couple of KBs, KB2977759 and KB2952664, related to the dreadful Appraiser stuff, appeared in our WSUS instance this week. The former just made it on my list of KBs one should avoid. Both was promptly declined. The list encompasses: KB2952664, Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7 KB2977759, Compatibility update for Windows 7 RTM KB3022345, […]Read More → KB2977759 and KB2952664 now available in WSUS
Earlier this week Microsoft released another batch of Windows updates. Among them are KB3123862. As usual, the title displayed by Windows Update gives no clue to what this update actually does: “Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3123862)”. Clicking on the More information link reveal the following: Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and […]Read More → Another bad KB? KB3123862