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Why can I not access administrative shares from Windows 7 or Windows 8 ?

Someone asked me about this recently. They had a Windows 8 laptop and a Windows 7 desktop and no matter what they tried, they were unable to access the C$ on either the laptop or the desktop. They were 100% sure they were using the correct credentials but for whatever ¬†reason, Windows would not accept […]

Windows Update Error 0xC80003FB

Click Start, select Run, type in: services.msc then press enter Now look for the Automatic Updates Service, right click it and choose to stop Click Start, select Run, type in: %windir%SoftwareDistribution then press enter Open the Datastore folder and delete its contents. Click Start, select Run, type in: type services.msc then press enter Now look […]

What is the /admin switch in Microsoft Terminal Services Client (MSTSC) for Windows 2008 and Vista?

Although the /console switch no longer has any effect on Server 2008 and Vista Terminal Server connections, a new switch called the /admin switch has a similar effect when you use it to connect to a Server 2008 server with the¬† Terminal Services role. When you use this switch with MSTSC, connections don’t consume Terminal […]

How can I pre-cache the Microsoft Office 2007 installation files?

Office 2007 uses the MSOCACHE folder as part of its core installation and functionality process. The folder is typically populated during the Office 2007 installation. However, to avoid network activity during installation, you can accomplish a pre-cache by performing the following steps. (Use caret brackets in place of the square brackets.) 1. From the network […]

Do I need to enter a product key during Windows Vista installation?

No, the Vista installation differs from earlier versions in that the image contains all the versions of Vista. When prompted for a product key, you can just click Next. When you click Next, you’ll be prompted to enter whether you want to enter a key. Click No. A list of all the images in the […]

How do I enable the Aero Glass UI?

f you upgrade your video hardware and have previously been running Windows Vista Basic, your system will not automatically switch to Aero. To enable the new UI, perform these steps: Right-click the desktop and select Properties (or select Personalize from the Control Panel). Click the “Windows Color and Appearance” link. Under the Appearance tab, change […]