Windows Firewall terminates with Access Denied error

February 20, 2017

Honestly speaking I do not know when exactly it happened and why, but one day I found out that the Windows Firewall service on my computer was stopped. Not a big deal, I tried to start it up and got the Access Denied error. Read the rest of this entry »

Cleaning up the DFS errors

November 21, 2016

Some DFS-related errors, such as “Cannot enumerate namespace“, “Element not found” or “RPC server is not available” are related to the configuration issues in namespace. All  DFS components in registry, Active Directory and file system should be in sync. If they are not, the mentioned above errors happen. Pretty often it is easier and faster to remove DFS namespace completely and recreate it rather than to fix it. This article is about removing a DFS namespace and cleaning up all its components.

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Remotely Synchronizing the Time Between Two Computers

March 8, 2016

Cannot log into remote system due to time discrepancy?


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Changing IP configuration remotely

November 23, 2015

Once I received a request to fix an issue with MAC computers that could not access any shared folders on Windows file server. The Windows clients were OK. Well, the very first troubleshooting step is to log into the server. However, I could not do this. I got a message saying that domain controller was not available and my credentials could not be verified.

It looked like this server could not find a domain using the DNS servers in its IP configuration. But how to check and modify it?

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Renaming the Windows Server Essentials

November 19, 2015

I needed to rename a Windows 2008 Storage server Essentials installed on the WD DX4000. Unfortunately, the Change… button was greyed out


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Cannot Delete File with Spaces

August 26, 2015

Windows cannot delete some files with spaces, especially if the space is at the end of the file name. The delete command trims the spaces from the name and then simply cannot find such file. Old fashion DEL command like this

DEL /F “F:\Folder1\Folder2\File Name “

still may not work.

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Uninstalling Internet Explorer (IE)

June 18, 2015

Today I’ve met a weird issue when IE11 was partially installed. Windows Updates sees that IE11 should be installed, but fails during the installation with an error in \Windows\IE11_main.log file

ERROR:   A newer version of Internet Explorer is already installed on the system.
ERROR:   Internet Explorer version check failed.
INFO:    Setup exit code: 0x00009C48 (40008) – A more recent version of Internet Explorer is installed.

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