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Windows: Installing Service pack 2 on Windows 2003 Server fails with Access denied.

If you tried to install SP2 on Windows 2003 you might have run into a problem with an Access Denied error. Check the file: c:\windows\updspapi.log. You will see that there is a problem deleting a registry key: #-086 Deleting registry value “HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SvcHost\wugroup” #E033 Error 5: Access is denied. The problem is that the administrators

Windows: When running task scheduler the Last Run Result is 0x1

I personally found this issue to be a problem in Windows 7 when trying to run a batch file. The fix was to make certain you have the path to your .bat file in the “Start in (optional):” Text Field. Apparently this is not so optional. By: TConrad

Windows: Create a batch file that logs users into their home directory on demand

The following batch script can be used to log on users to their home directory on demand.  This can be good for businesses that use Kiosk’s with generic logons, but still need to give users access to their home drives. @echo off set /p userid=”Enter your username: ” C:\Windows\System32\runas.exe /user:riverview\%userid% “explorer.exe \”\\fiiservers1\Home\%userid%””

Windows: How to see the block size of a drive

Microsoft Windows includes a utility in Windows called fsutil.  This tool displays drive information that cannot be seen in the GUI. Type: fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo c: You should see something that looks like the following Partition alignment on device :                         Aligned (0x000) Performs Normal Seeks Trim Not Supported C:\Windows\system32>fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo c: NTFS Volume Serial

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