Category Archives: Windows

Windows Live Photo Gallery database location

%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Photo Gallery To clear the database, close the program and remove all files under here.

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Autoenrollment is not working.

Problem: Group Policy says that autoenrollment is switched on but the autoenrollment function is not working. None of your Root, Issuing or Machine certificates are enrolled. If you try to trigger the autoenrollment process you get an error. certutil -pulse CertUtil: … Continue reading

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Set proxy for machine account

netsh winhttp set proxy proxy.domain.com:8080 “*.domain.com;*.domain2.com”

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Smartcard – Force reading all certificates on smartcard

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\SmartCardCredentialProvider] “ForceReadingAllCertificates”=dword:00000001 

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Windows Firewall – How to bypass AD-policy and allow inbound traffic

In some cases i.e support and other troubleshooting issues you have to temporary disable or allow all traffic through Windows Firewall. 1. Open regedit.exe and browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsFirewall\DomainProfile (This key does not exist if there is no AD-policy affecting your … Continue reading

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Windows Update fails when trying to install KB2925418 with 0x80070057 as error code

Problem: You get error 0x80070057 in Windows system event log when you try to install KB2925418 either manually or by WSUS. Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070057: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows … Continue reading

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Control Panels shortcuts/shortnames

Control panel tool Command —————————————————————– Add/Remove Programs       appwiz.cpl Network Properties              ncpa.cpl System Properties                sysdm.cpl

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Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709), error when you use a CNAME for printing in Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows 2008R2 If you use a CNAME(alias) when attaching a printer you end up with an error saying:   Soloution: 1. Run reg add HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print /v DnsOnWire /t REG_DWORD /d 1 2. Add your CNAME to your host file with correct … Continue reading

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Move windows in Windows

1. Alt + Space 2. M 3. Use arrow keys to move windows

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Find out what process is using a specific port

Sometimes you need to find out which process is using a specifc port. It could be a server hammering your firewall or for some other reason. To find out the process, follow these steps. Log on to the server/client. 1. … Continue reading

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