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Windows XP Service Pack 3 setup error: The System cannot find the file specified

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Here’s one that I already saw a couple of times. You try to run Service Pack 3 in Windows XP and, almost, immediately you get the error:
Setup Error
The System cannot find the file specified.

From my experience this error is caused by the “Wintrust.dll” and/or ‘atl.dll’. This error can be solved by running regsvr32 from command prompt to register the “Wintrust.dll”:
regsvr32 Wintrust.dll
After searching for similar behavior in the web I also discover that, in some scenarios, you may need to re-register some additional dlls. Here’s a nice list that you can copy to a batch file to run in the computer that is having that error:
# Batch start
regsvr32 wuapi.dll
regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
regsvr32 wucltui.dll
regsvr32 wups.dll
regsvr32 wuweb.dll
regsvr32 atl.dll
regsvr32 Softpub.dll
regsvr32 Wintrust.dll
regsvr32 Initpki.dll
regsvr32 Mssip32.dll
# Batch End

Hopefully after that you should be able to run the Service Pack 3 without problems.

🙂

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Written by IT Core

June 25, 2010 at 12:48 AM

Posted in MS Hotfixes, Troubleshooting

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KB983253-SCVMM 2008 Administrator Console cannot connect to a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V-hosted VM in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

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Error:
Virtual Machine Manager failed to connect to the virtual machine because of a socket connection error. Check the firewall and network settings, and then try to connect again.

Cause:
This issue may occur because the SCVMM 2008 Administrator Console tries to establish a Remote Desktop connection by not using a VMConnect connection to the Hyper-V host on the 2179 TCP port. Instead, the SCVMM 2008 Administrator Console tries to establish a Remote Desktop connection directly with the operating system of the VM on the 3389 TCP port.

Note: The SCVMM 2008 Administrator Console works as expected on a computer that is running a supported version of Windows XP, of Windows Vista, or of Windows Server 2008.

Resolution:
To resolve this issue on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, you must use Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2. Additionally, you must use SCVMM 2008 R2 to manage Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V hosts.

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KB983253-SCVMM 2008 Administrator Console cannot connect to a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V-hosted VM in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

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May 19, 2010 at 10:31 PM

SCVMM Comprehensive/Recomended Updates

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Many “Recommended” updates are available for SCVMM and the technologies it manages, staying up to date can be hard, fortunately there is a tool called VMMCA that will check the configuration and updates installed on the SCVMM Server and any Hosts specified and produce a simple report.

What about all updates that have been released since the VMMCA was last released?
Here’s a list of all of the updates the VMMCA checks and another one that you will have to verify on your own.

Updates the VMMCA verifies
Install on the SCVMM Server
961983
971244
Install on SCVMM Hosts
950050
956589
956774
958124
954563
955805
Hyper-V updates for SCVMM Hosts
952247
956697
957967
958184
959978
971677
Failover Cluster Management updates for SCVMM Hosts
951308
958065

New updates, not verified by the VMMCA
WinRM
-Win2003
936059 An update is available for the Windows Remote Management feature in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows XP
WMI – Win2008, SP2
968936 Memory corruption may occur with the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1
WMI – Win2008, SP2
971403 A rollup hotfix package for Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering WMI provider
WMI – Win2008, SP2
970520 The Wmiprvse.exe process creates a memory leak on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 if you remotely monitor this process by using the WMI interface on a computer that is running Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP
WMI – Win2008R2
974930 An application or service that queries information about a failover cluster by using the WMI provider may experience low performance or a time-out exception
WMI – Win2008R2
981314 The “Win32_Service” WMI class leaks memory in Windows Server 2008 R2 and in Windows 7
Hyper-V – Win2008R2
981618 The computer stops responding or restarts during the Hyper-V Live Migration process in Windows Server 2008 R2
P2V – Win2000
834010 A deadlock occurs when a program that uses WMI calls the LoadLibrary() or the FreeLibrary() function in Windows 2000
P2V – Win2000, 2003
892294 A WMI event notification query does not detect a user permissions change on Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003
P2V – Win2000
843527 The Win32_SCSIController WMI class cannot obtain SCSI controller information after you install the MS04-011 security update
P2V – SCVMM2008
959596 Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 update to address physical to virtual (P2V) issues
P2V – SCVMM2008
971816 Using P2V together with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 may fail with error 3154 (0x8099319E) or error 13252 (0x809933C4)
VMM Rollup – SCVMM 2008R2
976244 Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 hotfix rollup package: November 10, 2009
VMM Rollup – SCVMM 2008R2
978560 Description of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 hotfix rollup package: February 9, 2010
Other – SCVMM2008R2
976246 When you remove a virtual hard disk from a virtual machine in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, the .vhd file on the Hyper-V server is deleted without warning

Restoring Windows XP and 2003 to Windows 7 and 2008

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Many people have asked to Microsoft a tool/update like this one. The reason for that is simple, they need to restore backups from Windows XP/2003 to the new Windows7/2008 R2. As usual, Microsoft gave them what they asked for. Now it’s even simpler to do the migration from XP/2003 to the Windows7/2008 R2.

Utility for restoring backups made on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 to computers that are running Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.

– Download the 32Bit version of KB974674
– Check the 64Bit version of KB974674

Go for it… 🙂

Written by IT Core

January 28, 2010 at 11:49 PM

Antivirus Settings for Microsoft OS

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Here’s a nice document from Microsoft that you should read before configuring your Anti-virus settings.

This document has recommendations that may help you protect a computer that is running Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista from viruses. This article also contains information to help you minimize the effect of antivirus software on system and network performance.

Click KB822158

From technet Managing Antivirus Software on Active Directory Domain Controllers

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January 15, 2010 at 12:27 AM