Fix Windows corruption errors by using the DISM or System Update Readiness tool

Windows corruption errors prevent Windows updates and service packs from installing. For example, an update might not install if a system file is damaged. If the error you see is in the following list, try the solution in this article.0x80070002 | 0x8007000D | 0x800F081F | 0x80073712 | 0x800736CC | 0x800705B9 | 0x80070246 | 0x8007370D | …

Repair a Windows Image

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 If a Windows image becomes unserviceable, you can use the Deployment Imaging and Servicing Management (DISM) tool to update the files and correct the problem. You can use DISM to repair an offline Windows image in a WIM or VHD file, or …

Deploy printers via Group Policy

Windows GPOs Anyone responsible for managing a Windows domain based network should be familiar with the basics of Group Policy Management, and the granular control it allows over virtually every setting available within the Windows client systems. Although quite impressive results can be achieved with old style login scripts (especially if you know vbscript), Group Policy Objects …

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Folder Redirection via Group Policy

Scenario: You have a Microsoft network with Server 2008 R2 servers and Windows 7 Clients. Problem: Users tend to login on different computers and wish to have their desktop, my documents, favorites, you name it show up on every computer.     Solution: Folder Redirection allows you as an administrator to point a number of …

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Allow SQL Server access through windows firewall

Scenario: You have a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Server that is running a SQL Server 2008 r2 express database. Problem: You have a branch office connected through an ipsec VPN tunnel users on that network are complaining about access to their database application returning the following error: “The database was not found or access …

Microsoft Windows 8 Professional x64 Windows Update Error 80246003

Scenario: You have a Microsoft Windows 8 Professional x64 computer and when you run Windows update your computer returns the following Error 80246003 and refuses to install updates.     The solution to this error is fairly simple and you won’t need to make changes in the system registry. On the Windows 8 Professional x64 computer: …

CD/DVD ROM Has yellow exclamation mark in device manager

Scenario: You have a computer it can be running windows server or windows xp / vista / 7 doesn’t matter. You suddenly notice that your CD/DVD drive is missing.   Problem: You have done what any IT guy/girl would do and uninstalled the CD/DVD ROM from the device manager and rebooted, yet you still get …

Offline files sync error “couldn’t access the file”

Scenario:   You have a domain controller running Windows Small Business Server 2003, and you have a domain joined Windows 7 Professional workstation. On this workstation is a user named Joe who uses a laptop and works remotely. Joe is the first at his company to have a Windows 7 computer that uses the Offline files feature. Joe …

Clear Offline Files Sync Cache

Scenario: You have a domain controller running Windows Small Business Server 2003, and you have a domain joined Windows 7 Professional workstation. On this workstation is a user named Joe who uses a laptop and works remotely. The user used to be able to sync his files and folders when coming back to the office …