So you may have a Windows 2003 server or servers that after installing the agents, configuring permissions and setting system to Protect on your core keeps failing to grab the first snapshot from your system.

This is quite common in Windows 2003 but may see it in 2008 as well. The issue is that the Winsock is messed up. Download and run

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Who has not started a RDP session to a Windows 2008 Server or Windows 7 system and had the previous domain credentials popup as the default login for the next system you touch. Well if you are like me and touch many different customers each day then you have no doubt had the login for your Windows 2008 terminal session show the log on of the previous domain that your were logged… Continue reading

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Generally this condition occurs if anyone of the following conditions is true:

1. The fully qualified domain name (FQDN) that is specified in the Warning event has been defined on a Receive connector .

2. Send connector on a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 transport server, and no certificate is installed on the same computer that contains the… Continue reading

How to display hidden device drivers in Windows Device Manager

On February 1, 2012, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Ever wanted to find that other ethernet device that was pulled from you system but don’t see it anymore in Microsoft  Windows Device Manager? What about a pesky AOL adapter driver or some other non existant device that you want to get rid of?

In order to show hidden devices:


  1. Right click My Computer and Select Properties
  2. Click Advanced tab
  3. Click Environment Variables
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