You cannot backup a VHD to a network share which is a local drive

Symptom: When you backup a VHD to a network share which is a local drive, it may fails with the following error: The backup operation to \serverb$dailya is starting.Creating a shadow copy of the volumes specified for backup…Creating a shadow copy of the volumes specified for backup…The backup of volume System(C:) could not be completed. …

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Windows Server Backup failed to backup with error 0x81000101

Symptom: Sometimes Windows Server Backup failed to backup the data. The error is: The shared restore point operation failed with error (0x81000101) The creation of a shadow copy has timed out. Try this operation again. In the event viewer, found the following error: The backup operation that started at ‘‎**** has failed because the Volume…

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Disabling offline files removes pinned items from Windows 7 task bar?

When I review the forum threads, I found an interesting issue about offline files and pinned items. Symptom: Users may not be able to pin items to their taskbar or Start menu, or pinned items may disappear the next time the user logs in if desktop is redirected to a network file server and offline…

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WSUS - Update (2419640 and 967723) failed to install

Some users reported the update failed installation (through Windows Update or WSUS). For example, 2419640 and 967723. Symptom: ========= The installation will fail with error 0x80070490 or 0x800b0100 or 0x80080005 Sometimes, the event log shows an event id 4375 Servicing: Windows Servicing failed to complete the process of setting package KB967723 (Security Update) into Installed(Installed)…

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MMC issues after installing .Net security update

Symptom1: Unable to open the Microsoft Management Console, MMC fails with the message: “MMC could not create the snap-in”.MMC could not create the snap-in. The snap-in might not have been installed correctly.Name: Server MangerCSLID: FX:{18ea3f92-d6aa-41d9-a205-2023400c8fbb}       Some customers reported after install .NET update, the issue appeared, i.e http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2416473 KB 2486109(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2486109) was published for…

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Print Management Console on remote machine shows no printers

We found another printing issue from the forum. See details below: You have a Windows Server 2008 R2 as printer server. You use Windows 7 as a client to remote manage the printers. You opened Printer Management Snap-in and added the printer server. But you found the printers are not showing up, drivers, forms and…

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Unable to set the Wallpaper on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Recently, we find an wallpaper setting issue on windows 7 and windows server 2008 R2.You want to set a picture on the computer as a background and it doesn’t work. And you can only change it to a solid color.The following KB article was also tried, but the wallpaper never applied:The “Desktop Wallpaper” Group Policy…

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Non-NAP Capable computers receive full network access using DHCP enforcement

This is an issue of NAP. You set up NAP DHCP enforcement through Windows 2008 or R2. When a client is non-NAP capable (NAP agent is not running) it should be quarantined because of having configured the non-NAP capable policy’s “NAP enforcement” setting to provide limited network access. This is expected.However, when a Windows XP…

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Attempt to install Desktop Experience failed with error code 0x8000FFFF in windows server 2008

This is a Windows Server 2008 hot issue found in the technet forum. In Windows Server 2008, you want to install windows mail or windows media player, so you enable the desktop experience feature. But later for somewhat reason, you disable the desktop experience feature. After that if you want to get this back, you will encounter…

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