SearchIndexer.exe crashing with the exception code of 0xc00000fd

This is an FYI post so others on the intertubes can find the answer quickly. If you get this error: Log Name: Application Source: Application Error Date: 4.11.2008 07:20:41 Event ID: 1000 Task Category: (100) Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: xxxxxxx Description: Faulting application SearchIndexer.exe, version 6.0.6000.16386, time stamp 0x4549b667, faulting module mssrch.dll,…

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Find out who pings on a subnet quick and easy

So i know there are tools out there to do this but figured some would be interested on how to do this real quick with stuff that’s already in the OS. 1) Turn off echos to make the out put clean (don’t forget to turn it back on when its done via “echo on”). 2)…

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C#: Getting members of a group the easy way with .Net 3.5 (Discussion groups, nested, recursive, security groups, etc.)

Just saw this being discussed internally and thought that it was quite useful to a lot of you out there so I thought I’d share.  The true boolean to grp.GetMembers tells it to recursively get the nested group members too.  I tested this out on discussion groups, security groups, with users and computers and works…

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Got IPSEC? Got Problems? New tool released to help you triage IPSEC failures.

The Microsoft IPsec Diagnostic Tool is available for Windows Server 2008, for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2003, and for Windows XP This should help you out when you have those weird "network" issues going on with some clients where IPSEC is deployed. Description from KB: You can use the Microsoft IPsec Diagnostic Tool to…


Some useful debugging commands

All of these are for kernel mode, these are just commands I use often that don’t troubleshoot a particular problem, but are helpful in getting a general picture of the system.  If you have a specific issue you’re trying to understand, drop a note and I’ll see if there is a command to help you…

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Stuff to check out for Windows 2008

Just got released yesterday: X86: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9ff6e897-23ce-4a36-b7fc-d52065de9960&DisplayLang=en X64: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d647a60b-63fd-4ac5-9243-bd3c497d2bc5&DisplayLang=en Overview Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) enables IT administrators to remotely manage roles and features in Windows Server 2008 from a computer running Windows Vista with SP1. It includes support for remote management of computers running either a Server Core installation or the full installation option…

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Hey Admins! Gathering information from remote machines using WMI (the easy way).

  Those who are just getting into scripting might be wondering how to query info from remote machines using WMI and how to find useful information to query.  When I started out trying to learn some of the WMI syntax and gathering info,  I started with ScriptoMatic.  I found this tool to be quick and…

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Tidbits for admins for the 2k8 release…

Just some random stuff as you get ready for 2k8… Getting the Classic cluster logs: Clustering in Win2k8 has undergone some major changes (for the better).  One of those changes is that the cluster events are now part of the event stream so sifting through the cluster logs is a thing of the past.  You…


Taking a circular netmon capture from the command prompt

You’ve probably heard that netmon3.1 is out, but you might not know that you can easily launch a capture at the command prompt.  I find this useful when we’re waiting on a repro, we want a capture, but we don’t know when that’s going to happen.  Sure you could set this up in the GUI…

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