"Windows Update failing" Torubleshooting Steps

1)  Windows update can fail due to many reasons.But as an initial troubleshooting step we can run script givenbelow. The following script will re-register windows update dlls and recreate software distribution & catroot folder.   To run the script please copy the highlighted content and save it as wu.bat.   regsvr32 comcat.dll /s regsvr32 shdoc401.dll /s…

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Services not starting after installing service pack on Windows 2003 server

      1)      Disable all third party services and startup items using msconfig.exe. 2)      Restart the machine. 3)      Open services console (Start à run à services.msc) 4)      Check the status of The Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service (rpcss.exe). 5)      If RPC service is running in Network Service account then change the login account LocalSystem 6)      Following…

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"COM+ Event System and MSDTC service not starting" Trouboulshooting steps

1. In Control Panel, stop all services, and change the Startup Type to “manual” <except> for the following:               –           Alerter             –           COM+ Event System             –           Computer Browser             –           Distributed File System             –           Distributed Link Tracking Client             –           Distributed Link Tracking Server             –           DNS Client             –           Event…

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Explanation for the USEPMTIMER switch in the boot.ini

Hello All,  This post covers the use of the USEPMTIMER switch in the boot.ini and also shows how it affects the operating system Symptoms Dual Core or multiprocessor AMD Opteron processors may encounter Time Stamp Counter (TSC) drift in certain conditions. Whether the system is affected by this issue depends on the specific ProLiant server generation,…

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Useful information to provide to Microsoft Support in case of issues with Server Performance

In case you have got issues with your Server Performance like intermittently becomming unresponsive,generating event id’s like 2020,2019,2021 or you are suspecting a problem with resource depletion;then these are the set of logs an engineer from Microsoft would require to help you diagonise the problem.   MPS Reports:              http://download.microsoft.com/download/b/b/1/bb139fcb-4aac-4fe5-a579-30b0bd915706/MPSRPT_SETUPPerf.EXE If you have any questions regarding the usage…

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