How to install a font from the command line on Windows 7

With the new Rupee symbol out, we’ve been getting a lot of queries about how to deploy a new font to Microsoft’s latest client OS, Windows 7. If there are a handful of computers you want to install the font on, here’s what you do: Walk over to the computer and log in as administrator….

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"Access is denied" when you attempt to start the Base Filtering Engine service, after upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2

Here’s an issue that appears deceptively simple. After upgrading a Windows Server 2003 based system to Windows Server 2008 R2, ping and RDP are not working. On checking, the Windows Firewall service hasn’t been started because the service on which it is dependent, the Base Filtering Engine service, has not started. The Base Filtering Engine service fails to…

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The Cluster Service service terminated with service-specific error 183 (0xB7)

I worked on an issue recently where the cluster service was stopped on both nodes of a Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster. If you attempt to start the Cluster service, it would terminate and log this error in the System Event Log: Log Name:      System Source:        Service Control Manager Date:          8/26/2010 3:52:50 PM Event ID:     …

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World, Hello!

I’m Richard, a Support Engineer here at Microsoft with the Platforms Core team. We’re the guys that you’ll speak to when you call Microsoft for assistance with unexpected system reboots, server performance issues, problems deploying server and client versions of Windows, Hyper-V issues and Failover Clustering. Additionally instances where Windows exhibits inexplicable behavior, such as an…

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