This primer will show you how to solve problems quickly. Using a tool that costs nothing, you can solve approximately 50% of Windows server and workstation crashes in a few minutes. The tool is WinDbg , the free Windows debugger.
When you attempt to install updates using the Windows Update Web site, you receive an error similar to:
Error number:0x80245003. Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the requested page.
This behavior occurs because the redirector identification number of the downloaded Wuredir.cab file is lower than the redirector identification number of the %SystemRoot%\SoftwareDistribution\Wuredir.cab file.
To workaround this issue:
1. Open a CMD.EXE window.
2. Type net stop wuauserv and press Enter.
3. Type rmdir /s /q %windir%\softwaredistribution\wuredir and press Enter.
4. Type net start wuauserv and press Enter.
Try using the Windows Update Web site to install updates.
When Windows XP is a member of a workgroup, the security tab in the properties window may not be displayed by default. This Microsoft article discusses it:
Basically, change the following registry key to 0:
Here are some examples of shortcuts to type from Start –> run
What you need:
1) Microsoft KB 927891 – link
2) Build 0374 AU client/ WSUS 3.0 client: – link
Other related too: Microsoft (SysInternals) Process Explorer – link
See: Remote Web Workplace Part 1 (PDF) for more info
Configure Internet and Email access settings to allow access to the Remote Web Workplace web service from the Internet (Server Management -> Connect to the Internet -> Web Services Configuration)
Configure the IIS Web application named Remote to Allow access by Default ( ISS Manager -> Web Sites -> Default Web Site -> Remote -> Properties -> Directory Security -> IP address and Domain Name restrictions -> Edit)
Configure the Firewall to allow SSH (Port 443) to the SBS box from the WAN. Create a custom service for RWW (Port 4125) and allow access to that service from the WAN to the SBS box.
Connecting client machines must be Windows XP Pro or better
With Vista and RDP 6.0, you will see an extra warning message when connecting to remote PCs saying something like:
“Remote Desktop cannot verify the identity of the computer you want to connect to…”
To eliminate this, set the following registry key to 0. Create the key if it doesn’t exist.
\\HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client\AuthenticationLevelOverride