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Dell PowerEdge PERC storage health VMware ESXi 5.x 5.0 5.1 5.5 server LSI RAID controller status

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Add comment January 13th, 2015 at 06:04pm

AirPlay not working with Netgear Nighthawk router R7000 AC1900

I just picked up a fancy Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 router. I have a couple of devices capable of AirPlay such as a Pioneer audio receiver, XBMC, etc. These devices had been working solidly before this router but now, I was getting a very unreliable intermittent AirPlay connection. If I paused my music for more than a second, I would lose the connection. If I switched away from using AirPlay, the device would disappear from the AirPlay list. The only way to get it back was to turn off the device and turn it back on.

My initial Google searches only found suggestions to disable IPv6. That didn’t help. After a little while, I was able to find this forum post with the solution that worked for me!

Log into your router’s admin page, go to the Advanced tab, click on Setup, then QoS Setup. Under the WMM tab, uncheck both boxes for “Enable WMM”. Click on Apply. Wait for it to finish, then click on the Advanced tab, and click Reboot to apply the changes.

Have fun streaming to your AirPlay devices again!

Some people may have a Mac, iMac, MacBook Pro or Air, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or some other AVR in the same situation as me!

1 comment August 7th, 2014 at 01:38am

Visual Studio 2012 Setup Engine: Access is Denied Error 0×80070005

Visual Studio 2012 installation was failing, seemed to take a long time on “Creating a system restore point.” Eventually shows an error screen saying “Setup Engine: Access is Denied.” Log file in TEMP directory says:

Error 0x80070005: Failed to write run key value.
Error 0x80070005: Failed to update resume mode.
Error 0x80070005: Failed to begin registration session.
Error 0x80070005: Failed to begin registration session in per-machine process.
Error 0x80070005: Failed to register bundle.
Exit code: 0x643, restarting: No

Lots of Googling only suggested running the setup as Administrator but that wasn’t helping. Before it fails, I guess it writes an entry in the Uninstall key and also the HKCR\Installer\Depedencies key. Tried clearing those out and also deleting any files in C:\ProgramData\Package Cache and C:\Temp but that didn’t help. Checked permissions on the Run and RunOnce keys, looked normal.

Final solution: Found out user had installed some anti-malware software (IObit Malware Fighter) that had a service running that was protecting the Run keys. Seems like a reasonable way to protect the system but it was getting in the way of the install! Others on the web suggested some anti-virus software like McAfee got in the way too. Check for any anti-malware or anti-virus services and temporarily stop them for the install!

6 comments May 1st, 2013 at 01:08pm

Microsoft Outlook 2010 crashes on startup olmapi32.dll

I’m not exactly sure what the situation is that causes it but if your Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 crashes on startup and you check the event log and see this error:

Faulting application name: OUTLOOK.EXE, version: 14.0.4760.1000, time stamp: 0x4ba8fefd
Faulting module name: olmapi32.dll, version: 14.0.4760.1000, time stamp: 0x4ba8fe34
Exception code: 0xc00000fd
Fault offset: 0x0003807a
Faulting process id: 0x608
Faulting application start time: 0x01cdd273186838df
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\OUTLOOK.EXE
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\olmapi32.dll

then I’ve got the fix for you! You may have tried to recreate the user profile or the user’s Outlook profile and thought that it worked…but it didn’t because it only ran on the first try and crashed every time after that. You may have tried to run Outlook in safe mode and it worked so you thought it was an add-in so you disabled all of the add-ins…but it didn’t work because it still crashes in non-safe mode. You may have tried to Google the issue and saw that people were suggesting running Outlook with the /resetnav option to reset the navigation panes…but that didn’t work either. Well, the only thing that is going to work is what I am about to reveal…

You need to repair the olmapi32.dll file! It is hinted at with this Microsoft KB article that you might have a mismatched olmapi32.dll file. This may be because you had a previous version of Outlook installed on the system. But as you can see from the event log entry, the version numbers of outlook.exe and olmapi32.dll seem to match. I haven’t actually tried repairing the Office installation but I do have another solution…install a Microsoft update that updates olmapi32.dll. By doing so, it resolves the issue with the DLL file and all your problems go away! The Outlook update that I suggest at the time of writing this awesome tip is KB2553248: Outlook 2010 update April 10, 2012. Just close Outlook (well…you know what I mean), install the update, then run Outlook and enjoy scheduling those meetings with your boss at 7:00AM!

4 comments December 4th, 2012 at 05:04pm

PSLIST Process performance object not found Run Exctrlst from the Windows Resource Kit to repair the performance counters

When trying to pslist a remote machine, you get this error:

PsList 1.26 - Process Information Lister
Copyright (C) 1999-2004 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals -

Process performance object not found on COMPUTERNAME
Run Exctrlst from the Windows Resource Kit to repair the performance counters.

For once, the error message is right! Run exctrlst, and then…umm…now what? One more line of info and you wouldn’t have had to search for the solution. Select PerfOS from the list and make sure the Performance Counters Enabled box is checked. Then select PerfProc and make sure it has the checkbox checked too. Close the window and your problem is solved!

Update: If you do not have the Exctrlst tool, you can also resolve the problem by editing the registry manually. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\PerfOS\Performance and make sure the Disable Performance Counters value is set to REG_DWORD 0. Similarly, check the value under the PerfProc key. A reboot may be required for the change to take effect.

Adding commonly mistyped phrase: Processor performance object not found

10 comments May 21st, 2012 at 12:22pm

Samba not enforcing permissions inheritance

It’s frustrating when things don’t work as they should. While setting up a Samba server on SuSE 11, I had the pleasure of troubleshooting why permissions weren’t being inherited by children of a folder. I had what seemed like all of the appropriate settings in my smb.conf file. I looked over it a million times. inherit acls, inherit permissions, blah blah blah. It still wasn’t working and I had no idea why. New files COPIED the parent permissions but they weren’t INHERITED. In the Advanced Permissions dialog, the files all said “Inherited From: None” so I knew inheritance wasn’t working. After lots and lots of Googling, I saw someone suggest setting the vfs objects property. After I did that, everything worked! So here are some tips on getting permission inheritance working:

In your /etc/fstab, make sure you have the acl and user_xattrib mount options set for the partition that contains the files you are serving:

/dev/sda2 /local reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 2

In your /etc/samba/smb.conf, make sure you have all the inherit options set to yes and the vfs objects option set:
inherit acls = yes
inherit owner = yes
inherit permissions = yes
vfs objects = acl_xattr
map acl inherit = yes

Keywords: samba 3.4.x suse sles 11 permissions inherit inheritance acls smb.conf smb

Add comment February 16th, 2011 at 10:48am

re-register ms-help protocol if deleted by hijackthis (address is not valid)

Add comment April 7th, 2009 at 04:01pm

can’t login to kde, nfs home, check free space on home dir

Add comment April 7th, 2009 at 04:01pm

no sound (dell precision m70, laptops, etc)

no sound (dell precision m70, laptops, etc) #6 #371

Add comment April 7th, 2009 at 04:01pm

windows 2000 w2k wmi vbscript cscript wscript null 0×80041002

Can’t connect to winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\.\root\default:StdRegProv

stop “windows management instrumentation” service, rename “%windir%\system32\wbem\repository”, start service

Add comment April 7th, 2009 at 04:01pm

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