Once in a lifetime, you may encounter a problem on Windows XP that you cannot log off or shutdown your computer. You may click on Log off <user> or Shutdown… but eventually nothing happens.
The following errors typically then show up in your eventlog:
Event Type: Warning
Event Source: USER32
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1073
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Description: The attempt to power off %pc% failed
If you want to solve this issue, there’s a good and a bad point.… Read the rest
In IT world, there are two types of errors you have to cope with: the ones you can trust, and the ones you shouldn’t.
Sometimes it’s very obvious that the returning error code is not correct. However, when you try to map a network drive using net use, and you get the following error, you wouldn’t suspect anything else than a mistyped password:
System Error 1326 has occurred
Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.… Read the rest
In a small to medium environment (< 500 pc’s), it’s not a really tough job to keep all pc’s up to date with the latest version of Adobe Reader. A couple of pc’s that might report problems, can be cured manually.… Read the rest
In some scenarios it may be desirable to adjust your DPI settings in Windows XP. For example when a specific application requires a DPI setting of 120 to display correctly.
By default, standard users do not have permissions to change the DPI setting.… Read the rest
After I replaced my Windows 2003 Domain Controllers for fresh new Windows 2008 R2 domain controllers, I was starting to have problems at my remote offices.
In the eventlog on my remote pc’s, I found the following events:
Event ID: 40960
Category: SPNEGO (Negotiator)
Description: The Security System detected an attempted downgrade attack for server <server name>.
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