While there are plenty of benefits to vendors using the Windows Installer, if you’ve used Windows long enough, and you’ve installed enough applications, you’ve probably been plagued by messages such as these: In this post I’m going to talk about why this happens, and steps you can take to resolve it.
I recently had to troubleshoot an issue where a number of people were unable to publish to their blog from Microsoft Word 2010. They would get the error Word cannot publish this post, and pressing CTRL+SHIFT+I revealed error 701797 in the dialog box. The same error occurred on both SharePoint 2010 and WordPress. There are …
I was recently tasked with adjusting the DCOM Security Settings (DCOM: Machine Access Restrictions and DCOM: Machine Launch Restrictions) in the local security policy on a number of computers. These can be changed manually by opening the Local Security Policy and browsing to Local Policies and then Security Options, but it needed to be more automated than that and needed to be rolled out to a few hundred Windows XP Computers.
I’ve updated my Microsoft Excel PingCell code that I published previously. The new function returns all results from Win32_PingStatus back to Excel. You can now ping and choose the results you’d like to see returned (example below code). The Win32_PingStatus class is documented on Microsoft’s Website.