Archive for the ‘Windows IT’ Category

Hyper-V Windows Server 2008 VM halts with code 0x7B, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034

It was finally time to install Windows Server 2008 SP2 on a bunch of test machines on my home server. Why two of them never came up, but instead hit me with a BSOD right on boot? As usual, everything is simple once you know what to look for. A 0x000007B halt code indicates an […]

November 30, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · 5 Comments
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Summary of PDC09 announcements

The two keynote days of PDC09 are behind, and the crowd has mixed reactions. At any rate, the most substantial launches seem to be over now, so it’s a safe time to write up some quick notes. Later on, it’ll be time to delve into each of these in more detail. The following list is […]

November 19, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · 2 Comments
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Moving the Outlook OST file to another directory (Outlook 2010)

I would’ve thought this was already solved, but no. Moving Outlook data files is still ridiculously complex. And Outlook 2010 doesn’t seem to help it. This page gives you nice instructions for the task, but could use some augmentation. Here goes: First, where are Account settings in Outlook 2010? The answer lies behind the renewedly […]

August 8, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · 18 Comments
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Moving Windows Help .hxw files ain’t easy

After all these years, wouldn’t you think all the system-generated data could be easily moved away from the boot partition? Let’s say your C: drive gets full. Windows Vista and beyond make repartitioning a snap, but it only helps if said disk has space available on another partition. If not, you’re in for some exercise […]

June 23, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · One Comment
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Backing up cloud data (and the cost of mistakes)

Backups are useful for two major purposes: full recovery of everything lost in a hardware failure and partial recovery of something lost due to an user – or developer – error. Cloud providers have strong incentive to do everything to eliminate the first kind of problem, but I fear the second case more. From what […]

June 5, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · 3 Comments
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"An error occurred accessing the website application data folder" in Virtual Server 2005 R2

I had a pretty grueling duel with a fresh installation of Virtual Server 2005 R2. The error message mentioned above popped up on the administration web site even though the installation was completed flawlessly. I also had "You do not have permission to access the event viewer" on the same page. All Google matches returned […]

September 18, 2006 · Jouni Heikniemi · 7 Comments
Posted in: Windows IT