About C:Amie · Technical Articles · Analog C:Amie Edition Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Miscellaneous Rambling

Every so often I feel the need to record something for posterity, and from time to time such recording will wind up being copied here onto the website; some of the time you may find them in some size, shape or specification of other publication that you may or may not read. These are almost exclusively technical articles, so if you were expecting a trashy novel to read while on holiday, I am afraid that you have been very badly misinformed.


15 June 2018Do not buy Corsair products (especially if you are European)
29 April 2018Powerline Feature & Functionality Comparison: Expanding your Powerline Adapter Home Network
09 April 2018PowerShell - Convert DER Encoded Certificate file into a Base64 .cer
05 January 2018DVBLink 6.0.0 DVB-T/T2 Freeview HD Crystal Palace Channels Missing after tuning
03 January 2018"RPC server unavailable. Unable to establish communication between <management host> and <Hyper-V host>" when connecting to Hyper-V 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2 from Hyper-V Manager version 1709
01 January 2018DVBLink 6.0.0 Recordings Database Repair Utility


01 December 2017"Some migration network settings cannot be modified or removed because these migration network settings are in use by a cluster" in Hyper-V manager, Hyper-V Settings after a node is non-cleanly evicted from a failed cluster
26 August 2017Change the Kodi TV Guide / Programme Listing Font Size under Kodi 17 / Krypton
25 June 2017QNAP TVS-1271U Top Row of Drives (drives 9-12) do not start on boot/reboot of the NAS appliance
01 May 2017Blue Screen (BSOD): CONFIG INITIALIZATION FAILED after WIM Image Creation Process
11 April 2017Overview of iSCSI MPIO Recommendations & Best Practice on Windows Server
11 January 2017Hyper-V Discrete Device Assignment (DDA) with a TV Tuner (Hauppauge HVR-4400)
08 January 2017Intel Xeon & Core Processor DDR Support Matrix
03 January 2017Emulating ServerXmlHttpRequest with XmlHttpRequest in JavaScript


04 December 2016Simple Fourm YouTube API Video Embed Sample Script
21 November 2016Script to split single file multiple contact VCF file into individual VCF files for each included contact (Import Android Contacts Export file into Microsoft Outlook)
30 October 2016"The system image restore failed. Error details: Incorrect function (0x80070001)" when attempting to restore a Windows Server Backup / Windows Backup Image over the network from Windows Backup or bootable recovery media
01 October 2016Netgear ReadyNAS Duo v2 as a Windows Server Backup Target across SMB while allowing differencing in the backup type
30 September 2016Netgear ReadyNAS Duo V2 and Jumbo Frames
25 September 2016Script to convert from an online bank downloadable CSV file to Microsoft Money to Quicken compatible QIF (Specifically Metro Bank)
11 June 2016Automatically Scripting Windows Startup Scripts and Shutdown Scripts using the Command Line
05 June 2016Windows 10 Registry Paths for Privacy Settings
24 April 2016Preventing a driver from automatically installing from Windows Update on Windows 10 (when it keeps reinstalling before you can run the driver blocking tool)
09 April 2016Error 1635 from Microsoft Office Installer when installing from a SMB File Source
02 April 2016Running an Asus P7P55D Evo (P55 Express chipset) and an i7-860 with 32GB DDR3 12800/1600MHz RAM
02 April 2016Comparison of IOCrest SI-PEX40071 SATA III Controller with onboard Intel RST SATA II
31 January 2016Error 0x80070002 when attempting to backup a Hyper-V Virtual Machine using Windows Server Backup


04 July 2015Error 0x80070005 when attempting to Perform a Shared Nothing migration between Hyper-V hosts or move a Hyper-V VM between CSV's in the same or separate Clusters
06 June 2015Error 0x80070490 or 0x00000490 when attempting to connect to a Printer queue on a Windows Print Server
22 March 2015Booting Windows Hyper-V Server from USB: Lessons From Practice
28 February 2015IPMI: Lessons from Practice


31 December 2014Adafruit USB + Serial RGB Backlight Character LCD Backpack VBScript API
04 August 2014Microsoft Surface Size Comparison Chart
29 July 2014Script to perform update and synchronisation of DHCP Mac Filter List for Microsoft DHCP Server releases prior to 2008 R2
27 June 2014Exploration of which request headers you need, should and cannot set when using MsXml2.XmlHttp, Microsoft.XmlHttp and MsXml2.ServerXmlHttp
27 May 20140x80090020 when attempting to load a .PFX Private Key Certificate into a CAPICOM_MEMORY_STORE using Store.Load() or Certificate.Load() using CAPICOM
13 May 2014The Samsung Universal Print Driver causes the printer to print documents without white space, including paragraph whitespace, breaks, page margins and header footer margins
24 April 2014'Bug' in ASP 3.0 Application.Contents iterator causes undesired deletion patterns when Application.Contents.Remove() is called from within a for each / for loop
23 April 2014Memory Leak in SvcHost.exe on Microsoft.XmlHttp (IXMLHTTPRequest) .Send() when called from CScript.exe or WScript.exe
13 April 2014How to prepare a Linux (specifically Debian) Virtual PC 2004, 2007 or Hyper-V VHD file for compaction
13 April 2014Why releasing the Start Menu for Windows 8.1 is great, but also a mistake
04 February 2014Windows Server 2012 R2 DHCP Failover services do not synchronise MAC Address Filters between partner servers
20 January 2014You can send audio but not receive it when using Skype for Android


18 December 2013Upgrading Windows Server 2012 to 2012 R2: Things to be mindful of
26 November 2013"Cannot connect to Primary Server" from Mac OS X clients running Sophos Anti-Virus 8.x after the Enterprise Console has been updated to distribute Anti-Virus 8/9 for OS X via a HTTP connection served through IIS 6, 7, 7.5, 8
02 November 20130xefff0003 New-IscsiTargetPortal : Connection Failed on iSCSI Initiator client when conecting to a newly created iSCSI Target hosted on a Windows Server 2012 file server after changing server NIC configuration
21 October 2013Upgrading Hyper-V Server 2012 to Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
15 October 2013Using Analog C:Amie Edition to generate live statistics for inclusion on web pages


09 December 2012"StartServiceCtrlDispatcher failed (error 6)" is returned from attempting to start SQL Server Agent and "System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object." is returned when attempting to start SQL Server Agent in SQL Server Management Studio
20 October 2012Using Analog C:Amie Edition to provide automatic statistics on a multi-site production IIS 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 7.0, 7.5 or 8.0 web server
19 September 2012PDF of MSKB 824184 How to set up Automated System Recovery on a Windows Server 2003 computer that is running Remote Installation Services
26 August 2012Performing WUSU 3.0 database maintenance (database re-indexing) via WsusDBMaintenance under Windows Server 2008
14 August 2012How to extend Net-SNMP to retrieve system specification / hardware specifications from system_profiler under OS X
16 June 2012PEAR for PHP Error "No releases available for package "xxx" install failed" after running 'pear install xxx' on Windows Server 2008
11 June 2012"Service reached limit of transient errors. Will shut down. Last error returned from Service Manager: 0x80029c4a" when trying to install .net Framework 3.0 on Server 2008 or .net Framework updates from Windows Update
17 March 2012How to cleanly and automatically disconnect all VPN connections to Windows 2000, XP, 2003, 2008, Vista and 2008 R2 (for example on server shutdown): RRAS VPN Shutdown Tool
13 March 2012How to configure IEAK 7, IEAK 8 or IEAK 9 to deploy Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9 with the menu bar visible without using Group Policy


16 November 2011Visual Basic 6.0 Error: 'Compile Error: Procedure declaration does not match description of event or procedure having the same name'
13 August 2011Windows Vista & Windows 7 Implicit Answer File Search Order (Unattend.xml) Clarifying "Setup!UnattendFile"
12 August 2011Printing to an O'Neil Route Printer RP2000-8000 Line Mode (COM) Printer using embedded Visual Basic (eVB) on Windows CE and Windows Mobile
27 March 2011VBScript Multidimensional Arrays, limits, annoyances and ways around them
27 March 2011Microsoft Money 2003 & 2005 Yahoo Finance Share Price Updaters


24 December 2010Error 0x80070005 when using SWbemLocator.ConnectServer to initiate a WMI session despite using the correct username and password
23 December 2010How to Enable Web Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) / Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) for Remote Access under Windows NT 4.0
23 December 2010How to Enable Web Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) / Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) for Remote Access under Windows Millennium Edition
22 December 2010How to Enable Web Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) / Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) for Remote Access under Windows 95, 98/98SE
11 November 2010Unable to install Windows Server 2008 R1, Windows Vista or Windows 7 on a Dell PowerEdge 2600 - Setup error 0x80070022
11 November 2010Uninstalled WD SES Device USB Device appears in device manager with Western Digital Passport 'Smartware' enabled device
26 September 2010ISO 3166-1 County & Nation State Data Stores
28 August 2010Slow Network (LAN), File Copy, DNS, Windows File Share & Shared Folders performance after installing FileMaker Pro 11
23 August 2010How to recover a 'disassociated' Windows NT user account's files and settings into a new profile when the SAM ID is no longer valid on the machine or domain
21 August 2010Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) / Microsoft Terminal Server Client (MSTSC) versions & compatibility
29 April 2010Microsoft JET Database Engine error '80040e21' - Multiple-step OLE DB operation generated errors. Check each OLE DB status value, if available. No work was done.


11 December 2009Warning: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe and using modern Power Supply Units (PSU) with a motherboard earlier than 2005/2006 (Intel Socket 478)
08 September 2009Returning multiple rows from a SQL generated record set as a concatenated string value using SQL in Microsoft Access
08 August 2009Dreamweaver 8.0.2 menu options are grayed out from the view and insert menu when editing ASP or PHP files in either code, design or split view and the spell checker option is disabled
22 July 2009Error: "The procedure entry point UnmapAndCloseFile could not be located in the dynamic link library SETUPAPI.dll" when attempting to run RIPrep.exe on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003
29 March 2009Cannot install the integrated audio AC97' hardware from a Asus P4S333 or P4S533 under Windows Vista
08 March 2009When you attempt to use the Magnifier button on a Microsoft Comfort 3000 optical mouse, the screen flashes when the magnifier loads
06 March 2009How to force Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) to preserve default folder layout settings on all user and shell folders
10 January 2009How to install Windows Media Player 11 with Media Sharing on Windows Server 2003 / R2


01 November 2008When attempting to start the Microsoft Search service against SQL Server 2000 the event log reports error EID: 7003 "The Microsoft Search Service depends upon the following nonexistent service: NTLMSSP"
12 October 2008Using the FM Radio tuner on an Asus MyCinema P7131 Hybrid in Windows Vista Home Premium / Ultimate Media Centre
13 July 2008Error: "Can't load SMART Utilities library (code 5) Access is denied" when printing to a Samsung Colour Laser Printer CLP-300N
29 May 2008Creating a Windows XP Service Pack 3 Integrated CD for Windows XP Media Center Edition
26 May 2008Deploying Internet Explorer 7.0 from a Slipstreamed Windows XP CD
26 May 2008Creating a Windows XP Service Pack 3 Integrated CD with Windows Media Player 11
26 May 2008Error: The Service Pack cannot be integrated into a destination that also has integrated Software Updates
10 April 2008ADODB.Connection error '800a0e7a' - Provider cannot be found. It may not be properly installed
01 April 2008Dell Latitude CSx J500XT (CSx H500XT)
19 February 2008Creating an OS Patched Windows 2000 SP4 Slipstreamed Update CD
26 January 2008Cannot unhide systems files under Windows 2000, XP, 2003 or Vista
18 January 2008Experiment: Using a SoundBlaster Live! Drive II with an Audigy 2 ZS
11 January 2008C:Amie's StopWatch for Windows CE and Handheld PC
07 January 2008Error: "Drivers have NOT been updated. Compatible hardware not found. <<click to exit>>" when installing Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-T-500
05 January 2008CDO Error Message "Error '80040211'"
05 January 2008Windows Vista bugs, faults and general annoyances


30 December 2007Windows Vista setup DVD stops during the animated splash screen phase and you are unable to begin the setup process
20 December 2007"Server Application Error" error message when attempting to run ASP page under IIS 5.0
06 October 2007What is the meaning of SLCC1 / SLCC in the Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 browser User Agent String
06 October 2007C:Amie (not) Com
03 October 2007Error: "Could not use '(unknown)'; file already in use" when using Microsoft Access databases in conjunction with IIS, Dreamweaver and others
02 October 2007Analog C:Amie Edition
13 September 2007Citrix / Terminal Server initial user program error on user logon
13 September 2007Installing Capita's SIMS FMS on a Citrix Metaframe server (and having it work)
22 August 2007Windows Vista Hardware Ratings (that I have come across)
22 August 2007SAGE Accounting Line 10 (and others) cannot run in a non-Administrative account under Windows 2000 / XP
19 August 2007J2SE & JRE Mass Uninstallation Script (Bat)
10 August 2007Windows Update / Microsoft Update fails with error 0x80072EFD when running McAfee Virus Scan Enterprise 8.0i
18 July 2007Asus P4C800-E Deluxe and BIOS flashing higher than revision 1019
18 July 2007Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0.1 & Adobe Speed Launcher - it's back, but they did not want you to know
17 July 2007Adobe Flash Player & Shockwave Player Corporate Distribution i.e. redistributable binary
30 June 2007RFC1766 International Language Identification Downloadable Stores
22 June 2007IIS Domain Name Consistency, Traffic Optimisation & Search Engines
20 June 2007Error: "Setup failed while installing sub-component Exchange ActiveSync with error code 0xC0070643 (please consult the installation logs for a detailed description). You may cancel the installation or try the failed setup again." while installing Exchange 2003 SP2
12 May 2007Error: Activex componet can not create object: "WScript.Shell" when running WScript application
18 April 2007Using a Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! Platinum (CT4760) under Windows Vista
15 April 2007Error: "Error during write buffer commit. Please check all cables and connections. Also verify that proper drive termination is used" while attempting to upgrade the firmware on Dell PowerVault 100T DDS4
17 February 2007Dell PowerEdge 2400
16 February 2007Recycle Bin Woes: Chomping at the Bit


24 December 2006URLScan 2.5 has a Broken Display Icon in the Add/Remove Programs list under Windows 2000 / XP
24 December 2006Updated release of Microsoft IIS Lockdown 2.1 to include URLScan 2.5
13 November 2006Mesh 2200T (Clevo 2200T) only operates in PIO4 disk access mode
30 September 2006Microsoft Access asks"Enter Parameter Value" when using the VB/VBA function FormatDateTime()
05 August 2006Using the NetGear PS101 Mini Print Server without using NetGear Software utilities
23 June 2006Installing Windows Media Player 9.0 Under Windows 98 First Edition
22 June 2006Installing Windows Media Player 7.1 Under Windows NT 4.0 SP6a
16 June 2006Installing Windows Vista under Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 SP1 using the ISO as the installation media
01 June 2006Preventing Virtual PC's obsession with "My Virtual Machines"
20 May 2006Using IEAK 5.x under Windows XP or Internet Explorer 6 / 7
21 April 2006Mozilla Firefox and Windows NT 3.51
20 April 2006Pinnacle Systems PCTV Vision 2.75 Mod
06 March 2006Installing Windows NT 3.51 under Virtual PC 2004 SP1
01 March 2006Virtual PC 2004 SP1 Windows 3.11 Virtual Hardware Drivers
24 February 2006Virtual PC 2004 SP1 Windows NT 3.51 Virtual Hardware Drivers


24 May 2002Microsoft Paint Update
27 March 2002Anime Emoticons


19 December 2001Kapok 6200 A (ACi Emerald)
19 January 2001Removing Windows Media Player 7 from Windows Millennium

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