Autodesk License Mode

By | June 8, 2018

Issue: (Example – A trial install to network license) Your licensing type has changed and you need to change the licensing option within the program. Delete LGS.data file in the following folder: C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\CLM\LGS\ProductKey_ProductVersion.0.0.F

Outlook Autocomplete

By | March 23, 2018

A freeware option that I used to use and still comes in handy is called NK2Edit from NirSoft, it does handle newer data just follow the instructions. Has the advantage of being able to edit the autocomplete data as well. There are also things you can do like importing nk2 files by launching outlook with the /importnk2 switch.… Read More »

Issues Renaming a Domain Computer Part 2 of 2

By | March 15, 2018

So you have gone through part 1 and now get an error saying the directory service is busy! Is SQL Express or SQL installed? If so, from an elevated command prompt type: setspn -L computername Note any registered SPN in the format of MSSQLSvc/[Computer Name]:[Instance Name] Delete each of the SPN’s noted above. setspn –d [SPN Name] [ComputerName]… Read More »

High Sierra network issue

By | January 4, 2018

Full article here. Newer servers use SMB2/3 which has packet signing turn on. The net result is that copied/moved/renamed files never finalize the process.  2 sets of instructions below based on whether or not there already exists an nsmb.conf file or not.

Win7 updates not running

By | January 3, 2018

Update services are running yet the windows update control panel says that they aren’t when you try to check for updates. Disable windows update service and then stop it. At this point go to Windows\SoftwareDistribution and rename the folder to SoftwareDistributionOld. Enable windows update service and start. You should be able to check for updates now.

C Drive filling up regularly

By | January 3, 2018

Windows/Temp filling with cab_XXXX files. Deleting the cab_xxxx files only resulted in regeneration. Checking \Logs\CBS folder I found lots of .log and (some) .cab files It seems, that windows wasn’t able to zip (makecab.exe) one of the .log files. Solution was: in \Logs\CBS folder delete the oldest .log file (you can also delete them all) in \temp folder… Read More »