SQL Server Update KB948119 Service Pack 4 fails to install

If like me you’re trying to install the SQL Service Pack 4 (KB948119) via Microsoft Update and it fails (without any obvious error) then here’s a possible fix. I’ve found one reason may be if the MSSQL$SBSMONITORING service isn’t running – at least this was the case for me when it failed on various Windows Small Business […]

Clearing Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection from ipconfig

I recently had to work on a machine that listed 100’s of Tunnel adapter’s in the ipconfig output which prevented getting the IP information I was after. Having hunted around here’s how to clear them. Problem: Fix: A few different google searches did come up with multiple answers, however here’s the fix that worked for […]

File Replication Service error Event ID 13508

Having set up a Server 2003 Domain Controller in a remote site we found the following error whilst trying to replicate between the two locations, Active Directory and DNS seemed to replicate correctly however the Sysvol folder remained empty, the error is below: Event ID: 13508 Description: The File Replication Service is having trouble enabling […]

DNS error – Unable to open zone in the Active Directory

Having demoted a Windows 2003 Domain Controller and re-promoting into a different domain DNS began throwing the following error referencing the old domain name, which no longer existed: Event ID: 4007 Source: DNS Description: The DNS server was unable to open zone <zone> in the Active Directory from the application directory partition <partition name>. This DNS […]

Microsoft Update Error 0x80248007

Having just installed a clean Windows XP Service Pack 3 VMWare image the last thing you expect to see is Windows Update with an error (well being an MS product perhaps that’s not entirely true!). Either way here’s the quick fix: Error Code: 0x80248007 Fix: 1) Stop the Automatic Update service, Go to  Start – […]