Automatic Updates Failed. Error number: 0x8DDD0018

October 30, 2008 admin 1

I attempted to update a windows 2003 server using windows update but I go the following error: [Error number: 0x8DDD0018] The site cannot continue because one or more of these Windows services is not running: ·    Automatic Updates (allows the site to find, download and install high-priority updates for your […]

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Forgot your administrator password?

August 30, 2008 admin 0

If you work with Windows servers, you will eventually lock yourself out of the server by forgetting the administrator password. There are a few different ways to reset the password but I have found the NTPasswd utility to be the most reliable. I have used the NTPasswd utility many times […]

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Remote Assistance / Remote Control revisited

May 30, 2008 admin 0

Back in March I wrote about single click remote control but I found another quick and dirty way  to provide remote assistance. Hamachi! No, not tuna. Hamachi is a VPN solution that does not require you to setup any sever or open any ports and best of all, the standard […]

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How To Setup Single Click Remote Control Support

March 1, 2008 admin 1

If you’ve ever had to help friends or relatives with computer problems over the phone this will help you get them out of you hair faster. Ultra VNC SC lets you control a users desktop without having the user do anything except double click a file. Here’s how: To set […]

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Shrinking Vista Virtual Disks in VMWare

December 27, 2007 admin 1

It is sometimes convenient when doing development or testing to copy your Virtual Machines to DVD. By doing this you can save an original untainted version of your VM in case you screw it up royally. VM’s take up a lot of disk space and it’s nice to free up […]