Can’t install the Office Genuine Advantage Notifications (KB949810) update?

Do you get

“Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070643: Office Genuine Advantage Notifications (KB949810).”

Simple. Start the Task Scheduler service. Continue reading “Can’t install the Office Genuine Advantage Notifications (KB949810) update?”

[Snippet] Connecting to Windows 2008 Server from XP

By default, Windows 2008 requires Network Level Authentication to connect via RDP/Terminal Services. This is not supported on Windows XP.  It is supported on XP SP3 but its a dirty hack to get working. Try it if you like. Or, change the security settings on Windows 2008, select Allow connections from computers running any version Remote Desktop (less secure).

This also works for XP -> Vista connections.

Mananging Exchange users and attributes from your XP desktop

So you are lazy and don’t want to waste valuable seconds of your life connecting to an Exchange server to manage a recipient. Easy, add the Exchange attributes to your local copy of Active Directory Management Tools.

Works for Exchange 2000 and 2003 and Windows XP, probably works for the rest as well.

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