VSS Permissions issue

I was working today on a 2012R2 server that would give random error messages during the backup relating to registry permissions. Unexpected error calling routine RegOpenKeyExW In my case this was showing FRS and WINS VSS issues, but vssadmin list writers would show all error free. In the end, to fix this issue, I checked further into the details tab… Read more →

Server stuck in endless Windows Update Reboot?

Yes, that happens from time to time. You have already cleaned up Windows Update, you have reset the Software Distribution folder. But yet your server still asks you to reboot every restart or worse, it does it for you without even prompting. The fix is actually quite easy (if you hit the same issue as me) Backup the following registry… Read more →

Microsoft Flight Simulator Updates

Yes, I am still excited. Microsoft are once again pulling the inner child out of me (which many would say doesn’t actually take much as its difficult to tell the adult and child me apart anyway). I am on holiday in Spain right now which is funny because there are no clouds here but in the video on the Microsoft… Read more →

Microsoft Roll Back on IUR Decision

Wow. That didn’t take long. Microsoft have announced that they are rolling over back on their decision to implement changes to the Partner Program, for this year at least. ZDnet report states Microsoft stated “We appreciate your feedback, apologize for the confusion this caused some members of our partner community, and look forward to growing our partnership with you in… Read more →

Microsoft Flight Simulator Returns

Its not often I get that feeling of being a kid again, but let me tell you… the moment I saw the E3 announcement about Flight Simulator returning to us, it all came flowing back. It was actually the reason I even came back here to look at my blog and think about putting it back to work. This… for… Read more →

Microsoft ending Internal Use Rights for Partners

Microsoft this week have made, what some consider, a massive statement to their Partners. No more Internal Use Rights (IUR) for you. The message has not gone down well with Partners around the globe, and a petition was already setup and is heading towards 3000 signatures at the time of writing. Microsoft Inspire is a week away, and I would… Read more →

Vodafone V-Kids Watch (Ireland) Review

I have 8 year old twins. They get lost… By lost I mean they are nearby, but they are hiding from us – like silent Ninjas. They are up a tree, sitting in a car reading a book, pondering unicorns under a bed somewhere, in the shed building a rocket. By lost I also mean walking out of school so… Read more →