Posts Tagged ‘Windows 2003’

Error “WindowsUpdate_80244019” or “WindowsUpdate_dt000” during update your Windows.

The problem in majority of the cases is related to the wrong DNS loading. The problem itself very often happens when you are behind several routers (like one from internet connection vendor and one your WiFi router) and until you don’t flush your current DNS configuration you can try anything but you won’t be successful.
What’s really funny that’s so easy – just run the command prompt with admin rights, then run the following command:

ipconfig /flushdns

make a coffee and get back to the WU heaven 🙂
All other applications are able to deal with that – WU not. From my point of view this is a bug and I am just surprised it’s nowhere documented.

You could also register the DNS in command prompt with:

ipconfig /registerdns

and check your current DNS settings with:

ipconfig /displaydns

Hope this helps!


RDP default port number.

Recently, I had problems with connection to the Windows 2008R2 server. I could ping it but I cannot connect to it using RDP. I’ve checked many obvoius remote settings but overlooked another – someone changed remote desktop default port in the registry. I wasted a huge amount of time to find it.
Anyway, the simplest way to checked if RDP is listening on default port is to use netstat command and to change the default port for RDP – run regedit and go to this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp

Find the “PortNumber” subkey and notice its value – it should be 00000D3D, hex for (3389), the default RDP port. After changing this value, the restart is needed.

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MS Windows services MMC extended blank view.

2012-02-24 1 comment

The extended view of Services Management Console (services.msc) displays the service description and also has links to Start or Stop services. In some systems, the Extended view may appear blank, as in the below screen:

services mmc blank

This could happen in different Windows systems (XP, 2003, WIN7, etc.) because of the broken jscript.dll registration. To fix this problem login with administrator priviliges, and then run the following command from Start, and then Run dialog:

regsvr32.exe jscript.dll

You should then see the output message “DllRegisterServer in jscript.dll succeeded.”

This fixes the Extended view. Close and reopen Services MMC.