FAQ Overview

Windows Updates

Windows updates will not work, keeps failing and asking to retry. Error: 0xC8000643

Method 1:

Try Windows Update troubleshooter and check if that helps. Here is the steps:

Click on Start button and type Troubleshoot and select Troubleshooting.

Under System and Security, click on Fix problems with Windows Updates.

Follow the onscreen instructions.

Method 2:

Try manually resetting the Windows Updates Components and then reinitiate the Windows Update process.

Resetting Windows Update Components will fix corrupt Windows Update Components and help you to install the Windows Updates quickly.

Please follow the below steps to reset the Windows Updates Components:

1. Press Windows Key + X on the keyboard and then select “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the menu.

2. Stop the BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services. To do this, type the following commands at a command prompt. Press the “ENTER” key after you type each command.

net stop wuauserv

net stop cryptSvc

net stop bits

net stop msiserver

3. Now rename the SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folder. You can do this by typing the following commands in the Command Prompt. Press the “ENTER” key after you type each command.

ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old

4. Now, let’s restart the BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services. Type the following commands in the Command Prompt for this. Press the ENTER key after you type each command.

net start wuauserv

net start cryptSvc

net start bits

net start msiserver

5. Type Exit in the Command Prompt to close it and then restart the computer.

6.After restarting the computer, now retry to install Windows Updates.

Author: Daniel Silveira
Last update: 2019-03-01 23:29


Active Directory

How to change user profile name (First or Last name) in Active Directory without having to re-create the account

https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/96297-changing-active-directory-and-exchange-username-after-marriage-or-mistake



Step 1: Open Active Directory Users and Computers


Step 2: Navigate to the Employees Organizational Unit (OU)


Step 3: Right-click on the name of the employee for the name change and select rename


Step 4: Rename the employee


Step 5: Rename User dialog box appears


-Full Name should be correct
-First Name should be correct
-Last Name should be changed to the new Last Name
-Display Name will change in the above step
-User Logon Name should be changed to the new Last Name
-User Logon name (pre-Windows 2000) will be changed in the above step

Step 6: Open Exchange Management Console


Step 7: Under Recipient Configuration click on Mailbox to view all user mailboxes


Step 8: Right click the employee name and select Properties


Step 9: In the General Tab


-Change the Alias to match username changed in Active Directory Users and computers
-Click Apply button

Step 10: In the E-Mail Addresses Tab


-SMTP address with the new name should be bold
-Highlight the old address, right click and select remove

Step 11: Update the Offline Address Book, navigate to Organization Configuration and select Mailbox


Step 12: Select the Offline Address Book Tab


Step 13: Right click on the Default Offline Address Book select Update


Step 14: Click Yes in the dialog box

That should do it for both AD and Exchange.

Step 15: Log into user computer as admin

Make sure to log out of the user account before logging in as admin.

Step 16: Rename the user folder


User folders in Windows 7\8 are located C:\Users\
-To change the user folder name, right click folder and choose "Rename" and press Enter

Step 17: Re-Link the correct user account folder in the registry


-Press Windows Key + R combination, type put Regedt32.exe in Run dialog box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.
-Navigate to the following location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

-Under the hood of ProfileList key, you’ll find the subkeys specific to a profile.
For example, I found out myself S-1-5-21-2944774474-1080414133-2956492554-1001. You’ll have these long subkeys equal to the number of user accounts on your system. All you need to do is that make sure the expandable registry string (REG_EXPAND_SZ) named ProfileImagePath in the right pane of these keys exists and linked properly to the correct user account folder. If you find that this is not the case, just point it to correct the location.

Author: Daniel Silveira
Last update: 2019-03-01 23:40


Quick Books

Quickbooks cannot complete the current action due to a missing component


Troubleshoot PDF and Print problems with QuickBooks Desktop
Learn how to troubleshoot problems with printing, emailing, or saving as a PDF from QuickBooks Desktop.

Having trouble printing, emailing or saving as a PDF from QuickBooks Desktop? Here are three solutions to help you troubleshoot this issue:

Solution 1: Install and run the Print & PDF Repair Tool (http://dlm2.download.intuit.com/akdlm/SBD/QuickBooks/QBPDF/QuickBooksDesktopPDFTool.exe)
Solution 2: Check to see if the reconcile window is appearing off of the screen
Solution 3: Test, reinstall, and adjust permissions for XPS Document Writer
For best results, run the PDF & Print Repair Tool before any other troubleshooting steps.

Errors the PDF & Print Repair tool can fix
Solution 1: Install the PDF and Print Repair Tool
Make sure QuickBooks is updated to the latest release before you begin.

Step 1: Download and run the Print & PDF Repair Tool
Step 2: Reset your temp folder permissions
Step 3: Confirm you can print to your XPS (only for Save as PDF and Email issues)
Solution 2: Check to see if the reconcile window is off of the screen
If QuickBooks appears to lockup after selecting reconcile from the Banking menu, but PDF functions are working, the reconcile window may be appearing off of the screen.

Choose the Window menu and look in the list to see if your reconcile window is listed.
Select Close All and begin the reconcile again.

Solution 3: Test, reinstall, and adjust permissions for XPS Document Writer (for users who use Windows but not Terminal Services)

Author: Daniel Silveira
Last update: 2019-03-12 17:48