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Adobe Reader X has an issue opening files from a file server when in protected mode.

Adobe Reader X has an issue opening files from a file server when in protected mode.

To resolve the issue:

I have the same problem. It’s apparently a result of the new Protected Mode. Disabling it via Edit–> Preferences–>

"Enable Protected Mode at startup" is a workaround and will allow PDFs to be opened from network shares. Of course that defeats the entire purpose of Adobe’s sandbox architecture in X. For now though I don’t see an option.

You can disable this through the registry via HKCU\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10\Priviledged\ by setting bProtectedMode to decimal 0. This can be done through group policy preferences and would be necessary for every user.

Word press Comments “You may use these HTML tags and attributes”

To remove “You may use these HTML tags and attributes” from your comments section within WordPress

Within the Comments.php file:


<?php comment_form(); ?>


<?php comment_form(array('comment_notes_after' => '')); ?>

Multiple Remote Desktop Connection Windows XP

Start your Windows in Safe Mode (tap on F8 first of the Windows Loading Splash Screen);
click on “My Computer” with right mouse button and choose “Properties”;
go to “Remote” tab and uncheck “Allow users to connect remotely to this computer” (if it’s already unchecked, just do nothing);
click OK.
Go to Start -> Control Panel;
open “Administrative Tools” and then “Services”;
double click “Terminal Services”, in the list;
choose “Disabled” for “Startup Type” option;
click OK.
Go to C:\windows\system32\dllcache;
rename the termsrv.dll file to termsrv.original or another name you like;
copy into the folder this unrestricted old version of termsrv.dll;
go to C:\windows\system32 (the upper folder of the current one);
do the same operation: rename termserv.dll also here, and put another copy of the file I linked above.
Click Start, then “Run…”, type “regedit” (without quotes) and press ENTER;
navigate in the Windows Registry Tree to reach this path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\Licensing Core;
click with right mouse button on blank space in the right part of the registry window, choose “New” > DWORD, name the new key “EnableConcurrentSessions” (without quotes), then edit it and set its value to 1;
close the editor.
Click Start, then “Run…”, type “gpedit.msc” (without quotes) and press ENTER;
open Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Terminal Services;
double click “Limit number of connections”, choose “Enabled” and set the maximum number of concurrent connections you want to allow (2 or more), then Restart Windows in normal mode.
Go back to Remote tab of My Computer’s properties (see step 1) and activate “Allow users to connect remotely to this computer”;
Go back to “Terminal services” in “Services” (see step 2) and set its “Startup type” to “Manual”

Install Zune on Windows Server 2008 R2

Download the latest Zune software:

1) Open a command prompt and launch the downloaded package with the /x option to extract it versus launch the installation.

ZUNE.exe /x

2) Specify a folder to extract to, I used C:\TEMP\ZUNE as the directory


4) Right Click the ZUNE_X64.MSI and select Install

5) Answer the questions and it will install (I did get one error but the software works correctly even with my WP7)

Now go enjoy the Phone and or Music!

Drive Mapping to DFS Share with Group Policy not displaying.

A required update for Windows XP systems to support the latest Group Policy – Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows XP (KB943729) will fix your common issues such as folder redirection to a server, drive mapping policy’s etc.

Another Hotfix to this update is also required if you are mapping profiles to a DFS name space such as \\\users\flast\desktop.

Hotfix Page

Download Link –

This is a rollup package of many hotfixes for the Group Policy Preferences Client-Side Extension. This package resolves the following issues:

Issues in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)

· The Windows Event Log service crashes when the regional options preferences are set to English (United Kingdom).

· If the regional options preference is set to English (United Kingdom) or to anything other than United States, it cannot be applied. The regional options preference setting still shows United States.

o Note A non-administrator user cannot log on to a domain from a computer that is running Windows Vista SP2, if the user’s locale information is set by using a Group Policy preference and set the regional options preference as English (United Kingdom).

· If you create or update a virtual private network (VPN) connection by using a Group Policy object, the connection does not bind to IP Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or IP Version 6 (TCP/IPv6).

· A Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) query that is used by item level targeting uses an incorrect base distinguish name.

· Group Policy Service (GPSVC) stops responding during the GPSVC shutdown process if third-party printer drivers are installed by Group Policy Preferences.

· The %GPTPATH% variable is not resolved correctly when Group Policy Preferences are processed.

· Group Policy Preferences stops responding when you try to configure the printer item for printers that use third-party drivers. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

973772  Group Policy Preferences stops responding when you try to configure the printer item for printers that use third-party drivers on a Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008-based computer

Issues in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

· Thread handle leaks occur in Group Policy Preferences.

· The %GPTPATH% variable is not resolved correctly.

· The Power Scheme Group Policy Preferences client-side extension, together with the replacement action, increases the registry size.

· You cannot set shortcuts under DFS paths.

· When you use Group Policy Preferences on a Terminal Server, it takes longer than usual to log on to the terminal server.

This package resolves the following issues that were formerly resolved in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 943729:

· Client-side extensions are removed when a service pack is installed.

· The Remove option is not available in the Add or Remove Programs window when a package is uninstalled and reinstalled.

· Invalid support URLs are shown in the Add or Remove Programs window.

· Incorrect titles are shown in the Installed Updates window.

· Vista packages cannot install on Windows Vista SP2 or on later versions of Windows Vista service pack.


Important note uninstalling this rollup package de-registers the Group Policy Preferences Client-Side Extension. This breaks Group Policy Preference processing. Therefore, before you apply this fix, make sure that you do not need to uninstall the fix. If Microsoft releases a software update that resolves this problem, this article will be updated with additional information.

Hotfix information for Windows Vista

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix. 
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To apply this hotfix, your computer must be running one of the following operating systems:

· Windows Vista SP1

· Windows Vista SP2

Hotfix Page

Download Link –

Cannot Install WSUS Server on Windows 2008 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070002: Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 Dynamic Installer for Server Manager x64 Edition (KB972493).

The work around to the issue currently is to download the stand alone installer and install manually.

XP Performance in Hyper-V

I’ve found that Windows XP with more than 1GB of memory and multiple processors has some pretty terrible performance issues. I’ve also noticed that XP images that have been converted from a physical machine are even worst. There are many things to check for (Physical processor version on the host, make sure you have a single core and run the image with 512 or 1024MB of memory etc)

Another performance tip is to configure the ACPI Multiprocessor PC HAL to a ACPI Uniprocessor PC HAL: When using P2V migration images that had multi-core physical processors. In my experience Hyper-V integrated components says it is changing the HAL type, but does not.

You can download Microsoft’s DevCon command line utility to change the ACPI type without re-installing the Operating System.

The commands I used were:

devcon sethwid @ROOT\ACPI_HAL000 := +acpiapic_up !acpiapic_mp
devcon update c:\windows\inf\hal.inf acpiapic_up

Hope this helps and happy physical to virtualization migrations with XP.