Showing posts from November, 2009
Configure the WSUS Server
Download WSUS 3.0 SP2 from Microsoft Download Centre
Install these components, using add roles in Windows 2008:
Windows Authentication
Static Content
IIS 6.0 Management Compatibility
IIS 6.0 Metabase Compatibility
Download and install Microsoft Report Viewer, version 2005 or later (current version is Report Viewer 2008)
Download and install WSUS 3.0 SP2 (current version of WSUS)
Choose full installation as we don't have any WSUS installed before.
After the installation finish, it will run WSUS automatically. On the Choose Upstream Server page, select synchronize from Microsoft update (since we don't have any other WSUS server).
Ensure that Launch The Windows Server Update Serveices Administration Console and untick begin initial synchronization. Click finish and you done with the basic settings.
Configure the WSUS Client without joining domain
Run gpedit.msc (start, run, type gpedit.msc) on client's computer. This option is only available for Windows P…

Hiren can not load the CD ROM Driver

Hiren Boot CD is a superb all in one tools, that helps from regular user to the IT tech guys alot. If you boot this CD, you will find heaps of tools such as: mini windows XP, recovery, backup, partition, and other tools. But the problem is, if your optical drive is using SATA connection, sometimes Hiren's bootCD will required drive emulation as it only support ATA optical drive. The result: it won't be able to loads it's driver.

So one way to solve the computer with SATA optical drive is by using Hiren in USB instead. In this post, I'll show you step by step on how I did it (credit goes to for the information).
Connect a USB Drive (256Mb or more).Right click the USB drive in Windows Explorer, and choose format (this step will destroy all the data inside the USB stick, so make sure you already have backup the data you need). You can tick quick format if you are sure the USB stick is still in a good condition, or just untick it if you afraid you have badsector o…

Error code 8024001b (solved)

This happened to me, when I change my WSUS source from the default Microsoft website to Internal WSUS server (see the previous post about configuring WSUS here). To solve, do these steps (credit goes to Bsod from Microsoft Answer Forum):
Open the Command Prompt.
· Click Start, click All Programs, and click Accessories.
· Right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as administrator.
· Click Continue if prompted to do so.Rename the cache folder.
· Type the following, and press Enter after each line:
net stop wuauserv
ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.OLD
net start wuauserv
exitCheck for Windows Update.
· Click Start, click All Programs, and select Windows Update.
· Click on Check for updates.
· Once the search is complete click on View available updates.
· Locate the update for the Windows Update Agent, and install only that update.
· If it installs successfully proceed with installing the other updates as usual.

Windows 7 is here :D

Today, succeed on upgrading all my laptops with new operating system. Dell XPS, fresh installed with Windows 7 Professional, bought for around 63$ (licence 49$ plus delivery of the hardcopy 14$) from it is not cheating Microsoft. My old laptop (Toshiba) installed by Ubuntu 9.10 kosmik as the main operating system and Windows 7 Ultimate trial. After the trial end, will decide wether I will buy Windows operating system, or stay with Ubuntu :) Will give the more details update later...