KB4577064 – Breaks Windows Server 2008 DNS

KB4577064

We recently ran into a problem on an older domain running Microsoft Server 2008 SP2 (not R2) as its DNS server. The problem was that the DNS service on the server kept stopping and crashing. This then obviously caused DNS issues throughout the domain. Having ran through a number of updates, removing them one by … Read more

New Windows 10 Desktop Wallpapers

Windows 10 Desktop Wallpapers

With the recent release of the October 2020 update plus the sixth anniversary of Windows Insider, Microsoft have also released two new desktop wallpapers. The dark and light themed desktop wallpapers take us back to previous versions of Windows with the older logos forming the central part of both. Desktop Wallpapers Take a look at … Read more

SCCM Local Cache Location on a Client Computer

How-to-Delete-the-SCCM-Local-Cache

The SCCM local cache on a client computer is very helpful for straight forward deployments, but what if the machine runs into any problems during the deployment or download phase? The data that is downloaded to the SCCM local cache location could get corrupted or partially downloaded. What if the user disconnects their laptop from … Read more

Simple Fix to Windows 8 Features Install Issues

Windows 8 Features Fix

The Windows 8 Features Install Problem If you are using a Windows 8 or 8.1 machine you may come across the requirement to install additional features like .NET Framework 3.5 for some software to work. When you are asked to do this, you will be presented with a screen like the one below: Normally, if … Read more

How to Free up Disk Space in Windows 10 [2020 Updated]

Save disk space on windows 10

Introduction Disk space cleanup is a critical must these days with a lot of people opting for a Solid State Drive (SSD) in their computers. SSD drives speed up the computer significantly but the downside is that they tend to be smaller capacity drives, especially if you go for the cheaper options like this Kingston … Read more

Fascinating PS5 vs Xbox Series X Infographic – Full Analysis

PS5 vs Xbox Series X

As the Xbox is getting ready to counterpunch the PS5 with its games event on July 23rd, The Gaming Setup has made a recap of everything we know so far about the upcoming consoles.  PS5 vs Xbox Series X Comparison While we still wait to see what games Xbox has lined up and what the … Read more

Windows 10 Bug Allows Hackers to Delete Your Files

Windows 10 Logo

Windows 10 users are being told to update now before hackers have a chance to take advantage of a critical flaw. An apparent vulnerability within the Microsoft operating system could let cybercriminals take control of your PC and even delete files. Microsoft recently addressed over 100 flaws in its latest Patch Tuesday update, 16 of … Read more

System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) Load Error

SCUP Error

Introduction

System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) is a great tool for IT administrators to use to help push out 3rd party updates. These can include updates for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat, HP, Dell and Lenovo.

Thre are also a large number of catalogs that you can purchase or subscribe to so that you can gather updates for other programs.

SCUP Error on Load

Whilst starting this program, you may find that it crashes and the main logo fades out. It will also popup an error box with various information. There is no way to gain access into the software at this point.

SCUP Error
SCUP Error Crash on Load

Corrupt Database

The problem is a corrupt database for the software. Meaning that when you try and start up the software, it cannot connect to its database and fails.

How to Fix

The fix for this error is very simple, just go to the following location:

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\System Center Updates Publisher 2011

Then rename the folder. Once you have done that, try to start the SCUP program. You should now see that it loads perfectly well.

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How to Restore Active Directory Object

ADRestore

Have you ever been in a postition where someone has deleted something that they shouldn’t have done in Active Directory and you desperately need to restore it? Well you can go through your backups and look at restoring that way, but there is a much simplier way to restore any Active Directory object. ADRestore Tool … Read more