Domain computer fails GPUpdate /force

By | November 16, 2016

  Symptom: GPUpdate /force doesn’t update the computer policy   Cause: There are many, but in THIS case it was due to the registry.pol file needing to be renamed/removed.   Resolution: Rename (or delete) C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\Registry.pol Run Gpedit.msc as Adminstrator. Under Administrative Templates change any setting and then change it back. This will recreate the Registry.pol… Read More »

Silverlight requests installation despite already being installed

By | November 5, 2016

A recent issue I ran into was a website that prompted the user to install Silverlight. He already had it installed, and I ensured it was the latest version. The website worked fine when other users logged in. It did not work even after making the user a local administrator. It had to be a… Read More »

Windows Update slow – takes hours to find updates (Windows 7)

By | August 17, 2016

This has happened to me several times and had me scratching my head until I found out that it’s a common issue and is due to a bug in the Windows Update processing (checking for new updates) stage.  This is the resolution. You need these three updates downloaded – I tend to save them with… Read More »

Disable IPV6 from Windows 7 command prompt / DOS prompt

By | May 16, 2016

UPDATE: I’ve been told that disabling the Teredo/ISATAP/6to4 adapters might not be the best way to go. The better way is to use the NVSPbind utility from an elevated command prompt to do it, which is effectively the same as deselecting the IPV6 checkbox in the Network Properties. The command I’ve used for our Wireless adapters… Read More »