To fix this error:

Open Registry Editor, set the value of GeneralizationState to 7 under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\SysprepStatus to 7


If it still persists:

Open Registry Editor, set the value of  SkipRearm key to 1 under

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/CurrentVersion/SoftwareProtectionPlatform

If the same issue still persists, please unistall the MSDTC and Reinstall it, then try the sysprep.

To uninstall MSDTC : msdtc -uninstall

To reinstall  MSDTC : msdtc –install

WSUS reinstall fails: 0x80070643

by getdeclue on May 25, 2015

If you can’t uninstall WSUS and get the error message: Setup Not Completed! Perform these two steps first

Open regedit to: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Update Services\Server\Setup

Change the value of “wYukonInstalled” to 0 and  “SqlInstanceIsRemote” to 0

The visible message was: There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. but the log file showed 0x80070643

Successfully reinstalled wsus after deleting:


Install command from admin command prompt was:

Remember to install update KB2720211 after reinstalling WSUS or some functionality will not work.

Easy PCI compliance Utility

by getdeclue on December 31, 2014

Upgrade Endian Firewall Community

by getdeclue on October 29, 2014

Follow these 5 steps to keep your Endian Firewall Community up to date:

  1. Enable SSH access on your firewall
  2. Open your favorite SSH terminal and connect to the firewall (On Windows you may use putty)
  3. If your Endian Firewall Community is older than version 2.2 please run rpm -ivh
  4. Run the efw-upgrade script and follow the instructions (your email address is your username)
  5. efw-upgrade

WSUS 3.0 SP2 Showing No Status

by getdeclue on April 24, 2014

All updates and computers are reporting no status.

This generally happens on a fresh install of WSUS. An update needs to be applied before the status reporting works correctly.

Office 2010 Unspecified Error when activating

by getdeclue on March 23, 2014

If you receive a message that an unspecified error has occurred when attempting to activate office 2010 or you receive a message that you need to be an administrator even though you are one. You may need to run a repair of the office install. After the repair process is complete, restart the computer and the activation will be successful the next time you run an office program.

This seems to happen if your computer came with Windows Live pre-installed and you join it to the domain, or if you install Internet Explorer 10 via group policy. Search for *.sqm files and delete all that you find and you should be able to log in.

If your computer had Windows Live pre-installed before being added to the domain delete this file:
C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\SqmApi\SqmData720896_00.sqm

If you deployed IE10 delete this file:

C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\SQM\iesqmdata_setup0.sqm

Canon install error

by getdeclue on February 3, 2014

install screenshot

To bypass this error message when trying to install the printer and scanner drivers from CD you must log in to a local user account with admin privileges.

This post is provided as is without warranty and confers no rights. These steps assume you have not made any major/custom changes to the sharepoint configuration. Always make sure you have a backup before making major changes to a server.

Before trying any of these steps try restarting the windows internal database and performing an iisreset first.

Delete the sharepoint central administration from IIS.

Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard

Remove the newly created sharepoint database in central administration (ShareWebDb)

Detach the Sharepoint database from SQL mangement studio (ShareWebDb)

Attach the Sharepoint database in SQL management studio (ShareWebDb) from the other location if you moved the database.

Add the old sharepoint database from sharepoint central administration (ShareWebDb)

“C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\BIN\stsadm.exe” -o addcontentdb -url http://server/ -databasename ShareWebDb

Data for companyweb is stored here by default:

Transaction Log:


Restart Windows internal database

Restart iis by iisreset command.

After you complete this process you may need to perform the following in an administrative command prompt:

“C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\BIN\psconfig” -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -force

You may also want to rename the site in IIS to SBS Sharepoint.

Microsoft KB article on this issue.

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Word cannot start the converter mswrd632.wpc

by getdeclue on January 17, 2014

If you get this error try changing the file extension from .doc to .docx and see if you can open the file.