KB913670 Fix

Here is my fix in order to get KB913670 installed correctly! :)

Hey,

A lot of people lately, including myself, have had a lot of trouble getting the KB913670 hot-fix installed by automatic updates or windows/microsoft update.

As you can see, there are Lots of People Having the Same Problem .

Well, I thought I’d let you know how to go about getting this hot-fix finally installed successfully.

As you can see on that forum, Tom, explained the reasoning by the failure of KB913670 not installing correctly.

It turns out that in order for you to install KB913670 you must have previously had the KB912475 hot-fix installed as well.

To many I guess this statement was not clear enough. :P

“An update is available to remove the Australian daylight saving time 2006 KB 912475 update”

While many of us did, but for whatever reason, KB912475’s uninstaller was missing on our systems and therefore we could not uninstall KB912475; which prevents KB913670 from installing correctly.

So what’s the solution then? Simple…

Just downloaded the file below and unzip it to your windows/winnt directory and then install KB913670. :D

Please let me know if this does not work for you…

Take Care,

Will

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Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3

Microsoft has just released Internet Explorer 7 beta 3 for both Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 SP1. :)

Hello IE Lovers,

Microsoft has just released Internet Explorer 7 beta 3 for both Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 SP1. :D

Download Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 for Windows XP SP2

Download Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 for Windows Server 2003 SP1

For more information see Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Home Page .

Enjoy,

Will

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Win2K3 Service Pack 2

Microsoft has released Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Beta Build 2721 to technical beta testers!

Hello Win2K3 Lovers,

Microsoft has released Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Beta Build 2721 to technical beta testers!

Microsoft is currently developing Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (WS03 SP2). WS03 SP2 will be a conventional service pack consisting of all security updates; all individual hotfixes released to customers; and fixes to reduce top customer support issues as well as increase reliability, robustness, and security.

I am sure you are wondering what is new:

  1. Includes all previously released Security Bulletin Updates
  2. Rolls up all individual hotfixes released to customers since RTM
  3. Provides fixes to increase reliability, robustness and security

Windows Deployment Services

WDS is an updated and redesigned version of Remote Installation Services (RIS). WDS will be required to support the deployment of Windows Vista. WDS offers this functionality along with improved security surrounding image store, delegation of administration and better management story.

Microsoft Management Console 3.0

Microsoft Management Console 3.0 supports richer functionality in snap-ins designed for the MMC 3.0 infrastructure. In addition it allows users to add or remove snap-ins and provides improved error handling via the MMC console. Microsoft Management Console 3.0 replaces its predecessor (v2.1) for Windows Server 2003 customers. This feature is installed by default upon Service Pack 2 installation.

Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2)

Wi-Fi Protected Access enhances the wireless client software with support for the new Wi-Fi Alliance certification for wireless security. The update also makes it easier to connect to secure public spaces that are equipped with wireless Internet access. These locations are otherwise known as “Wi-Fi hotspots”. This feature is enabled by default upon Service Pack 2 installation.

Scalable Networking Pack

Scalable Networking Pack supports new hardware that allows TCP offloading capability (aka TOE) to the OS. These changes will scale Windows networking to multi-gigabit link rates and across multiple CPUs. This feature is turned OFF by default and can be enabled only when the specific hardware is present.

Enabling ‘Firewall per port’ Authentication

Firewall per port; authentication secures traffic between the Extranet environment and internal assets that are protected via IPsec domain isolation. This feature is enabled by default upon Service Pack 2 installation.

Performance improvements for SQL Server

Service Pack 2 provides performance improvement for SQL Server 2005 under intensive workloads . These improvements are installed by default upon Service Pack 2 installation.

Enhanced discoverability options in MSConfig

MSConfig now contains an additional tab which provide a single launching point for common support tools that will ease the discoverability of common diagnostic functionality This improvement is turned on by default upon Service Pack 2 installation.

Improved IPSEC Filter Management

Service Pack 2 reduces the filter set that needs to be managed in a Server and Domain Isolation using IPSEC scenario from ~400 filters to just 2 filters. It also removes the need for ongoing filter maintenance due to infrastructure changes. This performance improvement is turned on by default upon Service Pack 2 installation.

Performance improvements under Windows Virtualization

Service Pack 2 improves the performance under high APIC access rate for Windows Server 2003 running as a multiprocessor guest operating system under Windows Virtualization.

Take Care,

Will

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I Hate Soccer Referees!

Some times I really do hate soccer referees! I have played soccer since I was five and I have seen how referees can ruin this great game! :(

To all the jackass referees,

Some times I really do hate soccer referees!

I’ve played soccer since I was five and I have seen how referees can ruin the game; more than once I am afraid! :(

Some times I wish someone would just shoot their hideous ass!

I could not believe we where forced to play with 9 players. Insane!

Luckily we pulled away with a somewhat unnerving tie, 1-1, with Italy! Now all we have to do is own Ghana!

We are now dead last in our group, E, with 1 point!

In order to advance we must be within the top two teams in our group so we must win against Ghana!

Sadly I’ll be in class next Thursday! :( I guess I’ll skip class then. he-he

Well The End of my little rant, for now,

Will

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