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Author: host Created: 10/16/2007 10:01 AM
Hints, tips and technical notes.

If your access to mapped drives are slow, see if you are using DFS (Distributed File System) on any servers. Here is the fix:

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Here's a little tool you might want to stick in your bag of tricks. Say you're copying a directory and, for some reason, you cannot preserve the file and directory permissions. (This can happen on a restore or a domain move without a trust.)

AccessEnum will show you the file and directory permissions of a folder and its sub-directories. I use it by choosing to show only the differences from the parent. This lets me quickly find the permssions to reset after copying/restoring the files.
 

We often see the following error when running Symantec Live Update: LU1834: Update not found. LiveUpdate could not find an update file on the server . . ." Although most resolutions from Symantec show that you should "wait a day and try again" we have found that waiting does not resolve the problem. Instead install the latest version of Live Update. Here is a Symantec link to a Live Update AutoFix tool here.

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Windows Desktop Search (WDS) may be installed on your computer. It is an optional component of Windows Updates/Microsoft Updates. Windows Desktop Search may impact your computer's performance (as will any desktop search engine) and increase disk activity. If you want to remove use Add/Remove Programs and remove Window Desktop Search where x.xx is the version number. (see more... for possible residual problems.)

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We have seen several cases of new Dell Optiplex 745 computers that will not boot after installing Symantec AntiVirus 10.1. The computers begin to boot and then hang at a black screen. Safe Mode works but you cannot boot normally. This is a known problem with Symantec. The following resolution has been successful in our our testing (You will have to create registry key)...

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Some web pages that use embedded Adobe Flash (like Auctiva scrolling items) do not run properly even though Flash is installed. Flash works properly on other pages. Even after re-installing Flash these pages do not detect Flash installed. While Adobe has numerous troubleshooting techniques for this many people have reported no success in repairing the problem. We have encountered a scenario where we were able to repair the problem by registering vbscript.dll. (See more... below for other possible solutions.)

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Solution - Set Virtual Memory to Syteme Managed size.

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