A scheduled task does not run as expected if a command-line argument is enclosed in quotation marks on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista SP1

A scheduled task does not run as expected if a command-line argument is enclosed in quotation marks on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista SP1View products that this article applies to.Article ID:951246Last Review:May 9, 2008Revision:1.0SYMPTOMSConsider the following scenario: •You create a scheduled task on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1).•One or more command-line arguments in this scheduled task are enclosed in quotation marks.In this scenario, ... Read more..

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Error message when you try to use Windows Meeting Space on a Windows Vista-based computer

When you try to use Windows Meeting Space (WMS) on a Windows Vista-based computer, you receive the following error message: Group Policy might be preventing you from changing firewall settings. For assistance, contact your network administrator or technical support. CAUSE This problem occurs when you use a Group Policy object (GPO) to prevent Windows Firewall from accessing the local firewall rules. This problem occurs because WMS tries to open many firewall ports when it starts, and the firewall tries to apply the local ... Read more..

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MS09-007: Vulnerability in SChannel could allow spoofing

Article ID: 960225 - Last Review: March 10, 2009 - Revision: 1.0MS09-007: Vulnerability in SChannel could allow spoofingView products that this article applies to.On This PageExpand all | Collapse allINTRODUCTIONMicrosoft has released security bulletin MS09-007. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:Home users:http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/updates/bulletins/200903.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/updates/bulletins/200903.mspx) Skip the details: Download the updates for your home computer or ... Read more..

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Error message when you try to access an administrative share on a Windows Vista-based computer from another Windows Vista-based computer that is a member of a workgroup: “Logon unsuccessful: Windows is unable to log you on”

Consider the following scenario: • You work with a Windows Vista-based computer that is a member of a workgroup. • On this computer, you try to access an administrative share that is located on another Windows Vista-based computer. • The computer that you try to access is a member of a workgroup or a member of a domain. For example, you try to access the C$ administrative share. • When you are prompted for your user credentials, you provide the user credentials of an administrative user account on ... Read more..

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You cannot install some programs after you restore Windows Vista by using a Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore image

You cannot install some programs after you restore Windows Vista by using a Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore imageView products that this article applies to.Article ID:932142Last Review:August 29, 2007Revision:4.1On This PageSYMPTOMSAfter you restore a Windows Vista-based computer by using a Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore image, you may be unable to install certain programs. When this problem occurs, you may receive the following error message:The Directory Name is Invalid.Back to the topCAUSEThis problem occurs because the Temp folder ... Read more..

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You receive an error message when you try to install or to run Windows Vista: The Software Licensing Service reported that the license is invalid

You receive an error message when you try to install or to run Windows Vista: The Software Licensing Service reported that the license is invalidView products that this article applies to.Article ID:929818Last Review:November 6, 2007Revision:1.2SYMPTOMSWhen you try to install or to run Windows Vista, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:Error 0xC004F02A - The Software Licensing Service reported that the license is invalid.Back to the topCAUSEThis problem occurs because the computer BIOS is incompatible with Windows Vista, ... Read more..

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The option to use a serial cable connection or an infrared link is unavailable when you create an incoming connection in Windows Vista

The option to use a serial cable connection or an infrared link is unavailable when you create an incoming connection in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:930086Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.2SYMPTOMSWhen you create an incoming connection in Windows Vista, the option to use a serial cable connection or an infrared link is unavailable.Back to the topCAUSEThis behavior occurs because Windows Vista does not support direct incoming connections that either use a serial cable or an infrared link.Back to ... Read more..

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Description of Windows Easy Transfer for Windows Vista

Description of Windows Easy Transfer for Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:928635Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.7On This PageINTRODUCTION When you upgrade to Windows Vista, you can use Windows Easy Transfer to transfer files and settings from a Microsoft Windows-based computer to the Windows Vista-based computer. When you use Windows Easy Transfer, you can decide what to transfer to Windows Vista. You can also select the transfer method that you want to use. Note Windows ... Read more..

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You cannot use the DevicePath registry entry to install drivers when you use the Sysprep tool to deploy Windows Vista

You cannot use the DevicePath registry entry to install drivers when you use the Sysprep tool to deploy Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:926173Last Review:December 20, 2006Revision:1.0On This PageSYMPTOMSWhen you use the Sysprep tool to deploy Windows Vista, you cannot use the DevicePath registry entry to install out-of-box drivers.Note The DevicePath registry entry is located in the following registry subkey:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Back to the topCAUSEThis issue occurs because the Windows Vista Setup ... Read more..

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You may experience connectivity issues or performance issues when you connect a mobile PC that is running Windows Vista to a wireless access point

You may experience connectivity issues or performance issues when you connect a mobile PC that is running Windows Vista to a wireless access pointView products that this article applies to.Article ID:928152Last Review:March 17, 2007Revision:1.5On This PageSYMPTOMSYou may experience random connectivity issues when you connect a Windows Vista-based mobile PC to certain Wi-Fi hot spots. These connectivity issues include the following:•The wireless network connection is dropped.•You experience poor performance.You experience these issues if the Windows Vista-based computer is running ... Read more..

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A memory leak may occur when an application uses the Refresh method of the IWbemRefresher interface on a Windows Vista-based computer

A memory leak may occur when an application uses the Refresh method of the IWbemRefresher interface on a Windows Vista-based computer View products that this article applies to.Article ID:949700Last Review:April 3, 2008Revision:2.0On This PageSYMPTOMSOn a Windows Vista-based computer, when you run an application that uses the Refresh method of the IWbemRefresher interface, a memory leak may occur.After the application runs for several days, the computer may become unresponsive. In this case, you have to restart the computer.Additionally, if you use ... Read more..

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Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V systems restart unexpectedly, and you receive a 0x1000007E Stop error code when you mount a VHD file

Article ID: 959766 - Last Review: December 23, 2008 - Revision: 1.0Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V systems restart unexpectedly, and you receive a 0x1000007E Stop error code when you mount a VHD fileHotfix Download AvailableView and request hotfix downloadsView products that this article applies to.Expand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMS When you mount a virtual hard disk (VHD) file, Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V systems restart unexpectedly, and you receive the following Stop error code: 0x1000007E For example, you use Windows ... Read more..

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Support WebCast: Configuring and using Windows Mail in Windows Vista

Support WebCast: Configuring and using Windows Mail in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:939057Last Review:November 5, 2007Revision:2.2Session SummaryThis Windows Vista WebCast will discuss how to configure Windows Mail in Windows Vista in a clean installation environment. The WebCast will also talk about a Windows XP upgrade scenario.This is a Level 200 (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=gp;en-us;webcastlevels&sd=gn) session that was recorded Friday, August 31, 2007 and presented by Bobby Li. Bobby Li has been on the Canadian Dedicated ... Read more..

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You receive a Stop error message on a Windows Vista-based computer: Stop 0x00000001 (0x00000000, 0x7FFDC000, 0X0000FFFF, 0X00000000)

You receive a Stop error message on a Windows Vista-based computer: Stop 0x00000001 (0x00000000, 0x7FFDC000, 0X0000FFFF, 0X00000000)View products that this article applies to.Article ID:935936Last Review:August 29, 2007Revision:3.0On This PageSYMPTOMSConsider the following scenario: • You are using a Windows Vista-based computer.•The color scheme is set to Windows Aero.•You enter your credentials to unlock the computer. When you unlock the computer, you switch from a secure desktop to the default desktop.•An event hook is running in the secure desktop. The event hook is ... Read more..

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Duplicate shortcuts or duplicate folders may appear in the Start menu after you upgrade Windows XP to Windows Vista or you upgrade Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008

Duplicate shortcuts or duplicate folders may appear in the Start menu after you upgrade Windows XP to Windows Vista or you upgrade Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008View products that this article applies to.Article ID:930131Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.2SYMPTOMSAfter you upgrade Microsoft Windows XP to Windows Vista or you upgrade Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, you may notice that duplicate shortcuts or duplicate folders appear in the Start menu. For example, you may notice that the Notepad shortcut ... Read more..

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The AutoPlay window does not appear when you connect a powered-up video camera to a Windows Vista-based computer

The AutoPlay window does not appear when you connect a powered-up video camera to a Windows Vista-based computerView products that this article applies to.Article ID:930059Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.3SYMPTOMSWhen you connect a powered-up video camera to a Windows Vista-based computer by using an IEEE 1394 cable or a USB cable, the AutoPlay functionality does not work. For example, you do not see an AutoPlay window that lists the available options to use with the video camera.Back to the topWORKAROUNDTo work around ... Read more..

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A Windows Vista-based or Windows Server 2008-based computer that has MADCAP installed cannot obtain a multicast address from the DHCP server

A Windows Vista-based or Windows Server 2008-based computer that has Multicast Address Dynamic Client Allocation Protocol (MADCAP) installed cannot obtain a multicast address from the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server. CAUSE This behavior occurs because the Windows Firewall blocks the MADCAP protocol. This is by default. RESOLUTION To resolve this behavior, enable an exception for MADCAP in Windows Firewall. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK. 2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER: netsh ... Read more..

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Error message when the Windows Search Indexer crashes on a Windows Vista-based Tablet PC that has Outlook installed: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer stopped working and was closed

Error message when the Windows Search Indexer crashes on a Windows Vista-based Tablet PC that has Outlook installed: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer stopped working and was closedView products that this article applies to.Article ID:952093Last Review:June 30, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSYMPTOMSOn a Windows Vista-based Tablet PC that has Microsoft Office Outlook installed, the Windows Search Indexer crashes. When this issue occurs, you receive the following error message: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer stopped working and was closed. A ... Read more..

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How to reset personalized menus in Office 2007 programs

The Personalized Menus and Toolbars feature evaluates what menu commands you use. Additionally, this feature displays only those items that you use most frequently on a shortened version of each menu. By default, when you click a menu and then rest the mouse pointer over the menu title, the menu expands and displays all the menu items. Note The menu expands only if the Show full menus after a short delay option is selected. Similarly, toolbars intelligently share space on the screen ... Read more..

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MS08-014: Description of the security update for Excel 2007: March 11, 2008

MS08-014: Description of the security update for Excel 2007: March 11, 2008View products that this article applies to.Article ID:946974Last Review:March 11, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageINTRODUCTIONMicrosoft has released security bulletin MS08-014. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update. This information includes file manifest information and deployment options. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites: •Home users:http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/updates/bulletins/200803.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/updates/bulletins/200803.mspx)Skip the details: Download the updates for your home computer or laptop from ... Read more..

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