Problem: Delay while calling RSACryptoServiceProvider SignData or VerifyData methods

Action On a machine which is a member of a domain, run a managed process from a local user account.  The managed process could be any kind of interactive application, web service, or Windows service which uses the .NET Framework 2.0.  The managed process uses the RSACryptoServiceProvider class to sign and verify data. Result Inside the RSACryptoServiceProvider's SignData and VerifyData methods, there can be a 1- or 2-second delay, and logon failure audit events get written to the domain controller's security event log. Cause This is ... Read more..

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How to retrieve files from an earlier version of Windows in Windows Vista

How to retrieve files from an earlier version of Windows in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:933209Last Review:August 23, 2007Revision:1.2INTRODUCTION This article describes how to retrieve files from an earlier version of Microsoft Windows in Windows Vista. Back to the topMORE INFORMATIONWhen you perform a custom installation of Windows Vista, files that were used in the earlier version of Windows are stored in the Windows.old folder. The Windows.old folder is generated when you perform a custom installation ... Read more..

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Error message when you use Package Manager to work with an offline Windows Vista image: 0x80071a91

Error message when you use Package Manager to work with an offline Windows Vista image: 0x80071a91View products that this article applies to.Article ID:927748Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.2SYMPTOMSWhen you use Package Manager (Pkgmgr.exe) to work with an offline Windows Vista image, you may receive the following error message:0x80071a91For example, you may receive this error message when you use Package Manager to install drivers or to update a package to an offline Windows Vista image.This problem occurs when you use Package Manager together with ... Read more..

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The software that is included with a digital camera may no longer recognize some proprietary metadata when you edit the properties of the photo in Windows Vista or Windows XP

The software that is included with a digital camera may no longer recognize some proprietary metadata when you edit the properties of the photo in Windows Vista or Windows XPView products that this article applies to.Article ID:927527Last Review:July 10, 2007Revision:2.3On This PageSYMPTOMSWhen you edit the properties of a photo to add metadata in Windows Vista or Windows XP, the third-party software that is included with the digital camera may no longer recognize some proprietary metadata that the digital camera ... Read more..

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Enable or Disable Visual Styles on Windows and Buttons

Effects on Windows and Buttons. 1. Right click Computer > Properties 2. Advanced System Settings 3. Under Performance click Settings 4. Tick (Enable) or Untick (Disable) Use Visual Styles on Windows and Buttons 5. Apply ----------------------------------------------- Microsoft Knowledge Base Article This article contents is Microsoft Copyrighted material. Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Terms of Use | Trademarks Read more..

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An application does not start in Windows Vista when you drag two or more files onto the application shortcut

An application does not start in Windows Vista when you drag two or more files onto the application shortcut. Note This behavior also occurs when you start an application after you register the shortcut on the Send menu.   CAUSE This problem occurs when the length of a file's absolute path exceeds 260 characters, and the information cannot be accommodated in the buffer. When the file is dragged onto the application’s shortcut, the file's absolute path is passed from the file to the application. ... Read more..

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Event ID 2436 is logged in the Application log when you search for a URL in SharePoint Server 2007

Event ID 2436 is logged in the Application log when you search for a URL in SharePoint Server 2007View products that this article applies to.Article ID:952172Last Review:May 30, 2008Revision:1.1SYMPTOMSWhen you search for a URL in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, the following event may be logged in the Application log:Event Type: WarningEvent Source: Office Server SearchEvent Category: Gatherer Event ID: 2436Date: DateTime: TimeDescription:The start addressURL cannot be crawled.Context: Application 'SharePointServerPortalname', Catalog 'Portal_Content'Details:The specified address was excluded from the index. The ... Read more..

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Error message when you try to automatically install a printer that has an unknown printer driver in Windows Vista: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005)

Error message when you try to automatically install a printer that has an unknown printer driver in Windows Vista: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005)View products that this article applies to.Article ID:932206Last Review:August 29, 2007Revision:2.0On This PageSYMPTOMSIn Windows Vista, you may receive the following error message when you try to automatically install a printer that has an unknown printer driver:STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005)Back to the topCAUSEThis problem occurs because the Rundll32.exe process does not work correctly.Back to the topRESOLUTIONHotfix informationA supported hotfix is now available from ... Read more..

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Error message when you try to connect to a shared resource from a Windows Vista-based client computer: A device attached to the system is not functioning

Error message when you try to connect to a shared resource from a Windows Vista-based client computer: A device attached to the system is not functioningView products that this article applies to.Article ID:933664Last Review:August 29, 2007Revision:3.0On This PageSYMPTOMSWhen you try to connect to a shared resource from a Windows Vista-based client computer, you receive an error message that resembles the following error message:A device attached to the system is not functioning.This problem occurs if you try to connect to a ... Read more..

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You may be unable to use a WSD-based scanner driver to transfer scanned data in Windows Vista

You may be unable to use a WSD-based scanner driver to transfer scanned data in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:931674Last Review:August 29, 2007Revision:2.0On This PageSYMPTOMSYou may be unable to use a scanner that uses a Web Services for Devices (WSD)-based scanner driver to transfer scanned data in Windows Vista. This problem may occur if the scanned data is very large. Examples of scanned data that may be very large are multipage file formats, such as XPS ... Read more..

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When you connect a PCI ExpressCard device to a portable Windows Vista-based computer, the device may not work correctly

When you connect a PCI ExpressCard device to a portable Windows Vista-based computer, the device may not work correctlyView products that this article applies to.Article ID:929550Last Review:August 29, 2007Revision:2.0On This PageSYMPTOMSWhen you connect a PCI ExpressCard device to a portable Windows Vista-based computer, the device may not work correctly. A yellow exclamation mark may appear next to the device in Device Manager. Back to the topCAUSEThis problem may occur on some systems if resource rebalancing is enabled in the ... Read more..

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You cannot use a fingerprint reader or another biometric device to log on after you upgrade to Windows Vista

You cannot use a fingerprint reader or another biometric device to log on after you upgrade to Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:926673Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.4SYMPTOMSAfter you upgrade to Windows Vista, you cannot use a fingerprint reader or another biometric device to log on.Back to the topCAUSEThis issue occurs because Windows Vista does not support the Graphical Identification and Authentication (GINA) components that the device requires.Back to the topRESOLUTIONTo resolve this problem, log on by using the ... Read more..

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You cannot install a device that requires the Mf.sys device driver in Windows Vista

You cannot install a device that requires the Mf.sys device driver in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:926171Last Review:December 4, 2007Revision:2.0SYMPTOMSWhen you try to install a device that requires the Mf.sys device driver on a computer that is running Windows Vista, you cannot install the device. Additionally, after you try to install the device, service keys that are related to the device are not in the Windows registry.Back to the topCAUSEBy default, the Mf.sys device driver is ... Read more..

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Recording devices may not work if the devices have the same name in Windows Vista

Recording devices may not work if the devices have the same name in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:928236Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.5SYMPTOMSIn Windows Vista, if multiple recording devices have the same name, the recording devices may not work.Back to the topCAUSEThis problem occurs because Windows Vista cannot distinguish the devices.Back to the topRESOLUTIONTo resolve this problem, make sure that each recording device has a unique name. For example, ... Read more..

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When you modify the AutoShareServer registry value on a Windows Server 2008-based computer, you are prompted to restart the computer for the change to take effect

When you modify the AutoShareServer registry value on a Windows Server 2008-based computer, you are prompted to restart the computer for the change to take effectView products that this article applies to.Article ID:954413Last Review:July 29, 2008Revision:1.0SYMPTOMSWhen you modify the AutoShareServer registry value on a Windows Server 2008-based computer, you are prompted to restart the computer for the change to take effect:Note When you change the AutoShareServer registry value on a Windows Server 2003-based computer, you do not have to restart ... Read more..

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How to use the BitLocker Repair Tool to help recover data from an encrypted volume in Windows Vista

INTRODUCTION loadTOCNode(1, \'summary\'); This article describes how to use the BitLocker Repair Tool. You can use this tool to help access encrypted data if the hard disk has been severely damaged. This tool can reconstruct critical parts of the drive and salvage recoverable data. A recovery password or recovery key is required to decrypt the data. Use this command-line tool if the following conditions are true: You have encrypted the volume by using BitLocker Drive Encryption. Windows Vista does not start, ... Read more..

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How to insert an image from a scanner into a Word 2007 document

This article describes how to insert an image from a scanner into a Microsoft Office Word 2007 document. MORE INFORMATION loadTOCNode(1, \'moreinformation\'); To insert an image from a scanner into a Word 2007 document, follow these steps: 1. Start Word 2007. 2. On the Insert tab, click Clip Art. 3. In the Clip Art pane, click Organize clips. 4. On the File menu, point to Add Clips to Organizer, and then click From Scanner or Camera. 5. Select the image, click Add, and then close ... Read more..

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Blank screen when resuming from screen saver after removing second monitor

Article ID: 965219 - Last Review: January 23, 2009 - Revision: 1.0Blank screen when resuming from screen saver after removing second monitorView products that this article applies to.Expand all | Collapse allSource: Microsoft SupportBack to the topRAPID PUBLISHINGRAPID PUBLISHING ARTICLES PROVIDE INFORMATION DIRECTLY FROM WITHIN THE MICROSOFT SUPPORT ORGANIZATION. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS CREATED IN RESPONSE TO EMERGING OR UNIQUE TOPICS, OR IS INTENDED SUPPLEMENT OTHER KNOWLEDGE BASE INFORMATION.Back to the topSymptomYou may see a blank screen upon ... Read more..

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Error message when you create a RODC IFM or RODC Sysvol IFM on a Windows Server 2008-based domain controller

Article ID: 954407 - Last Review: February 18, 2009 - Revision: 1.0Error message when you create a RODC IFM or RODC Sysvol IFM on a Windows Server 2008-based domain controllerView products that this article applies to.Expand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSWhen you try to create a Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) Install from Media (IFM) or a RODC Sysvol IFM by using the Ntdsutil.exe tool on a Windows Server 2008-based computer, you may receive the following error message: Could not initialize the ... Read more..

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The WDS server may not start, and an error is logged in the System log when you start the WDS server

The WDS server may not start, and an error is logged in the System log when you start the WDS serverView products that this article applies to.Article ID:954410Last Review:July 7, 2008Revision:1.0SYMPTOMSOn a Windows 2008 Server-based computer, when you try to start Windows Deployment Services (WDS) server, the WDS server may not start. Additionally, you may receive an error message that resembles the following in the System log:Type: Error Event ID: 7024 Source: Service Control Manager Description: The Windows Deployment Services ... Read more..

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