An application may stop working unexpectedly on a Windows Vista SP1-based or a Windows Server 2008-based computer

Article ID: 967227 - Last Review: March 6, 2009 - Revision: 1.0An application may stop working unexpectedly on a Windows Vista SP1-based or a Windows Server 2008-based computerHotfix Download AvailableView and request hotfix downloadsView products that this article applies to.On This PageExpand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSYou run an application that uses the RPCRT4.dll module on a computer that is running Windows Vista SP1 or Windows Server 2008. In this scenario, the application may stop working unexpectedly, and you receive the ... Read more..

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The System Information tool lists zero buttons on a mouse or on another pointing device in Windows Vista

The System Information tool lists zero buttons on a mouse or on another pointing device in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:933707Last Review:April 24, 2007Revision:3.2SYMPTOMSIn Windows Vista, the System Information tool (Msinfo32.exe) lists zero buttons on a mouse or on another pointing device. 0 appears in the Number of Buttons box.Back to the topSTATUSMicrosoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the Applies to section.Back to the topMORE INFORMATIONTo ... Read more..

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How to update the RAID driver on a Toshiba Portege M400 mobile PC that is running Windows Vista

How to update the RAID driver on a Toshiba Portege M400 mobile PC that is running Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:928235Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.4INTRODUCTIONThis article describes how to update the RAID driver on a Toshiba Portege M400 mobile PC that is running Windows Vista.MORE INFORMATIONTo update the RAID driver on a Toshiba Portege M400 mobile PC that is running Windows Vista, follow these steps:1.Obtain an updated RAID driver from the computer manufacturer. For information about how ... Read more..

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On a Windows Vista-based computer, you may notice that some right-to-left characters are displayed incorrectly when they are used with Left-to-Right Override (LRO) and POP Directional Format (PDF) control characters

On a Windows Vista-based computer, you may notice that some right-to-left (bi-directional or "Bidi") characters are displayed incorrectly when they are used with Left-to-Right Override (LRO) and POP Directional Format (PDF) control characters. Specifically, the "(" character (opening parenthesis) and the ")" character (closing parenthesis) are displayed in the reverse order of how they should be displayed. For example, you have the following string: LROA(B)CPDF Note LRO and PDF represent the LRO and the PDF control characters, respectively. A, B, and C represent ... Read more..

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The SNMP Event Log Extension Agent does not initialize correctly on a computer that is running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2008

The SNMP Event Log Extension Agent does not initialize correctly on a computer that is running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2008View products that this article applies to.Article ID:950923Last Review:April 25, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSYMPTOMSThe Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Event Log Extension Agent does not initialize correctly on a computer that is running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008. Therefore, network management middleware cannot use SNMP to retrieve event log information. ... Read more..

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Mac OS X – Iraq War Reference in Dictionary Widget

Mac OS X - Iraq War Reference in Dictionary Widget 1. Bring up dashboard 2. Either add the dictionary widget to the dashboard or select it. 3. Type the word: democracy into the search box. 4. Click on the thesaurus button on the top of the Widget to switch to Thesaurus mode. 5. Read the sample sentence in the description: A democracy in Iraq is quite unlikely for now or any time soon. Read more..

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You receive a fraudulent e-mail message that claims that an attached executable is a Microsoft security update

Article ID: 959318 - Last Review: November 5, 2008 - Revision: 1.0You receive a fraudulent e-mail message that claims that an attached executable is a Microsoft security updateView products that this article applies to.Expand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSYou may receive a fraudulent spam e-mail message that claims to be a security e-mail message from Microsoft. The message may claim that an attached executable is the latest security update. The e-mail message encourages recipients to run the attached executable so they ... Read more..

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How to obtain Internet Mail Exchanger records with the Nslookup.exe Utility

When you troubleshoot Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) problems, you may want to obtain the Domain Name System (DNS) records for the SMTP domain in question. You can use the Nslookup.exe utility to collect this information. MORE INFORMATION loadTOCNode(1, 'moreinformation'); Requirements loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); DNS must be configured properly on the computer running the Nslookup.exe utility. If DNS is not configured, an error message is displayed when the Nslookup.exe utility starts. Steps to Use the Nslookup.exe Utility loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); 1. Open a ... Read more..

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The enhanced video renderer (EVR) sends the EC_DISPLAY_CHANGED event when you play a video stream in Windows Vista

The enhanced video renderer (EVR) sends the EC_DISPLAY_CHANGED event when you play a video stream in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:935878Last Review:September 11, 2007Revision:1.3On This PageSYMPTOMSIn Windows Vista, you play a video stream by using DirectShow and the enhanced video renderer (EVR). When an upstream filter performs a dynamic reconnection, the EVR sends the EC_DISPLAY_CHANGED event. Therefore, the other filters may stop working.Back to the topRESOLUTIONUpdate informationThe following files are available for download from the Microsoft ... Read more..

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How to restore your personal files after you perform a custom installation of Windows Vista

How to restore your personal files after you perform a custom installation of Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:932912Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.1On This PageINTRODUCTIONThis article describes how to restore personal files after you perform a custom installation of Windows Vista.When you perform the custom installation of Windows Vista that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article, Windows Vista creates a Windows.old folder that contains the files from the Microsoft Windows XP installation. 932856 ... Read more..

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Get the Classic Media Player Back!

Are you fed up with the new windows media player. Did you like the version of windows media player that came with windows 2K? Windows XP still has the version of media player installed but they hid it. To get it back follow the directions below: 1. Click on the start button and select run. 2. type "mplayer2" and click OK. it's the orginal movie player. If you want to make this the default media player follow the directions below: 1. When the classic ... Read more..

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How to temporarily block the installation of the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1

How to temporarily block the installation of the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1View products that this article applies to.Article ID:949160Last Review:March 19, 2008Revision:1.0NoticeImportant This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure that you back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view ... Read more..

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Description of the Outlook 2007 hotfix package: February 7, 2008

Description of the Outlook 2007 hotfix package: February 7, 2008View products that this article applies to.Article ID:948716Last Review:March 11, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSUMMARYThis article describes the Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated February 7, 2008.This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:•The issues that the hotfix package fixes.•The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.•Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package.•Whether the hotfix package is replaced ... Read more..

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An attempt to create a debugging library that uses precompiled headers may fail, and fatal build errors may be generated

An attempt to create a debugging library that uses precompiled headers may fail and fatal build errors may be generated. With the 16-bit edition, the CVPACK and LINK utilities may generate the following error message: CVPACK : fatal error CK1017: cannot find precompiled types file; relink with file.obj LINK : warning LNK4027: CVPACK error With the 32-bit edition, the LINK utility may generate the following error message: LINK : fatal error LNK1211: precompiled type information not found; "<filename>" not linked or overwritten Note If you ... Read more..

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The received time and date of IMAP messages are changed to the time of migration after you migrate mailboxes to an Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1-based server

Article ID: 951273 - Last Review: November 20, 2008 - Revision: 1.0The received time and date of IMAP messages are changed to the time of migration after you migrate mailboxes to an Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1-based serverView products that this article applies to.Expand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSAfter you migrate mailboxes from different Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) e-mail systems to a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1)-based server, Microsoft Office Outlook or Microsoft Office Outlook ... Read more..

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A Windows Server 2008 update lets you use the RPC redirection (RDR) interface to enable or disable custom load balancing based on server name and port number

Article ID: 958178 - Last Review: November 19, 2008 - Revision: 1.0A Windows Server 2008 update lets you use the RPC redirection (RDR) interface to enable or disable custom load balancing based on server name and port numberView products that this article applies to.On This PageExpand all | Collapse allINTRODUCTIONA Windows Server 2008 update is available that lets you use the remote procedure call (RPC) redirection (RDR) interface to enable or disable custom load balancing based on server name ... Read more..

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Clients cannot log on to a Windows Server 2008-based terminal server through RDP connections if the terminal server is set to listen on only one of the network adapters

Article ID: 960742 - Last Review: December 23, 2008 - Revision: 1.0Clients cannot log on to a Windows Server 2008-based terminal server through RDP connections if the terminal server is set to listen on only one of the network adaptersHotfix Download AvailableView and request hotfix downloadsView products that this article applies to.On This PageExpand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSOn a Windows Server 2008-based terminal server that has multiple network adapters installed, you use the Terminal Service Configuration console to configure the ... Read more..

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Installation Media may not be recognized when you try to install Windows Vista from the CD or DVD

Installation Media may not be recognized when you try to install Windows Vista from the CD or DVDView products that this article applies to.Article ID:928633Last Review:March 15, 2007Revision:1.4SYMPTOMSWhen you try to use a Windows Vista CD or DVD to install Windows Vista, one or more of the following issues may occur: • The disc is not recognized by the computer.•When you view the contents of the disc in Windows Explorer, the disc appears to be empty.•The disc is in ... Read more..

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You are prompted for the setup disk when you install a 16-bit program from a mapped network drive in Windows Vista.

You are prompted for the setup disk when you install a 16-bit program from a mapped network drive in Windows Vista.View products that this article applies to.Article ID:926656Last Review:November 13, 2006Revision:2.0SYMPTOMSWhen you try to install a 16-bit program in Windows Vista from a mapped network drive, you may receive an error message that prompts you to insert the setup disk into the drive.Back to the topCAUSEThis issue occurs because the mapped network drive is not valid from the context of ... Read more..

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The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that you upgraded to Windows Vista

The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that you upgraded to Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:929461Last Review:March 12, 2008Revision:5.1SYMPTOMSYou upgrade a computer to Windows Vista or install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or you install or uninstall applications that have a CD/DVD filter driver. When you restart the computer, the CD drive or DVD drive no longer works as expected.Back to the topCAUSEThis problem may occur if one ... Read more..

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