MS09-006: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel could allow remote code execution

Article ID: 958690 - Last Review: March 10, 2009 - Revision: 1.0MS09-006: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel could allow remote code executionView products that this article applies to.On This PageExpand all | Collapse allINTRODUCTIONMicrosoft has released security bulletin MS09-006. 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 ... Read more..

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Error message when a system service on a Windows Vista-based computer connects to a system service on another Windows Vista-based computer: cannot connect to machine

Error message when a system service on a Windows Vista-based computer connects to a system service on another Windows Vista-based computer: cannot connect to machineView products that this article applies to.Article ID:934539Last Review:April 23, 2007Revision:1.0Important This article contains information that shows you how to help lower security settings or how to turn off security features on a computer. You can make these changes to work around a specific problem. Before you make these changes, we recommend that you evaluate the ... Read more..

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You encounter unexpected behavior when you perform tasks as a standard user and the User Account Control feature is disabled in Windows Vista

You encounter unexpected behavior when you perform tasks as a standard user and the User Account Control feature is disabled in Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:928497Last Review:November 2, 2007Revision:2.6SYMPTOMS You log on to Windows Vista as a standard user and then you try to perform one of the following actions: •You right-click a program or a task and then click Run as administrator.•You start a program or a task that usually requires elevated administrator permissions to ... 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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NullReferenceException Occurs in Windows Forms Application Running on .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1

You are running a Microsoft .NET 2.0 Windows Forms application that contains an ActiveX control on a computer with Microsoft .NET 2.0 Framework Service Pack 1 installed.   Result You receive the following unhandled exception and call stack. System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at System.Windows.Forms.AxHost.OleInterfaces.AttemptStopEvents(Object trash) at System.Threading._ThreadPoolWaitCallback.WaitCallback_Context(Object state) at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state) at System.Threading._ThreadPoolWaitCallback.PerformWaitCallbackInternal(_ThreadPoolWaitCallback tpWaitCallBack) at System.Threading._ThreadPoolWaitCallback.PerformWaitCallback(Object state) Cause This is due to a bug in .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1. During a garbage collection of a Windows Form containing ActiveX controls, the ... Read more..

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Description of the Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 hotfix package: April 15, 2008

Description of the Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 hotfix package: April 15, 2008View products that this article applies to.Article ID:951440Last Review:April 18, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSUMMARYThis article describes the Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 issue that is fixed in the hotfix package that is dated April 15, 2008.This article describes the following items about the hotfix:•The issues that the hotfix fixes•The prerequisites for installing the hotfix•Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix•Whether the hotfix is replaced by any ... Read more..

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You cannot start the Entity Data Model Designer or the Entity Designer stops responding when you open an .edmx file in the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Shell (integrated mode)

You cannot start the Entity Data Model Designer or the Entity Designer stops responding when you open an .edmx file in the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Shell (integrated mode)View products that this article applies to.Article ID:956253Last Review:August 11, 2008Revision:1.0SYMPTOMSYou cannot start the ADO.NET Entity Data Model Designer in the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Shell (integrated mode) unless you browse to and open an existing .edmx file. You also cannot create a new .edmx file by using ... Read more..

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How to manually configure the firewall or the static filter in order to modify the Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) port in Windows Server 2008

How to manually configure the firewall or the static filter in order to modify the Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) port in Windows Server 2008View products that this article applies to.Article ID:949468Last Review:March 10, 2008Revision:1.0Important 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, ... Read more..

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Error message when the CreateIpForwardEntry function fails on a Windows Vista-based computer: “0xa0”

  On a Windows Vista-based computer, a call to the CreateIpForwardEntry function fails. Additionally, you receive the following error message: 0xa0 CAUSE This problem occurs because Windows Vista enforces the rule that the route metric that is passed to the CreateIpForwardEntry function must be larger than or equal to the interface metric. This rule exists because the route metric is computed as the sum of the interface metric and the route preference. WORKAROUND To work around this issue, ... Read more..

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An update is available for Outlook 2007 that improves Internet Calendar functionality and improves compatibility with IMAP servers

An update is available for Outlook 2007 that improves Internet Calendar functionality and improves compatibility with IMAP serversView products that this article applies to.Article ID:950219Last Review:May 29, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSUMMARYThis article describes an update that is available for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. This update improves Internet Calendar functionality, and it improves compatibility with Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) servers.Back to the topMORE INFORMATIONThis update for Outlook 2007 adds support for the following Internet Calendar features:•Users can now respond to ... 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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The Microsoft Exchange File Distribution service uses lots of memory and processor time when Exchange Server 2007 processes many OABs

Article ID: 956536 - Last Review: February 10, 2009 - Revision: 2.0The Microsoft Exchange File Distribution service uses lots of memory and processor time when Exchange Server 2007 processes many OABsView products that this article applies to.Expand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSOn a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 server, you create many Offline Address Books (OABs). After that, you may notice that the Microsoft Exchange File Distribution service uses lots of memory and processor time on a computer ... Read more..

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Error message when you try to forward an e-mail message that contains a modified attachment: The attachment lt;name of the document gt; from the message lt;subject of the message gt; is open or in use by another application

Article ID: 967629 - Last Review: March 5, 2009 - Revision: 1.0Error message when you try to forward an e-mail message that contains a modified attachment: The attachment <name of the document> from the message <subject of the message> is open or in use by another applicationView products that this article applies to.Expand all | Collapse allSYMPTOMSConsider the following scenario:In Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, you open an e-mail message that has a file attached, such as a Word document.You open ... Read more..

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The Windows System Assessment tool displays incorrect processor information about an Intel Ultra Mobile Platform-based computer that is running Windows Vista

The Windows System Assessment tool displays incorrect processor information about an Intel Ultra Mobile Platform-based computer that is running Windows VistaView products that this article applies to.Article ID:935495Last Review:August 29, 2007Revision:2.0On This PageSYMPTOMSOn an Intel Ultra Mobile Platform-based computer that is running Windows Vista, the Windows System Assessment tool (Winsat.exe) displays incorrect processor information. Therefore, the Windows Experience Index score is lower than the actual score.Note The code name for Intel Ultra Mobile Platform is McCaslin.For example, you open ... Read more..

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Warning event message in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008: The description for Event ID 129 from source iScsiPrt cannot be found

Warning event message in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008: The description for Event ID 129 from source iScsiPrt cannot be foundView products that this article applies to.Article ID:937938Last Review:March 27, 2008Revision:2.0SYMPTOMSA Warning event message that resembles the following may be logged in the Windows Vista event log or in the Windows Server 2008 event log: The description for Event ID 129 from source iScsiPrt cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on ... 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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Description of the 2007 Office post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 14, 2008

Description of the 2007 Office post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: February 14, 2008View products that this article applies to.Article ID:941469Last Review:September 17, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSUMMARYThis article describes the 2007 Microsoft Office system issue that is fixed in the 2007 Office post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package that is dated February 14, 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 ... Read more..

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Description of the Outlook 2007 hotfix package: March 1, 2008

Description of the Outlook 2007 hotfix package: March 1, 2008View products that this article applies to.Article ID:949751Last Review:March 14, 2008Revision:1.0On This PageSUMMARYThis article describes the Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated March 1, 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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How can I keep my computer protected while I’m playing online games?

Just like any other time you spend online, it's important to make sure your computer is protected when playing games. Playing games online increases the amount of time you spend interacting with other people's computers and, consequently, the risk to your computer increases. Is online gaming riskier than other online activities?   No. However, a computer that is connected to the Internet is exposed to higher risk than a disconnected computer, so you should take precautions to ... Read more..

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Description of the AutoCorrect feature in Visio

This article describes the AutoCorrect features in Microsoft Visio 2002 and in later versions of Visio. AutoCorrect is a shared Office feature that automatically detects and corrects common typographical errors, misspelled words, grammatical errors, and incorrect capitalization. These corrections are made as the text is typed. To use the AutoCorrect feature, click AutoCorrect Options on the Tools menu. This opens the AutoCorrect dialog box. Note There is no custom keyboard shortcut for the AutoCorrect feature. Keyboard access to the AutoCorrect dialog box is ... Read more..

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