Monthly Archives: March 2013

Windows could not search for new updates, error code 8024402F

This error encouuntered on a windows 7 computer which was never updated. Clicking the option to Get help with this error and then run the Microsoft Fixit doesnt seem to help.

The issue was due to DNS on the client computer pointing at the default gateway for DNS, switching to one of the public DNS fixed the problem, changed DNS to google public dns 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 got the updates working again.

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Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

Windows could not start the Print Spooler service on Local Computer.Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

This could also few other services like Mcafee agent in my case.

Cause:
The ServiceBase class calls the OnStop method directly from the Service command handler that is defined in the ScDispatcherLoop of the Advapi32.dll file. After 30 seconds, if the ScDispatcherLoop thread is not ready to receive a new service command from the service control manager, Windows Service Controller marks the service as “time out.” Therefore, you receive this error message.

Solution: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839174

If you have the latest .Net framework, simply download the .Net web installer and run the repair install.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=17851

Sent message is not saved in the Sent items folder of Shared/ additional mailbox when you “Send As” that mailbox

When you send an e-mail message from a shared mailbox in Outlook 2007, the sent message is not saved in the Sent Items folder of the shared mailbox

In this scenario, when you send an e-mail message from the shared mailbox, the message is sent successfully. However, the sent message is not saved in the Sent Items folder of the shared mailbox.

You configure the DelegateSentItemsStyle registry entry for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.

To do this, you set the DWORD value of the following registry key to 1:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Preferences\DelegateSentItemsStyl

If you are on Office 2007 SPS3 you dont need the hotfix mentioned below.

To resolve this problem, install the Outlook 2007 hotfix package that is dated June 30, 2009 and then set the value for the

DelegateSentItemsStyle

registry entry to enable the hotfix package. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Install the Outlook 2007 hotfix package that is dated June 30, 2009. For more information about this hotfix package, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970944
  2. Set the value for the
    DelegateSentItemsStyle

    registry entry to enable the hotfix.

Or just run the Microsoft Fixit:

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9780417

To edit the registry yourself:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\Preferences
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type DelegateSentItemsStyle, and then press ENTER.
  5. Right-click
    DelegateSentItemsStyle

    , and then click Modify.

  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.