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IE8 high CPU usage, IE8 running slow

Slow behavior has something to do with the recovery files that IE8 continually writes at “C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Recovery\Active\”

They have names like:
<GUID>.dat  -- {0E133027-5389-11DF-8A21-001422335927}.dat, etc.

I resolve the issue  by disabling “ Enable  automatic crash recovery” option from:

Tools-->Internet Options--> Advanced (tab)-->Browsing (section) ….

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I hope this helps..

The ConfigMgr Advanced Client rejected the site server signing certificate…

When SCCM is running in native mode, often SCCM clients fail to install Server Signing Certificate and we get this status message ( from site status node)

“The ConfigMgr Advanced Client rejected the site server signing certificate due to a trust-related failure (0x800b0109)”

LocationServices.log in the SCCM clients shows these errors:

“Failed to update Site Signing Certificate over AD with error 0x800b0109”
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“Failed to set site signing certificate (0x800b0109”
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“Failed to update Signing Certificate over HTTP with error 0x800b0109”

Solution:
Look for these registry values in a working client and apply the same on failing client:

X64 – HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\CCM\Security
X86 – HKLM\Software\Microsoft\CCM\Security
Keys - AllowedRootCAHashCode, Signing Certificate.

Now a client repair/install will resolve the issue.

Look at this Technet document also for renewing or changing the Site Server Signing Certificate.

How to delete windows.old in Windows 7

When we upgrade Windows 7 from a 32 bit version to 64 bit version, there is a folder called Windows.old get created the drive which may take up  a huge disk space. Here is how we can get rid of that:

  • Click on Start -->All Programs-->Accessories-->System Tools-->Disc Cleanup.
  • When the dialog box comes up, select the drive that has the .old files on it and  click OK.
  • The system then scans for the files to be cleaned up and another dialog box opens with the selection.  Click on the button labeled Clean up system files at the bottom of that dialog box.
  • Another dialog box will come up, select the drive again that has the .old files on it.  The system will perform another scan for the system files that need to be cleaned up.
  • After scanning, another dialog box opens up and there you will find a list of check boxes.  Scroll through and check on the box labeled Older versions of Windows and click OK.

This can also help:

Click Start-->All Programs-->Accessories-->right-click "Command Prompt", and then click Run as administrator. Run following 3 commands on command prompt

takeown /F c:\Windows.old\* /R /A

cacls c:\Windows.old\*.* /T /grant administrators:F

rmdir /S /Q c:\Windows.old\

Can not maximize remote desktop window

This issue may arise when you access a remote PC through RDP from various computers with different different screen resolutions. To resolve the issue :
Delete the “Default.rdp” file from My Documents ( XP) or Documets( Win7) folder. Default.rdp is a hidden file hence make sure you select the proper view in folder options.

Excel 2007 error - There was a problem sending the command to the program

I came across this issue with Excel 2007 installed on a Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit machine. Here is the solution I found at Technet:

Open Excel –> Go to Excel Options –> Advanced –> Scroll down to General section and make sure that “Ignore other applications that use Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)" is unchecked.

User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

Many time I come across the issue with users where they are not able to log in to their original profile in Windows 7. They see an message after login which says:

“Your user profile was not loaded correctly! You have been logged on with a temporary profile.

Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off. Please see the event log for details or contact your administrator.”

Event viewer shows this application log:

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-User Profiles Service
Date: Date
Event ID: 1511
Task Category: None
Level: Warning
Keywords: Classic
User: User
Computer: Computer
Description:
Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off.

Resolution:To resolve this problem, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to the system by using an administrative user account other than the user account that is experiencing the problem.
  2. Back up all data in the current user's profile folder if the profile folder still exists, and then delete the profile folder. By default, the profile resides in the following location:

    %SystemDrive%\Users\UserName

  3. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
  4. Locate the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

  5. Under the ProfileList subkey, delete the subkey that is named SID.bak.
    Note SID is a placeholder for the security identifier (SID) of the user account that is experiencing the problem. The SID.bak subkey should contain a ProfileImagePath registry entry that points to the original profile folder of the user account that is experiencing the problem.
  6. Exit Registry Editor.
  7. Log off the system.
  8. Log on to the system again.
After you log on to the system, the profile folder is re-created.

Source :Microsoft Help and Support: KB947215

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded

Error message when you log on to a Windows Vista-based or Windows 7-based computer by using a temporary profile: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded"

Possible causes:

  1. This issue may occur if the user profile was manually deleted by using the command prompt or Windows Explorer by a user or by some program. A profile that is manually deleted does not remove the security identifier (SID) from the user profile list in the registry. Since the SID is still present, Vista will still try to load the profile by using the ProfileImagePath that points to a nonexistent path. Therefore, the profile cannot be loaded.
  2. This can also be a issue with the user profile entering into a backup state.
  3. Manually renaming the C:\Users\(User Name) folder.

To resolve this problem yourself, follow these steps:

  1. Delete the profile by using the Computer Properties dialog box. To do this, follow these steps:
    • Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
    • Click Change settings.
    • In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
    • Under User Profiles, click Settings.
    • In the User Profiles dialog box, select the profile that you want to delete, click Delete, and then click OK.
  2. Click Start, type regedit in the Start search box, and then press ENTER.
  3. Locate and then expand the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
  4. Right-click the SID that you want to remove, and then click Delete.
  5. Log on to the computer and create a new profile.

Source: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215

Fix a corrupted user profile

If you tried to log on to Windows and received an error message telling you that your user profile might be corrupted, you can try to repair it. You will need to create a new profile, and then copy the files from the existing profile to the new one.

To create a new user profile

To create a new profile, you must first create a new user account. When the account is created, a profile will also be created.

  1. Open User Accounts by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking User Accounts and Family Safety (or clicking User Accounts, if you are connected to a network domain), and then clicking User Accounts.

  2. Click Manage another account. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  3. Click Create a new account.

  4. Type the name you want to give the user account, click an account type, and then click Create Account.

To copy files to the new user profile

After you create the profile, you can copy the files from the existing profile. You must have at least three user accounts on the computer to complete these steps, including the new account you just created.

  1. Log on as a user other than the new user you just created or the user that you want to copy files from.

  2. Open Documents by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Documents.

  3. Click the Tools menu, and then click Folder Options.

    If you don't see the Tools menu, press ALT.

  4. Click the View tab, click Show hidden files and folders, clear the Hide protected operating system files check box, and then click OK.

  5. Locate the C:\Users\Old_Username folder, where C is the drive that Windows is installed, and Old_Username is the name of the profile you want to copy files from.

  6. Select all of the files and folders in this folder, except the following files:

    • Ntuser.dat

    • Ntuser.dat.log

    • Ntuser.ini

  7. Click the Edit menu, and then click Copy.

    If you don't see the Edit menu, press ALT.

  8. Locate the C:\Users\New_Username folder, where C is the drive that Windows is installed, and New_Username is the name of the new user profile you created.

  9. Click the Edit menu, and then click Paste.

    If you don't see the Edit menu, press ALT.

  10. Log off, and then log back on as the new user.

    If you have e-mail messages in an e-mail program, such as Windows Mail, you must import your e-mail messages and addresses to the new user profile before you delete the old profile. If everything is working properly, you can delete the old profile.

If the steps above do not fix the problem, you should contact your customer support provider for assistance. To find additional information about customer support options that apply to this computer, click the Start button , click Help and Support, and then click the Ask someone or expand your search link at the bottom of the Help window.

Source: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-vista/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profile

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