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Windows 7 64 bit print error: Windows cannot print due to problems with the current printer setup

I came across this print error on Windows 7 64 bit machine: “Windows cannot print due to problems with the current printer setup”. The printer I was trying to print was a network printer installed on Server 2008 64 bit machine.

Here is the work around worked for me :

- Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
- Locate and then click the following registry path:

- On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
- Type SMB2, and then press ENTER.
- On the Edit menu, click Modify.
- Type 0 (zero), and then click OK.
- Exit Registry Editor.
- Restart the computer.

We can follow this process to trouble shoot the root cause of the issue:

- Click the Start Button and type "msconfig" (without quotation marks) in the Search Box and press Enter.
- Select the Services tab in the open window. Check the “Hide all Microsoft Services” option and click Disable All.
- Switch to the Startup tab and click Disable All.
- Click OK to save the settings and select Restart when prompted.
- Check whether or not the issue still occurs.

DFS (Distributed File System) Video : What is DFS?

This video gives an overview of DFS (Distributed File System) and how it works?
                DFS (Distributed File System) Video : What is DFS?

Microsoft Virtualization Video Tutorials

Some time back I came across Microsoft Virtualization Video Tutorials on their site where they conducted a web seminar series on Microsoft Virtualization Fundamentals. This seminar series will take you through the fundamentals and architecture of each of Microsoft's core Virtualization products. These inlcude Windows Server Virtualization (Hyper-V), Application Virtualization (formerly SoftGrid), Presentation Virtualization, and more...

Virtualization Video Tutorials

Here is the link for videos:

Store user pictures in AD using thumbnailPhoto attribute

We can store user pictures in AD using thumbnailPhoto attribute of AD user object. That picture can will be showing in Outlook 2010 contacts and user profile page on SharePoint 2010. Here are some helpful links on understanding and implementing the concept:

1. Configuring thumbnailphoto attribute in AD :

2. Free tool to store pictures to AD: ( paid version is also available at  lower cost)

3. How SharePoint 2010 fetch the user picture from AD using thumbnailphoto attribute:

4. Few other resources to understand the concept:




5. Another licensed tool for uploading pictures in AD:

how to enable webclient service on server 2008

To enable webclient service on server 2008 we need to install desktop experience feature. In earlier version of windows webclient service could be installed by enabling WebDAV component if IIS.

  1. Start the Windows Server Manager.
  2. In the tree view, highlight the Features node.
  3. In the details pane, click Add Features.
  4. In the Add Features Wizard, check the Desktop Experience box, and then click Next.
  5. Click Install.
  6. When the Add Features Wizard has finished, click Close.
  7. Click Yes when promoted to restart the computer.

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