Monday, October 8, 2012

IE9 32-bit crashing.

My internet explorer started crashing one day. And this error was logged in the applicaiton log.

Faulting application name: iexplore.exe, version: 9.0.8112.16450, time stamp: 0x503723f6

Faulting module name: unknown, version:, time stamp: 0x00000000

Exception code: 0xc00000fd

Fault offset: 0x739ae2d4

Faulting process id: 0x4ac

Faulting application start time: 0x01cda5cf238949d0

Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

Faulting module path: unknown

Report Id: 617f9fb0-11c2-11e2-b050-002713b3ec0b

After lot of surfing and reading through blogs. I stumbled on this solution myself. I was comparing the registry keys from my machine and another one which had IE-9 installed. I found that this key was different.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\UnattendBackup\ActiveSetup\Home_Page]. On my machine it was set to an intranet site of our organization.I changed that to The internet explorer started working again. On the first launch it still went to the intranet default site. But was not crashing anymore.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

SCOM 2007 authoring console crash

When i was checking the rules on my console.I had set the scope to all objects and since then it kept on crashing on me. It would load the other views but never the authoring console.Followed this link

And this gave me a fair idea of what could be happening.My scom zone had many management packs loaded. By many i mean many, more that 500.So I just checked this reg key on another zone and the classes that were scoped in that. This console had only the root management server scoped. I copied the reg key from this RMS and imported on the problematic one. Woo hoo!! My console was not crashing anymore and it opened at the RMS scope here too. Here is the reg key.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Operations Manager\3.0\Console\Navigation\MonitoringConfigNavSettings] "SelectedViewNodeId"="91aaa624-bebf-21db-858c-76d50a6a8d99" "ScopedClasses"="1a9387f0-6fe5-5527-a2cb-73f2f6be6bc7" "AuthoringSpaceViewedFirstTime"=dword:00000000 "UseDefaultScoping"=dword:00000000

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Export all jobs from a SQL server

To export all jobs from a SQL server.

Open ssms,connect to your sql server.Navigate to SQL Server Agent-- jobs.

Click View and select Object Explorer Details or press F7. The Object explorer details window should open on the right. Select all the jobs,right click  select Script job as-Create to -- File. Select a location and give any file name and save.

All the jobs would be exported as a single file and you can run that on any other database to restore all the jobs.



Saturday, April 21, 2012

Comparing two folders.

I recently was backing up my data and the backup device had lots of space so i turned up copying folders from multiple directories to the disc. But now was at loss when it came to deleting data from my hard drive. So wrote this little script. Thanks to Ying lin for showing the contains operator in powershell.

#usage = .\Compare-Items-in-two-directories.ps1 -path1 "e:\to write\dataondisk" -path2 "f:\dataoncd"

param([String] $path1,$path2)

$Diskdir = @()

$CDdir = @()

Get-childitem -Path$path1-recurse | %{$Diskdir=$Diskdir+$}

$Diskdir.count Get-childitem -Path$path2-recurse | %{$CDdir=$CDdir+$} $CDdir.count

$arraymatch= @()

$arraynotmatch= @()

foreach ($Itemin$Diskdir)






else      {






Thursday, March 1, 2012

How to open Event log of remote computer using powershell

$Log = Get-Eventlog -name application -computername remotecomputer

If the following error is thrown.

Get-EventLog : The network path was not found.

Check if the remote registry service is started on the remote computer

Monday, February 13, 2012

Creating a library of scripts

I found this nice thread for invoking powershell scripts from another.

Since there is a script I keep calling for pulling the current data.

This came in useful. What I am doing is passing my other scripts a list of servers.

This list of servers keeps changing constantly and is updated into a SQL table. So every time I wanted a current list of servers I had to connect to SQL and pull the list manually

and present that to the script I wanted to run on that list.

So I found a good script which would allow me to query the table within power shell and pass that list to any other script.

I just add the following lines to the script I want to run on all the servers.

$ScriptDir = split-path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path
. "$ScriptDir\Lib.ps1"

Where lib.ps1 is my script querying the database.