Friday, September 16, 2016

Visual Studio installation failing

Visual Studio 2015 installation failing.

Applies to 2013,2015. OS Windows 8.1

Installation kept failing with the following error in event log.

Faulting application name: vs_professional.exe, version: 14.0.23107.10, time stamp: 0x55414f16

Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.3.9600.18233, time stamp: 0x56bb4e1d

Exception code: 0xc0000005

Fault offset: 0x0001dd93

Faulting process id: 0x14a8

Faulting application start time: 0x01d2105f30c9cadb

Faulting application path: C:\Parag\Softwares\VS2015\vs_professional.exe

Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll

Report Id: 6e7b1bf9-7c52-11e6-8264-64006a57cea4

Faulting package full name:

Faulting package-relative application ID:

This error was seen in the installation log file located in


[1A94:1A98][2016-09-16T15:59:06]e000: Error 0x800705b4: Failed to wait for child to connect to pipe.
[1A94:1A98][2016-09-16T15:59:06]e000: Error 0x800705b4: Failed to connect to elevated child process.
[1A94:1A98][2016-09-16T15:59:06]e000: Error 0x800705b4: Failed to actually elevate.
[1A94:1A98][2016-09-16T15:59:06]e000: Error 0x800705b4: Failed to elevate.


Copied the installation files to a local drive from the ISO. Right click the vs_professional.exe. Check the box for Run this program as an administrator.

Then run the exe again.




Friday, September 9, 2016

Audit collection Services

How to determine the Server being used for Audit Collection Forwarding and Collecting.

Open the operations manager console and navigate to Monitoring--Microsoft Audit Collection Services -- Collector or Forwarder. The state view should give you the names of the specific servers.

How to determine the SQL server being used for Audit Collection Database.

  1. Log on to the management server with Administrator permissions.

  2. Click Start, select Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK to start Registry Editor.

  3. Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ODBC\ODBC.INI\OpsMgrAC, check the name in  Server value.