Posts tagged: Windows Server 2003

Negative Ping values when using AMD multi core processors

By , January 21, 2008 10:12 am

This has something to do with the timing issues between the cores. Download AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor Driver Version 1.3.2.0053 for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 (x86 and x64) from AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor Utilities & Updates to have it fixed.

How to properly kill Explorer.exe?

By , January 2, 2008 4:35 pm
  1. Close all open programs.
  2. Click on Start > Shut down.
  3. In the Shut down window, select Shut down in the dropdown list.
  4. Hold down Ctrl + Shift + Alt and click Cancel.

Speed up your internet connection

By , November 21, 2007 11:32 pm

There are alot of articles on the net stating the following steps helps.

  1. Click on Start then Run.
  2. Type in gpedit.msc then click OK to launch the Local Group Policy Editor.
  3. Select Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Network > QoS Packet Scheduler.
  4. On the right panel, select Limit reservable bandwidth, right click and select Properties.
  5. Select Enable and enter 0 (zero) in the Bandwidth limit (%) text box.
  6. Click OK and exit Local Group Policy Editor.

Though the Limit reservable bandwidth is set to Not Configured, by default 20% is set to reserve a portion of the connection bandwidth for Windows update and stuff.

Honestly, I do not see how this will affect the internet speed especially when the PCs are connected to a network through wired (10/100 mbps) or wireless (11/22/54 mbps) medium. Windows will detect the respective local network connection speed rather than the actual outbound internet connection speed, since the internet connection will be connected to either the switch or a router. So after subtracting 20% off the LAN speed, it still shouldn’t affect the internet speed as the balance will still be greater that the actual internet connection speed.

So… for those who are desperate to speed up their internet connection, do give it a try and leave a comment here with your outcome.

spoolsv.exe high CPU utilization?

By , November 3, 2007 10:45 pm

This is likely caused by corrupted spooler files. To fix it, first off your printer and then stop the print spooler service. Next, fire up Windows Explorer and navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS. Delete the files ending with *.SHD and *.SPL. Finally on you printer then start the print spooler service again.

To stop or start the Printer Spooler Service

  1. Go to Start then Run.
  2. Type in services.msc.
  3. Search for Print Spooler, Right Click on it and select Stop/Start
  4. .

Patch Tuesday April

By , April 10, 2007 9:49 am

Other than the animated cursor patch that was released last week, Microsoft is planning for five more security updates for the upcoming Patch Tuesday.

Security Updates

  • Four Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. These updates will require a restart.
  • One Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Content Management Server. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. These updates may require a restart.

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

  • Microsoft will release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services and the Download Center.

Non-security High Priority updates on MU, WU, WSUS and SUS

  • Microsoft will release 2 NON-SECURITY High-Priority Updates for Windows on Windows Update (WU) and Software Update Services (SUS).
  • Microsoft will release 4 NON-SECURITY High-Priority Updates on Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

updated April 13, 2007
The following updates are released

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