Monthly Archives: April 2014

Obtaining Correct Mscordacwks.dll for .NET WinDbg’ing

If you open a lot of .NET app user mini-dumps you have probably come across this issue: user32!NtUserWaitMessage+0xa:00000000`775b933a c3              ret0:000> .load C:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\sos.dll0:000> !eestack -eeFailed to load data access DLL, 0x80004005Verify that 1) you have a recent build of the debugger … Continue reading

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Case of the Broken Novell LDAP over SSL + Querying eDirectory via PowerShell

With a legacy Novell Netware environment I wanted to eliminate some manual tasks, to do this I planned to use PowerShell. First I needed to identify a Novell Netware LDAP server to connect to. To identify a server name I … Continue reading

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Case of the KB2919355 Installation Failure (Windows 8.1 Update)

We had already updated a Windows 8.1 x64 machine with KB2919442 and was starting to install Windows8.1-KB2919355-x64.msu. Firstly it was hanging for ages at the “Installing” phase with no progress… Well that is normal. What is going on here? Using … Continue reading

Posted in ProcMon, SysInternals, Troubleshooting, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 | 35 Comments

Case of the Office 365 “Something Went Wrong”

Intermittently in SharePoint Online the Office 365 toolbar would just not appear. In other cases it would appear but Outlook Web Access would get stuck at logon and eventually fail with message “something went wrong”  This problem only occurred to … Continue reading

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