Monthly Archives: March 2017

Simple WMI Trace Viewer in PowerShell

Run this script as local Administrator to start tracing WMI events. When you are done tracing hit ENTER to view the results. This does not display all WMI trace events, check the WMI Activity Trace event log in Windows Event … Continue reading

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Case of ConfigMgr Setup Updates Failing–Error 0x80072efe

ConfigMgr setup successfully downloaded several thousand files during pre-requisite downloads, then failed with error: An error has occurred while attempting to download or verify required prerequisite components and Setup cannot continue. Review the configmgrsetup.log file for further details. Opening C:\configmgrsetup.log … Continue reading

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Case of the Constant Google Chrome Crashes

Google chrome was constantly crashing on a Windows 7 device, even after disabling all extensions and running Chrome Cleanup Tool ( https://www.google.com/chrome/cleanup-tool/ ) Quick check of event logs using PowerShell pointed to a 3rd party module linked to crashes not … Continue reading

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Case of the Lenovo Driver Download Fail–500 Internal Server Error

Needed to update the graphics driver on a Lenovo Carbon X1, quick google found the driver easy: Click the link… The page failed to load in any browser. Searching from pcsupport.lenovo.com home page also failed…   Checking with Fiddler I … Continue reading

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