In this I received the Printer Spooler Error on Windows 8.1:
"windows cannot connect to the printer. the local print spooler service is not running. please restart the spooler or restart the machine."
This can be fixed in 2 ways.
- Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools and open Services. Find the printer spooler service and check the status of it. If its Started, then Restart the service.
- Right Click on Windows button and select Command Prompt (Admin). Type in the following command: net stop spooler && net start spooler
- TIP! – This will also work on Windows 7/10
Few posts ago I wrote about Remote Server Administration Tools, but there was one thing missing from that package, remote management console for Hyper-V. Now Microsoft has released Hyper-V Remote Management console for Windows Vista here are the links:
PS! This should work under Windows 7 as well.
We all know that Exchange Server 2007 is 64-bit only. Is it possible to manage it from 32-bit Windows Vista machine? The answer to this question is yes. There is a 32-bit version of Exchange Management Tools. It includes:
* Exchange Management Console (EMC)
* Exchange Management Shell (EMS)
* Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (ExBPA)
* Exchange Troubleshooting Assistant (ExTRA)
* Help files
Remember these tools require MMC 3.0, the .NET Framework 2.0 and Windows PowerShell. If you don’t have them, you will be prompted to install them. You can run these tools on Windows XP Pro 32-bit edition or Windows Vista 32-bit edition.
I’m not sure if people know this but Microsoft has released Remote Server Administration Tools. RSAT enables to remotely manage Windows Server 2008 roles and features from a computer running Windows Vista SP1. It includes also support for managing Windows Server 2008 Core Edition. Basically it’s “the next version” of ADMINPAK.MSI.
Here are the Role Administration Tools:
* Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) Tools
* Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Tools
* Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) Tools
* DHCP Server Service Tools
* DNS Server Service Tools
* Shared Folders Tools
* Network Policy and Access Services Tools
* Terminal Services Tools
* Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) Services Tools
Here are the Feature Administration Tools:
* BitLocker Drive Encryption Tools
* Failover Clustering Tools
* Group Policy Management Tools
* Network Load Balancing Tools
* SMTP Server Tools
* Storage Manager for SANs Tools
* Windows System Resource Manager Tools
It is possible to manage Windows Server 2003 servers as well and here’s the list from the tools:
*Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Tools
*Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) Tools
*Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) Tools
*DHCP Server Tools
*DNS Server Tools
*Group Policy Management Tools
*Network Load Balancing Tools
*Terminal Services Tools
*Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) Services Tools
PS! This should work on Windows 7 as well.
A couple of days ago I was having some problems in Vista as I needed to run a program in domain admin rights but I didn’t want to log in as one. So I started looking around for other options. Vista’s runas is a bit different compared to Windows XP. In XP you could choose what account you wanted to use when using runas, but this has changed in Vista. You can only use runas and run stuff as local computer administrator that’s it. There is a way to change that but you will have to adjust local policy for that. Or use this little program, called ShellRunAs. It’s made by Mark Russinovich and Jon Schwartz. Everything you need to know about this program (screenshot, commands and download) you can get from here.
PS! I tested this in Windows 7, and it works there as well.