How to solve “The RPC server is unavailable” when loading the ConfigMgr PowerShell Module

Since a few weeks, I received the below error message when importing the ConfigMgr module in PowerShell, but everything I ran afterwards worked fine, so I kept ignoring it for a while. But now it was about time to get rid of this annoying message. My friend Claude Henchoz gave me a hint a while ago that helped me solve the issue. Looking at the error message more closely, I noticed the name of our Read More …

Observations for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Error 0x800f0a12

During the past days I have been manually updating a few Windows 7 clients and on two of them I received the error 0x800fa12. When clicking on the Go online link Microsoft mentions the several reasons that could lead to this error. The system partition isn’t automatically mounted, or made accessible to Windows, during startup. A hard disk containing the system partition was removed prior to beginning SP1 installation. Windows is running on a storage Read More …

SQL Server 2008 Express Setup Challenge

I’ve spend about 2 hours tonight getting SQL Server 2008 Express installed on a Windows Server 2008 system…….. Launched the installation package, it started extracting it’s content, it made an attempt to launch the embedded setup.exe and then…..Nothing. The temporary folder that holds the extracted installation files got deleted and all that was left was the below error log. 03/09/2010 23:22:48.079 ====================================================================== 03/09/2010 23:22:48.235 Setup launched 03/09/2010 23:22:48.282 Attempting to determine media source 03/09/2010 23:22:48.329 Read More …