Microsoft Provides Free “Fix it for me” Online Knowledge Based Help

 
I’ve been a big fan of Microsoft’s "Fix it for me" Knowledge Base Articles since their release on November 20 2008. I was excited because providing "automatic" solutions to many problems seemed so obvious to me.
 
Someday, most Microsoft problems will be resolvied automatically — until then here’s the Road to Know Where’s list of Microsoft’s KB Articles  from the Microsoft’s Fix-it Team:
Allow Admin Share Access in a Workgroup for Windows
 

Allow Legacy Srv Call – Client connections return a "STATUS_INVALID_PARAM" error code when you use a "Send NTLMv2 response only" authentication level in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista
 
Change i8042prt Startup Type for Windows – PS/2 mouse is not connected to a Windows Server 2008-based computer or a Windows Server 2003-based computer when the computer starts
 
Clear Multiple-Monitor Configuration – How do I clear the multiple monitor configuration of a computer that is running Windows Vista?
 
Clear Notification AreaHow do I clear past items from the Customize Notifications dialog box in Windows XP?
 
 
    • Corrupted E-mail Message May Cause High CPU Usage When Filtering
    • E-mail Body Text May Be Truncated If It Contains Non-ASCII Characters
    • Fix For From Field That Does Not Display Correct In Outlook Express
    • Fix For Message Body That Contains Header Information
    • Fix For Multi-part E-mail Message That Displays Bcc Recipients
    • Fix For Notifications That Stop After Simple MAPI Stops Responding
    • Images Appear As A Red X
Decrease Folder Redirection Update Interval For Windows – Folder redirection does not work correctly after I restart a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista
 
Delete Fax Queue and Restart Fax Service – Fxssvc.exe causes an error message: "Fxssvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."
 
Delete Input Personalization Registry Key – Why is the Search feature of the "Handwriting recognition personalization" tool unavailable, and why has the accuracy of the tool decreased?
 
Delete Pending Print Jobs – How to cancel printing or to delete a print job that is stuck in the print queue in Windows XP
 
Disable Automatic Updates for Media Player – How can I disable /enable automatic updates in Windows Media Player?
 
Disable Call Forwarding Settings in Office Communicator – You cannot prevent Office Communicator 2007 from controlling the call forwarding settings
 
Disable EFS on WebDAV – After you upload encrypted files from a Windows XP-based computer to a WebDAV share, the files remain encrypted
 
Disable Fast Resume – You have problems after you resume a Windows Vista-based computer from sleep or from hibernation
 
Disable Internet Explorer Script Debugging – You receive "Runtime Error" messages when you view Web pages in Internet Explorer
 
Disable IPv6 – The installation of the Exchange Server 2007 Hub Transport role is unsuccessful on a Windows Server 2008-based computer
 
Disable Notification Balloon Tips in Windows – How do I disable balloon tips in the notification area in Windows XP?
 
Disable Photo Gallery Precaching – System performance is slow when I view a multipage TIFF file by using Windows Photo Gallery in Windows Vista
 
Disable RSS and TCP Offload – An update to turn off default SNP features is available for Windows Server 2003-based and Small Business Server 2003-based computers
 
Disable Selective Suspend – Why doesn’t my computer detect my new USB device when I’m running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003?
 
Disable Simple File Sharing – How to disable simple file sharing and how to set permissions on a shared folder in Windows XP
 
Disable TCP Auto-Tuning
 
Disable TCP Receive-Side Scaling – TCP traffic stops after you enable both receive-side scaling and Internet Connection Sharing in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2
 
Disable USB Storage Devices – How can I prevent users from connecting to a USB storage device?
 
Enable 10 Internet Explorer Download Sessions – How do I configure Internet Explorer to download more than two files at a time? 
 
Enable ACPI interrupt storm hotfix – A Windows Server 2003-based computer or a Windows XP-based computer crashes when an interrupt storm is generated by the Acpi.sys driver
 
Enable Automatic Cross-Certificate Retrieval Using SIA – Certain applications become very slow on a Windows Server 2008-based or Windows Vista SP1-based computer when a certificate with the SIA extension is installed
 
Enable Automatic Updates for Media Player – How can I enable / disable automatic updates in Windows Media Player?
 
Enable <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> Defaults for Workgroup Computers – Windows SteadyState may not automatically restart a Windows XP-based computer in certain circumstances
 
Enable Flash for Windows Media Player – How can I disable changes in Windows Media Player that are introduced after I install security update 936782?
 
Enable Hibernate and Hybrid Sleep Feature – I used the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows Vista, and now the hybrid sleep feature and the hibernation feature are unavailable
 
Enable Hotfix for "The address of this site is not valid" – Error message when you click a hyperlink in an Office 2003 document: "The address of this site is not valid"
 
Enable Media Center DVD Library – How can I enable the DVD Library in Windows Media Center on a Windows Vista-based computer?
 
Enable Microsoft Message Queuing Ignore Site Links Hotfix – How to avoid routing queries with no routing servers in the site
 
Enable Numeric TLD – Error message when you try to join a Windows Vista-based client computer to a top level domain (TLD) that has a purely numeric suffix: "An Active Directory Domain Controller for the domain <DNS domain name> could not be contacted"
 
Enable RDP Connections When Encryption Level Is Set To Low – Windows XP-based terminal server does not allow RDP connections whose encryption level is set to Low
 
Enable SNMPLegacy For Printers – The print queue status is displayed as "Offline" on a Windows Server 2003-based print server if SNMP is enabled and if the printer devices do not respond to SNMP commands
 
Enable Structured Exception Handling Overwrite Protection – Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 now include support for Structured Exception Handling Overwrite Protection (SEHOP)
 
Enable USB Keyboard LED Lights – Some LED lights on a USB keyboard do not correctly show whether the keys are on or off after I resume a Windows Vista-based computer from sleep or from hibernation
 
Enable Windows Firewall – How can I turn on or turn off the firewall in Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later versions?
 
Enable WinHlp Macros – I cannot open Help files that require the Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) program
 
Fix Audit Mode Numlock – If Windows Vista is running in audit mode, the NUM LOCK key on a Windows Vista-based portable computer is always turned on
 
Fix Windows Update Error 0x8000FFFF – When I open Windows Update in Control Panel, I receive an error code of 8000FFFF
 
Fix Zune C00D11B1 Marketplace Error – When you try to play music that you downloaded from the Zune Marketplace, you receive an error message: “C00D11B1”
 
Format Offline Files Database – Error message in Windows Vista when you try to rename a new subfolder in a shared folder on a network: "The <SharedFolderName> folder does not exist"
 
Increase Folder View Settings and Customization Limits – My view settings or customizations for a folder are lost or incorrect
 
Install Xbox 360 extender for Win – Error message when you try to install a program for the Xbox 360 Media Center Extender in Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Service Pack 3: "There is a problem with the installation of Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005"

Menu Toolbar Missing – The menu bar and the toolbar are missing in Windows Explorer or in Internet Explorer on Windows XP-based computers
 
Microsoft Streets & Trips Construction Download – Error message when you try to use Street & Trips 2008: "Construction information for routes could not be downloaded"
 
Microsoft Windows Remote Shell Host Default – DCOM Error 10021 is logged when you run a WinRM command against a remote computer that has update 936059 applied
 
Modify Setup Log Level – It takes a long time to log on to a Windows Vista-based computer that has antivirus software installed, and you notice that the size of the Setupapi.app.log file is very large
 
Open Non-Digitally Signed Non-Encrypted E-mail as Text – How can I configure Outlook to read non-digitally-signed e-mail messages or nonencrypted e-mail messages as plain text in Office XP SP1?
 
Prepend PartMgr for UpperFilter Registry Value
 
Register Windows Script Engine
 
Reinstall MS DTC on Windows – Error message when you run the "sysprep /generalize" command on a Windows Vista-based computer: "A fatal error occurred while running sysprep"
 
Remove Administrative Shares – How to remove administrative shares in Windows Server 2008
 
Remove Cached User Credentials for PEAP Authentication in Windows XP – How do I remove cached user credentials that are used for PEAP authentication in Windows XP? 
 
Remove "Restore My Active Desktop" Button – After I install Windows Internet Explorer 7 on a computer that is running Windows XP with Service Pack 2, a "Restore My Active Desktop" button appears on the desktop
 
Rename File or Folder Does Not Exist – Why do I receive the following error message when I use Windows Explorer in Windows Vista to rename folders: "The file or folder does not exist"
 
Reset Security Settings Back To The Defaults – How do I restore security settings to the default settings?
 
Restart Print Spooler – Error message when you use the Add Printer Wizard: "Operation could not be completed"
 
Restore Windows Sidebar – How do I restore the Windows Sidebar?
 
Set Desktop Switching Time-Out Interval To 5 – The Welcome screen may be displayed for 30 seconds, and the logon script interacts with me when I try to log on to a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
 
Set DoNotVerifyDPPropertiesOnStartup To 1 –Distribution Manager in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 may require several hours after startup before it begins to process packages
 
Set Spooler To Generate Dmp File – The Print Spooler service may stop sending print jobs to a printer that uses the standard port monitor on a Windows Server 2003-based computer
 
Set TCP Auto Tuning Level To Highly Restricted – A Web site sends data very slowly or drops the data completely on a Windows Vista Enterprise-based computer
 
Show Internet Explorer Icon – The Internet Explorer icon is missing from your desktop
 
Show System Icons In Notification – System icons do not appear in the notification area on a Windows Vista-based computer until you restart the computer
 
SD Cmd Flags Workaround – Write protection does not always work on SD memory cards that are plugged into a computer that runs Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008
 
Set Desktop Switching Time-Out Interval To 5 – The Welcome screen may be displayed for 30 seconds, and the logon script interacts with me when I try to log on to a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
Set DoNotAllowSP Registry Value to 0 – You are not offered the option to install Windows XP Service Pack 3 when you use Windows Update or Automatic Updates
Set DoNotVerifyDPPropertiesOnStartup To 1 – Distribution Manager in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 may require several hours after startup before it begins to process packages
 
Set Spooler To Generate Dmp File – The Print Spooler service may stop sending print jobs to a printer that uses the standard port monitor on a Windows Server 2003-based computer
 
Unblock HLP File on Intranet Site – I cannot open Help files that require the Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) program
 
Update Rollup 2 For Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Is Installed – Error message when you install Update Rollup 3 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0: "Installation of this Update Rollup for Microsoft Dynamics CRM (KB927751) is required to continue"

Use Recursion For Effective Permissions Tab – The "Effective Permissions" tab may report incorrect permissions in Windows Server 2003
 
W32Time Registry Not Updated After Upgrade From XP SP2 – Some W32Time-related registry settings are not updated after you upgrade Windows XP Service Pack 2 to Windows Vista or to Windows Vista Service Pack 1 
 
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About blakehandler

BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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