Archive for October, 2013

0x00000006 Error Adding Printer

October 30, 2013 9 comments

Warning: This post deals with editing the registry. If you don’t know what that is stop right here & ask someone else to help you. Using the registry incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Windows. Use the registry at your own risk.

When adding a network printer you may receive an error that says, “Windows cannot connect to the printer. Operation failed with error 0x00000006.”


If you try again you may get an error that says, “Windows cannot connect to the printer. no printers were found.”

no printers

To resolve this issue open regedit & browse to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Print\Providers. Just to be safe make a backup of the Client Side Rendering Print Providers key. Then delete the Client Side Rendering Print Providers key. Close regedit. Restart the Print Spooler service. Now try adding the printer again & you should not get an error.


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Error connecting to server conosle in vSphere client

October 27, 2013 Leave a comment

Description – When connecting to a server’s console you receive an error that says, “Unable to connect to the MKS: Failed to connect to server”

MKS Error

Cause – This is due to a DNS problem where the computer connecting to the console cannot resolve the name for the ESXi hosts. This is likely to happen in a lab environment. If this is happening in a production environment then you need to troubleshoot why you cannot resolve the names for your ESXi hosts. May be a sign of a bigger problem.

Solution/Workaround – Create HOSTS file entries for the ESXi hosts management IPs.

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Linksys WAP54G

October 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Default IP is

Default username is blank.

Default password is admin.

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Clear ARP Cache

October 7, 2013 Leave a comment

From an elevated command prompt type the following:

netsh interface ip delete arpcache
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