Posts Tagged ‘Errors’

Quick Post: Error uninstalling CA iTechnology iGateway

February 24, 2018 Leave a comment


When uninstalling CA iTechnology iGateway you receive an error that says, “The iGateway can not uninstall because the following components are still using the iGateway: Spindles defined in Spin.conf. Please remove the above components before uninstalling the iGateway again.”


Browse to C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\iTechnology & open spin.conf in Notepad.

Remove the line that says:
<Spindle Prefix=”/ITMClient” Directory=”” Spar=”ITMClient.spar” Description=”ITMClient” Version=”8.1″ Config=””>ITMClient</Spindle>
Save the file then try to uninstall again.

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Error Changing Drive Letter

When changing the drive letter in Disk Manager you may receive an error that says, “The parameter is incorrect”.


This can happen is the pagefile is on that drive. Move the pagefile to a different drive, reboot, then try again.

Exchange is So Sensitive

After demoting a Domain Controller you get an error every 5 minutes on your Exchange Server that says, “SACL Watcher servicelet found that the SeSecurityPrivilege privilege is removed from account SID.”


Restart the Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service (MSExchangeADTopology). Keep in mind this will also restart several other services that are disruptive to users so try to do this after hours.


As a side note to find which object the SID belongs to run LDP.exe & use the SID Lookup tool.



Windows Update Error Code 80070308

November 5, 2014 32 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.

Description – When running Windows Update you receive an error that says, “Code 80070308”

1 error

Rebooting does not resolve the issue. Stopping the Windows Update service & deleting everything in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution does not resolve the issue.

Solution – Open Regedit & browse to HKLM\COMPONENTS. Delete the PendingRequired value name.

2 registry

Click Yes when prompted then close Regedit.

3 prompt

Now run Windows Update again.

4 success

Now go get a beer & celebrate!

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Error Deactivating DHCP Scope

October 21, 2014 Leave a comment

On Windows Server 2008 R2 when using netsh to deactivate a DHCP scope you get an error that says, “The command needs a valid Scope IP Address”.

1 Error

Try again using an elevated PowerShell prompt.

2 Working

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Installation hangs on “Windows Installer Coordinator”

September 25, 2014 18 comments

When installing IBM i Access for Windows on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services host it may hang on a dialog box that says, “Windows Installer Coordinator. Please wait while the application is preparing for the first use”.


It’s weird that I’ve been using Windows Server 2008 R2 for so long & never ran into this issue.

Anyway, to resolve the issue open gpedit.msc (or create a GPO, whatever you prefer) . Browse to Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Application Compatibility. Set Turn off Windows Installer RDS Compatibility to Enabled. Now run the installer again.

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DBAN Error

When booting a Dell OptiPlex 760 to Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN) you receive a few messages/errors that say:

  • BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-June-25, 0 devices found
  • EDD information not available.
  • Warning: unable to open an initial console.


Solution – Upgrade the BIOS to A15 then try again.


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