Category: windows

  • DHCP Failing – Error 5: Access is denied starting Diagnostics Policy Service

    If the DHCP stops working on your machine, this might be due to the Diagnostics Policy Service not running. If you try and start it manually you get the following error “Error 5: Access is denied ” To fix this is simple if you know how. Run the following command from an elevated command prompt […]

  • In-place upgrade from Windows 2008 R2 Standard to Enterprise

    Use the dsim tool for completing this update. Start a command console and run the following command ┬áDism /online /Set-Edition:ServerEnterprise /ProductKey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX where XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX is your product. Key. If you get an error about the key not being valid you can use a microsoft provided one – 489J6-VHDMP-X63PK-3K798-CPX3Y followed by activating using your key i.e. Dism […]

  • First problem with XP SP3

    After hearing all the disaster reports about installing SP3 I decided to take the dive and installed it on my works ‘Intel’ laptop. It all seemed to go on fine. Could not really say if its much quicker. Maybe boots up a bit quicker but didn’t do any timed tests. As it all worked fine […]