HOWTO Switch Core Isolation Memory Integrity

With Windows 10 1803, I decided to switch on Memory Integrity Isolation into Core Isolation options of Windows Defender Security Center. The problem is that once activated, the switch is disabled, and it is not possible to switch off. Naturally I have found, that this feature has some problems about: some of the old drivers may not work properly Virtualbox doesn’t work These forced me, … Continue reading HOWTO Switch Core Isolation Memory Integrity »

HOWTO reset Windows Update client

In our lab, we had few machines with different Windows Update problems. Some PCs don’t accept anything from our WSUS server, some others seem to have other problems that prevent Windows Update working. I ran system and MS troubleshooters, but the problems weren’t solved. In all cases, the OSes seem to be healthy. Solution I had a long investigation phase, but I didn’t found anything … Continue reading HOWTO reset Windows Update client »

Event 1111 – Printer drivers not found

During a final checkup into one of ours Windows 2008 R2 server, I noted groups of 3, 4 events 1111 into Event Log. All are TerminalServices warnings about several needed printer drivers not found, like the following: Driver Send to Microsoft OneNote 16 Driver required for printer Send To OneNote 2016 is unknown. Contact the administrator to install the driver before you log in again. … Continue reading Event 1111 – Printer drivers not found »


A couple of hours ago, I was trying to enable my web cams by a VPN. For some cams limitations, I have to use IE11. The problem is that it doesn’t load the login page returning the following error code: INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND After some investigations, I have found that: I have no problem by using Firefox I have the very same problem by using Edge. I … Continue reading Error INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND »

IIS is not working anymore after a system upgrade

Introduction Suddenly this Monday, the PC hosting the bug tracker site jumped from Win10 1611 to 1709. At the end of the upgrade process, the site was not available anymore. IIS seemed up and running, but something occurred and put the site offline. Looking the event log, I saw swarms of the following errors: Error 2307 – IIS-W3SVC-WP The worker process for application pool ‘DefaultAppPool’ … Continue reading IIS is not working anymore after a system upgrade »

HOWTO compress a folder by command line

NTFS file-system has the ability to compress files and folders to save disk space with only drawback is that they will be read and written slower than the normal ones. Windows File Explorer displays them in blue instead of black, and it allows to compress or expand by right-click them and selecting ‘Properties’ and then ‘Advanced’. Suppose that you have to compress a folder but … Continue reading HOWTO compress a folder by command line »

HOWTO remove dead items from Control Panel

Sometimes, it may occur discover a dead Control Panel item, after having uninstalled a program. It’s something annoying, but it can be fixed manually. Removing the dead item To remove it, open the following registry location and look for the proper item: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace If you don’t find anything, give a look to this other registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace In these registry keys, you will find the … Continue reading HOWTO remove dead items from Control Panel »

Windows 10 – few steps for a smooth Feature Update

A couple of weeks ago, Windows 10 Feature Update 1709 was released, and for the second time I met some problem during the process. My investigations detected 3 possible solutions: do something before and after the update download the new W10 version by MS media download tool do a clean installation. Luckily my problems were fixed by applying with the first one. Preparations to apply … Continue reading Windows 10 – few steps for a smooth Feature Update »


published new version of sys_minion added ‘System Logs’ option fixed rare OEM Drivers Repositiory item selection issue. improved command data capture. minor UI improvements minor fixes & improvements.