Event 10016 – Distributed COM

On my Windows 10, notebook (and several other PCs), I found several errors like the following one during the system startup: Event 10016, DistributedCOM The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160} and APPID {9CA88EE3-ACB7-47C8-AFC4-AB702511C276} to the user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM SID (S-1-5-18) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). … Continue reading Event 10016 – Distributed COM »

Upgrading a SVN repository

Sometimes you may need to upgrade or regenerate a SVN repository, because it may be outdated and/or damaged. After some investigations, I discovered that it is possible by a simple batch file like the following one: :@echo off set svnadm=”<path>\svnadmin.exe” set repo_out= “<full pathname of the old repository>” set repo_in=”<full pathname of the new one>” set file_dump=”<path>\svnglobal.dump” %svnadm% dump %repo_out% > %file_dump% %svnadm% load %repo_in% … Continue reading Upgrading a SVN repository »

Mounting VHD files by command line

Today I needed to copy a DVD ISO image file outside a HyperV VM disk. I tried by using Remote desktop copy and paste feature but it failed. Looking over the web, I discovered that it is possible to mount .vhd file in order to access to the contained files directly from the hosting machine.  This solution worked fine for me. According to this post, … Continue reading Mounting VHD files by command line »

GPEdit and geolocation provider issues

If starting GPEdit command, you get the following error: According to this post, you have to: go to the following folder using the Explorer: %SystemRoot%\PolicyDefinitions right click on: Microsoft-Windows-Geolocation-WLPAdm.admx select Security tab, and then Advanced change the onwership to Administrators group, and confirm the operation on each of the previously opened windows. Right click this file again select Security tab, and then Advanced select Administrators … Continue reading GPEdit and geolocation provider issues »

Setting your system drive to AHCI

It may happen that you discover that your preinstalled Windows isn’t set to use AHCI on hard disks or SDDs. If you simply commute the BIOS settings, the OS will not be able to be loaded anymore. Looking for solutions, I found the following ones: Windows 10 According to this page (at http://www.tenforums.com), mainly you have to: setup windows to run in safe mode on … Continue reading Setting your system drive to AHCI »

Setting up your cloud backup using OneDrive App

Starting from Windows 8, Microsoft has bundled OneDrive app in their OSs. This app allows to keep a synchronized copy of the selected OneDrive folders. The question is: can I use it in order to have a backup of my personal files in the OneDrive cloud? The first problem is that you can select only folders on the cloud ‘disc’, but not vice-versa. This means … Continue reading Setting up your cloud backup using OneDrive App »

How to create NTFS links from command line

To create a NTFS link, you need to type the following commands into a Command Prompt window with administrative rights. Hardlink (files only): mklink /h <link_name> <file name> Junction (folder only): mklink /j <link_name> <folder name> Symbolic link (file): mklink <link_name> <file name> Symbolic link (folder): mklink /d <link_name> <folder name> For more details about NTFS links, you can see the following links: Hardlinks & … Continue reading How to create NTFS links from command line »

Honda CRZ – Lista comandi vocali

Durante l’impostazione del vivavoce della macchina con il nuovo telefono, mi sono accorto che i comandi vocali era impostati in tedesco, penso a causa dell’aggiornamento del software della centralina durante il tagliando. La prima cosa da fare in questi casi è premere il tasto per parlare e dire ‘Italiano‘, e aspettare che il sistema si imposti come desiderato. La seconda cosa è di cui mi … Continue reading Honda CRZ – Lista comandi vocali »

Windows 10 VSM

If you are curious about what is going on into the innards of your Windows 10, the video in this link is awesome: https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/Seth-Juarez/Windows-10-Virtual-Secure-Mode-with-David-Hepkin