Adobe Lightroom fails to import photos (or the case of 65k temp files)

So I recently had to fix a problem for one of my family (hey Mum!), whereby Lightroom (4.6 at the time) was failing to import photos from any of her digital cameras through Lightroom. Problem Lightroom would open the import window and just seemingly freeze (100% of one CPU core in use). Copying the photos […]

The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed

From time to time in a domain scenario you may come across the following error message on client computers: The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed. This is because the computer’s password stored in Active Directory, and the computer’s password it thinks it has are different. This usually happens as a […]

Failure configuring Windows Features, reverting changes

If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent the last two days trying to fix this: Failure configuring Windows features. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer. This post is about a very specific case of this error, which probably won’t apply to most people: Attempting to change from Windows Server 2012 Core (Standard/Datacenter), Server […]

(System Center) Virtual Machine Manager 2012, Hyper-V, SMB shares

Ever seen this in System Center Virtual Machine Manager? Computername, Unsupported Cluster Configuration, Host Normally, it’s down to something silly like someone forgot to detach an ISO image from the CD drive when they were finished using it, but today I came across it in a different context. Server 2012 includes Hyper-V 3, which supports […]