If you remote into a PC to run Sage, sometimes your local printer does not connect. To resolve this you need to open the Windows printers console on the computer running Sage and look for the appropriate printer and the “redirected #”. Then in Sage under Report & Form Options, choose the items you wish to print and beside them select the printer with the redirected # that matches the printer in the Windows printers console, as in the image below.
On many systems each time you reconnect to the remote computer a new redirected connection is created such that there are so many it can be near impossible to locate the appropriate redirected printer. See image below as an example.
To clear all these excess printers you can edit the registry. (As usual, back up the registry or at least the key before deleting and if not comfortable doing so, do not proceed as registry changes can corrupt your machine) To clean up the list of printers, on the computer running Sage, locate the registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Window Nt\Currentversion\Printerports Delete all printer ports showing (redirected #). Do not delete those without (redirected #) Reboot the computer running Sage, reconnect, and select the newly redirected printer.
Immediately after Windows updates today on 2 different systems, so far, you cannot open Outlook. As soon as you open it closes. Next time you open you get the Open Outlook In Safe mode popup, which also doesn’t work. After looking at commonalities in the two systems and trouble shooting it seems the issue was the July 14th ‘Patch Tuesday’ update “Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64-based Systems (KB4565483)”. The update includes multiple features but among them is “Updates to improve security when using Microsoft Office products.” Uninstalling the update immediately resolved the issue.
If unfamiliar with doing so go to Control Panel, click on “Programs and Features”, then “View installed updates”, locate the (KB4565483) Update, right click and choose uninstall. As always you should have a backup of your system before adding or removing updates.
I have also selected “pause updates for 7 days” in case it tries to reinstall before Microsoft has a fix.
On several machines after the automatic installation of Windows updates KB4561600 and KB4560960, printing to some, but nit all, printers no longer works. It seems when you try to print, the application closes immediately and printing does not take place. The simple solution is to locate the most recent drivers, delete the existing printer and re-install using the new drivers.
Over the past 6 months I installed 4 Server 2019 Hyper-V hosts for various clients. After several months with no problems, following a reboot, all running VM’s completely disappeared from the Hyper-V management console and were not accessible from the network using management tools, file shares, remote desktop, or even pings. Oddly, shut down or saved VM’s were present.
When this first happened I was shocked. The VHDX files were all present so I could create a new VM, but that didn’t seem practical. Googling showed that this can happen if the Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management service did not start, but in my case it had. I tried restarting the service, the VM’s instantly reappeared, and were in a running state with boot up almost complete.
This issue over the coming months started happening on other 2019 servers and after every reboot, planned or due to a power outage, I had to connect to the host and restart the Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management service.
Further Googling this issue brings up suggestions of corrupt VM configuration files, granting “NT Virtual Machine\Virtual Machines” the “logon as a service right”, doing the same with group policy, and other suggestions, but where restarting the service would resolve in every case I assumed there was not a configuration issue.
In the end setting the Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management service start up type to “Automatic (delayed start)” resolved the problem on all machines, though it resulted in a slightly longer boot time for the VMs.
All of thee servers worked fine for a few months so I assume the problem was due to a Windows update but to date I have found no actual cause. Also, I can confirm this only occurs on my 2019 Hyper-V hosts. There are no issues with Server 2016 or earlier servers.
I had a client where Adobe Acrobat XI Standard, on Windows 10, worked flawlessly for several years, but recently documents would open and then after a couple of seconds close with no warning. Reinstallation and reactivating did not solve the problem nor did many Internet search results such as registry edits.
What did work was to open Adobe and very quickly, before it closed, click “Help” on the menu bar and then select “Check for updates”. It did find an update, download, and install. It worked fine after that. I suspect a compatibility issue with a recent Windows update may have caused the problem.
It seems recently many users are receiving an error logging into Remote Desktop Servers (Terminal Servers) from off-site. The error reads:
An authentication error has occurred. The function request is not supported. Remote computer <ServerName> This could be due to CredSSP encryption oracle remediation. For more information, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=866660
This is a result of a March 13th update. The previous error message was shorter, but an Apr 17 update elaborated the error message to read as above.
The link explains how to resolve using group policy but the simple fix, as of May 8th, is to apply the KM4103725 monthly rollup update. This will require a reboot on most servers, but should resolve the problem once complete.
However, I also recently read about an issue with attached USB drives oddly causing the update to fail. Recently, on a PC on which I tried all of the aforementioned options, and had no attached USB devices, I discovered a DVD in the drive. Once ejected the update installed without a problem. This strikes me as very bizarre, but perhaps the update searches other available drives for some reason.
Therefore; I recommend if having issues with Windows updates, try disconnecting any USB devices such as external drives, thumb drives, phones which may be charging, and possibly even USB printers, and don’t forget to check the DVD tray, just in case.
Have you ever opened an Adobe document and been surprised to see hieroglyphic-like, unrecognizable, characters?
Having seen this a few times and having found dozens of solutions on the internet, some of which seem rather complex, I did a little tinkering. It seems the common denominator is one simple change; allowing “document fonts”. I confess I have not run across this with Adobe Acrobat Reader, but if Adobe Standard or Pro, there will be an Adobe “Printer”. To resolve the problem……….
Windows 7/8: Open Control Panel and then Devices and Printers Right click on the Adobe “printer” and choose Printer properties.
Windows 10: In the Cortana Search box type printers and click enter, which should open the Printers and Scanners window. Click on the Adobe “printer” and 3 buttons should appear, click manage, then Printer Properties
Click the “Preferences” button near the bottom
Choose the “Adobe PDF Settings” tab
Uncheck the box “rely on system fonts only, do not use document fonts”
On several systems over the past year I have seen the C:\Windows\Temp folder filling up with large .cab files generated by the system, on a semi-regular bases. This continues until there is no available drive space and the system becomes unusable.
The short term solution is to just delete all of the files but the problem returns after weeks or months, depending on the initial free drive space.
It seems this is caused by a large log file within the C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder. To resolve I created a folder C:\Windows\Logs\CBS_Archive and moved all CbsPersist_file_number.log files, older than 10 days, to the archive folder. This seems to have resolved the issue.