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FREE AntiVirus for Windows Server 2008

Today I learned of two FREE programs that could help cover my laptop.   In the virus and malware marketplace I’ve long believe more than one tool (and vendor) is needed to stay safe.   There are just too many angles of attack with new one coming up all the time.   Staying current on patches is a great idea.    It’s a good foundation, but you also need active scanning tools.

Here are two programs to consider.   I run ClamWin and have been very happy with it.    Then just add Windows Defender for malware and Windows Update for patches to keep your machine safe.   Learn more about safe computing practices at http://www.onguardonline.gov/

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FIX for EventLog Application 2001: It has taken too long to refresh the W3SVC counters

Please see the below hyperlink and the run the commands included in line.   I see this one often with SharePoint and wanted to share the research in case your event logs show something similar.    Less noise makes it easier to troubleshoot real issues.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;267831

EventLog Application Error 2001: It has taken too long to refresh the W3SVC counters, the stale counters are being used instead.

 

Open CMD and run:

unlodctr msftpsvc 
unlodctr asp 
unlodctr inetinfo 
lodctr w3ctrs.ini 
lodctr ftpctrs.ini 
lodctr axperf.ini 
lodctr infoctrs.ini

 

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Application    Error    8/1/2009 2:08    W3CTRS    2001    It has taken too long to refresh the W3SVC counters, the stale counters are being used instead.

Workaround for “Package does not support server operating systems” with Orca MSI editor

I recently tried to add the Windows Media Player 11 FireFox plugin (wmpfirefoxplugin.exe) to my Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition machine and was disappointed to see the below dialog warning me of the fact it wouldn’t install on a server operating system.

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Not one to cede easily I opened Sysinternal’s PROCEXP.EXE, found the MSI handle, made a copy, and used Microsoft Orca to edit he MSI and remove the requirement.   The package installed and works great.

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If you use Windows Server 2008 as your workstation you might want to consider these same steps for any installation that fails around O/S verification.    The warning, of course, is that the software might truly not work as expected.    However, most of the times it seems to run just fine for me.

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