Tag Archive for 'windows'

Wireless Configuration: Incorrect MFC DLL version installed

Out of the blue when I started my laptop (Dell D600, Windows XP SP2) I started getting the following error:

Wireless Configuration
Incorrect MFC DLL version installed on this system; minimum requirement is MFC SP4 Dlls.

The message wouldn’t stop popping up, rebooting didn’t help.

Solution

Google was not much of help there. The best advice found was this; it didn’t help though. Finally I decided to remove Dell Wireless Manager because… it had the same icon that this annoying pop-up icon smile Wireless Configuration: Incorrect MFC DLL version installed This helped!

At the moment I can’t do much more about the wireless because my router is in the service. When it’s back I’m going to reinstall the software for wireless and I hope all works grand. If I have any problems I’ll update this post.

Terminal server has exceeded maximum number of allowed connection – how to kill open sessions?

When you RDC (connecting remotely using Remote Desktop Connection) to a server and get “Terminal server has exceeded maximum number of allowed connection” message there’s still light at the end of the tunnel.

Solution (tested on Windows 2003)

RDC to another server in the same workgroup as the one you cannot access and go to Administrative Tools / Terminal Services Manager.

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Zune Theme

If you’re bored with standard Windows XP Themes and you’d like to try something different, have a try with Windows XP official Zune Theme. You can have a look at it on Softpedia.
I haven’t had any problems with it and I’m pretty hapy with the effect icon smile Zune Theme

Windows 2003: problem with running exe files

Today I couldn’t install some tool on Windows 2003 SE despite being assigned to the Admisnitrators group. Whenever I tried I get the following message:

Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropraiate permissions to access the item.

If you face such problem, first of all check what permissions you have. To do that, right click on My Computer and choose Manage; then System Tools\Local Users and Groups\Groups; double click Administrators on the right part of the window and check if you are on the list of users with that persmissions.

As I said, I was the Admisnitrator of that machine so that was really strange. So I righ clicked the exe file I needed to run and chose Properties. In the Security tab I found out I have the appropriate rights on that file. I went to General tab of that window; at the bottom, in Security section there was the infromation:

This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer.

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That was it! You just need to click Unblock button which is next to the above information.

FYI: The whole security section is only visible for ‘unsecure’ files. Once you enable a file’s execution and click OK, you will no longer see it.

Launchy

Have you ever lacked from run menu from KDE (Alt+F2) in your Windows? Try Launchy. It’s open source software that not only runs programs you have installed on your PC but also can launch your documents, project files, bookmarks etc.

I really recommend it! To learn more, see Launchy homepage.