Marriott.com Too Many Redirects and Access Denied on landing page

From time to time the http://www.marriott.com website appears to die.  The errors may show for login or on search.

marriott-redirect-1

Google, Firefox, and Chrome all state “Too Many Redirects”.   This means the cookies have become stale and are causing issues.

The easiest solution is to remove the cookies for the effected website.

Chrome

  1. Open Chrome
  2. chrome://settings/cookies
  3. Search for the website that is having issues
  4. marriott-redirect-2
  5. Remove all shown
  6. Done
  7. Reload the page .. should still give you the error. Reload forced CTRL+F5 (this reloads without using local cache)

Chrome Cookies Location

Settings > Show Advanced Settings > Privacy > Content Settings > Cookies > All Cookies and Site Data
%localappdata%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cookies

Safari: “Could not open the page, too many redirects”

This might happen if you visit a page that’s been set to open another page, but the next page is instructed to go back to the original page.

This issue can be caused by the website you’re trying to view. Safari might be able to open the website at a later time, when the website’s redirect problem has been corrected.

This issue can also happen if redirect information has been cached after it’s no longer needed. In some cases, removing related cookies and cache in Safari can resolve repeated redirects:

  1. Safari, choose Safari > Preferences.
  2. Click the Privacy icon to view Privacy settings.
  3. Click the Details button that appears under the Remove All Website Data button.
  4. Search for the name of the website that you are trying to view.
  5. Click the Remove button.
  6. Close the Safari Preferences window.

If the issue continues, repeat the steps without searching for a specific website. Click the Remove All Website Data button to remove all of your cookies and cache files. If this does not resolve the issue, contact the owner of the website you’re trying to view for additional help.

Windows Store Install Error 0x803F8001

While playing around with the most recent Windows Insider build I ran into an application that was receiving the 0x803F8001 Error.  Ironically, I have not been able to find exact error code in online documentation.  Instead I am going to write a short summary of methods to work with the Windows Store to resolve a multitude of issues including this one.

store-feedback-install-error-0x803f8001

Windows EventViewer Error Details

Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: StoreAgentAcquireLicenseFailure1
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: Update;Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe
P2: 803f8001
P3: 14393
P4: 576
P5: Windows.Desktop
P6: N
P7: 
P8: 
P9: 
P10:

Attached files:

These files may be available here:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\NonCritical_Update;Microsoft_c92bdd60e6ccf0dc89ec13246a78b39b61a9bae_00000000_45ca645c

Analysis symbol: 
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: 73e2874a-d67b-11e6-9ae3-e4b318276f42
Report Status: 4100
Hashed bucket:

Ahh, StoreAgentAcquireLicenseFailure1.  Access denied or Corrupt files.  Interesting.  Lets dig further!

Windows Store TroubleShooter

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/instantanswers/69e76f90-d54c-44cf-9851-c2d1542790db/run-the-troubleshooter-for-windows-apps 

No Joy but it did do things… what are those things?

Reset the Windows Store

  1. Open Administrator Command Prompt
    1. Winkey + X
    2. Command Prompt (Admin)
  2. WSReset.exe
    1. Resets the Windows Store (will close and reopen the Windows Store)

No Joy but now I feel better!

Register the Catalog Manifest again

Run the following from a Admin Command Prompt (see above on how to open one)

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows
Store).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"

Just a note, this won’t work if the store is open.  So close the store 🙂

Error if Store is Open

Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073D02, The package could not be installed because resources it
modifies are currently in use.
error 0x80004004: Unable to install because the following apps need to be closed
Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App.
NOTE: For additional information, look for [ActivityId] 35681ba7-696a-0003-86d6-69356a69d201 in the Event Log or use
the command line Get-AppxLog -ActivityID 35681ba7-696a-0003-86d6-69356a69d201
At line:1 char:97
+ ... fest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manife ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (C:\Program File...ppxManifest.xml:String) [Add-AppxPackage], Exception
 + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DeploymentError,Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AddAppxPackageCommand

Ironically the steps above did not resolve the issue in question.  What did?

Fix: Uninstall and Reinstall

Uninstall the app from the start menu.  By right click and uninstall

store-unistall-feedback

Open the store and go shop for the app again.

Be aware, this was a minor application but an app with lots of configuration files will all be reset to default.

So what is actually broken?

This leads me to believe there is a corrupted install somewhere in your local user profile.

C:\Users\shaun.cassells\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache

That means it is either a stuck transfer via BITS or Corrupted access on the local device.  Why am I leaning towards access?  Because the app still opens and runs fine but I cannot update it.

I am going to keep looking for a direct definition of the error code and the access denied issue

 

Microsoft Windows Insider MVP 2017 – Shaun Cassells

I have been awarded Microsoft MVP in the Windows Insider Program!

Happy Perihelion!

I am happy to announce I have been awarded Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) for Windows Insider on January 1st 2017.   What a great way to wrap up 2016 and to start 2017!

windows-insider-mvp-2017-award

The Windows Insider MVP program was created July 1st 2016 and several previous MVPs from a multitude of other groups were migrated.  I appear to be in the initial group of new Windows Insider specific MVPs.   I look forward to working with everyone.   I also want to thank everyone I have worked with at 1E.com, conferences, user groups, or online!

 

Coming up at CTSMUG (Central Texas Systems Management User Group) on Jan 13th we have some great speakers and vendors like Air-Watch and Parallels.

Green Screen of Emotion Death

The newest build of Windows 10 released in Dec of 2016 had a new color for stop kernel errors.  The Green color has been added to identify insider builds.  While I agree the color is easy to notice but wouldn’t it be more useful to create better error descriptions.  Even to this day if you look up the error on screen you only get redirected to a generic page.

BTW, if anyone is curious I still use the PLEX Windows Store App and fast-forward quickly several times to cause a Kernel Fault 🙂 or is it 😦

Power on AA Planes: Tales of an Energy Zombie

While walking through airports it is fun to watch Energy Zombies scanning walls and seats looking for power.  Beware the Energy Zombie with a low battery looking for a hit of energy.  The unfocused shuffle until they see an open socket no matter where it is located then the desperate surge to plug in before anyone else.

I am going to focus on American Airlines planes with power so you can land with full charge.  Tools you’ll want from a professional Traveler:

  1. High AMP DC adpater with two USB ports (Think car cigarette adapter)
  2. Two USB cables (one at least a meter in length)
  3. AC power block with high AMP rating

That’s it.  You have these 4 items you can take advantage of power on all the planes.  Even seats that have two adapters.

32B – Airbus A320 Sharklets

Every seat has a screen 110v AC power (international multi plug) and USB 0.5 amp (slow charge) right below the screen

MD80 – Dirty 80 (2×3 seating)

Between seats is a DC plug (think car cigarette lighter).  You’ll need to bring your own USB Adapter.  Side note two USB port 1.0 A 5v DC adapters are cheap.  The real trick is check the AMPs.  The higher the AMP the faster you’ll charge.  Repeating myself because it is worth it.  Also these adapters are great for rental cars.

757-200, 767, 330-200, and 330-300

The old US airways planes tend to have power in first class the extra space seats only.  Keep in mind some of the older planes won’t have power so this is a hit an miss section!

737-800/900 (3×3 seating)

Shared Universal AC power in seats.  This means two per side of row so be nice and share with your fellow travelers

CRJ/CRJ700/CRJ200/ERJ

NO POWER!  Become an Energy Zombie

 

Little Green Light woes?

Green light means power is available.  I know right?  The reason I am calling this out is some older planes while tethered to the gate will have power.  However as the boarding process is completed and before the engines start power will drop out.  To start it again you will need to unplug and replug in but only after the engines have started.  Also on some older planes especially 15v DC connections you can draw to much power with bigger electronics and the green light will drop out.  You’ll need to lower the draw on your device and keep fiddling.  To lower power, for example, on a tablet turn off extra apps until you can get the device to charge effectively.  Keep green!