FIX: “Hyper-V encountered an error trying to access an object on computer ‘localhost’ because the object was not found. The object might have been deleted. Verify that the Virtual Machine Management service on the computer is running. If the service is running, try to perform the task again by using Run as Administrator.”

Opened up Hyper-V today and all of my VMs where missing… umm what? So I tried to connect to a server (button far right) POPUP ERROR   Error Text “Hyper-V encountered an error trying to access an object on computer ‘localhost’ because the object was not found. The object might have been deleted. Verify that…

WAAS: Naming Structure Not-So-Secret Decoder Ring

In the past year we have had a lot of Nomenclature Changes for Windows As A Service (WAAS).  The following slide from Ignite 2017 really clears it up.  Just like designer MUD in a SPA. How often Office and Windows updated? What versions of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr / SCCM) supports 1709 next…

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Client Health: Repair the WMI Path and ensure WMI is added

Once upon a time I wrote a Client Health repair script for Windows XP SMS and SCCM 2007 environments.  By far and away the biggest issue was WMI corruption.  The point of this script was to fix as much as humanly possible WITHOUT using WMI.  No minor feat and you can see one section below…

WI 15048: SCCM Control Panel Applet missing – Command line to run it

With the improvements to the control panel the Configuration Manager Control Panel Applet (CPL) has disappeared.  To add insult to injury the default location of the SCCM client is not indexed nor in the system path. Open the Configuration Manager CPL c:\windows\ccm\SMSCFGRC.cpl SMS back from the dead 🙂  I always wondered if the files were…

Windows 10 – Dell Apoint.exe – Alps_SetMouseMonitorError!!

Brand new install of Windows 10 on a dell laptop I get the error Dell Apoint.exe Alps_SetMouseMonitorError!! ALPS / Apoint popup – bad dell touch pad driver Fix Unistall it.  You don’t need it. A new one will install later automatically via Windows Update “C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Uninstap.exe” SILENT