Error 1719 MSI installer on Windows 2008 r2

Our Anti-virus application failed to up-date on a terminal server. No big deal I thought, just remove the AV, reboot and re-deploy., well that didn’t workout as expected. It took me an hour and a Microsoft Fixit tool to remove the AV, but the real problem occured during the installation. During the installation I got the following error: MSI error…

Outlook 2010 only starting in safe mode sins 8 Dec 2015

After just closing and opening Outlook 2010 I got stuck in the safe mode, no matter what I tried, Outlook only opens in safe mode. Normally this happens if a add-in causes Outlook to crash. That didn’t happen this time, this behavior is caused the Windows Update KB3114409 which was intended to prevent Outlook 2010 from starting in the safe mode, but…

Change default search engine in IE 11 with GPO

In IE 11 the default search engine is Microsoft’s own search engine Bing. Changing the it on one computer is easy, but what if you need to change it for an entire domain? There is no GPO available to set the default search engine in IE 11. There are a few solution on the internet, but some will ask the user…

Fixing error “Could not register type library for file

This one took me a couple of hours to figure out.. I was trying to install the NAV 2015 Client on one of our Xenapp Servers. Earlier we succeeded the installation on our test machine, but our product machines where not so easy. The installation of the client ended every time with the following error: [code]Could not register type library…

Solving error 1406 when installing Office 2010

Has some issues with Office 2010, got error 1406 every time I tried to install it on a Windows 2008 machine. The error contains information about a permission issues in the register keys in Software\Class\<number>\InprocServer32. Resetting the permissions or taking ownership didn’t solve the problem, a clean boot was the solution. After some more research I found this blog post on…

Fix Citrix blurry in Windows 10

Updated – dec 2017 On Windows 10 your Citrix Receiver may show blurry text.  This problem occurs due dynamic display scaling on non DPI aware (older) programs (more about that here). In Windows 10, the DPI scaling is turned on default. So to fix the problem, we need to turn it off for Citrix Receiver. The affected files for Citrix Receiver…

Remove Windows.old in Windows 10 after upgrade

After upgrading from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 you will have ability to revert back to your old Windows installation. This feature can come in handy if Windows 10 is not working as excepted for you, but what is you are totally happy with Win 10 and you want to free up some disk space? Simply deleting the…

Turn off and disable UAC in Windows 10

UAC (User Account Control) is part of Windows security system to prevent unwanted installations or changes of apps and system settings. This results in annoying popups which will ask you confirmation everytime you change or install something. Better is to use a traditional security model with administrator accounts and normal users. To disable UAC in Windows 10 go to Start…

Custom theme for Citrix Storefront 2.6 and Netscaler 10.x

Last week we replaced our Citrix Secure Gateway and Web interface with Storefront and Netscaler. By default the layout of Storefront and Netscaler match that of Citrix Receiver. The design is not bad, but I always want to do a little bit of company branding for my users. (So they know they are at the right place 😉 ) Because our logo…