December 2, 2008

Microsoft Update Catalog

Filed under: Micorosoft Windows — Rahul Patel @ 7:58 pm

Have you seen the new Microsoft Update Catalog? Check it out!

It gives you the ability to download as many updates as you need for various operating systems in a matter of minutes (or as fast as your download speed will allow).


1. Enter KB article number for the update into the search field and click Search.

2.The search results are then displayed. Click on the Add button next to the updates you wish to download.

3.Repeat as many times as you would like for as many different updates as you would like.

4.When you’re done, click on View Basket.

5.Remove any updates you no longer want or click Download.

6.Provide download location.

7.Receive nice pretty progress bars for each update which you can cancel at any time.

8.Then you’re done


Backup and Restore of Share Permissions

Filed under: Tips n Tricks — Rahul Patel @ 7:32 pm

Backup and Restore of Share Permissions

To backup share permissions, export the Shares registry key.

  1. Open Regedit to the following location:


  2. Right-click the Shares registry key and select Export. Give it a file name such as shareperms.reg.

When you want to restore the permissions, double-click shareperms.reg to import it back into the registry.

Use the reg tool to backup the registry key from the command line:

reg export HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares shareperms.reg

If you need to restore it at some point, just run:

reg import shareperms.reg

Clearing Windows Update Cache Upon Update Failure

Filed under: Tips n Tricks — Rahul Patel @ 9:58 am
  1. Open Command Prompt by Start -> Run and type “cmd
  2. On the Command Prompt, type “net stop wuauserv“. This is done so that you will terminate the windows automatic update service to allow us to delete the cache files
  3. Still on the Command Prompt, type “cd /d %windir%” or “cd\windows
  4. Type “rd /s SoftwareDistribution
  5. Thats it, the cache has been purged. Now we need to restart the windows automatic update service again. To do that, type “net start wuauserv
  6. Or go to this link: http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=971058

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