After restoring an ghost/acronis image on your Citrix server your getting the message:

msgina.dll could not be loaded, MSGINA.DLL could not be found, please contact your system admininstrator to restore the original dll or to replace it 

The GUI shows something like this:

So how is this possible? Isn’t a ghost/acronis image an EXACT duplication of a disk?

First lets explain a bit about Windows and driveletters:

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Comments (3) Posted by pieter on Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Every Windows box with sp2 had tons of eventlog records containing info about perflib:

Event Source: Perflib
Event Type: Warning
Event ID: 2003
Description: The configuration information of the performance library “C:\WINDOWS\system32\perfts.dll” for the “TermService” service does not match the trusted performance library information stored in the registry. The functions in this library will not be treated as trusted.

According to Microsoft, you could fix it as follows:
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Comments (0) Posted by pieter on Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Did you google for something like: WDS, Windows Desktop Search, Turn Of or Default Windows XP Search.

There are a couple of reasons why you have desktop search installed:
– You like the product and hate google
– After installing Office 2007, outlook tell’s you to install it to use the find function

So now when you search within windows XP (for files or whatever) the “Microsoft Desktop Search” popups:


Since not everything is indexed, this can be frustrating. And if your searching for that file yoy just downloaded, changes are that downloading it again is faster then using Windows Desktop Search 😉

How to solve this?
Save the code underneath to a .REG file and execute it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Desktop Search\DS]

Or you can navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Desktop Search\DS
Double-click on ‘ShowStartSearchBand’ and set the value to ‘0’

Comments (0) Posted by pieter on Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

In order to find this post, i would give google the instructions: convert M4A to MP3 freeware M4A2MP3 free -linux xp Windows

So you downloaded a new podcast or whatever and want to convert it to mp3? There are loads of programs which will do the trick, if you pay. Since paying sucks and isn’t necesarry, follow these instructions to make a cool ‘sendto mp3’ command in windows XP (vista not tested, will probably work too).

You will need the following freeware:
1) faad for windows to convert a M4A to wav (download here)
2) lame to code a wav to MP3 (download here)
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Comments (5) Posted by pieter on Thursday, September 20th, 2007

In order to find this post, i would google for: windows client not visible wsus server

Let’s say you configured a GPO for servers or clients so they receive their updates from your local WSUS server, how do you speed up the process so they show up in the WSUS management page immediately?

1) Refreshing the GPO using “gpupdate /force” on the client
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Comments (4) Posted by pieter on Wednesday, September 19th, 2007