Internal Server Error with nopCommerce on IIS

If you’re working with the open-source nopCommerce project, you might notice that upon initial setup, you get a message saying the following: “We’re sorry, an internal error occurred that prevents the request to complete. Our supporting staff has been notified with this error and will address this issue shortly. We profusely apologize for the inconvenience … Read moreInternal Server Error with nopCommerce on IIS

PowerShell: Removing Software Updates from Windows

Introduction

Recently, I had the need to remove software updates from Windows servers in order to test out patching functionality in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM / ConfigMgr). Since we’re currently deploying full patched operating system (OS) images, we didn’t really have any machines to test deploying software updates with. We’re currently working with non-production servers, so removing software updates for a few minutes and reinstalling them isn’t a big deal. I figured the easiest thing to do would be to simply remove any and all updates that could be removed (some can’t be uninstalled), so naturally, I wrote a script to handle this.

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Windows 7 RSAT Tools

The Windows 7 Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) are available from this location: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d&displaylang=en#filelist The list of tools available in the RSAT download is here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/958830