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  1. is there a way to disable smart text selection in outlook/ word/ office. Quite often I need to select specific parts of a string but infuriatingly office "corrects" my selection for me. Examples: String 'C:\test\file.txt' trying to select: C:\test\file.txt autocorrects to: 'C:\test\file.txt' trying to select: \test\file.txt auto corrects to: :\test\file.txt' and a few other undesired behaviors. It seems to depend what format the text is in, I usually experience the issue in outlook or word when someone has copied and pasted a webpage error to me. If I copy to notepad (what I have to do constantly atm) I can select correctly. If The text is typed out instead of being copy and pasted (usually from a webpage) it also works. I also try using the method of: click start, hold shift, click end but it still results in the same behavior. Why anyone thought this kind of behavior would be desirable is beyond me, surely a user is competent enough to select their own text ?
  2. Automatic Updates Big Fix

    PC_LOAD_LETTER Yes it does sound like we have been down the same path, even to the point of creating the big bat file remote execution via psexec is the intended goal and its my next target since the current version of AU big fix seems to handle all my current au client issues. I should have cmd line options added next week and fortunately for me I have a large amount of client PC's waiting to be tested current planned cmd line options: /all : run all fixes /simple : run simple fixes /uws : use wsus server /duws : dont use wsus server and of course the ability to turn on each option from the cmd line, suggestions for option names are welcome as I really do suck @ names
  3. Automatic Updates Big Fix

    DigeratiPrime, it seemed to be quite a mixture of issues. Alot of the users had local admin rights which enabled them to screw up their AU settings. Others seemed to be caused by the catroot dirs becoming corrupted and yet more were caused by the local user owning catroot rather than the system (I have nfi how that came about). The computers at my work control labatory instruments and tend to run 24/7 so they are never logged out or rebooted - this does seem to cause AU some issues after awhile. I have never seen a site in such a bad state, so it was a wide selection of AU errors to deal with. I am still working my way through the computers with the issues and would be happy to do some investigation and post excerpts of windowsupdate.log. Most threads I found unfortunately dealt with how the issue could be fixed not what caused it.
  4. Automatic Updates Big Fix

    Greetings all, first time poster long time etc etc. I support a large win32 & unix network for my current employer, having come onto an existing setup I found that the previous admin for the WSUS server had done an asbolutely terrible job of maintaing it. Automatic Update Client faults on 100's (litterally) of pc's all having their own special issue to resolve. Thanks to the excellent info found in these forums i have made a tool written in autoit that so far seems to fix every issue thrown at it. While i used todo all this in 1 big bat file, I found it much easier to have a gui to select what was needed and run it (much more convient than repeatedly copy&pasting out the cmd's). The app is by no means complete yet but it has been thoroughly tested. Feel free to contact me in regards to additional AU fixes or anything. The app has only been used on windows xp 32bit as thats all my business and I use. Quick todo: * make a nsi installer * Download needed apps from ms directly. * add any other needed fixes * cmd line switches AU Big Fix - filefactory AU Big Fix - filedropper AU Big Fix - savefile Cheers