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  1. Dave-H and heinoganda - Thanks. Just ran Heinoganda's Cert_Updater, but the blue window has dates that are a bit back, one of which is almost a year old. Does this look correct? Thanks.
  2. Half way back in this great thread, there's a download for updating your trusted certificates. I think provided by heinoganda. Just noticed the following message in Event Viewer on my XP machine, without my doing anything. Is this the same thing? Am I getting lucky for a change?
  3. jaclaz - I tried to do first an incremental rescan and then a full rescan of one of the indexed folders but got the same 4118 error messages in Event Viewer - "A content scan could not be completed on [that folder]". So I'm looking at your second suggestion re the size of the USN Journal. First, this is what I see in cmd: What would you recommend I change, and how much? Thanks.
  4. bphltp and jaclaz - what do you make of the fact that, right now, in "Add or Remove Windows Components," the Indexing Service is NOT checked. (I don't know how long that's been the case.) Should I just check it and see? I'd prefer to keep the existing, deep database and not have the OS try to re-do it from scratch. I have emails going back to 2005. Prefer that Indexing turn back on, respect the existing database and start catching up from last November. By the way, I do have an alternate system -- Google Desktop -- which I've kept all these years after Google discontinued it. It's actually where I go first. But it isn't foolproof, and I like to have the MS Indexing Service as well. All of this helps me a lot when I'm looking for a document or spreadsheet that's a needle in a haystack, especially when I'm doing tax returns (like next month). Thanks.
  5. jaclaz - Actually, I'd like to get the Indexing Service working better on my XP machine. Indexing Service seemed to work well UNTIL I replaced my hard drive last November. The old drive was a normal hard drive that was starting to go bad. I had a very lightly used leftover Maxtor Momentus XT from my wife's dead XP laptop, and so I set up that Maxtor Momentus XT to become my replacement hard drive. It's one of the early HD-SSD hybrids. I used Aomei Backupper to Backup everything out to a separate external drive and then to Restore everything to the Maxtor Momentus XT. I had boot problems, so I used my Macrium disk to fix the MBR and other boot files. Since then, the Maxtor Momentus XT seems to be working quite well generally in my Dell Optiplex 755 desktop (Win XP SP3 with the POS hack for continued updates) with one exception: Since the hard drive swap last November, the native Indexing Service in my XP has thrown error messages regarding Ci in every reboot and seems not to have been updating new or changed files after the hard drive swap last November. This has been an issue even before I turned off IIS earlier this month. These are the error messages: I'm afraid that, if I now "remove" anything related to the Indexing Service, then I'll forever lose what's already been indexed through last November and be unable to Query Search anything. ALSO - In Add or Remove Windows Components, the Indexing Service is NOT checked. (So why can I still do queries?) (And, as you know from above, IIS is now also NOT checked.) What do you think about getting the Indexing Service working again? Thanks.
  6. Well ... there is ONE issue. On reboots since I turned off IIS on July 4, I now get warning message: However, ever since I replaced my hard drive last November, Ci has been throwing other error messages and indicating it is not working. So I'm not sure whether this new warning about "IISADMIN service is not available" actually makes a difference. But I'd prefer to straighten this out. Thoughts? Thanks. EDIT - HEY - I just noticed the reference to "virtual roots". Is it possible IIS started originally because I once tried to play with virtual on this machine (but gave up because I don't understand it)?
  7. Happy that I don't have the loop problem. But a few weeks ago, just before these updates, I turned off IIS in my XP machine because I was getting scary error messages. (Thanks again for help from jaclaz, dencorso and others here.) Maybe the .NET update loop is related to IIS on your XP machines?
  8. jaclaz - done. Email is still working. I can still link in from another computer using Teamviewer or LogMeIn. Wonder what program had me start IIS in the first place. Many thanks.
  9. Ok - more stuff and I don't know if it's related to this issue. Yesterday 8:21pm - turned off and then on the IIS, as I described above. No immediate Warning notices. Yesterday 10:55pm - One of these warning notices by itself without a TCP-IP overflow message. "The server was unable to logon the Windows NT account 'admin' due to the following error: Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password." Yesterday 11:21pm - After some more fussing, I did a reboot. Got a BSOD noting ipnat.sys as the culprit. "The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x100000d1 (0x04c08a29, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0xa0328787)." Yesterday 11:25pm - Have now rebooted again, OK, but later notice this error message: This morning 8:23am - Did a sfc / scanonce on a reboot. Tonight, starting 6:13pm, get the following messages. Only the first is a warning. The others are a bit new - haven't seen them recently. Could it be that whatever is acting is now succeeding instead of getting blocked for bad password? Thoughts? Thanks.
  10. I'm going to copy here some additional information that I also posted in the VOIP forum of DSL Reports: ________________ Mediaguy and Anon - Thanks again for your interest. As you can tell, my day job is NOT tech, and I rely on excellent forums like this one to survive and to help my wife's business as her fake IT guy. (She once said, "glnz, you aspire to be a geek, but you're only a nerd.") I am again looking at the router in my wife's mini-office by going to its embedded web pages. It's a Westell 7500 Wireless Gateway (a modem-router) that's a leftover from my home Verizon DSL. Two and a half years ago, I got it out of the closet to see if I could make it into a router for her new rented mini-office. Somehow, maybe with help here, I managed to do so. Looks like I changed its "Protocol" from PPPo? for Vz DSL to "Bridge". In fact, inspired by mediaguy's questions here, I am checking again, and I see that the Westell 7500 is actually in "Routed Bridge" mode, and one of its embedded web pages says "Routed IP". Another page says "Routed IP WAN (Routed Bridge)". That seems to be different from plain-vanilla "bridge". So, it looks like we're all correct more or less. It looks like the landlord's network server has its own IP of "Server:". In turn, it looks like the DHCP function in our landlord's network server has (from its perspective) given my Westell router an IP of (I'm hiding some of the numbers for security purposes. The xxx.yyy are the same six digits in both places.)) From my side, on the LAN side of the Westell, the Westell has an IP of It continues to act as DHCP server to our mini-office computers, with a range of through Right now, on our LAN side, the Connect Me Freetalk 1200 has an IP within this range. The Westell has four ethernet ports, and apparently one of them, the "VersaPort", is configured for "WAN uplink port" and is connected by ethernet cable to the landlord's network socket in the wall. That leaves three other ethernet ports on the Westell and its WiFi. The three ethernet ports are connected by ethernet cables to two Windows PCs (including the one I'm using now) and our Connect Me Freetalk 1200 for the incoming Skype telephone number. The Westell's WiFi connects to our HP printer and anything else that walks into the tiny office that is configured to connect with the WPA2 password and is already on the MAC Address filter list, like our employee's and my wife's iPhones, iPads and iShoes (and my wife's MacBook Pro laptop). In this way, all our equipment in the mini-office is on the same LAN and (theoretically) can see each other. At least, the PCs can print to the printer and can access the embedded web pages of the Westell and the Connect Me Freetalk 1200. I don't think my landlord can "see" what's on the LAN side of our Westell because the Westell is not in plain-vanilla "bridge" mode, but I could be wrong about that. By the way, the Westell's "Firewall Settings" web page says "No security (None) - All traffic is allowed". There are four other possible settings with some level of security, but the Westell has always been set to None. So, getting back to the difficulties and miracle cure for our incoming Skype telephone calls, what do you think happened? Did our landlord block them and then remove the block? What do you think? Happy 4th!
  11. jaclaz and dibya - before I turn off IIS, I am concerned that my Outlook Express 6 will stop working correctly, because various screens indicate that SMTP depends on IIS, and I assume that Outlook Express depends on that SMTP. See the new Word doc attached here - 5 pages with screenshots of "Properties" tabs from IIS and SMTP in services.msc. They indicate that SMTP depends on IIS (and that SMTP is a dependency of IIS). But is the SMTP in my attached screenshots different from the SMTP used by my Outlook Express? In my Outlook Express account settings, it says, "Server Information: Outgoing Mail (SMTP):". It also says, "Server Port Numbers: Outgoing Mail (SMTP): 465". If there's only one SMTP, how can I turn off IIS? Thanks for working with me on this. About SMTP and IIS.doc
  12. Well, gents, first I found World Wide Web Publishing in services.msc, stopped and restarted it. Then, I found the IIS snap-in and the restart control and ran the restart. There's nothing new in the Event Viewer System messages from the two restarts other than that the services were stopped and restarted. jaclaz - you wrote above that if the IIS was badly configured, the error messages would repeat on the restart. But they didn't. After the restart, other things seem to run as before, including my browser (on which I'm typing now) and my Outlook Express 6 for emails (which I assume depends on SMTP, which I saw depends on IIS). Also, I don't have any scheduled tasks near the 5:30 pm ± Eastern time start point of the Event Viewer messages. I guess we'll wait until tomorrow 5:30pm ± Eastern Time. Meantime, while in the IIS snap-in, I saw that the two IPs that appear in the W3SVC logs have something to do with Default SMTP Virtual Server, whatever that is. See the screenshot I've uploaded here (as a Word .doc). I have no idea what this is. And another clue: If I use my browser to try to go to or (the two IPs in the W3SVC logs), I am prompted for a username and password, which I don't have. If I guess, I get However, is this computer - my XP Dell Optiplex 755. I have no idea what is Any thoughts? Screenshot IIS - Default SMTP Virtual Server.doc
  13. NSA?? Hahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! I have tears in my eyes! Hahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa !!!!! Oh! They would die of boredom!!!! Yes, my little home LAN also has a Win 7 (dual-booting with Win 10 so varies), my wife's new Apple, a Kindle, a Blackberry Classic, an HP printer, and a pair of shoes. Maybe the umbrella. Do you think it's the shoes? They were made in China. OK - but how DO I monitor to see what is going on at approx. 5:30pm? Is there a netstat setting that will leave a log? I don't want just to turn off IIS or World Wide Web service - more curious to see what this is first, to learn something. Maybe I could schedule a task to start logging the instant there's the event viewer warning about too many TCP connect attempts? How would I write that? Thanks, guys, and, Dibya, please TRY to have a happy 4th.
  14. Well, it started working! I didn't do anything! Maybe my landlord's IT guys fixed something in their outside network (my WAN side). Maybe they were blocking a port, which was needed for my incoming calls? No idea. FYI - from my landlord's perspective, I don't know what IP number his network assigns to my router. From my perspective, the landlord's (my WAN) network gateway (outside my office, and outside my control) is For that reason, from my PC's perspective, my router inside my office has a gateway IP of My router is in bridge mode with DHCP, and so on my LAN side I have IP range through (I think) My router is not doing any NAT, as far as I can see. Its NAT setting is none. The embedded web server in the Freetalk is (I recall) I have always been able to access the embedded web server in the Freetalk, but only today did its settings "take". Let's see how it goes over the next days. Happy 4th!
  15. Maybe the good crowd here can help. Suddenly, our Skype phone isn't ringing (or is ringing too little) and incoming calls are going too fast to voicemail. None of the adjustments seems to help. This problem is only a few weeks old. (There is NO problem making outgoing calls!) We have the Connect Me Freetalk 1200 device, which is connected to our router (internet access) and to our deskphone. It has been good for two years until this problem. We also have a Skype telephone number. Anyone can call that telephone number and our deskphone will ring (until now). It should ring four or five times before the call goes into Skype voicemail, but now either it is not ringing or ringing only once and already the call is diverted to voicemail. This has been happening in my wife's mini-office, which she rents from a mini-office company. The router in our mini-office is connected to the ethernet socket in the wall, and the mini-office company provides internet access through its own network, which we do not control, to that socket. Until this, all has been working very nicely, with a good internet connection with very low Ping and fast speed up and down. Our Freetalk is connected to that router and our deskphone. Here's my only clue: I took the little Connect Me Freetalk 1200 device home, hooked it up to my home LAN, and it worked perfectly. The little deskphone rang five times and I could either pick it up or let it go to voicemail. And I could make some adjustments (how long it rings) with the Freetalk's embedded web server. But when I brought these back to the mini-office, the symptoms revived - no ring or one ring and the incoming call is already diverted to voicemail. And adjustments don't help. Any thoughts? I'm not a tech person. But maybe the mini-office company did something to its network that interferes with our incoming calls. (But outgoing calls work fine.) Thanks.