Posts Tagged ‘crash’

SCOM 2012 Reporting Server installation crash

Written by Ingmar Verheij on March 8th, 2013. Posted in Operations Manager

During the installation of a SCOM2012 reporting server the installation unexpectedly stops working with an error message “System Center Operations Manager Setup has stopped working”. This repeatedly happened after the data reader account was entered.

Data Reader accountSystem Center Operations Manager Setup has stopped working

The log files in %LocalAppData%\SCOM\Logs did not give any information about why the installation ended, neither did the event viewer. All prerequisites where met and common workarounds like reboots and using a dedicated SQL server for the reporting database did not solve the problem.

Excel 2010 crashes on Save(as) / Macro

Written by Ingmar Verheij on February 15th, 2011. Posted in Office

After working multiple days on an Excel worksheet with lots a data, charts en Macro’s the worksheet somehow crashes today. Altough I haven’t found out what iniated the problem (maybe the installation of Adobe Reader X?) I have found a “solution” to the problem.

First of all the symptoms.
After opening an Excel 2010 worksheet, with the Macros enabled (“Enable Content”), the worksheet can’t be saved. Saving the worksheet, or clicking on the Macros button (on the Developer tab), results in a crashing worksheet.

In the event log the followin error is logged:
Faulting application name: EXCEL.EXE, version: 14.0.4756.1000, time stamp: 0x4b9c0870
Faulting module name: VBE7.DLL, version:, time stamp: 0x4b7b2131
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000000000220b24
Faulting process id: 0x186c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cbcce7fe8ef29f
Faulting application path: C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice14EXCEL.EXE
Report Id: 46c04576-38db-11e0-9560-8697dfeafdc5

Since the error only occurs when Macros (or VBA) is enabled, and the error references VBE7.DLL, I suspected the error to be in the VBA area.

“Fier” this printer driver

Written by Ingmar Verheij on December 4th, 2009. Posted in Printing

Recently I wrote a few articles about the problems with printer drivers in a multi-user environment. In the past weeks I’ve been troubleshooting a problem with Citrix servers who randomly hang, without any clear cause.
The source of all problems was a classic issue, bad printer drivers.

So what happened?
This can be seen through different eyes, and different perspective. The end-user, administrator and the consultant.

Printer drivers in a multiuser environment.

Written by Ingmar Verheij on November 4th, 2009. Posted in Printing

If you’re familiar with the challenges of printer drivers in a multiuser environemnt you can skip the first part of this post.

The challenge of printer drivers in a multiuser environment
The first terminal server implementation i’ve done was a Windows NT 4 Terminal Server. This is where i’ve learned (the hard way) that printer drivers and a multiuser enviroment is a snake pit. Finding the right driver for the printer is a difficult job which was done by trial-and-error.