Windows 2008 Server Update Error 80070490 – Windows 64-bit – KB967723

When trying to update my Windows Server machines using the built-in Windows Update I had noticed that there was a single update that had erroring out time and time again. I finally decided that I should do something about it to resolve the problem so I began searching the internet and Microsoft’s site to see if there was a solution to the Windows Update error 80070490. Turns out, there was a problem with the Windows Update system installing the error. The quick and easy work-around was to download the update individually from Microsoft and install it singularly.

Here is the link to the download page (this is for the 64-bit version, if you have a 32-bit system, you’ll need to find and download the file for your 32-bit system):
Security Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB967723)

Windows 7 Not Recognizing External Hard Drive (Western Digital MyBook)

I recently installed the Windows 7 beta on my home computer and love everything about it. The operating system as a whole is great, and I have no complaints… especially when compared to Windows Vista. Anyways, I recently tried to backup my photo folder on my computer to my external hard drive, and I realized that it was not listed in my list of available drives. So I went to my device manager and it wasn’t found there either. I then tried disconnecting and reconnecting it with no luck. When I open up the USB tree in the device manager, I find an “Unsupported USB Device”, which I am assuming is my external hard drive.

Just to make sure that my drive still works, I brought it to work and plugged it into my computer, and it works perfectly. So there is something with Windows 7 that is causing my external hard drive to not be recognized. Any suggestions?

I’m using:

  • Windows 7
  • Western Digital 500GB MyBook External Hard Drive

Enable Multiple Remote Desktop Connections in Window Server 2008

Many times, you’ll find it necessary to have multiple connections to a Remote Desktop server, and by default, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Window Vista, Windows XP, etc. limit the number of Remote Desktop Connections to 1 user.

On Windows Server 2008, the Restrict Terminal Services users to a single remote session Group Policy setting determines whether you can connect to your existing physical console session. When this option is enabled, when logging on by default, you will be restricted to a single remote session.

This setting is available in the Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Terminal Services\Terminal Server\Connections node of the Local Group Policy Editor. You can also configure this setting in Terminal Services Configuration. The Restrict each user to a single session setting appears in Edit settings in the General section.

If you would like to have multiple simultaneous sessions for the same user, please uncheck this setting or set this group policy as Disabled.

For more information regarding Changes to remote administration in Windows Server 2008, please refer to the following KB article:

Changes to remote administration in Windows Server 2008

iTunes 8 Will Not Load or Install on Windows Vista – You must restart your system for the configuration changes made to iTunes to take effect

Recently, I updated my office computer to iTunes 8, and since the update, iTunes just will not load for me. Once I updated iTunes and restarted my system, I get the following messages.

First Message

Please wait while Windows configures iTunes.

Second (most frustrating) Message

You must restart your system for the configuration changes made to iTunes to take effect. Click Yes to restart now or No if you plan to manually restart later.

Basically, my iTunes installation is in a never-ending loop of configuring itself and then asking for my computer to be restarted. Is there any way to get around this problem? I’ve tried uninstalling iTunes and deleting all of the files associated with it, but once I downloaded and installed iTunes again, I encountered the same problem. Endless loop.