Category Archives: Windows

Clearing All Event Viewer Logs

With the advent of Windows Vista and Server 2008, the Event Viewer became the central location for all things related to logging for pretty much everything Windows related. Sometimes, especially when bringing a new system online, you need a bit of clarity. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to clear all of the logs in a single motion using the UI. A quick bit of batch file kung fu solves this issue for us.

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Windows Updates Downloader 2.40 Build 1299 Released

Another buildĀ of the Windows Updates Downloader, version 2.40 Build 1299, has been published.

Thanks to the user community for helping me identify a rare bug with the windows update agent. I’ve also extended the Update List specifications to support identification of the base service pack. This should go a long way towards clearing up confusion people had between the Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3 update lists. This is also a small but necessary step towards detecting locally installed updates.