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Vista "Server Execution Failed" message

I re-installed Vista (bleh) on my sister's Inspiron 1501. Apparently Vista sucks. The WLAN card was being flaky, and the dell drivers CD shipped with the system is useless - the autorun app which is the driver manager installer app crashes. Spent more than an hour on the phone with dell last night trying to explain the problem. Finally found a solution to the problems with the WLAN card:


there is now a simple fix for Vista Home users, as well, for the "server execution error" and red "x" over the wireless networking icon.

Simply run a command prompt as an administrator (right-click on it and click "Open as Administrator") then enter the following command line:

net localgroup "Administrators" "NT Authority\Local Service" /add

That should do it. We should thank God for the each other because Microsoft sure has no F-ing idea what they are doing yet.




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Dec. 28th, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC)
Good thing you're not using one of those obscure OSs that needs that archane "command line" crap.
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