Tagarchief: updates

Reconfigure nspluginwrapper

Yay, I just upgraded my nspluginwrapper and everything broke. Again. Couldn't use youtube or any of my other favorite sites anymore.

Running firefox from the console gave me some feedback:

*** NSPlugin Viewer  *** ERROR: NP_Initialize() get args: Message argument mismatch
*** NSPlugin Viewer  *** ERROR: rpc_end_sync called when not in sync!
*** NSPlugin Wrapper *** ERROR: NP_Initialize() wait for reply: Connection closed
NOTE: child process received `Goodbye', closing down

When I google'd around a bit, I found some commands for older/different versions of nspluginwrapper. Finally, I tried the parameters of the old binary on the new binary:
/usr/lib64/nspluginwrapper/npconfig -a -v -i
and got the output:

Auto-install plugins from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
Looking for plugins in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
Install plugin /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
  into /home/username/.mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
Auto-install plugins from /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
Looking for plugins in /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
*** NSPlugin Viewer  *** ERROR: /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libtotem-gmp-plugin.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
Install plugin /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libtotem-gmp-plugin.so
  into /home/username/.mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.libtotem-gmp-plugin.so
*** NSPlugin Viewer  *** ERROR: /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/skypebuttons.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
Install plugin /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/skypebuttons.so
  into /home/username/.mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.skypebuttons.so
*** NSPlugin Viewer  *** ERROR: /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libtotem-cone-plugin.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
Install plugin /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libtotem-cone-plugin.so
  into /home/username/.mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.libtotem-cone-plugin.so
*** NSPlugin Viewer  *** ERROR: /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/librhythmbox-itms-detection-plugin.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
Install plugin /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/librhythmbox-itms-detection-plugin.so
  into /home/username/.mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.librhythmbox-itms-detection-plugin.so
*** NSPlugin Viewer  *** ERROR: /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libtotem-narrowspace-plugin.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
Install plugin /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libtotem-narrowspace-plugin.so
  into /home/username/.mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.libtotem-narrowspace-plugin.so
*** NSPlugin Viewer  *** ERROR: /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libtotem-mully-plugin.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
Install plugin /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libtotem-mully-plugin.so
  into /home/username/.mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.libtotem-mully-plugin.so
*** NSPlugin Viewer  *** ERROR: /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
Install plugin /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin.so
  into /home/username/.mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.libjavaplugin.so
Auto-install plugins from /home/username/.mozilla/plugins
Looking for plugins in /home/username/.mozilla/plugins
Install plugin /home/username/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
  into /home/username/.mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
*** NSPlugin Viewer  *** ERROR: /home/username/.mozilla/plugins/libnpgoogletalk64.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
Install plugin /home/username/.mozilla/plugins/libnpgoogletalk64.so
  into /home/username/.mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.libnpgoogletalk64.so
*** NSPlugin Viewer  *** ERROR: /home/username/.mozilla/plugins/libnpgtpo3dautoplugin.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
Install plugin /home/username/.mozilla/plugins/libnpgtpo3dautoplugin.so
  into /home/username/.mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.libnpgtpo3dautoplugin.so

After this, my Firefox was running as usual.

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Remove “standby” from shutdown window

I recently discovered that one of my most annoying users has found another way to frustrate the WSUS update process: First, she simply didn't shutdown the computer when she went home. Now I've installed a psshutdown script on the SBS Server that forces a shutdown every evening, she found out that she could put the computer in hibernation mode. Which of course isn't a bad idea to shutdown the computer in the lunch break, but is terrible for the administrative processes if you do it every night, day after day.

The solution

I removed the hibernation option from the shutdown window. This can be done by adding a parameter to the ACPI section of the registry:
Key: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ACPI\Parameters
Attribute name: Attributes
Attribute value: 0x70

You can change this parameter on the command line:
reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ACPI\Parameters" /v Attributes /t REG_DWORD /d 0x70 /f

To use this in a GPO, you'll need to create a .adm file... or simply run above command as a startup/shutdown script.

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KB974417 install fails – working solution! – updated

(This article is an update to this original page from march.)

This article is an update to this original page from march.
If you can't get these instructions to work, you may try the old instructions.

I recently installed a new Microsoft WSUS server. Most of it went just fine. Except for a few updates that weren't needed according to windowsupdate.com, but were required according to WSUS.

Especially KB974417 was pretty annoying. I tried installing it a dozen times, but after each reboot, WAU came back telling the update was ready to install. I checked out the eventvwr, and got the following useless message:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: HotFixInstaller
Event Category: None
Event ID: 5000
Date: 3/16/2010
Time: 3:06:25 PM
User: N/A
Computer: PC1
Description:
EventType visualstudio8setup, P1 microsoft .net framework 2.0-kb974417, P2 1033, P3 1642, P4 msi, P5 f, P6 9.0.40302.0, P7 install, P8 x86, P9 w2k3r2, P10 0.

Installing it manually

I downloaded the file from the Microsoft website, to find that the update itself thought itwasn't needed as well: None of the products that are addressed by this software update are installed on this computer. Click Cancel to exit setup.

So what I did: Lees verder

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Windows update: Install at night

In order to keep my users from getting windows update messages, I try to install any client updates at night. I have a few tricks to make this possible:

1: Boot up at night

Most computers can boot up automatically at night, using Wake-On-LAN. If your computer or its NIC does not support WOL, you can use the bios' power management to boot at night.

Don't start all computers at the exact same time, as this will result in a power peak - better spread it, like 5 computers per minute.
Lees verder

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KB974417 install fails – working solution!

Please read this updated article instead.
This page remains available for archiving purposes.

I recently installed a new Microsoft WSUS server. Most of it went just fine. Except for a few updates that weren't needed according to windowsupdate.com, but were required according to WSUS.

Especially KB974417 was pretty annoying. I tried installing it a dozen times, but after each reboot, WAU came back telling the update was ready to install. I checked out the eventvwr, and got the following useless message:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: HotFixInstaller
Event Category: None
Event ID: 5000
Date: 3/16/2010
Time: 3:06:25 PM
User: N/A
Computer: PC1
Description:
EventType visualstudio8setup, P1 microsoft .net framework 2.0-kb974417, P2 1033, P3 1642, P4 msi, P5 f, P6 9.0.40302.0, P7 install, P8 x86, P9 w2k3r2, P10 0.

Installing it manually

I downloaded the file from the Microsoft website, to find that the update itself thought itwasn't needed as well: None of the products that are addressed by this software update are installed on this computer. Click Cancel to exit setup.

So what I did: Lees verder

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Adobe Reader and Acrobat security update

The last year or so, Adobe Reader has had a whole lot of leaks. Trend Micro published a blog yesterday about the fact that Adobe released an out-of-band update to plug yet another security hole.

If you want to use Adobe Reader, update. But I have a better suggestion: ditch Adobe Reader all together, and install FoxIT Reader instead.

For business use, FoxIT is a great piece of software. Clean, faster, more secure, and just as easy to use. And unlike Adobe, FoxIT offers a ready-to-use MSI file for Active Directory deployment.

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