Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2007 update error code 646

Duh! UAC akka user access control is supposed to prevent users/applications from making unintended changes to the system! Sometimes this feature could result in producing frustrating issues, like interfering with microsoft office 2003/2007 updates.
If you are facing the same crisis with Office updates, before trying anything else, disable the UAC (You need administrator privileges to turn it off) and give it a try. Disabling UAC requires a reboot. Hope this information is useful for few frustrated souls out there.

Windows7bugs team, Kuwait

Windows 7, ISA 2006 “No internet access”

When you are on a Windows domain, with ISA 2004 or ISA 2006 policing the internet access, there are high chances that you get a silly windows network error message stating “No internet access” or “Additional logon information may be required” (paraody! You have internet access, only Windows 7 connection manager assumes you don’t!!!).
After trying numerous methods, the latest working solution (confirmed) for us is using the ISA 2004/ISA 2006 internal IP address as the default gateway for Windows 7 clients!
Though we don’t have any technical explanations to provide, we believe by diverting the traffic towards ISA somehow deals the NTLM authentication properly and the dreaded error messages being dealt in proper manner.

Windows7bugs team, Kuwait

Windows 7 “Additional log on information may be required”

Ok! We are losing the count with addressing this peculiar issue. After almost a month without seeing this “stupid” notification, we faced this dreaded notification popup from day before!

All the previous tried workarounds turned futile and we figured out, until the ISA client not installed, Windows 7 doesn’t popup this message. Please be reminded, we are dealing with a domain network issue and the solution is exclusively for following scenario:

  • Windows 2008/Windows 2003 Domain Network
  • ISA 2006
  • Clients running either Windows XP Pro or Windows 7 64/32bit professional clients
  • ISA Webproxy, ISA Secure_NAT clients

The latest fix worked out was, changing the default gateway of client computer with ISA 2006 Server’s interal IP address (AKKA secure_nat client). The moment the default gateway address was changed the dreaded notification stopped poping up!

We hope, we wouldnt see the same notification for a while now, leaving a big question “Should one use both firewall client and Secure_NAT at the same time”. Earlier we were told that one shouldn’t!

Windows7bugs team, Kuwait

Single batch file for starting and stopping Oracle services

Quite a while I tried to compile a batch file which could start or stop oracle services based on their running status. At last, by altering few codes found through google search, I managed to make one. Below you can find it.
Update: Added prompt(s), bracketing in order to make the script work on Windows 8.x

You must change “net start ” with your installation specific service names!

@echo off
sc query "OracleOraDb10g_home1TNSListener" | findstr /i running

set /P c=Oracle Services are not running, you want to start them now[Y/N]?
if /I "%c%" EQU "Y" goto :start_them

net start "OracleOraDb10g_home1TNSListener" | sc query "OracleServiceSCT" | findstr /i running

IF NOT "%ERRORLEVEL%"=="0" (net start OracleServiceSCT)



set /P c=Oracle Services are running, you want to stop them now[Y/N]?

if /I "%c%" EQU "Y" goto :stop_them

net stop "OracleOraDb10g_home1TNSListener" | sc query "OracleServiceSCT" | findstr /i running
if "%ERRORLEVEL%"=="0" (net stop OracleServiceSCT)



Just copy and paste the code inside a text file and change the extension to “.cmd” or “.bat”. Make sure to “Run as administrator” if UAC is enabled.

Hope this bit of code is useful for those developers who do not want to strain the limited resources they have with their notebooks/laptops and need the local databases only upon demand.

for Windows7bugs, raj.

Oracle developer 6i error FRM-18108 failed to load following objects

Oracle developer 6i throws this error when you try to open a form module which references objects from a parent form. The easiest workaround is to let form builder start from the same folder where the parent and child form modules are residing. This post doesn’t have anything to do with the main object of the blog page. However, we decided to add this topic over here as we feel we are visited by many oracle developers.

If you still don’t know how to change the properties for form builder to start from a particular folder, please check the image below.

Change forms developer 6i defaults

We really hope this information is useful for budding Oracle developers!

Windows7bug team