Cesar de la Torre

Principal Program Manager at the Azure team.

‘The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect’ error related to MMC.EXE programs and weird cause & simple solution

  I publish this error as its cause was really weird: I was getting an error when trying to start any Management Console related program (mmc.exe based admin tool), like Certificates, Event Viewer, etc. The error was: “The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application...

Disabling Domain Account Security Policies in Windows Server 2008 DC

Just a tip I always have to do when setting up a Windows Server 2008 VPC (Virtual PC) which is also a DC (Active Directory Domain Controller). As those machines are just for demos or development environment, I do not want to have the Domain account policies which are quite strict, otherwise I'll have to change the password after several days (...

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