Installed a fresh Windows Vista Business SP2 on an HP DC7900 a couple days ago and since then I haven’t been able to install Windows updates.

I’ve installed/reinstalled the Windows Update Agent 3 (with /wuforce), re-registered Windows Updates DLL files, and have also done an sfc /scannow.  None of these actions have resolved the issue.

Google leads me to all types of solutions, hacks, workarounds, thoughts, and so on.  Nothing worked.

I downloaded WSUS Offline Update tool and worked around this issue.  After applying those updates, I could successfully Check/Install new updates.

Oh, hello Windows Vista Business.  I thought I’d never have to see you again.


Here is a listing of commands on the IBM Storwize V3700 along with their descriptions.


The IBM Storwize V3700 does not support SNMP, only sending of SNMP traps. So to view the hardware in a canister of the V3700, you can access the Service console by HTTP using the IP address of the management interface you’ve configured.


This is a different web interface than the standard web interface.

You can also look at hardware on the console by SSHing to the V3700 unit.

Here are the informational commands as of v7.6 Storwize V3700.

Command Description
lsarray Displays array managed disks
lsarrayinitprogress Displays the progress of array background initialization.
lsarraylba Displays an array logical block address (LBA) for a drive and LBA.
lsarraymember Displays the member drives of one or more array managed disks.
lsarraymembergoals Displays the spare goals for member drives of one or more array members.
lsarraymemberprogress Displays array member background process status.
lsarraysyncprogress Displays how synchronized a RAID array is.
lscontroller Displays the controllers visible to the system.
lscopystatus Displays whether any file copies are currently in progress.
lscurrentuser Displays the name and role of the logged-in user.
lsdependentvdisks Displays which volumes will go offline if you remove a piece of hardware from the system.
lsdiscoverystatus Displays whether a discovery operation is in progress.
lsdrive Displays configuration information and drive VPD.
lsdrivelba Maps array managed disk logical block address (LBA) to a set of drives.
lsdriveprogress Displays the progress of various drive tasks.
lsdriveupgradeprogress Displays the progress of drive firmware upgrade.
lsdumps Displays files in a dumps directory on one of the node canisters in the system.
lsemailserver Displays the email servers configured on the system.
lsemailuser Displays email event notification settings for email recipients.
lsenclosure Displays a summary of the enclosures.
lsenclosurebattery Displays information about the batteries in the enclosure PSUs.
lsenclosurecanister Displays status for each canister in an enclosure.
lsenclosurechassis Displays information about the enclosure chassis.
lsenclosurepsu Displays information about each power-supply unit (PSU) in the enclosure.
lsenclosureslot Displays information about each drive slot in the enclosure.
lsenclosurestats Displays enclosure statistics.
lseventlog Displays system event log information.
lsfabric Displays a report of the Fibre Channel connectivity between node canisters controllers and hosts.
lsfcconsistgrp Displays the FlashCopy consistency groups on the system.
lsfcmap Displays the FlashCopy mappings on the system.
lsfcmapcandidate Displays volumes available to create FlashCopy mappings.
lsfcmapdependentmaps Displays the FlashCopy mappings that are dependent on a specified mapping.
lsfcmapprogress Displays the progress of the background copy of a FlashCopy mapping.
lsfcportcandidate Displays unconfigured logged-in SAS host bus adapter (HBA) ports.
lsfeature Displays available features.
lsfreeextents Displays the number of free extents available on a managed disk.
lshbaportcandidate Displays unconfigured logged-in host bus adapter (HBA) ports.
lshost Displays the hosts visible to the system.
lshostiogrp Displays the I/O groups associated with a specified host.
lshostvdiskmap Displays volumes that are mapped to a given host.
lsiogrp Displays the I/O groups on the system.
lsiogrpcandidate Displays I/O groups that can have node canisters added to them.
lsiogrphost Displays the hosts mapped to an I/O group.
lsiscsiauth Displays the Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) secret configured for authenticating an entity to the system.
lsldap Displays the system-wide Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) configuration.
lsldapserver Displays all configured Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) servers.
lslivedump Displays the livedump state of a node canister.
lsmdisk Displays the managed disks visible to the system.
lsmdiskcandidate Displays unmanaged disks by ID.
lsmdiskextent Displays the extent allocation between managed disks and volumes.
lsmdiskgrp Displays the storage pools on the system.
lsmdisklba Displays managed disk and logical block address (LBA) for a volume LBA.
lsmdiskmember Displays the volumes using extents on the specified managed disks.
lsmigrate Displays the progress of current data migration operations.
lsnodecanister Displays the node canisters that are part of the system.
lsnodecanisterhw Displays the hardware configuration of node canisters in the system.
lsnodecanisterstats Displays node canister statistics.
lsnodecanistervpd Displays the vital product data (VPD) for each node canister.
lspartnership Displays the current systems partnered with the local system.
lspartnershipcandidate Displays systems available for setting up a partnership with.
lsportfc Displays information about the Fibre Channel I/O ports.
lsportip Displays the iSCSI IP addresses assigned for each port on each node canister in the system.
lsportsas Displays information about the SAS ports.
lsportusb Displays information about the USB ports used for encryption.
lsquorum Displays the managed disks or drives the system is currently using to store quorum data.
lsrcconsistgrp Displays the Metro or Global Mirror consistency on the system.
lsrcrelationship Displays the Metro or Global Mirror relationships on the system.
lsrcrelationshipcandidate Displays volumes available to form Metro Mirror or Global Mirror relationships.
lsrcrelationshipprogress Displays the progress of the background copy of a Metro Mirror or Global Mirror relationship.
lsrepairsevdiskcopyprogress Displays the repair progress for space-efficient volume copies.
lsrepairvdiskcopyprogress Displays the progress of volume repairs and validations.
lsrmvdiskdependentmaps Displays all mappings that must be stopped for a volume to be deleted.
lsroute Displays the IP routing table.
lssasfabric Displays which canisters are visible to a node canister and the order of these canisters.
lssasportcandidate Displays unconfigured logged-in FC host bus adapter (HBA) ports.
lssecurity Internal use only.
lssevdiskcopy Displays the space-efficient copies of volumes.
lssnmpserver Displays the SNMP servers configured on the system.
lssyslogserver Displays the syslog servers configured on the system.
lssystem Displays the local system.
lssystemip Displays the system management IP addresses configured for each port.
lssystemstats Displays the most recent values or a history of canister statistics.
lstimezones Displays the time zones that are available on the system.
lsupdate Displays information about system enclosure and drive update.
lsuser Displays the users created on the system.
lsusergrp Displays the user groups created on the system.
lsvdisk Displays the volumes on the system.
lsvdiskaccess Displays which IO groups volumes are accessible through.
lsvdiskcopy Displays volume copy information.
lsvdiskdependentmaps Displays FlashCopy mappings with target volumes dependent upon data held on a specified volume.
lsvdiskextent Displays the managed disk extents that are provided for volumes.
lsvdiskfcmapcopies Displays all mappings with a target volume containing a valid copy of a volume.
lsvdiskfcmappings Displays the FlashCopy mappings to which a volume belongs.
lsvdiskhostmap Displays volume to host mappings.
lsvdisklba Displays the volume and logical block address (LBA) for a managed disk LBA.
lsvdiskmember Displays the managed disks that are members of a volume.
lsvdiskprogress Displays the progress during new volume formatting.

It’s not a bug, it’s a feature.

I had 7 days left on my Office 2016 trial remaining when I decided to upgrade to the latest Windows 10 build 14385 the other day.

After upgrading, I launched Office and it went through a setup process and I saw that I had 29 days left on the trial.  I was OK that it extended my trial as I figured it was just a fluke.

Well, Build 14388 was released 2 days ago so I just upgraded to that.  The Office 2016 trial rearmed again and now I have 29 days again.

Not sure if this is a feature or a bug, but I’ll take it.

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