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The offline synchronization feature of “My Documents” is often enabled for client devices, especially for laptops. That could lead to problems if you use Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 as the OS.

If you enable the explorer option to launch every folder window in a separate process and the device is offline the Explorer.exe process will crash with the message “Server Execution failed”. The complete scenario description:

  • You select the Launch folder windows in a separate process option for Windows Explorer on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • You redirect the My Documents folder to an unavailable network location.
  • You try to use a common Windows Explorer-dependent method. For example, you try to start Explorer.exe or to start Control Panel.

The description was taken out of this KB article, which also provides a Hotfix for this problem:

The hotfix has been tested successfully.

There are currently some problems with Internet Explorer 9 and the Forefront Threat Management Gateway console. After the IE9 installation, the console can be opened but crashes immediately.

The problem is known by Microsoft, but there is no solution at the moment. You should wait with the update until the fix is released.

If you already installed IE9 you can either uninstall it again, or do but the following workaround.

* Open “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway\UI_HTMLs\TabsHandler\”
* Search for the 3 lines which contain “paddingTop”, and remark-out each of them by adding “//” in the begining.
Example: Change the line:
m_aPages [niPage] = ((m_nBoostUp < 0) ? -m_nBoostUp : 0) ;
// m_aPages [niPage] = ((m_nBoostUp < 0) ? -m_nBoostUp : 0) ;
* Save the file, and re-open TMG management console.

Found at:


The problem was solved with SP2 (available here).

I didn’t find an overview for the System Center Operations Manager R2 “Cumulative Update” version numbers. I just found a list for the big updates (SP1, SP2, R2, etc.).

So I created one myself:

  • CU1: 6.1.7221.13
  • CU2: 6.1.7221.15
  • CU3: 6.1.7221.49
  • CU4: 6.1.7221.61
  • CU5: 6.1.7221.81
  • CU6: 6.1.7221.99

Here is the kb article with the list of the cumulative updates:

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