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Downloading Proxy Script in Google Chrome

Downloading Proxy Script in Google Chrome

At time you may see “Downloading Proxy Script” in the lower left corner of chrome window in google chrome and the websites taking forever to load. This problem is faced when you are using a proxy server to access the internet. Companies use proxy server to control the internet access for their employees. While users put the proxy in their Internet Explorer Proxy options. Google chrome uses these proxy settings from internet explorer to reach the internet.

Solution:

The solution to “Downloading Proxy Script” problem is pretty simple. You just need to uncheck the “Automatically Detect Settings” in the proxy settings.

First of all, In Google Chrome go to settings and look for “Proxy settings”. Alternatively you can open the Internet Options in Internet Explorer. Because both open the same window.

Automatically detect settings

On the connections Tab, click “Land Settings” and UNCHECK “Automatically Detect Settings”, click OK.

Finally, close the chrome and open it again, now Google chrome will load the sites faster without showing the “Downloading Proxy Script”.

 

If you want to know more about Proxy settings in internet explorer you can read Technet article about “How to configure Internet explorer to use proxy server”

0x800706BA RPC server unavailable

0x800706BA RPC Server Unavailable

0x800706BA RPC Server Unavailable

0x800706BA RPC server unavailable is an error that you may face in multiple applications. When the “Remote Procedure Call” connectivity between two devices fails, this error may appear.

To confirm if we have the RPC between two devices, we can run the following command:

Get-WmiObject Win32_ComputerSystem –ComputerName DestinationServer

The successful RPC connectivity result look like this:

RPC Successful

If the RPC connectivity fails, the result will be as follows:

0x800706BA RPC server unavailable

Troubleshooting:

To troubleshoot the “0x800706BA RPC server unavailable” error, check the following:

  • First of all, make sure the remote/destination device is up and running.
  • Make sure the RPC service is running on remote/destination device.
  • Check if you have any firewall in between both devices and required ports are open.
  • Check If Windows Firewall is enable on either side, disable it and then try again.
  • Make sure the antivirus is not blocking any traffic.
  • Finally, Try to have connectivity by using the IP instead of the name to confirm it is not DNS issue.

Windows 2012 Disk Cleanup Utility

Windows 2012 Disk Cleanup Utility

Windows 2012 Disk Cleanup utility, is one of the few utilities that are disabled by default in Server 2012. Few days ago, i wanted to run the Disk cleanup utility on Server 2012 R2 to clear the temporary files. So i opened “This PC” and right clicked the C Drive and selected Properties.

Drive Properties

To my surprise, there was no Disk Cleanup Button, because this utility and some other utilities/features are part of “Desktop Experience” feature, that are disable by default.

To enable this utility we need to enable  the”Desktop Experience”, as a result the disk cleanup utility will be enabled.

Desktop Experience:

The desktop experience in Server 2012 has the following features:

  • Windows Media Player
  • Video for Windows (AVI support)
  • Windows SideShow
  • Disk Cleanup
  • Sync Center
  • Sound Recorder
  • Character Map
  • Snipping Tool
  • Support for desktop apps
  • Windows Store

For Server 2012 R2, it has the following features:

  • Windows Media Player
  • Video for Windows (AVI support)
  • Windows SideShow
  • Disk Cleanup
  • Sync Center
  • Sound Recorder
  • Character Map
  • Snipping Tool
  • Support for desktop apps
  • Windows Store
  • PC settings (Change PC settings)
  • Play slide show on lock screen
  • Integrated search
  • View Scanner and Cameras

To enable this feature, the procedure for Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2 is same. So open the Server Manager, afterwards click “Add Roles and Features”. Click Next, Next until you reach the Features section. In the Features, go to “User Interface and Infrastructure” section.

Features User Interface and Infrastructure

Click the tick mark next to “Desktop Experience” to enable it. A new window opens.

Add features that are required for desktop experience

Just click “Add Feature”. Click Next and finally Install.

Add features install

Add Role Feature Progress

Once the installation completes, click close and restart the Server.

After restart, open the Drive properties again. Finally, it is showing button for Disk cleanup utility.

Drive Properties Disk Cleanup

Lastly, for future readings, you can check the Overview of Desktop Experience.