Wednesday, 1 April 2009

I work in IT. It’s a Microsoft shop. This is good and bad.

Good because it’s easy to configure and install Windows. Monkeys can do it.

Bad because when things go badly often Microsoft can’t tell you why.

In the system logs for Servers , errors (and tons of other crap) are logged.

Each error has an error code.

Microsoft kindly provides a link to “Information” regarding the error if you click on it .

Mostly the page that opens when you follow that link says .
"We're sorry
There is no additional information about this issue in the Error and Event Log Messages or Knowledge Base databases at this time."

Or even better provides links to errors in Windows NT. which would be fine if we still used NT but we don't. In fact we only have 3 Windows 2000 boxes left.

What bothers me most about this is Microsoft wrote the code. They came up with a number for the error.

Why DON”T they Know what the Number means???????????????? If they don’t who does?

There are website all over the net that try to decipher these errors. A favourite of mine is called EventID.Net.

If you go there you can look up these error codes and hopefully figure out what they mean.

Usually though each code has multiple meanings.

How is that even possible?

I don’t ever expect to know that answer to this. Microsoft’s latest release Windows Server 2008 still provides the same non answers to the error codes.

Maybe in server 2045 they will figure it out. With any luck I’ll be retired by then.

1 comment:

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