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Word / Excel Problem: There is not enough memory or disk space to run word

If you get this annoying message from your favorite MS application, you may have read the internet to the end until you got here. We had the same issue with Word or Excel and tried to get into that problem. First of all, we recognized that it only appears when we upgrade our clients from Windows 7 to Windows 10 1809. If we made a different step between, that everything worked as expected. You may read a lot of stories where Microsoft has a bug on 1809 and you should upgrade to the next Windows 10 version (1903) to „fix“ this problem, but in some cases you can’t and have to deal with this problem like we did. What’s the problem? As you can read in the internet, you may have already mentioned that this issue is a issue with fonts. Some problems occur, when you add fonts to the fonts directory and add an entry to the registry, like everyone does, when you have to deal with additional fonts like barcode fonts e.g. Even it is not recommended, it worked for a long time What did you do while analyzing the root cause? We tried several tools like „fontreg“…

Powershell – Script automation with jobs (AD Quota)

After working a while with Powershell and doing some time expensive jobs like getting the quota of all Microsoft servers I came to the point when i was looking for some parallelisation in Powershell. My problem was the quota script, that executes the following command for each file server:

Actually we have a couple of servers and need to get the quota from all servers to calculate the file system usage and built a daily statistic. The first script collected the data from each server. Since this is a boring job, because reading a file stream and writing it to a local file is really boring, even for a computer. I wanted to accelerate this step. So i got in touch with Powershell and jobs. Jobs are (dont kill me) distantly related with multithreading in .NET. Indeed, multithreading in .NET has many more advantages and features than in powershell, but as a beginner (some years ago 🙂 ) in development i didn’t do anything more than just starting threads and wait until they are finished (Yep, invokation was a foreign concept to me). So this relation is not so far out. Anyway, jobs do a great job if you…