Vista “Server Execution Failed” message

28 December 2007, 11:39 CDT

I re-installed Vista (bleh) on my sister’s Inspiron 1501. Apparently Vista sucks. The WLAN card was being flaky, and the dell drivers CD shipped with the system is useless – the autorun app which is the driver manager installer app crashes. Spent more than an hour on the phone with dell last night trying to explain the problem. Finally found a solution to the problems with the WLAN card:

there is now a simple fix for Vista Home users, as well, for the “server execution error” and red “x” over the wireless networking icon.

Simply run a command prompt as an administrator (right-click on it and click “Open as Administrator”) then enter the following command line:

net localgroup “Administrators” “NT Authority\Local Service” /add

That should do it. We should thank God for the each other because Microsoft sure has no F-ing idea what they are doing yet.



One Response to “Vista “Server Execution Failed” message”

  1. Good thing you’re not using one of those obscure OSs that needs that archane “command line” crap.

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