Jun 20

Robocopy – Create a scheduled task

When you’re moving userdata from one fileserver to another, you know that it must be done after peak hours. In this article, I’ll explain how you can create a scheduled task for robocopy.

  • Start Task Scheduler (Start – Run – TaskSchd.msc)
  • Select Create Basic Task
    Basic Task
  • Give it a distinctive name & description (optional)
  • Choose a schedule
  • Select Start a program
  • Enter program/script as follows : C:\Windows\System32\Robocopy.exe
    Add Arguments (source folder, destination folder, …) For a comprehensive list of all robocopy command line switches : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733145.aspx
  • Review the parameters and click on Finish. Your sheduled task has been created!


Mar 05

Office Activation Error 0x8004FE33 when using Squid Proxy

When activating Office 2010, one may encounter the following error :


The cause for this error is that the Activation does not support ‘Basic Authentication
You’ll need to adapt your Squid to bypass certain URL’s

HowTo :
Connect to Squid
Enter cd /usr/local/etc/squid
Type vi allowed.domains.acl
Add following URL’s :

  • go.microsoft.com
  • activation.sls.microsoft.com
  • sls.microsoft.com
  • crl.microsoft.com
  • www.microsoft.com

Save your changes and restart Squid (/etc/init.d/squid restart)
Retry Office Activation and you will be presented with the following screen.