Archive for January, 2012

I received this error when trying to complete a certificate request in IIS:
Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))

This turned out to be a permissions issue with the following folder
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys

Ensure that the “Administrators” group has full control and the “Everyone” group has the following permissions on this folder only:
List folder / read data
Read attributes
Read extended attributes
Create files /write data
Create folders / append data
Write attributes
Write extended attributes
Read permissions

When attempting to untar an archive you may see the following error:

tar -zxvf archive.tar
gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

This tar may have been created without compression. In that case just remove the -z option. If this still does not work the tar file may be corrupt. Try confirming the file type using the “file” command:

file archive.tar
html.tar: POSIX tar archive