Archive for January, 2014

pthreadVC2.dll is missing

Friday, January 31st, 2014

I was installing a program for testing and received the following error:

The program can't start because pthreadVC2.dll is missing from your computer.  Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Strange error as the dll was in the install directory.

After attempting a few things; the problem was the UNC for the install/work directory was missing from the system path.  Made a change and the error went away.

Such is the fun involved with alpha testing.



Powershell editor

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

I sometimes get asked for suggestions for a Powershell editor.   Probably the biggest and best  is Sapiens Primalscript.  But with all the abilities and power; this means a bigger price tag. There is also an expectation of upgrades.  I let mine go too long and was told I had to purchase new.  😦

I also find many people are looking for a free editor.  Microsoft has a page of suggested editors on Technet.

As mentioned I have used Primalscript and recommend it if you have the money to invest.

I have used the one that comes with Powershell and it’s ok if you are starting out.

I have used the GUI version and found it’s ok for most things.

I am now starting to “play around” with Admin Script Editor.  The page shows it’s a purchased package but this is no longer the case.  The company closed shop but they made the last version free to people who use the itninja site.




Admin Script Editor is no more

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

I was looking at upgrading my editor for powershell.

Normally, I use Sapien but I had not upgraded it for several years and they said I basically had to purchase it new.   I thought maybe with the New Years Eve deal but it appears they stopped doing that.  😦

I had a look at the old ASE and found the company had closed its doors last September but they made the last version free to people who join the itninja site.

It’s the enterprise version and so far it runs on 8.1.

Time will tell.