Failed to schedule Software Protection service for re-start: Error Code: 0x80041316

This post documents how to resolve the following error message, which may appear for no particular reason, and flood the Windows event log: Failed to schedule Software Protection service for re-start at 2116-09-14T16:54:27Z. Error Code: 0x80041316. The following steps will resolve the error on Windows Server 2012r2, but based on other links, similar steps should …

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Is it worthwhile to embed structured data in Web content?

Short answer: not really! A few years ago, I was fascinated with the idea of microformats. The concept is to add structural data to common HTML tags so that certain types of data on a web page can be clearly identified. Adding structural information makes it easier to automate the parsing and indexing of web content. The original microformats …

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Monitoring with SNMP, Part 3: Automate active monitoring with Nagios

My last post showed how to monitor networked devices with SNMP. You could try to remember to manually check the status of things periodically, but that would be missing the point of computers. Instead, automate your monitoring with Nagios, a web-based monitoring tool for Linux that automates the process of actively querying devices and doing …

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