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Error 1722 Installing WSUS on Server 2008 R2

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Difficulties Installing WSUS on Server 2008 R2 – Fails at Configuring Database – Error 1722
Running Server 2008 R2 and trying to install WSUS 3.0 service pack 2, I found I consistently got an error upon trying to add the role, whether it be from using a dedicated installer from Microsoft or just by adding the feature from within Server Manager.

Lots of Googling suggested lots of different fixes, and I’ve tried a lot. I put it down to the old install of WSUS which had been working successfully but removed for a time, had left some files behind that were corrupting the new install. But I trawled through the server and ran powershell scripts to remove files all to no avail.
The error is really unhelpful, and the install would always fail at the ‘Configuring Database’ stage, displaying error 1722 and saying: There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. 
I’d seen some …

The Lost Woods Play Along Piano Video - The Legend Of Zelda

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Marioverehrer’s YouTube channel is dedicated to ‘learn it yourself’ piano videos, designed to play along with whilst having a graphical score and actual keyboard to look at, so the ability to read musical notation is moot when using these tutorials.

There’s no vocal introduction or visual gumpf – just a text title and the block note score, which comes towards you in Guitar Hero style, the blocks hitting the keyboard at the exact moment you should play.

The quality of the Audio is decent enough, a high level of MIDI, but I personally would’ve liked the actual score as well, and maybe some Legend Of Zelda themed embellishments just to add that personal touch to the video.

The Lost Woods is a bit of the equivalent of a tongue twister for piano, and I’d also have liked the option to switch to a lower tempo, before trying the piece at full speed.

Still, the idea is good and works well, and if you want to learn one of Ocarina Of Time’s iconic tunes you could do a lot worse than starting her…

The Legendary Lullaby Performed on Violin and Ocarina

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The music in video games is such an intrinsic part to the whole experience, from the days of the looping MIDI sequences of arcade gems such as Donkey Kong, to the sweeping orchestral scores of Skyrim. The Legend of Zelda series in particular is extremely famous for the many recurring themes throughout its catalogue of games.

Zelda’s Lullaby is arguably most well-known from its use in Ocarina of Time on the N64 accompanying scenes with the famous titular princess as well as enabling link to make the jump from child to adult hood, and invokes with it a swathe of nostalgia for anyone who remembers leading Link into his epic quest throughout Hyrule.

There are so many tributes to the works composed by Koji Kondo that it’s obvious how much love people have for the music in its own right. This is particularly true of this performance of Zelda’s Lullaby by the talented and prevalent YouTube violinist Anime Martha Psyko.
Psyko has teamed up with Alonso Quijano who plays the Ocarina with a swe…