Over last weeks I got annoying error event on my customer's domain controller, for some reason, the replication stopped, some clients who were connected to DC01 got errors like incorrect password while interesting their password or while trying to access the network resources and even I wasn't able to log in the DC01 server, no matter what I tried, however, If I would try to login with the same password to DC02 it is worked, most likely restarting the server does solve this issue, but this issue repeats and appear within couple of hours again.
This issue could happen when one of...
I want to talk a little bit about this feature which is not quite familiar with many Office 365 customers, Microsoft has many handy features that could be wonderful for you but not declared for us while joining to Office 365 services.
Before talking about litigation hold I would like to talk and brief a bit about shared mailbox in Office 356.
Shared Mailbox is a free mailbox which should be attached to a mailbox, there is no own username and password, you can send an email from there and receive as well.
Usually, we make use of this feature when for...
Hey folks, hope you are doing well because my last two months was very interesting, challenging and frustrating.
Hopefully, you remember the article I have published about file server migration if not, let me show it to you again if you don't mind.
- In that article, you can get the most important points you should check when we file server migration.
I guess you have known about the path limitation which is only 260 characters in full path, this limit oppressive many IT guys, you can create folders with up to 260-character full path.
Try it, create a folder inside create more folders...
How to deploy MBAM 2.5 in a Stand-Alone Configuration:
This video is divided into three part:
How to install MBAM server with stand-alone configuration.
How to add MBAM ADMX file into Group Policy Management.
How to install the MBAM client and turn on BitLocker.
You can turn on BitLocker without TPM, but if you have a system designed with TPM chip, please turn on it, I am not going to explain to you what TPM is, I trust you and on your google skills that you can find out by yourself, but generally, TPM is a physical chip which embedded on...
During the week I had to remote control the Windows Server machine, for some reason I didn't have the right to access the machine via the console through VMware and RDP option was disabled, it was so frustrating! because I had to perform an important task rapidly.
Eventually, I found a way to enable RDP using Powershell command and access to the machine:
Enable RDP Remotely:
First, run this:
Enter-PSSession -ComputerName "MachineName / IP"
Then, run these:
Set-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server' -Name fDenyTSConnections -Value 0
Set-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp' -Name UserAuthentication -Value 1
Set-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup 'Remote Desktop' -Enabled True
Hope, it is useful for you
I am wondering if you ever asked to change your operating system edition,
Last week, I should have done this task on one of my customer servers, initially, I tried just to enter the project key on the activation window and thought maybe It will be known changed, eventually, it fails. the task was just to change the Windows Server 2012R2 from standard to data-center.
I would like to share with you the following command which you will be able to change your OS without losing data:
Open “cmd” with elevated permissions:
dism /online /set-edition:ServerDatacenter /productkey:<Datacenter key. AAAAA-BBBBB-CCCCC-DDDDD-EEEEE> /AcceptEula
Then you will be asked to perform...
This week I had to check the "Auto-Expanding" archiving feature in office 365, It turns out that it is a good one, this features provides additional storage space for our archive mailboxes - how are you asking?
Usually, user get 100 GB of storage for archive, when a mailbox capacity is reached, auto-expanding will add automatically additional storage, Office 365 automatically adds storage space to the archive when necessary, another important point it's that auto-expanding add additional space for shared mailboxes as well.
Basically, folders moved as a new subfolder as on your archive folder, the funny thing is that Microsoft...
UDI - User driven installation is a brilliant component and feature that comes as part of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), I have many system center guys around the world that are not familiar with MDI, thereby I decided to write this article and brief you about MDT possibilities, and later on you're going to see how to deploy it.
It's going to be long article consider to bring a water and delicious snack and have an enjoyable reading.
UDI wizard allows us to produce wizard pre deploying a task sequence completely, you have the ability to allow to your guys who...
This week I had deep troubleshooting with my lab environment,
I tried to distribute new packages/applications to my DP’s, noticed that the distribution failed with the following message:
“detail will be available after the server finishes processing the messages”
I have checked the Site Status and saw that Management Point presents several errors:
Product: ConfigMgr Management Point -- Error 25001. Setup failed due to unexpected circumstances
The error code is 80070490
Site Component Manager failed to install this component because the Microsoft Installer File for this component (MP.msi) could not install.
Failed to create virtual directory on the defined share or volume on distribution point "MSWNET:\\x.x.x.x\". Possible...
Group Policy Troubleshooting
I would like to show you how we can create group policy debugging log settings using creating the gpsvc.log.
Gpsvc log is needed while we are trying to solve Windows issues with GPO.
To be honest, I used it a couple of times, when I had a problem with Windows 10/ Windows 7 machines that for some reason weren’t able to get some GPO settings, eventually using this log I was able to find the solution.
There is a certain order that I am working with for solving GPO issues on Windows Machines, thereby I would like to share...