Group Policy Troubleshooting

Monday, July 17, 2017

Group Policy Troubleshooting Hey guys, 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...
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Refs Windows Server 2016

Friday, July 14, 2017

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Retrieve Hyper-V VM’s usage using PowerShell.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Hi All, This week my customer wanted to retrieve all virtual machines usages including memory allocations, also dynamic memory, CPU usage, network, disk size allocation, and any relevant data that can represent machines resources and performance comprehensively. After a deep dive on the internet, I found that we have to enable “VMResourceMetering” on all nodes in order to get more depth details. So, in order to enable it per a node you have to run the following command: Enable-VMResourceMetering -ComputerName “NodeName:-VMName * - It will run on each machine and enable the VMResourceMetering option. Then, you will be able to make use in “Measure-VM” command, like...
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How to migrate file server?

Friday, July 7, 2017

Hey folks, This month , I had two major projects to lead and complete, to perform migration of old file storage to the new one. The source in the 1 st storage were NetAppthe 2 nd was EMC which is pretty common on our IT World,the purpose is to migrate them to Reduxio Storage [It really doesn't matter what is the destination or what is the  type of storage though, could be Windows FS, QNAPM EMC, NETAPP or whatever...) One of the customers has more than 15 TB and the second one had quite small storage which is around 700 GB, I tried...
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How to deploy Microsoft Teams using GPO

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

How to deploy Microsoft Teams using GPO: Nowadays, Microsoft Teams considered as a good and useful product, Microsoft has an urge to publish it to organizations and tries to expose the product to companies, have to admit, wonderful tool, But personally, I can't see any organization that can use Skype for business and Microsoft Teams together, it could be difficult for the end users to decide which one is more efficient for them. And in this article, I would like to show you how can we deploy it by GPO, it goes to be straightforward and quickly. 1) Download this: https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads After downloading Microsoft Teams, put the...
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HOW TO EXPORT MULTIPLE MAILBOXES TO PST IN EXCHANGE 2010?

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Yeah, I know, Exchange 2010 it is an old version but still runs on many customers over the world, today a Government corporate referred to me for migrating them to Office 365, From security circumstances, we couldn’t open 443 port externally to their environment, therefore, I couldn’t even make cut-over migration, What I wanted to do, it could be quick, thereby only an option I found is to export all mailboxes using Powershell and then let them import them one by one or by Microsoft Tool which knows to import multiple PST to Office 365. Though it might be less relevant for...
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Configure Work Folders Windows Server 2016.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Configure Work Folders Windows Server 2016. What is Work Folders? Windows Server 2012R2 brings this brilliant feature, basically, it is like a OneDrive, similar to Offline files or any other sync third party application we use, this feature doesn't cost money and under your manage control, contrary to those application using of Work Folders means that the data is stored in your FS. Which makes this big difference. As long as a user is in domain environment he can move any important files to work folders and then open them wherever he/she is, whether his computer is disconnecting or connected. I have not...
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Configure OneDrive as Folder Redirection

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Hi guys, As you already understood from the subject, I'm going to show you how to configure OneDriver service as folder redirection. Before we initiate our task, make sure your machines are up to date and verify there is no an old GPO or any anti-virus software that can block us from continuing.  1TB  is quite a big usage which not really uses by users, we can consider redirecting users data to OneDrive, I know that there are many organizations that already have implemented this and haven't complaint about some issues besides Microsoft common restrictions, some people likes to define this method as "Backup" what I can't...
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Block AppData, Temp and hardening Office by GPO

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hi everyone, these days are the hardest days we have been experiencing, so many attacks, some security breaches we found. accordingly, I want to share with you the policies you have to deploy and the highlight you have to take under your consideration for implementing. Let's begin because we have a lot of work! Due to CryptoLocker, we need to ensure that we block the possibility to run executable files on Temp and AppData folders. We can disallow it to any user and prevent to run execution file or 7z, RAR, Wz, files on App data by creating a new “Addition Rules” policy in Group Policy, * Make...
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How to configure Credential Guard Windows 10

Saturday, May 20, 2017

How to configure Credential Guard Windows 10 I would like to show you how to configure credential guard in Windows 10, the Credential guard is one of the major security features that comes with Windows 10, Credential Guard protects us against hacking and obtaining of credential in Windows, undoubtedly, you have heart about Mimiktaz tool, which can obtain your password as clear-text simply by perform pass-the-hash, pass-the-ticket or build Golden tickets. You know what, don't say I am not a friend, let’s demonstrate you a couple of actions with Mimiktaz. Download the tool from Google, it is available for anyone. - Make sure AV...
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