Windows Server 2016 / Windows 10 – The connection cannot proceed because authentication is not enabled

In Windows 10 / Windows Server 2016 Microsoft changed RDP’s defaults. They modified the default for “SecurityLayer” from 0 to 2. Even if you go into the user interface and disable: “Allow…

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Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Installation using gMSA (Group Managed Service Accounts) – Part II

In Part II we will install the actually Microsoft SQL Server 2016. To have some relevance to a production system this installation is for serving a System Configuration Center Manager installation. The…

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Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Installation using gMSA (Group Managed Service Accounts) – Part I

MSA (Managed Service Accounts) have been around since Windows Server 2008R2 with the latest incarceration of features being introduced with Windows 2012R2. The Managed Service Accounts in Windows2008R2 offered two distinct features.…

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New installed Outlook 2016 cannot log on to Office365 Mailbox

After installing an fresh copy of Outlook 2016 and trying to connect to an Office 365 mailbox the following error messages pop up: Outlook cannot log on. Verify you are connected to…

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Windows 2012R2 Hyper-V Server looses Network connectivity

Recently I had two Dell Servers running Hyper-V on Windows 2012R2 that would loose network connectivity on a more less regular bases. All available NIC’s were teamed as all VM’s were still…

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Patching Windows Server 2012R2 Gen2 Virtual Machine on Hyper-V

There are few potential hurdles to overcome when patching a new virtual machine running Windows Server 2012R2 utilising the Generation 2 format of Hyper-V. After applying all available patches and the necessary…

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DFS Replication – This member is waiting for initial replication

I have come across “This member is waiting for initial replication” for a replication group after adding a new member server. It turned out that some of the existing group members where…

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Cisco Proximity – Laptop not connection “Searching for Video Systems …”

Across our whole range of HP Elitebook we have seen the problem where the Cisco proximity client will not connect to an endpoint (MX800’s in our case). Proximity is enabled and they…

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Magento 2 – Multiple Stores/Websites running different Domains

One of the distinguished features of Magento always has been the capability to run multiple Stores/Website from a single installation/back-end. This allows for simple administration and one set of master data when…

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Windows Server 2012R2 PowerShell with Parameters Scheduled Task

More and more PowerSell script are being used for routine task. However, when it come to use the Windows task scheduler it is not obvious how to set up a task running…

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