Category: Windows Server

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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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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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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Preparing Windows Domain to deploy Windows 10

Windows 10 has arrived and is here to stay. Most organization will still be running Windows 7 as there preferred OS for Enterprise Desktops and Laptops. However, main stream support for Windows…

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Windows File Server – You don’t currently have permission to access this folder.

This in an issues that has been bothering me for quite some time and still exists in Windows Server 2012R2. With the introduction of Windows Vista came the first implementation of User…

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Delete files/directories Windows Server 2012 – Filename too long

This is common problem due to the inherited restriction of the Windows file system. The quickest way is to use robocopy that is now part of Windows Server 2012 and supports long…

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Migration DHCP Server from Windows 2008 to Windows 2012

For years this has been a tedious task when it came to moving the DHCP server role. In most case this involved manually creating all subnets, IP reservation, Server option etc. and…

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Automatic WSUS Server Cleanup

After having migrated a WSUS role to a new Windows 2012R2 Server I was looking for a way to run the WSUS Server cleanup automatically on a schedule. Once a month seems…

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