Updated: March 5, 2016 | | Tags: Deployment, Hewlett-Packard, Hyper-V, Registry, Troubleshoot, Windows Server 2012
My customer has bought a Hewlett-Packard server with a Windows Server 2012 ROK (Reseller Option Kit) license.
However this customer had some issues with the installation of the license on the Hyper-V guest server. Since the Windows server does not recognize the ‘hardware’ as a Proliant server, licensing will not succeed.
However there is a simple solution…
Updated: March 27, 2016 | | Tags: Antivirus, Deployment, Fix, Hack, NOD32, Security, Troubleshoot
I was faced with an issue regarding NOD32 today. A couple of clients had an old (undocumented) configuration of their antivirus.
As it turned out the clients had “Protected setup” which means you cannot access the settings, or un/reinstall the program without a specific password. It also happened to not be set up to talk to the appropriate “Remote Administrations-server”.
Posted: October 14, 2014 | | Tags: Fix, Logs, Troubleshoot, Windows Server 2012, WSUS
Today was Patch Day for one of my customers. They have a standalone Windows Server 2012 R2 file server.
I reviewed the pending updates and started the download. However the downloads got stuck…
Posted: October 14, 2014 | | Tags: Logging, Logs, Perfmon, Troubleshoot, Windows Server 2008
A customer of mine was experiencing performance drops on their HR-server. They asked me to get to the bottom of it.
As always when working with Windows servers and performance I headed over to Perfmon…
Updated: March 5, 2016 | | Tags: Code, PowerShell, Script, Security, Troubleshoot, WiFi, Windows 7, Windows 8, WLAN
We’ve all been there, wireless passwords tend get lost.
There are several tools to retrieve the missing information, but I strongly believe that the less stuff you download from the web, the safer you are. So why not use the built in functions instead?
Updated: August 27, 2015 | | Tags: Printer, Server Roles, SMB, Troubleshoot, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Xerox
We were faced with and issue regarding a Xerox WorkCentre 7345 printer.
The printer had different scanning profiles set up. One of them were configured to scan a document, convert it to a PDF-file and upload it to a folder on the File-server.
Out of nowhere it ceased to work. I started by logging into the web-interface of the printer.
In the Job History it had registered a Status-message;
Updated: November 26, 2014 | | Tags: Active Directory, Azure, Cloud, Code, DirSync, Office 365, PowerShell, Troubleshoot
By default DirSync runs every three hours; which for some environments or during testing may not be frequent enough…
Updated: March 5, 2016 | | Tags: .NET, PowerShell, Server Roles, Troubleshoot, Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 includes .NET Framework, it provides a comprehensive and consistent programming model to build and run applications (including Roles and Features) that are built for various platforms.
It is not recommended to uninstall .NET Framework. In some given circumstances, there may be a requirement to remove/re-install it…
Updated: March 22, 2016 | | Tags: Deployment, Troubleshoot, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, WSUS
A customer of mine recently started deploying Windows 8 in their environment. MDT was set up and the deployment was working fine, but after deployment the Windows 8 machines wouldn’t connect to the WSUS server.
When trying to connect to the WSUS-server through the Control Panel I got an error message.
Updated: December 13, 2018 | | Tags: Active Directory, Azure, Cloud, PowerShell, Script, Troubleshoot
You can install the Azure module directly from the PowerShell prompt and connect to the numerous services offered by Microsofts extensive cloud solution!