Updated: May 17, 2016 | | Tags: Active Directory, GPO, Security, Troubleshoot, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012
I noticed that a couple of Domain Controllers started reporting Warning-messages. It turns out that one or more clients have been using LDAP binds that are performed on a clear text (non-SSL/TLS-encrypted) connection.
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 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.
Posted: November 20, 2013 | | Tags: Active Directory, dsacls, Fix, Permissions, PowerShell, SPN, Windows Server 2008, WinRM
I was getting an error at startup on a new Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller. Apparently the WinRM attempts to create two SPNs after the startup process.
Since that WinRM runs under “Network Service” account, I was able to fix this warning by granting the “Validated Write to Service Principal Name” permission to the NETWORK SERVICE…
Updated: April 29, 2015 | | Tags: Deployment, USB, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008
I’ve seen a number of notes and blogs on the Internet on how to create a bootable USB Key to put Windows Server 2012 and/or Windows 8…
Updated: December 29, 2013 | | Tags: Active Directory, GPO, Permissions, Security, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012
When setting up Active Directory delegation, you want administrators to be able to maintain Group Policy without being a Domain Admin.
If you read TechNet, Microsoft tells you to use Group Policy Creator Owners. However CO does not have permissions to modify or edit any other group policy objects.
Updated: March 27, 2016 | | Tags: Printer, Troubleshoot, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008
I started my day troubleshooting a Windows 7 SP1 client which couldn’t install a specific printer. After verifying that the server was not the issue I started looking into the computer configuration…
Updated: December 29, 2013 | | Tags: Browser, GPO, Registry, Security, Troubleshoot, Windows Server 2008
Today I ran into an issue with Internet Explorer on a Windows 2008 R2 server.
I have a GPO that pushes Local Intranet and Trusted sites but they would not be visible through the GUI in Internet Options.
Updated: December 29, 2013 | | Tags: Active Directory, GPO, Logging, Logs, Security, Windows Server 2008
A customer of ours asked us to look into making their environment more secure. However we noticed that they did not audit Group/User changes in their Active Directory, we adjusted this and here’s a quick guide how to deploy it in your corporation.
Updated: November 20, 2012 | | Tags: Patch, Server Roles, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012
After installing Windows Server 2012 and booting up you are welcomed by the new, greatly improved Server Manager.
This new tool is however not compatible with previous server versions out-of-box.