Browsing articles in "Server 2008 R2"
Jul
10
2013

Slow logon to 2008 R2 due to printers

This is a very common problem; seen in a lot of different scenarios; but it’s most annoying on RDS / XenApp-servers. Logon stalls on printer mappings; for all users. Apparently this is due to the fact that for each printer; every user tries to download the driver from the print server. If you’ve got a bunch (especially HP printers in my experience), it’ll take a good while. Luckily; there is a fix: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2853367/en-us?sd=rss&spid=14134 I haven’t […]

Jul
7
2013

SQL Administration for Dummies (by a dummy)

This will be a work-in-progress article, so it’ll be updated. If you’re interested; I suggest you bookmark or subscribe 🙂 What I’ve noticed in my travels, is that SQL Server is one of those things that alot of people install, but few people configure properly. I have been one of those people, though I have tried my best. And it’s understandable. Often times, you’re looking to set something up for a single purpose maybe, and SQL Server […]

Jul
4
2013

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 BPA — Error 1722

A bit of a head-scratcher when trying to install the SQL Server 2008 R2 Best Practice Analyzer. The Baseline configuration analyzer installed just fine, and WinRM / PS2.0 was installed, so no prereqs were missing. However, when running the BPA installer, it would just flash a powershell window and fail. I could run msiexec /i {MSI} SKIPCA=1 to install it, but it wouldn’t initiate. A little bit of digging led me to enable-psremoting cmdlet, which failed […]

Mar
19
2013

Event ID 36888 – Schannel

I stumble upon this all the time. It’s logged as an error, and it usually comes in bunches, looking like this:   So what to do about this. What is it? Well, nothing. It’s a false alert if there ever was one. It’s basically saying that someone tried to access a website (Exchange website in this case) using an unsecure connection, when a secure connection is required. Http instead of https usually. I did spend […]

Feb
20
2013

Move inactive computer objects

Needed to do some AD cleaning; and obviously Powershell is the way to go. Did some digging around the web and found misc ways to do it; but ended up with this script: $time=[DateTime]::Now.AddDays(-90) $targetOU=(distinguished name for OU) $oldcomputers = Get-ADComputer -Filter * -Properties lastlogontimestamp,objectguid | where {(([DateTime]::FromFileTime($_.lastlogontimestamp) – ([system.datetime]$time)).totaldays) -lt 0 } $oldcomputers | foreach {Move-ADObject -identity $_.objectguid -TargetPath $targetOU} I had some initial troubles, since I tried using distinguishedname, which gave me all […]

Sep
5
2012

Delegate unlock account privileges

So you want to delegate permissions to unlock accounts, as well as reset passwords for users in your domain? It’s not as straight forward as it should be. First, you have to edit %Systemroot%\System32\Dssec.dat to make the property visible. Open the file in notepad; find the [user] section, and change lockoutTime from 7 to 0. Close and save. Now open Active Directory Users & Computers: Go to properties on the desired OU Go to Security-Advanced […]

Sep
5
2011

Installing RDS certificates on a Server 2008 R2 farm

After plowing the web for quite some time looking for a guide on how to set up certificates on a RDS-farm using an internal CA; I figured out a couple of things: 1) It’s actually pretty easy; but a bit tedious. 2) Apparently noone bothers making guides for easy things; and after writing this guide, I fully understand that.   Don’t be intimidated by the length of all of this, you only have to do […]