Windows 10 – Disable / Remove OneDrive
Jul17

Windows 10 – Disable / Remove OneDrive

KB ID 0001328 Dtd 17/07/17 Problem Microsoft have done a good job of embedding OneDrive into Windows 10. While Ive got nothing against OneDrive, for some admins the thought of users storing data out of their networks is quite worrying. So how do you ‘un-couple’ OneDrive from Windows 10? Solutions Option 1: Remove OneDrive ‘Quick and Dirty’ Open ‘Regedit’ and navigate to; HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > CLSID...

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Exchange – Slow Mailbox Migration?
Jul13

Exchange – Slow Mailbox Migration?

KB ID 0001327 Dtd 13/07/17 Problem I had a problem recently during an Exchange 2007 to 2013 migration, (client can’t support 2016 yet!) Where the mailbox migrations were taking ages.  Solution 1. Disable Microsoft Replication Service Throttling On the ‘Target’ server > Open ‘regedit’ > Navigate to; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MSExchange ResourceHealth Locate the MRS...

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Exchange AutoDiscover Errors – Creating an AutoDiscover SRV Record
Jul12

Exchange AutoDiscover Errors – Creating an AutoDiscover SRV Record

KB ID 0001184 Dtd 12/07/17 Problem Ages ago I wrote the following article; Outlook Error “The name of the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site.” You used to see this error a lot if your internal, and external domain names were different, and the ‘public’ domain name was on the certificate, in those cases I’d also setup split DNS like so; Windows – Setting Up Split DNS But you can...

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Mailbox Move Error ‘Active Directory property ‎’homeMDB‎‘ is not writeable’
Jul11

Mailbox Move Error ‘Active Directory property ‎’homeMDB‎‘ is not writeable’

KB ID 0001326 Dtd 11/07/17 Problem I was migrating some mailboxes form Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013 today, when once again this happened; Error: MigrationPermanentException: Active Directory property ‎’homeMDB‎’ is not writeable on recipient ‎’petenetlive.com/Migration/Users/Pete.Long’. –> Active Directory property ‎’homeMDB‎‘ is not writeable on recipient Solution I can’t believe there’s no fix for this yet! This is...

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Cisco FirePOWER Management Center Appliance – Allowing Domain Authentication
Jun28

Cisco FirePOWER Management Center Appliance – Allowing Domain Authentication

KB ID 0001117 Dtd 28/06/17 Problem Once deployed, authentication is handled by the appliances own internal user database, in larger organisations this is a little impractical. So the ability to create an Active Directory Group, and delegate access to Firesight to members of that group is a little more versatile. Solution I’m making the assumption that the appliance does not already have external authentication setup at all, so...

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Windows Server 2016 – Schedule a Reboot
Jun17

Windows Server 2016 – Schedule a Reboot

KB ID 0001321 Dtd 17/06/17 Problem Back in the day we just used the ‘At’ command to schedule a reboot, but starting with Server 2012 that was stopped! If you try it now you will see the following; The AT command has been depreciated. Please use schtasks.exe instead Solution Launch Task Scheduler. Create Basic Task. Give the task a name, (and optionally a description) > Next > One time > Next > Enter the date...

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