Stop Edge Hijacking PDF Files
Jan26

Stop Edge Hijacking PDF Files

KB ID 0001395 Problem This question appeared in my inbox today, ‘Edge’ has a nasty habit of assigning itself the default PDF reader, particularly after a round of updates! Solution First I went and had a look at my old Experts Exchange Buddy Ramesh’s site (www.winhelponline.com) who had done the heavy lifting and worked out the registry keys; Note: I’m only concerned with .pdf files, if you want to block .htm...

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Windows Server 2016: Active Directory Recycle Bin
Jan22

Windows Server 2016: Active Directory Recycle Bin

KB ID 0001389 Problem To be honest we have had the capability to recover deleted active directory objects for ages. It’s just in Windows 2016 things look a bit neater. Enable Active Directory Recycle Bin From Server Manager > Tools > Active Directory Administrative Center ,> {Domain-Name} > Enable Recycle Bin. OK Note: You may need to restart ADAC before you will be able to see the option greyed out. Enable Active...

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Remote Registry: No Location Found
Dec23

Remote Registry: No Location Found

KB ID 0001379 Problem When attempting to connect to a remote machines registry; Error The program cannot open the required dialog box because no locations can be found. Close this message and try again. Solution The ultimate cause of this problem is, that the machine you are on cannot see Active Directory, either because there are no domain controllers are online, or  its DNS settings are incorrect. Related Articles, References,...

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Exchange Exporting Mailboxes to PST Files
Oct31

Exchange Exporting Mailboxes to PST Files

KB ID 0001360 Problem Applicable To: This procedure works on all versions of Exchange Newer than Exchange 2010 SP1 (update rollup 8). If your Exchange server is OLDER than that you will need to use the following link; Exchange 2007 / 2010 (Pre SP1)- Export Mailbox’s to PST files The following procedure exports a user mailbox to a PST file on a network share.   Solution Not Even ‘Exchange Organisation Administrators” have...

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ADMT Password Export Server Error: Invalid Password!
Oct25

ADMT Password Export Server Error: Invalid Password!

KB ID 0001355 Problem Seen when trying to install the ‘ADMT Password Export Server Service’, whilst doing a domain migration; Invalid Password! The supplied password does not match this encryption key’s password. ADMT’s Password Migration Filter DLL will not install without a valid encryption key. Solution At first I assumed I was suffering from ‘fat fingers‘ and just entering the wrong password,...

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Exchange Bulk Export / Import Mail Contacts
Sep22

Exchange Bulk Export / Import Mail Contacts

KB ID 0001349 Dtd 22/09/17 Problem I had to do this today and realised, it’s been so long since I did it last, I’d forgotten how to do it. Before we go forward, please be clear, I’m talking about MAIL CONTACTS, these are Active Directory Objects that have an Email address, but DO NOT have a mailbox in your Exchange Organisation, and DO NOT have an Active Directory User. I point this out because you can have MAIL...

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