Stop Windows Servers ‘Locking’ with Group Policy
Feb13

Stop Windows Servers ‘Locking’ with Group Policy

KB ID 0001283 Dtd 13/02/17 Problem Servers locking themselves after a period of inactivity is, (in most cases) a good thing. But on my test network that only I use it gets a bit annoying switching between machines and constantly having to unlock Windows all the time!   Note: For obvious security reasons don't do this on a production network! Solution   Create a new GPO linked to your computer OU, (or edit an existing one). Edit the...

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Error – The Computer You Are Signing Into Is Protected By An Authentication Firewall
Sep21

Error – The Computer You Are Signing Into Is Protected By An Authentication Firewall

KB ID 0001241 Dtd 21/09/16 Problem I put a ‘net use’ command in a logon script for a client today, and the drive refused to appear. So I executed the offending line and saw the following error; System error 1935 has occurred The computer you are signing into is protected by an authentication firewall. The specified account¬†is not allowed to authenticate the computer. ¬† Solution This error is seen because the user, (or...

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Robocopy – File Server Migration
Aug25

Robocopy – File Server Migration

KB ID 0001233 Dtd 25/08/16 Problem I've done a lot of migrations, and moving a client's files and shared data, usually makes them cringe.  I've lost count of the amount of times I've heard 'We can't have any downtime', which is fine, until you tell them how much its going to cost to do this on a Saturday!  As I posted recently, Microsoft have made this a lot easier with the file serve migration tools, which will do the whole thing for...

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IIS – Cannot Download File From Website (With Extension .xyz)
Aug02

IIS – Cannot Download File From Website (With Extension .xyz)

KB ID 0001223 Dtd 02/08/16 Problem I first saw this problem a few months ago, when I wasted to download some .bin and .pkg files from a web server running IIS, into a Cisco firewall. Then again this week I needed to get a large .iso file into a clients network so I put it on a publicly accessible web server running IIS, and had the problem again.   Solution On the IIS server, open administrative tools > Internet Information...

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Group Policy To Throttle Network Speed via QoS
Jul06

Group Policy To Throttle Network Speed via QoS

KB ID 0001217 Dtd 06/07/16 Problem Why would you want to do this? Well what if you want to test slow link group policy processing, or you are testing BranchCache? Using Group policy you can ‘throttle’ traffic to and from a particular IP address. Below I will pick a domain client on 192.168.110.120, and throttle¬†all traffic between that client, and the domain controller to be 100kbps. ¬† Solution As I sad above I’m...

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Remote Desktop Web – Session Timeouts (Altering)
Jul04

Remote Desktop Web – Session Timeouts (Altering)

KB ID 0001215 Dtd 04/07/16 Problem Timeouts for the RDWeb portal are defined by the choice you made when you logged in, if you selected ‘private’ or ‘public’ on the PC options, this sets the timeout. The default is 240¬†mins for private, and 20¬†minutes for public connections. Solution To alter these values you need to make changes in the ‘Internet Information Services Management Console’ on the RDWeb...

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