Cisco ASA: Prioritise RDP Traffic
Oct31

Cisco ASA: Prioritise RDP Traffic

KB ID 0001359 Problem I have a client who had two sites, one didn’t have a particularly good internet connection, (which is the actual problem that needed to be solved). But in the interim, he wanted me to prioritise RDP traffic, as his staff were constantly complaining about the speed of their connections. Note: They may be a myriad of reasons why user experience is bad for an RDP session, this was quite simply a bandwidth...

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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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Windows Certificate Services ‘certsrv’ Website displays 403.14
Aug31

Windows Certificate Services ‘certsrv’ Website displays 403.14

KB ID 0001342 Dtd 31/08/17 Problem I seem to get all the PKI/Certificate services problems! Yesterday I was trying to use the web enrolment portal on a certificate services server, and could not get in locally, (or remotely) via http, (or https) it simply showed me a 403.14 error. HTTP Error 403.14 Forbidden Solution This was an odd one, in IIS Manager select the ‘Certsrv’ virtual directory > Advanced Options > And...

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Updating Domain Computer Objects with User and Machine Information
Aug24

Updating Domain Computer Objects with User and Machine Information

KB ID 0001340 Dtd 24/08/17 Problem I can’t really take the credit for this, I was at a client’s site a few weeks ago, and they were doing this. I thought ‘That’s cool, I’ll have a play with that when I get the chance”. Essentially, you update the description of the Computer object(s) in AD so that they list; The last user who logged on. What time they logged on. What AD ‘Site’ the...

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Setup up a Central ‘PolicyDefinitions’ Store (for ADMX files)
Aug03

Setup up a Central ‘PolicyDefinitions’ Store (for ADMX files)

KB ID 0001339 Dtd 03/08/17 Problem We have had ADMX files for group policies for ages now, they are the successor to the older ADM files. They only really trip you up if you have something unusual to do, (like roll out LAPS, or Forefront, or Customising Office Deployments.) In most cases you will want to have a central store in your Windows domain, so the clients can see the ADMX files, (and ultimately enforce the policies within...

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An Invalid Directory Pathname Was Passed
Jul28

An Invalid Directory Pathname Was Passed

KB ID 0001338 Dtd 28/07/17 Problem While attempting to delegate administration of an OU, I got this error; Delegation of Control Wizard The wizard cannot retrieve security information from the Active Directory. An invalid directory pathname was passed. Solution Took a while to figure out! The OU in question has a ‘slash’ in the name of it; Once I changed this to a hyphen, the error ceased. Related Articles, References,...

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