Remote Desktop Services: Balancing Sessions Hosts and Connection Brokers
Apr13

Remote Desktop Services: Balancing Sessions Hosts and Connection Brokers

KB ID 0001424 Problem I got an email from a colleague who was setting up an RDS farm, (2012 R2). He was having some problems and asked me; “If the Connection Broker brokers the connections to the Session Hosts, how do I RDP to the Session Broker?” This threw me completely, I usually jump on the console in VMware or use a third party remote management tool, I don’t tend to to RDP onto servers. I had fallen into the...

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Cisco WLC: EAP-TLS Secured Wireless with Certificate Services
Apr04

Cisco WLC: EAP-TLS Secured Wireless with Certificate Services

KB ID 0001420 Problem Ah certificates! If I had a pound for every time I’ve heard “I don’t like certificates”, I could retire! The following run through is broken down into the following parts; Setup the Cisco WLC (WLAN) Setup NAP (RADIUS). Setup Certificate Auto Enrolment. Setup Group Policy to Deliver the Wireless Settings. Note: If you are scared of certificates, sometimes it’s easier to setup password...

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PowerShell: Cannot Be Loaded Because Running Scripts is Disabled
Mar24

PowerShell: Cannot Be Loaded Because Running Scripts is Disabled

KB ID 0001417 Problem If you’ve arrived here, you are trying to run a script, and you cant; PS C:\Users\{User-name}> .\{script-name}.ps1 .\{script-name} : File C:\Users\{User-name}\{script-name} cannot be loaded because running scripts is disabled on this system. For more information, see about_Execution_Policies at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=135170. At line:1 char:1 + .\{script-name} + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ +...

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FreeRDP Error: 0x2000D
Mar24

FreeRDP Error: 0x2000D

KB ID 0001416 Problem The day after I had deployed some RDP Web access servers, I got the call that all the Linux (Intel NUC Thin clients), could not connect to the RDP farm, all the windows machines were fine? Error [08:19:16:178] [21254:21255] [ERROR][com.freerdp.core.transport] – BIO_read returned a system error 14094438:SSL routines:ssl3_read_bytes:tlsv1 alert internal error [08:19:16:178] [21254:21255]...

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Convert MBR Partitioned Drives to GPT
Mar12

Convert MBR Partitioned Drives to GPT

KB ID 0001407 Problem I got asked if I’d ever had to do this today, I vaguely remember having this problem in the past, but I can’t remember how I solved it. You set the ‘Partition Table Type‘ on a  disk in Windows, when the drive is first initialised, like so; And the default is MBR, so that usually gets ticked, the problem is MBR only supports disks up to 2TB in size. Now if it’s just a new disk, with...

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Windows ‘Always On’ VPN Part 2 (NPS, RAS, and Clients)
Feb18

Windows ‘Always On’ VPN Part 2 (NPS, RAS, and Clients)

KB ID 0001403 Problem Back in Part One, we setup the AD (Groups,) and the Certificate services that will knit everything together. Now we need to configure an NPS server that acts as a RADIUS server for our remote clients, And a RAS Server that our remote clients will connect to. Step1: Network Setup Microsoft have an alarming habit of telling you to connect DMZ assets to the LAN. In their defence I’ve seen some documentation...

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