Windows 10 Create a WMI Filter for Group Policy
Jan04

Windows 10 Create a WMI Filter for Group Policy

KB ID 0001267 Dtd 04/01/17 Problem I was messing around with some GPO’s for ¬†client today to replace ‘Edge’ as the default browser, (with IE11). To make the whole process more efficient, I wanted to use a WMI filter toapply the policy only to Windows 10 machines. Before this used to be simple enough, you just set the Windows version in a WMI query. But because it searches for a string e.g. 6.1 (for Windows 8.1),...

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Cisco ASA – Remote IPSEC VPN With the NCP Entry Client
Nov23

Cisco ASA – Remote IPSEC VPN With the NCP Entry Client

KB ID 0001260 Dtd 23/11/16 Problem I've covered Cisco IPSEC Remote VPNs a long time ago, and I've also blogged about the Cisco IPSEC VPN Client Software. Yes you can get the Cisco VPN Client Working on Windows 10, but can you imagine rolling that out to a few hundred users? The bottom line is Remote Cisco IPSEC VPN is a dead technology, Cisco, (and Me!) want you to use AnyConnect. For a couple of users you can use the work arounds...

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Migrating Local Profiles to Domain Profiles
Sep13

Migrating Local Profiles to Domain Profiles

KB ID 0001235 Dtd 13/09/16 Problem Moving¬†a machine onto a Windows domain, is a simple task, I’ve done this for a lot of clients. The main complaint (post migration,) is that something is missing. This is because your-account-name on your PC or laptop, and your-account-name in the domain are TWO DIFFERENT ACCOUNTS, (even if they have the same name).¬† Microsoft have produced some tools help you, but I challenge you to start...

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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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Windows Server – Disk Performance Missing From Task Manager?
Jun08

Windows Server – Disk Performance Missing From Task Manager?

KB ID 0001203¬†Dtd 08/06/16 Problem If your machine is struggling, a good place to look first is the performance tab on ‘Task Manager’ Here you can see CPU and Memory Stats and how our network cards are performing, but wheres the disk stats? ¬† Solution Before you can see them you need to enable them, open a PowerShell, (or an administrative command window). and run the following command; diskperf -y ¬† Now re-open task...

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Take Ownership and Grant ‘Full Control’ Recursively
Jun02

Take Ownership and Grant ‘Full Control’ Recursively

KB ID 0001200 Dtd02/06/16ProblemI had a bunch of old user profile folders I needed to delete today, When setup properly even the domain administrator can't get in there and delete them;If it's just one folder then simply take ownership, grant yourself rights and delete it! But I had a lot of folders so I needed a more robust (read less work) solution. SolutionTake Ownership of all Folders/Sub-Folders, and FilesOpen an administrative...

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