Server 2012 – Fails Installing .Net 3.5
Aug04

Server 2012 – Fails Installing .Net 3.5

KB ID 0000924 Dtd¬†04/08/17 Problem I needed to add .Net 3.5 to a Windows Server for an application install, but when I added it as a ‘feature’ it failed. Installation¬†of¬†one¬†or¬†more¬†roles,¬†role¬†services, or features failed. The source files cannot be found. Try installing the roles, role services, or features again in a new Add Roles and Features Wizard session, and on the Confirmation page of the wizard, click...

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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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Using LDP to Find an Objects ‘Distinguished Name’ in Active Directory
Jul27

Using LDP to Find an Objects ‘Distinguished Name’ in Active Directory

KB ID 0001337¬†Dtd 27/07/17 Problem There are a few occasions when you need to know an objects ‘Distinguished Name’ (DN). For me it’s usually when I’ve got a device that needs to do LDAP/LDAPS lookups, (RSA Appliance, Netscaler, Cisco FirePOWER, etc). Today someone needed to ‘bind’ a Checkpoint firewall to Active Directory, and asked me to create user, and give them the DN and password. I’ve...

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Windows – Unable to Move an OU
Jul26

Windows – Unable to Move an OU

KB ID 0001336 Dtd 26/07/17 Problem I was doing some AD redesign work for a client this week, and I needed to move an Organisational Unit (OU). However the domain had other ideas; Active Directory Domain Services Windows cannot move object {OU-Name} because: Access is denied. It wasn’t a rights issue, (I was an Enterprise Administrator).¬† ¬† Solution As it turns out, it was the same problem I’d had back when Server 2008...

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Exchange 2016 – Cannot Create a ‘Frontend Transport Receive Connector’
Jul23

Exchange 2016 – Cannot Create a ‘Frontend Transport Receive Connector’

KB ID 0001333 Dtd 23/07/17 Problem When trying to enable an IP to ‘Relay’ though my Exchange server, I found I was unable to select ‘Frontend TransportConnector’. Solution Apparently this is a a bug first seen in CU2, the only current fix is to either create the connector as a Hub Transport connector, then convert it using PowerShell, or create the connector in the Exchange Management Shell, which is what I...

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Windows 10 – Disable / Remove OneDrive
Jul17

Windows 10 – Disable / Remove OneDrive

KB ID 0001328 Dtd 17/07/17 Problem Microsoft have done a good job of embedding OneDrive into Windows 10. While Ive got nothing against OneDrive, for some admins the thought of users storing data out of their networks is quite worrying. So how do you ‘un-couple’ OneDrive from Windows 10? Solutions Option 1: Remove OneDrive ‘Quick and Dirty’ Open ‘Regedit’ and navigate to; HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > CLSID...

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