Windows – Stop the Welcome to Internet Explorer from launching via GPO
Oct14

Windows – Stop the Welcome to Internet Explorer from launching via GPO

KB ID 0000459 Problem If your’e logging on as a new user and Internet Explorer has not yet been ran, then it wants to run the “Setup Windows Internet Explorer Wizard”. On just one machine with one user that’s fine, but if you are logging in all over the place, with multiple credentials, this can get quite annoying. Also you might not want your domain users having to do this at all, for security reasons....

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Hybrid Exchange: ‘Mailbox Delegation’ Missing?
Oct11

Hybrid Exchange: ‘Mailbox Delegation’ Missing?

KB ID 0001607 Problem This was asked on EE this morning, if you are on a Hybrid Exchange environment then you cannot allocate Mailbox Delegation to an Office365 mailbox; However you can add ‘Mailbox Delegation’ to a ‘local mailbox’. This is completely normal behaviour, to allocate mailbox delegation permissions to your Office 365 mailboxes, you need to use PowerShell. Managing Mailbox Delegation Permissions in...

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PowerCLI: Connect-VIServer Certificate Errors
Oct07

PowerCLI: Connect-VIServer Certificate Errors

KB ID 0001603 Problem When attempting to connect to a vCenter or ESXi host, you see the following error;   Connect-VIServer : {Date} {Time} Connect-VIServer Error: Invalid server certificate. Use Set-PowerCLIConfiguration to set the value for the InvalidCertificateAction option to Prompt if you’d like to connect once or to add a permanent exception for this server. Additional Information: Could not establish trust relationship...

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Group Policy Preferences and Client Side Extensions
Oct05

Group Policy Preferences and Client Side Extensions

KB ID 0000389 Problem Group Policy Preferences (GPP) first came in with Server 2008 and were enhanced for Server 2008 R2, To be able to apply them to older Windows clients, you need to install the “Client side Extensions” (CSE), You can either script this, deploy with a group policy, or if you have WSUS you can send out the update that way. OS Download Link Client side extensions for Windows XP (x86) link Client side...

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Windows Server: Stop Programs Auto Starting / Auto Running
Sep30

Windows Server: Stop Programs Auto Starting / Auto Running

KB ID 0001600 Problem I like to learn the keyboard shortcuts for these sort of things, (because developers will change the way things are done in the GUI). So in the good old days I simply ran msconfig, and located the offending software on the startup list and disabled it. Then that got removed and put in ‘Task Manager’, then that got removed. So I’m pulling a frowny face at Microsoft Developers for their lack of...

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Management Framework 5.1 Update Not Applicable
Sep30

Management Framework 5.1 Update Not Applicable

KB ID 0001599 Problem Seen while attempting to install Microsoft Management Framework 5.1 on Server 2012 R2, (to upgrade PowerShell). Windows Update Standalone Installer The update is not applicable to your computer Solution Well in the the end it turns out I was being a doofus! I was installing W2K12-KB3191565-x64.msu which is for Server 2012 (Not Server 2012 R2!) Look a bit lower, you need Win8.1AndW2K12R2-KB3191564-x64.msu. The...

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