Patch Your DNS Servers! SigRed
Jul15

Patch Your DNS Servers! SigRed

KB ID 0001687 Problem WARNING: This is rated 10 on the CVSS scale. Affected Server OS: Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2012, Windows 2012 R2, Windows 2016, Windows 2019 Yesterday Microsoft released a critical notice (KB4569509) to address vulnerabilities identified in (CVE-2020-1350). Basically it allows a remote attacker to perform remote code execution on your DNS servers (unless you patch them!) The reason its...

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Windows Server: Disabling SSL 3.0,  TLS 1.0, and TLS 1.1
May17

Windows Server: Disabling SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, and TLS 1.1

KB ID 0001675 What are these protocols? Both SSL and TLS are cryptographic protocols designed to secure communications over a network (remember the internet is just a network). Originally we had SSL version 1 and version 2. But they were, (to be honest) ‘a bit bobbins’ and full of security holes, so never really took off. Version 3 however did and was widely supported. The problem with version 3 was, (again) that was also ‘bobbins’....

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Certificate Services 0xc8000202 Error
Jan18

Certificate Services 0xc8000202 Error

KB ID 0001639 Problem You will see this error if you are migrating a Certificate Services Server from Server 2008, (NOT Server 2008 R2) to Windows Server 2016, (or newer). Version of log file is not compatible with the Jet version 0xc8000202 (ESE: 514 Jet_errBadLogVersion) You will also see the following events logged; Event ID 17 Log Name: Application Source: Microsoft-Windows-CertificationAuthority Date: xx/xx/xxxx xx:xx:xx Event...

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Windows – Find your ‘Uptime’
Jan02

Windows – Find your ‘Uptime’

KB ID 0000552  Problem There are lots of reasons you might want to know your PC/Servers uptime, to make sure a client has rebooted a server (like you asked them to), or to see if a server has had a BSOD and rebooted overnight, etc. Check Uptime with Task Manager You can get your uptime from the Task Manager’s “Performance” tab. To launch Task Manger Start > Run > Taskmgr.exe {enter}. or Press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC, or...

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Control Panel ‘Mail Icon Missing’
Jan01

Control Panel ‘Mail Icon Missing’

KB ID 0000237 Problem Problem usually seen on x64 Office versions, to set up some mail profiles; Solution Firstly what happens if you try running; outlook.exe /manageprofiles The file you are looking for is called mlcfg32.cpl Find it and double click it. here’s where I found it C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office{Version} or C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033 If you get stuck, or are using x64...

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Gpupdate: Windows Could Not Locate the Directory Object
Dec06

Gpupdate: Windows Could Not Locate the Directory Object

KB ID 0001625 Problem Saw this on a Windows client on my test network; User Policy update has completed successfully. Computer policy could not be updated successfully. The following errors were encountered: The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not locate the directory object OU=Top-Level,OU=computers,DC=PeteNetLive,DC=com. Group Policy settings will not be enforced until this event is resolved. View the event details...

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