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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Moving Certificate Services To Another Server
Sep20

Moving Certificate Services To Another Server

KB ID 0001473 Problem If you are retiring a CA Server, or there’s a problem with the server and you want to move Microsoft Certificate Services to another server, the procedure is pretty straight forward. BE AWARE: We are moving the CA Server Name , NOT the Server Name (FQDN), the two things are NOT the same, (you might have called them the same thing!) But a Certificate Authority has a name of its own, and that what we are...

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Cant Copy a Group Policy Object
May01

Cant Copy a Group Policy Object

KB ID 0001543 Problem Was asked this this morning, why couldn’t someone ‘Copy’ a Group Policy Object (GPO)? Solution At first I was confused, (I made the same mistake they had), look at what I’m trying to copy? It’s not a Group Policy Object, its a ‘Link’ to a GPO. (Note: There’s a  shortcut arrow!’) Locate the actual GPO and you can copy it! Related Articles, References, Credits,...

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Windows Adding Firewall Rules With PowerShell
Apr24

Windows Adding Firewall Rules With PowerShell

KB ID 0001538 Problem There was a question on Experts Exchange this morning, the asker wanted to be able to add a ‘Trusted’ network range to their Windows Server Firewall settings as a ‘allow all ports’ rule. Solution You can of course add this manually in the GUI, normally I’d simply Add a Firewall Rule with a Group Policy. but the problem with that is, that’s fine if you want to open a particular...

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You Have Exceeded the Maximum Number of Computer Accounts
Apr17

You Have Exceeded the Maximum Number of Computer Accounts

KB ID 0001536 Problem A few weeks ago, this was asked in a forum, and while I knew what the problem was, I’d never seen it myself. So I recreated the problem on the test network to look at why it happened, and how to fix / get around the problem. The following error occurred attempting to join the domain {domain-name} You computer could not be joined to the domain, You have exceeded the maximum number of computer accounts you...

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Manually ‘Installing’ Microsoft Integration Services Drivers
Jan31

Manually ‘Installing’ Microsoft Integration Services Drivers

KB ID 0001512 Problem If your OS is 2008R2 or newer then you wont need to do this as the drivers are already included. But what if you have a machine that you want to put the drivers in before you virtualise or migrate it. Well if you mount the ISO and run it this happens; Unsupported Guest Environment The Hyper-V integration services can only be installed inside of a virtual machine running Hyper-V Bah! You are not the boss of me! I...

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