Running Dropbox On Windows Server
Nov13

Running Dropbox On Windows Server

KB ID 0001489 Problem If you are here, you have probably already found out that Dropbox is not supported on Windows Server platforms. You can install it and set it up happily but it stops working and needs to be relaunched all the time (manually). I love dropbox! So much I actually pay for it! I run it on my management server and its handy for copying file up into my test network, so I can appreciate how annoying it is having to...

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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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