Remote Desktop Services – Connection Errors
Oct25

Remote Desktop Services – Connection Errors

KB ID 0001132   Below is not an exhaustive list of connection errors, it’s just a some things that have tripped me up. If you have a nasty error that you have fixed, feel free to drop me a line, send me some screenshots and the fix, and I’ll add them as well. General Errors Remote Desktop can’t connect to the remote computer for one of the following reasons; 1) Remote access to the server is not enabled 2)The remote...

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Remote Desktop Services: RDS Sizing Calculations
Jul01

Remote Desktop Services: RDS Sizing Calculations

KB ID 0001753 Problem This is a horrible subject to find any decent information on. Microsoft are typically ‘vague’ and most people are stuck with using trial and error, or massively overestimating hardware to be on the safe side. I get asked this occasionally and, just like Microsoft, it’s a question I don’t like to answer! People are reticent to tell you that you need ‘x’ amount of CPU and...

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Enable Remote Desktop (Remotely)
Apr13

Enable Remote Desktop (Remotely)

KB ID 0001747 Problem Let’s say you want to RDP to a remote server (imagine such a thing!) But some doofus didn’t enable RDP? Well you can enable Remote Desktop via group policy and wait a while. I used to connect to the registry remotely and change the key that enabled RDP, but now you can do it with a simple PowerShell command. Not only will it enable Remote Desktop, it will also allow RDP on the Windows firewall (if...

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Leave Domain: “A general network error occurred’
Feb18

Leave Domain: “A general network error occurred’

KB ID 0001738 Problem After a recent lab on the test bench, I ended up with a 2008  x32 standard server. It took me a while to get this setup and running, so I wanted to keep it (or turn it into a VMware template should I ever need  another). But first I needed to ‘remove it’ from  the domain it was in. However, when attempting to do so this happened; Computer Name /Domain Changes The following error occurred validating...

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Windows File Server Migration (Maintain Share & NTFS Permissions)
Jan27

Windows File Server Migration (Maintain Share & NTFS Permissions)

KB ID 0001201 Problem When attempting a File Server Migration why isn’t this better publicised? Did you know Microsoft have a set of Migration tools, and one of them is for file servers? Now traditionally I’d use RoboCopy or XCopy to migrate files and folders, and for ‘User Profiles’ I would normally back them up, and restore them to the new server. This is because the file permissions on ‘correctly...

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Domain Join SID Error
Jan26

Domain Join SID Error

KB ID 0001732 Problem Thankfully I don’t see a SID error very often these days; The following error occurred when attempting to join the domain ‘{domain-name} The domain join cannot be completed because the SID of the domain you attempted to join was identical to the SID of this machine. This is a symptom of an improperly cloned operating system install. You should run Sysprep on this machine in order to generate a new...

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