ADFS Logon Page: Change Images and Logos
May22

ADFS Logon Page: Change Images and Logos

KB ID 0001556 Problem There are a lot of things that can be customised on the ADFS logon page, but most people just want to change the image, and the ‘Company Logo’. Note: By default the company logo is just the Federation Service Display Name but you can replace that with a logo of you own. Replace ADFS Logon Page Main Image As per Microsoft recommendations; “We recommend the dimensions for the illustration to be...

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Deploy Active Directory Federation Services
May03

Deploy Active Directory Federation Services

KB ID 0001140 Problem The actual configuration of ADFS depends largely on what you intend to do with it. Here I’m using it to broker connections from my Microsoft Web Application Proxy. This article is just to ‘join the dots’ and covers just the installation of the role itself. Solution Before you Start: Make sure you have a certificate ready to use for ADFS. I typically use a wildcard cert for this, it’s...

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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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Veeam Restore Error: Copying Data from Deduplicated Volumes
Feb26

Veeam Restore Error: Copying Data from Deduplicated Volumes

KB ID 0001521 Problem If you attempt to restore items from a backup of a server where the data was stored on a deduplicated volume, you may see the following error; Copying data from deduplicated volumes requires that the console is installed on Windows Server 2012 R2 or later with the data duplication feature enabled. Restoring files from  deduplicated volumes requires that the mount server associated with the source backup...

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