Stop Windows Asking For Password After Sleep / Standby
Dec05

Stop Windows Asking For Password After Sleep / Standby

KB ID 0001624 Problem I’ve done a few posts that involve me demonstrating how to disable a security feature, and people have messaged me with a mix of disgust/distain/horror. But I’m sick and tired of all the machines on my test network getting locked while I’m dragged onto something else, they are test machines, with no live data on them, and there’s only me uses them anyway!  And some people just want to log...

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RDS Gateway Connection Error
Nov29

RDS Gateway Connection Error

KB ID 0001623 Problem I had to deploy a Remote Desktop Gateway Server into an existing RDS farm for a client this week, the RDS farm was presenting Windows Desktops (VDI) from Hyper-V. All went well until I tested the Gateway Server Externally, this is the error I got. Remote Desktop can’t connect to the remote computer ‘server/farm-name} for one of these reasons. 1) Your user account is not listed in the RD...

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Cluster: Not Reachable On UDP Port 3433
Nov19

Cluster: Not Reachable On UDP Port 3433

KB ID 0001621 Problem Seen on a Microsoft Hyper-V failover cluster (Server 2019); Network Interfaces {Node-Name} {Interface-Name} and {Node-Name} {Interface-Name} are on the same cluster network, yet address {IP-Address} is not reachable from {IP-Address} using UDP port 3433 Solution I’ve seen this error before, and usually you just need to disable the firewall or open UDP port 3433 and then re-validate the cluster (job done)....

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Adding Windows Server NFS Shares to VMware ESX
Nov17

Adding Windows Server NFS Shares to VMware ESX

KB ID 0000319 Problem You have a Windows 2019/2016, 2012, or 2008 server with plenty of storage space, and you would like to present that to an ESX/ESXi server as a datastore. You can configure a folder (or drive) as an NFS share and present it to VMware vSphere, so that it can be used as a datastore. Note: For Server 2008 and vSphere 4/5 Scroll down. Create NFS Shares on Windows Server 2019, 2016, and 2012 Essentially you need to add...

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Add The ‘Group Policy Management Console’
Nov06

Add The ‘Group Policy Management Console’

KB ID 0001615 Problem On a Domain Controller you will get Group Policy Management, (by default) listed under administrative tools. But if you have a ‘Management Server’ of a ‘Jump Box’, that you want to install the tool onto, (without making it a domain controller!) Then do the following; Option 1: Install GPMC with Powershell This is the quickest and simplest option! Open a PowerShell Windows and execute the...

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Windows Group Policy – Disable The Local Windows Firewall
Nov06

Windows Group Policy – Disable The Local Windows Firewall

KB ID 0001090 Problem I’ve got nothing against the Windows firewall, it’s certainly a lot easier to manage now than it was back in the XP SP2 days. But I find a lot of clients still just ‘want it gone’ and, providing they have a decent corporate firewall in front of them that’s fair enough. Solution 1. On a domain controller or a client running the remote administration tools > Windows Key+R >...

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