Adding a Windows Server 2019/2016 Domain Controller
Sep25

Adding a Windows Server 2019/2016 Domain Controller

KB ID 0001262 Problem Once upon a time, adding a domain controller that was running a newer version of the Windows Server family involved opening command line and schema prepping, and GP prepping etc. Now all this happens in the background while the wizard is doing the heavy lifting for you. Solution 2008 to 2019  2008 to 2016 Obviously the server needs to be a domain member first! For Server 2019 Forest and Domain Functional levels...

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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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VMware Horizon: ‘VM With Unsupported Guest OS’
Sep05

VMware Horizon: ‘VM With Unsupported Guest OS’

KB ID 0001592 Problem Seen when attempting to deploy Window Server 2016, as an ‘Image’ (Parent VM,) with VMware Horizon View. ‘VM With Unsupported Guest OS’ I double checked, and Server 2016 (Standard and DataCenter) were supported, as was Server 2019 (Standard and DataCenter.) The image also had a new version of the VMware Horizon View agent installed in it? Solution In my case this was an embarrassingly easy...

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VMware Converter ‘Unable to Connect to the Network Share’
Aug22

VMware Converter ‘Unable to Connect to the Network Share’

KB ID 0001583 Problem I don’t think, Ive ever run the VMware Standalone Converter, without at least one error message or popup complaining about something! Today I was trying to convert a clients old Windows Server 2003 document management server, when trying to deploy the agent this happened; Unable to connect to the network share ‘{Sever-name-or-IP} \ADMIN$’. Solution It’s a pretty descriptive error, can you...

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DC Promotion fails ‘FRS is Depreciated’
Aug13

DC Promotion fails ‘FRS is Depreciated’

KB ID 0001579 Problem Error seen when attempting to add a new domain controller to an existing domain; Verification of replica failed. The specified domain {Domain-Name} is still using the File Replication Service (FRS) to replicate the SYSVOL share. FRS is depreciated. The server being promoted does not support FRS and cannot be promoted as a replica into the specified domain. You MUST migrate the specified domain to use DFS...

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Load Balance IIS with Microsoft ARR
Jul05

Load Balance IIS with Microsoft ARR

KB ID 0001573 Problem If you have a lot of IIS servers, and want to load balance between them, then you can either buy a load balancer, or use Microsoft ARR (Application Request Routing). Note: ARR does a lot more than simply load balancing, e.g. it can perform caching, and complex web routing, and even SSL offloading. Here we are just looking at load balancing. I’m going to deploy TWO ARR servers in my DMZ, here I’ve got...

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