Windows Disks ‘CanPool’ set False?
May29

Windows Disks ‘CanPool’ set False?

KB ID 0001560 Problem While attempting to create some Storage Spaces in Server 2016 today, I presented a bunch of ‘new’ disks and some of them were flagged CanPool as false? CanPool simply means the disk it available to be added to a storage pool, Id just removed all the arrays from these drives so I was confused? Solution Just because we’re on Powershell does not mean I can’t go old school! Launch Diskpart and...

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Veeam: Restore/Migrate vSphere VM to Hyper-V
May22

Veeam: Restore/Migrate vSphere VM to Hyper-V

KB ID 0001559 Problem I saw this question asked on EE the other day, and while I’ve done Migrating from vSphere to Microsoft before, I’ve never really tried with Veeam. Migrating and Restoring vSphere Machines to Azure is easy, but what about Hyper-V? Solution Natively with Veeam Backup and Restore, the only way to do this, is to perform an Agent Based backup of your VMware VM. If you are unfamiliar with doing this,  you...

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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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ADFS Test Page Error
May02

ADFS Test Page Error

KB ID 0001545 Problem I was setting up ADFS in Server 2019 today, and once I have all the basics setup, I like to got to, https://{server-fqdn}/adfs/ls/IdpInitiatedSignon to test, but this happened; The resource you are trying to access is not available. Contact your administrator for more information. Error details .Activity ID: 3c53140c-cff3-4b59-0900-0080010000d4 .Error details: MSIS7012: An error occurred while processing the...

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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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