The Term ‘Uninstall-WindowsFeature’ is not Recognized
Dec16

The Term ‘Uninstall-WindowsFeature’ is not Recognized

KB ID 0001628 Problem I was removing Windows Defender from a lot of servers that had just been deployed, (while doing and AV rollout). So I had a remote session open to all the servers and issued the command on each one, and moved onto the next one. when I went back, about three or four of them had failed with the following error; PS C:\Users\Administrator> Uninstall-WindowsFeature -Name Windows-Defender Uninstall-WindowsFeature :...

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Windows Error Code 0x800F0954
Dec10

Windows Error Code 0x800F0954

KB ID 0001626 Problem Seen when attempting to add a Windows Optional Feature; Windows couldn’t complete the required changes. The changes could not be completed. Please reboot your computer and try again Error code: 0x800F0954 Solution Typically you see this error if your machine is set to get its updates from WSUS. You can change the way Windows operates to get the ‘Feature addition’ files directly from Microsoft...

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Gpupdate: Windows Could Not Locate the Directory Object
Dec06

Gpupdate: Windows Could Not Locate the Directory Object

KB ID 0001625 Problem Saw this on a Windows client on my test network; User Policy update has completed successfully. Computer policy could not be updated successfully. The following errors were encountered: The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not locate the directory object OU=Top-Level,OU=computers,DC=PeteNetLive,DC=com. Group Policy settings will not be enforced until this event is resolved. View the event details...

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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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Error: 0x8007232B DNS Name Does Not Exist
Nov23

Error: 0x8007232B DNS Name Does Not Exist

KB ID 0001622 Problem Seen when attempting to ‘Activate’ a Window machine; Error: 0x8007232B DNS name does not exist Solution The reason for this error is the Windows machine has looked for a KMS (Key Management Server) in its local DNS, and not found one. This is because (out of the box) it has a Windows KMS licence code installed. Now if you have a KMS server you need to work out why you cant see it, I’ve covered...

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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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