NameSpace ‘Microsoft.Policies.WindowsStore’ Error
Mar20

NameSpace ‘Microsoft.Policies.WindowsStore’ Error

Microsoft.Policies.WindowsStore KB ID 0001817 Problem While working in the Group Policy Management tool, upon expanding administrative templates I got this error. Namespace ‘Microsoft.Policies.WindowsStore’ is already defined as the target namespace for another file in the store. Solution: Microsoft.Policies.WindowsStore Error This is because in your policy definitions there are two (four actually) files that are pointing...

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Disable LLMNR and NetBIOS (via GPO)
Mar16

Disable LLMNR and NetBIOS (via GPO)

Disable LLMNR and NetBIOS KB ID 0001816 Problem LLMNR is a protocol that’s used both in IPv4 and IPv6 networks to provide name resolution (in the absense of DNS), the problem with it is that it is wide open to exploitation and can be used to perform a MITM attack on your network. NetBIOS is much older and asscociated with IPv4 networks only. Really old Microsoft OSs used to rely on it heavily, but these days its pretty much...

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Upgrade Server 2012 (In Place)
Oct11

Upgrade Server 2012 (In Place)

Upgrade Server 2012 KB ID 0001802 Server 2012 End Of Life Windows Server 2012 (and Windows Server 2012 R2) will go end of life on October 10th 2023. Start planning to migrate your productions workloads off this platform as soon as you can. I’ve mentioned before on the site, I’m not a fan of ‘in place’ upgrades, you get to migrate all the ‘broken bits’ (that you didn’t realise were broken), and...

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DC Promotion fails ‘FRS is Depreciated’
Jul01

DC Promotion fails ‘FRS is Depreciated’

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...

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Microsoft Edge on Server 2019/2016 (and Citrix)
Dec01

Microsoft Edge on Server 2019/2016 (and Citrix)

KB ID 0001657 Problem In a fit of lunacy Microsoft have called ‘their’ new browser Microsoft Edge, so we can spend the next few months confusing it with Edge.¬†Plus every Google search for GPO settings, error messages etc will all now show search results for the old Edge Browser not the new Microsoft Edge browser! Perhaps the same doofus at Microsoft who called the Exchange sync Active Sync when Microsoft already had a...

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In Place Upgrade Windows 2016 to Windows 2019
Aug11

In Place Upgrade Windows 2016 to Windows 2019

KB ID 0001761 Problem For the last twenty years or so I’ve said “In place upgrades are a bad idea”, my rationale has been that if something is broken we are simply migrating that problem, and we are relying on a lot of factors, (some of which may be unknown.) That we will just have to ‘trust that it will work’. Most modern servers are virtual so we can snapshot them, or clone them and test the upgrade...

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