Remote Registry: No Location Found
Dec23

Remote Registry: No Location Found

KB ID 0001379 Problem When attempting to connect to a remote machines registry; Error The program cannot open the required dialog box because no locations can be found. Close this message and try again. Solution The ultimate cause of this problem is, that the machine you are on cannot see Active Directory, either because there are no domain controllers are online, or  its DNS settings are incorrect. Related Articles, References,...

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Windows Server – User Account Control Will Not Disable
Dec02

Windows Server – User Account Control Will Not Disable

KB ID 0001373 Problem While doing some work for a client, I was constantly getting nagged by User Account Control prompts like so; It’s been a while since I spoke about UAC, (and how to turn it off) see the link below; Windows – How to Disable ‘User Account Control’ As I’ve said UAC is a good thing, it’s there for a reason, but in this case I was logged onto a clients domain servers, with an administrative account,...

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Windows Certificate Services ‘certsrv’ Website displays 403.14
Aug31

Windows Certificate Services ‘certsrv’ Website displays 403.14

KB ID 0001342 Dtd 31/08/17 Problem I seem to get all the PKI/Certificate services problems! Yesterday I was trying to use the web enrolment portal on a certificate services server, and could not get in locally, (or remotely) via http, (or https) it simply showed me a 403.14 error. HTTP Error 403.14 Forbidden Solution This was an odd one, in IIS Manager select the ‘Certsrv’ virtual directory > Advanced Options > And...

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Windows Folder Redirection
Jun10

Windows Folder Redirection

KB ID 0000467 Dtd 10/06/17 Problem Q: What is Folder Redirection? A: Essentially you can take folders that hold things like your “My documents” or your “Favorites” folder, and put them out on a network server, which is great if you want to back that sort of information up for disaster recovery. Q: What’s the difference between this and a roaming / roving profile? A: Folder redirection keeps information on...

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WannaCry – Protect Yourself
May15

WannaCry – Protect Yourself

KB ID 0001311 Dtd 15/05/17 Problem Last Friday, the IT world was hit by another attack, WannaCry is a Ransomware infection, that exploits a hole in the windows SMB Protocol. This hole was patched back in March, (Security update MS17-010) so if your, (windows update supported systems) have updates enabled, you will probably already be protected. Why were big organisations like the NHS hit? Primarily because they have systems that are...

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ADMT (Active Directory Migration Tool) Domain Migration – Part 4
May13

ADMT (Active Directory Migration Tool) Domain Migration – Part 4

KB ID 0001308 Dtd 17/04/17 Problem On the homeward stretch now, back in Part Three, we migrated service accounts, groups, and users. Now we turn our attention to our machines. Note ADMT 3.2 Only support the migration of Operating Systems up to Windows 7, (that doesn’t mean Windows 8 and Windows 10 wont work, it just means they are not supported). Migrating Windows 8 and 10 throws a lot of security translation errors, because of...

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