Windows Adding Firewall Rules With PowerShell
Apr24

Windows Adding Firewall Rules With PowerShell

KB ID 0001538 Problem There was a question on Experts Exchange this morning, the asker wanted to be able to add a ‘Trusted’ network range to their Windows Server Firewall settings as a ‘allow all ports’ rule. Solution You can of course add this manually in the GUI, normally I’d simply Add a Firewall Rule with a Group Policy. but the problem with that is, that’s fine if you want to open a particular...

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Sysprep Was Unable to Validate
Apr14

Sysprep Was Unable to Validate

KB ID 0001535 Problem While building a new Windows 10 machine to be used as a template, I ran Sysprep to generalise the installation, and got this; Sysprep was not able to validate your Windows Installation. Review the log file at %WINDIR%\System32\Sysprep\Panther\setupact.log for details. After resolving the issue, use Sysprep to validate yout Installation again. Solution What I did was Google the error, instead of looking at the log...

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Windows – Lost / Forgotten Password?
Nov17

Windows – Lost / Forgotten Password?

KB ID 0000755 Problem There are many reasons why you might want to do this, someone has managed to change a user password and that person is not available, you might simply have forgotten it. Or you might have been given a machine, or bought one from ebay that has come without a password. Also there have been a few times when a user has looked me in the eye and said “I’m typing my password in, but it’s not...

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Windows USB Install Error 0x80070026
Nov02

Windows USB Install Error 0x80070026

KB ID 0001485 Problem Now physical servers don’t really come with DVD drives any more, Im forever deploying Windows, ESX, or some other Linux OS via a bootable USB drive. I generally use Unerbootin, and just point it at the .iso file and away we go, which I did this week when trying to deploy Window Server 2016. However when I did that, this happened; Windows cannot open the required file {Drive}:\Sources\install.wim. Make sure...

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ASDM on Windows 10: ‘Cannot find Javaw.exe?’
Oct17

ASDM on Windows 10: ‘Cannot find Javaw.exe?’

KB ID 0001478 Problem Windows 10 machine, (with Latest Java installed), while attempting to launch the ASDM you see; Windows cannot find ‘javaw.exe’. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. Solution I should have fixed this a lot quicker than I did, because the error message was a lot more descriptive in older versions of Windows and the ASDM! This is the same problem seen on Windows 8. You still need...

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Cisco AnyConnect With Server 2016 NPAS (RADIUS) Different Groups
Oct11

Cisco AnyConnect With Server 2016 NPAS (RADIUS) Different Groups

KB ID 0001474 Problem A few years ago I replaced a firewall that was setup like this, and while it took me a while to work out what was going on, I remember thinking it was an elegant solution. Fast forward to today, and I’m now working with the guy who set it up! (Kudos to Paul White). So when I had a client with a similar requirement, I sat down fired up the lab, and documented it. What was used; Windows 10 Remote Client...

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