Windows RDP: ‘An authentication error has occurred’
May10

Windows RDP: ‘An authentication error has occurred’

KB ID 0001433 Problem When attempting to RDP to a remote machine;   An authentication error has occurred. The function requested is not supported Remote computer: {name} This could be due to CredSSP encryption oracle remediation. Or you may just see;   An authentication error has occurred. The function requested is not supported Remote computer: {name} Solution This is happening after you have a applied a windows security update it...

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PowerShell: Cannot Be Loaded Because Running Scripts is Disabled
Mar24

PowerShell: Cannot Be Loaded Because Running Scripts is Disabled

KB ID 0001417 Problem If you’ve arrived here, you are trying to run a script, and you cant; PS C:\Users\{User-name}> .\{script-name}.ps1 .\{script-name} : File C:\Users\{User-name}\{script-name} cannot be loaded because running scripts is disabled on this system. For more information, see about_Execution_Policies at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=135170. At line:1 char:1 + .\{script-name} + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ +...

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Deleting Folders With ‘Long Filenames’ (Source Path Too Long)
Feb05

Deleting Folders With ‘Long Filenames’ (Source Path Too Long)

KB ID 0001396 Problem Source Path Too Long The source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file system. Try moving to a location which has a shorter path name, or try renaming to shorter name(s) before attempting this operation. “Have you come across a problem deleting folders with long filenames?” I got asked this question twice in the first week at a new job. In a former role my colleague did a lot of work in...

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Windows: Enable ‘Previous Versions’
Jan26

Windows: Enable ‘Previous Versions’

KB ID 0001393 Problem Anyone who’s ever trashed a spreadsheet, or saved a file over the top of one that they shouldn’t, will appreciate previous versions. It’s done by a technology we have had since Windows XP (and Server 2003) called ‘shadow copy’. If you are familiar with virtualisation it’s a bit like taking ‘snapshots’ of files. It’s also great for sysadmins, as users can...

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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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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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