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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Windows ‘Auto Suspends’ In ESX
Nov17

Windows ‘Auto Suspends’ In ESX

KB ID 0000311 Problem Has annoyed me for a while, first seen in vSphere4 ESX, a guest Windows  machine “Suspends” after a while. Solution 1. Power the Windows  VM down. 2. Right click the VM and Select “Edit Settings”. 3. Select the VM Options Tab > Power Management > Select “Put OS into standby mode..” > OK. HTML5 FLEX vClient 4. Power the VM on again, problem sorted. Related Articles,...

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Add The ‘Group Policy Management Console’
Nov06

Add The ‘Group Policy Management Console’

KB ID 0001615 Problem On a Domain Controller you will get Group Policy Management, (by default) listed under administrative tools. But if you have a ‘Management Server’ of a ‘Jump Box’, that you want to install the tool onto, (without making it a domain controller!) Then do the following; Option 1: Install GPMC with Powershell This is the quickest and simplest option! Open a PowerShell Windows and execute the...

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Windows Group Policy – Disable The Local Windows Firewall
Nov06

Windows Group Policy – Disable The Local Windows Firewall

KB ID 0001090 Problem I’ve got nothing against the Windows firewall, it’s certainly a lot easier to manage now than it was back in the XP SP2 days. But I find a lot of clients still just ‘want it gone’ and, providing they have a decent corporate firewall in front of them that’s fair enough. Solution 1. On a domain controller or a client running the remote administration tools > Windows Key+R >...

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Network Profile Switches from ‘Private’ to ‘Public’
Nov05

Network Profile Switches from ‘Private’ to ‘Public’

KB ID 0001613 Problem This popped up in the forums last night, if you have a Workgroup*, (non domain joined) machine, the profile of the network card keeps switching from Private to Public. *Note: A domain joined machine, automatically will set it’s network profile to ‘Domain’. Option 1: Set the Network Profile using Local Group Policy Hit Windows Ker + R to open Run prompt, and type gpedit.msc Navigate to Computer...

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