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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PowerShell: Find Computers Last Logon Date
Oct23

PowerShell: Find Computers Last Logon Date

KB ID 0001612 Problem I had to find the last time a particular server had logged on for a client the other week, so we knew for sure it was dead! Solution The two commands you may need are; Locate Servers Last Login Time Get-ADComputer -Filter {OperatingSystem -Like ‘*SERVER’} -Properties lastlogondate,operatingsystem | Select name,laslogondate,operatingsystem Locate Clients Last Login Time Get-ADComputer -Filter...

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Windows – Stop the Welcome to Internet Explorer from launching via GPO
Oct14

Windows – Stop the Welcome to Internet Explorer from launching via GPO

KB ID 0000459 Problem If your’e logging on as a new user and Internet Explorer has not yet been ran, then it wants to run the “Setup Windows Internet Explorer Wizard”. On just one machine with one user that’s fine, but if you are logging in all over the place, with multiple credentials, this can get quite annoying. Also you might not want your domain users having to do this at all, for security reasons....

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Windows Server: Stop Programs Auto Starting / Auto Running
Sep30

Windows Server: Stop Programs Auto Starting / Auto Running

KB ID 0001600 Problem I like to learn the keyboard shortcuts for these sort of things, (because developers will change the way things are done in the GUI). So in the good old days I simply ran msconfig, and located the offending software on the startup list and disabled it. Then that got removed and put in ‘Task Manager’, then that got removed. So I’m pulling a frowny face at Microsoft Developers for their lack of...

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Moving Certificate Services To Another Server
Sep20

Moving Certificate Services To Another Server

KB ID 0001473 Problem If you are retiring a CA Server, or there’s a problem with the server and you want to move Microsoft Certificate Services to another server, the procedure is pretty straight forward. BE AWARE: We are moving the CA Server Name , NOT the Server Name (FQDN), the two things are NOT the same, (you might have called them the same thing!) But a Certificate Authority has a name of its own, and that’s what we...

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VMware Converter ‘Unable to Connect to the Network Share’
Aug22

VMware Converter ‘Unable to Connect to the Network Share’

KB ID 0001583 Problem I don’t think, Ive ever run the VMware Standalone Converter, without at least one error message or popup complaining about something! Today I was trying to convert a clients old Windows Server 2003 document management server, when trying to deploy the agent this happened; Unable to connect to the network share ‘{Sever-name-or-IP} \ADMIN$’. Solution It’s a pretty descriptive error, can you...

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