Category: Servers

Oct 08

Resolved: Cannot open MultiPoint Dashboard: Application Error 1000, WmsDashboard.exe, Kernelbase.dll

Resolved: Cannot open MultiPoint Dashboard: Application Error 1000, WmsDashboard.exe, Kernelbase.dll After working for several months with MultiPoint Server 2016 I eventually was unable to use the MultiPoint Dashboard which is one of the main features. As you can imagine, one of the main reasons MultiPoint is deployed is because of the ability to provide support …

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Feb 15

How to: Move all Active Directory Roles (FSMO) from one server to another in Windows Server 2016

How to: Move all Active Directory Roles (FSMO) from one server to another in Windows Server 2016 Thankfully over time Microsoft has made it easy to move the Active Directory Roles (currently 5) from one server to another. Back in the day, most of them used to be “hidden” all over the place but now …

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Oct 23

Resolved: Cannot alter user ‘dbo’

Resolved: Cannot alter user ‘dbo’ I was working on setting up a new Microsoft SQL Server 2016 instance and importing databases from the old server when I ran into this issue. During the import (Attach) process, I assigned the user the application uses to connect as dbo (The application requires dbo rights btw… just saying …

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Mar 27

Resolved: How to recover an accidentally deleted volume (partition) in a Virtual Disk protected by BitLocker

Resolved: How to recover an accidentally deleted volume (partition) in a Virtual Disk protected by BitLocker I am going to have to start with a confession, “Resolved” might be a bit of a stretch. For starters, the best case scenario looks like recovering the information but you’ll need a temporary place where to store it, …

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Mar 01

How to: “Change product key” in Windows 8 or in Windows Server 2012

How to: “Change product key” in Windows 8 or in Windows Server 2012 I’ve learned over the years to not activate a Windows product until I am confident it is stable. I say that because I used to activate Windows right after installation and either because of third party update, malfunctioning hardware, etc. I had …

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Feb 17

How to: Enable Shadow Copy or Previous Version in Windows 2012 R2?

How to: Enable Shadow Copy or Previous Version in Windows 2012 R2? I recently had a bit of an issue with a program. It uses an access database and one of the employees modified it but we needed to revert the changes. Seemed simple enough, just reach out to pick a previous version from the …

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Oct 26

How to: Change your activation product key in Windows 8, Windows 2012 Server and MultiPoint Server 2012

How to: Change your activation product key in Windows 8, Windows 2012 Server and MultiPoint Server 2012 When you try to activate your Windows 8, Windows 2012 Server or MultiPoint Server 2012 sometimes you have a pre-set key (trial, etc.) which won’t let you activate your windows installation. There are other scenarios where you might …

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Nov 19

Ubuntu 14.04 and above in a Generation 2 Hyper-V Virtual Machine (VM)

Ubuntu 14.04 and above in a Generation 2 Hyper-V Virtual Machine (VM) As most of you know, a Generation 2 Hyper-V Virtual Machine is generally reserved for Windows 2012 or 64 bit versions of Windows 8 as the New virtual Machine Wizard specifies: Generation 2 This virtual machine generation provides support for features such as …

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Apr 11

How to: Configure Remote SQL Server Logging for TMG 2010

How to: Configure Remote SQL Server Logging for Microsoft’s Thread Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Microsoft’s Thread Management Gateway is a solution that aims at providing advanced firewall and reverse proxy capabilities to the enterprise. Unfortunately Microsoft won’t be releasing new versions in the future so I haven’t been writing much about it lately; However, many …

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Mar 30

How to: Configure your environment to host Hyper-V virtual machines on Shared Storage (SMB 3.0)

How to: Configure your environment to host Hyper-V virtual machines on Shared Storage (SMB 3.0) Well, as embarrassedĀ as I am, I’ll confess I wish I knew what I know now or found a post like this long ago. When I read you could now host your Hyper-V virtual machines on shared storage I got super …

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