Category: Windows 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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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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Mar 30

Resolved: Passwords must meet complexity requirements

Resolved: Passwords must meet complexity requirements Recently we were working on synchronizing passwords between an onPremise AD deployment and Azure Directory Services. As part of that we had to enable a strong password policy (You can configure this security setting by opening the appropriate policy and expanding the console tree: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Account Policies\Password …

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Feb 22

Walkaround: Workfolders error 0x80c80037 – No sync share is configured for the user.

Walkaround: Workfolders error 0x80c80037 – No sync share is configured for the user. I am still trying to figure out why Workfolders works at times and then it complete stops working indicating the following error messages: Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-SyncShare/Operational Source: Microsoft-Windows-SyncShare Event ID: 4016 Description: No sync share is configured for the user. User: UserName; …

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Feb 19

Resolve: Error 0x800B0100 when you try to install Windows Updates or Microsoft Updates on a fresh MultiPoint 2012 Server

Resolve: Error 0x800B0100 when you try to install Windows Updates or Microsoft Updates on a fresh MultiPoint 2012 Server If you read my previous post that reads quite similarly to this then you know you get lots of 0x800B0100 error messages when you run Windows Update for the first time on a fresh MultiPoint 2012 …

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Feb 17

Resolved: Essentials Server Integration must be done on the Domain Controller

Resolved: Essentials Server Integration must be done on the Domain Controller Recently we performed a migration from our on premise Exchange server to Microsoft’s cloud solution: Exchange Online. Because of that I wanted to perform an integration at the domain controller level using Windows Server Essentials Experience. Unfortunately whether I tried using a member server …

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