Category: Windows Servers

Oct 22

How to force an authoritative and non-authoritative synchronization for DFSR-replicated SYSVOL (like “D4/D2” for FRS)

How to force an authoritative and non-authoritative synchronization for DFSR-replicated SYSVOL (like “D4/D2” for FRS) Fixing Broken SYSVOL Replication Consider the following scenario: You want to force the non-authoritative synchronization of SYSVOL on a domain controller. In the File Replication Service (FRS), this was controlled through the D2 and D4 data values for the Burflags registry values, but these values do …

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Oct 22

How to: Force Active Directory Replication Between Domain Controllers

How to: Force Active Directory Replication Between Domain Controllers You can use this procedure to force Active Directory replication to occur between two domain controllers on a one-time basis when you want changes to be replicated from the server that received the changes to a server in another site sooner than the site link schedule allows. …

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Oct 22

How to: Configure your Domain Server to sync the time over the Internet (Network Time Protocol – NTP)

How to: Configure your Domain Server to sync the time over the Internet (Network Time Protocol – NTP) The Windows Time service provides time synchronization to peers and clients, which ensures consistent time throughout an enterprise. I´ve been struggling with getting my Domain to not end up with strange times. The issue at hand is …

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Oct 20

How to: Restore a Deleted Active Directory Object

How to: Restore a Deleted Active Directory Object Obtained from: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd379509(v=ws.10).aspx Step 1: Enable Active Directory Recycle Bin 33 out of 52 rated this helpful – Rate this topic Updated: February 28, 2011 Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2 This step provides instructions for the following tasks: Raising the forest functional level Enabling Active Directory Recycle Bin Raising the …

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Oct 20

How to: Re-enable Remote Desktop with PowerShell after you’ve blocked it with your own firewall rule

How to: Re-enable Remote Desktop with PowerShell after you’ve blocked it with your own firewall rule Obtained from: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/CSIReenablingRemoteDesktopWithPowerShellAfterYouveBlockedItWithYourOwnFirewallRule.aspx   The Big Problem: I set up an Azure virtual machine running Windows Server 2012. I accidentally disabled the Remote Desktop Windows firewall rule (while I was remotely connected). The connection dropped as you would expect. I …

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Apr 23

How to: Make my DNS server resolve my WPAD entry for my proxy server and what is the DNS Block List?

How to: Make my DNS server resolve my WPAD entry for my proxy server and what is the DNS Block List? I’ve been working on setting up my corporate network to use Microsoft’s TMG proxy in order to better handle the traffic (restricting sites, etc). And while trying to configure the proxy’s automatic detection you …

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Mar 20

What is www.msftncsi.com?

What is www.msftncsi.com? If you are running a firewall one of the most common sites you’ll run across is www.mstfncsi.com. This is because the url www.msftncsi.com is generally used by Windows machines to verity that there is network connectivity. A Windows machine (Windows 8, Windows 7 and even Windows Vista I believe) will try to …

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Mar 16

How to: Resolve Windows error 0x8004FE33 indicating client activation failure

How to: Resolve Windows error 0x8004FE33 indicating client activation failure I’ve been having a few issues with my SharePoint 2013 installation which has forced me to dive into the event log to see what possible errors might be occurring. One of those was error 0x8004FE33. It turns out this had nothing to do with my problems, it was …

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Mar 16

Sharepoint 2013 error: Windows cannot open the 32-bit extensible counter DLL ASP.NET_2.0.50727 in a 64-bit environment. Contact the file vendor to obtain a 64-bit version. Alternatively, you can open the 32-bit extensible counter DLL by using the 32-bit version of Performance Monitor. To use this tool, open the Windows folder, open the Syswow64 folder, and then start Perfmon.exe.

Sharepoint 2013 error: Windows cannot open the 32-bit extensible counter DLL ASP.NET_2.0.50727 in a 64-bit environment. Contact the file vendor to obtain a 64-bit version. Alternatively, you can open the 32-bit extensible counter DLL by using the 32-bit version of Performance Monitor. To use this tool, open the Windows folder, open the Syswow64 folder, and then start Perfmon.exe. I am …

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Mar 15

What is: fsdmhost.exe

What is: fsdmhost.exe Fsdmhost.exe is the executable file for the Microsoft File Server Data Management Host process. Thus far a lot of people run into this process on a Windows 2012 server because it is in charge of data de-duplication. As most of you would have found out, this process can become resource intensive. The service uses …

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