Category: Windows Server 2012

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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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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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 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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Feb 17

Resolve: Error 0x800B0100 when you try to install Windows Updates or Microsoft Updates

Resolve: Error 0x800B0100 when you try to install Windows Updates or Microsoft Updates I recently had to re-install a MultiPoint server and with over 80 updates I guess I should not be surprised something went wrong. I ended up trying to install one update at a time and I was successful in getting about half …

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Jan 22

The IO operation at logical block address 0 for Disk 7 was retried.

The IO operation at logical block address 0 for Disk 7 was retried. When working with Multipath IO (MPIO) like when using iSCSI it is possible you might run across the message: The IO operation at logical block address X for Disk X was retried. This initially looks like trouble although truly it is more …

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Nov 19

Windows Server 2012 – File System Resiliency (ReFS) or Data Deduplication (NTFS)?

Windows Server 2012 – File System Resiliency (ReFS) or Data Deduplication (NTFS)? One of the features of Windows Server 2012 R2 that I’ve been doing research as of late is the new file system Resilient File System ReFS). The big question as you can imagine is whether to use it or not. What became clear …

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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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