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Microsoft DNS Server Security Issue

From Security Now Episode 776

A link to CheckPoint’s detailed write-up is in the show notes for anyone who’s interested. It’s very detailed and wonderful and takes us step-by-step through their process. But I’ll just hit the high points here: For every query type that a DNS server makes there’s a corresponding reply.What the CheckPoint […]

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Why Microsoft Office 365 Is Better Than Gmail

I deal with many clients with many email options. A lot of my clients (like myself) use on-site Exchange. The advantages of on-site Exchange are plenty. There are some disadvantages but if you are a one site company that need privacy and easily flexibility then there is nothing like Exchange!! What are the […]

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Windows Server 2008R2 Won’t Boot After Installing KB4539602 Update

Got this from Security Now #753.

“Can’t Boot This!” Windows Server 2008 R2 won’t boot after installing the KB4539602 update!

Believe it or not, on any instance of Windows server 2008 R2 which is lacking those prerequisite updates I noted above, the consequence of attempting to install KB4539602 isn’t […]

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Latest ESET File Security For MS Server Causes Windows Backup To Fail

Client running Windows Server 2016 running Windows Server Backup and Eset File Security For Microsoft Servers. Everything was fine till I updated the ESET File Security to version 7.1.12006.0. Then I started getting backup error exclusive lock on the EFI system partition when it tried to do the VSS. If I disable the ESET it […]

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Server 2019 Not Activating

Installed Server 2019 Standard. I skipped the enter key during installation and when I then tried to change the key to activate it, it failed. Seems others have had the same issue. If you enter the key during install it solves the issue. Others have said to just reinstall. From this site found an easier […]

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Show VPN Connections On Windows Server

Client uses VPN on a Windows 2012 server and would like to know if users are connected before restarting the server.

The easiest way I found is to create a batch file and then run it as Administrator.

Here is the lines used in the batch file:

@echo off netsh ras show client pause

 

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GPO Policy Error “The system cannot find the path specified”

Client tried to go into Group Policy manager and edit Default Domain Policy but got this error.

Found on this site the solution

 

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Error Adding Backup Drive For Windows Backup Server

Get the error:

“The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect”

This article explains options. The 3rd option is one needed if you don’t want to connect all the backup drives at once or cannot:

 

Add a new disk to the backup schedule by running the wbadmin command from an elevated command […]

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SBS 2011 Windows Backup Of System State or VSS Won’t Work

Had this in a few clients. Seems there is a Sharepoint update that causes it to stop working. From this website found the solution.

1. Open an Administrative command prompt (task manager, show all processes, file -> run). 2. Change directory to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\BIN 3. Run PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b […]

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Copy Hyper-V Drive

I have a client that is using Server 2016 Standard and is using Hyper-V. The Hyper-V client is a Windows 2008 R2 server running RDP. The Hyper-V was slow for the remote people so I decided to copy the Hyper-V drive to a set of SSD drives to make things faster. Googling I […]

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