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2003 to 2012 no SYSVOL or NETLOGON Shares

Problem Migrating from 2003 to 2012 r2 Domain Controllers and after doing DCPromo, there were no SYSVOL or NETLOGON Shares.  Looked at event viewer on both servers.  This is what I saw. The File Replication Service has detected that the replica set “DOMAIN SYSTEM VOLUME (SYSVOL SHARE)” is in JRNL_WRAP_ERROR. Replica set name is : […]

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Really? Get Windows 10… How to get rid of it!

Update: More info on disabling the Windows 10 update notification including a registry hack: Reg Hack   I just did some windows updates on a laptop I am using at the house and got this.   I don’t know if this is only for OEM or for all windows 7/8.x version.  Mine is OEM on […]

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How to truly disable UAC on Server 2012

Just ran into this with an admin account having UAC issues …   The fix: “Deactivating UAC in Windows 2008 R2 was possible via running msconfig (for example winkey+r -> msconfig), going to the Tools tab and launching “Change UAC settings”. There, you select “Never notify” to disable UAC. The same approach is still available […]

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Problem: When was the local administrator account last changed

Have you ever been working on a server and wondered “When was the last time the local administrator account had the password changed???”  Scary! Here is a quick command for either Linux or Windows In Linux: chage -l UserName In Windows: net user UserName | find /I “Password last set” Change UserName to administrator or […]

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Kiosk Mode with User Login

A client had all of their VMWare View thin clients setup to use kiosk mode. Now they need to set it so that they are presented with a windows login prompt. Disabling SSO should give you your desired result. Your kiosk portion will get you through the broker and the assigned VM. With SSO disabled […]

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some library features are unavailable due to unsupported library locations

Group Policy for Windows Search, Browse, and Organize. Error: Disable the message “some library features are unavailable due to unsupported library locations” Turn off Windows Libraries features that rely on indexed file data Location: User Configuration – Administrative Templates – Windows Components – Windows Explorer This policy lets you turn off rich library functionality that […]