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Server 2012

Configure DNS: “should include the loopback address…” explained

I’ve seen a lot of confusion around the net regarding to the “DNS servers on Ethernet x should include the loopback address, but not as the first entry” error message, and decided to make a post about it. The number of

Posted in DNS

Exchange 2013 : IIS 8 – change default log directory

Seing as Exchange 2013 generates a lot of logging by its various services running under IIS it can in many cases be a good idea to move the default log location to a seperate drive. You can even split up the

Posted in Exchange 2013, IIS, IIS, Powershell, Server 2012

Managing cached credentials on a machine

It can be a source of frustration to manage cached credentials on a machine. Especially if said machine tends to cause problems like lock-out from AD or similar. In any cace, the following command will give you a window where

Posted in Troubleshooting, Uncategorized

PowerShell :: Mange Best Practice Analyzer

I use the Best Practice Analyzer (BPA) as a quick overview on status and compliance. However, some “Errors” are really false positives, which just bugs me a lot. In this post I’ll dig into the ‘false’ DNS error, where it

Posted in Best Practice, Powershell, Server 2012, Troubleshooting

Server 2012 :: Remove Custom Events Logs

I had the a program called WebsitePanel installed and uninstalled, but it left a Custom Events Logs folder as you can see here: You would think you could just remove it by right-click and select delete, but you cant. Instead

Posted in Powershell, Server 2012, Troubleshooting

Setup Schannel event logging in IIS (Event ID 3688)

Been having some odd errors about Schannel like this: Turning off Schannel logging: As the event has no meaning to my system I decided to turn off logging, which is the default anyway. I don’t know why it was turned on as

Posted in Server 2012, Troubleshooting

Server 2012 : setup DNS SRV for Exchange autodiscover

When this is usefull When your email-address is made up of your name or similar plus @test.dmz and your mailserver belongs to a different domain like This name@nulltest.dmz is your Universal Principal Name (UPN), which many uses as login

Posted in DNS, Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013, Server 2012, Setup Tagged with:

GPO : Enable Remote Powershell inc. firewall rules

In this post I’m going to use Group Policy to enable Remote PowerShell and to open necessary firewall ports. Create or edit a GPO Using Group Policy Management (gpmc.msc) I create a new one in my Managed Computers OU named

Posted in Powershell, PowerShell remoting, Server 2012

PowerShell : Installing features using PowerShell remoting.

With Server 2012 in same domain, the PowerShell remoting is automatically enabled, so all you really have to do, is create a New PSsession and Invoke your PowerShell code. Create a session to a single computer named TDC02.test.dmz (note: you

Posted in Powershell, PowerShell remoting, Server 2012

GPO : Registry key to disable short file name creation (Best Practice)

In my post Server 2012: Best Practice – Disable short file name creation I disabled short file name creation on a single DC, but as I don’t manually want to do this on all my DCs, I’m going to create a

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