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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: Best Practice – Disable short file name creation

As part of configuring my environment to Best Practice, I run the Best Practice Analyzer (BPA) from the Server Manager. One thing I want to take a look at today is: Short file name creation should be disabled Problem: In

Posted in Best Practice, Server 2012, Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting : The FSMO role ownership could not be verified

First of all, this is just a simple 2 server, 1 Workstation test lab, so stuff can go unnoticed, as this proves. The first sign of error (that I noticed). I wanted to enable Active Directory recycle bin, but instead

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Server 2012 : Troubleshooting – AD accounts are being locked out almost daily

Check the Logs for Audit Failure Check the Security audit logs in event viewer. Good Tool from Microsoft to help: Account Lockout Tools from Microsoft (ALTools.exe) Check the Logs for Audit Failure using PowerShell You would set a TimeCreated member

Posted in Server 2012, Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting

Server 2012 – TerminalServices Event ID 20499

Remote Desktop Services has taken too long to load the user configuration from server – Event ID 20499 I use mRemote to log onto my servers and noticed I repeatedly recieved the following error when logging on: Please note that

Posted in Server 2012, Troubleshooting