Category Archives: Windows

Information about the different Microsoft Windows Operating System.

Start Automatic Services That Have Stopped

By | October 29, 2010

I hate it when I reboot a server or when we had a wind storm the other day it kept knocking out power and out UPS kept wanting to shut down the server gracefully. When they came back up 2-3 services didn’t restart(yes auto restart was enabled). So this script will run as a scheduled… Read More »

Windows Startup Locations

By | July 20, 2010

I am always fighting malware on someones home computer. I found this list helpful to remove autoruns. Thanks mstarks for this list.   Pop quiz: how many places can an application install itself to ensure it will survive a Windows reboot? If you named the usual suspects like the run and autorun locations in the… Read More »

VMware Rollback Causes Server 2003 DC Replication to Fail:

By | May 19, 2010

After installing an update to a DC that happens to be in VMware vSphere the update failed. So, I had to rollback to the snapshot I just took. after rolling back Replication to other DCs failed. In the Event viewer I found: NTDS General Errors 1113, 1115, and 2103 NTDS KCC Errors 1308 The problem seems… Read More »

Upgrade SQL 2000 to 2005 Error –1 “Password Strength”

By | March 10, 2010

I know this might be kind of late for some of you but I just had to perform an upgrade to our SQL server as our last vendor now supports SQL 2005. But I ended up with a problem. When upgrading I got an error (-1). What the hell it that? It was totally non-descript.… Read More »

Export SSL Certificate from IIS and Import into Tomcat

By | February 18, 2010

Recently we encountered a need to export our wild card certificate from a Windows IIS server and use it in a Tomcat Server. The internet turned up very few results, many of which were incomplete. Here’s how I did it. Note: This assumes IIS6.1(Server 2003) but will similarly work with IIS5 and 7+ 1) Export… Read More »

Exchange 2010 – Configure Anonymous Relay to External Domains

By | February 4, 2010

One thing that caught me by surprise in Exchange 2010 was the new ways it handled relaying to external domains. Well Microsoft is moving closer and closer to lockdown by default type of methodology for their systems; making you open the holes you want to open. Well what this did was made me troubleshooting why… Read More »

Exchange 2010 Migration – Orphaned Mailbox

By | January 22, 2010

Well over the past week, I have spent a significant amount of time migrating to Exchange 2010 from Exchange 2003. The setup was quite simple. Single Exchange 2003 machine to a single Exchange 2010 server. Simple yes, but there were a few things which caught me by surprise. As with anything else, when I encounter… Read More »

Migrate Microsoft Root CA to another server

By | December 18, 2009

I have quite a few things going on at work at the moment. We are retiring an old Windows 2003 domain controller and bringing in a fresh new Server 2008 R2 DC as its replacement. This old server had many things on it which needed to be migrated off. Microsoft Certificate Authority was one of… Read More »

Map Network Drive based on group membership – Server 2008

By | November 25, 2009

Every once in a while, Microsoft does something that makes you happy. I remember during the Windows server 2003 beta program, I entered in some feedback which in short stated, it would be nice if you didn’t have to attach a script to a group policy, but instead just have group policy do it for… Read More »