Category: Microsoft

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How to Configure Two-factor authentication to Remote Desktop and local logons and credentialed UAC elevation prompts for free

Duo integrates with Microsoft Windows client and server operating systems to add two-factor authentication to Remote Desktop and local logons and credentialed UAC elevation prompts. Duo Authentication for Windows Logon add Duo two-factor authentication to Windows desktop and server logins, both at the local console and incoming Remote Desktop (RDP) connections.

Today, I am going to how to step by step configure them.

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How to Install (or Upgrade) Cumulative Update 18 for Exchange Server 2016

Microsoft released Cumulative Update 18 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 on September 15, 2020. This cumulative update includes fixes for nonsecurity issues and all previously released fixes for security and nonsecurity issues. These fixes will also be included in later cumulative updates for Exchange Server 2016. This update also resolves a vulnerability, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2020-16875.

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How to Fix Storage Space Direct Virtual Disk Detached after Server Reboot

Today, my customer is call me and said their VMs are disappear at Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V host after reboot, I noticed the virtual disk detached, the VMs are up and running after I re-attach the virtual disk, but the issue was not be fixed because when I try to reboot the Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V host and the virtual disk detached again.

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How to Install Standalone Remote Desktop Gateway on the Microsoft Windows Server 2019

Today, I am going to show you how to deploy simple Remote Desktop Gateway on the Microsoft Windows Server 2019 without complete Remote Desktop Services Infrastructure. It means I don’t have a farm of RD session host servers sitting behind and I don’t want to deploy Connection broker, web access and session host server (e.g. complete infrastructure).

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How to Install and Configure WDS server at Windows Server 2019

If you would like to deploy OS to the New rack Server or PC but they have no DVD (virtual DVD), WDS (Windows Deployment Services) server is your good friend, you can easy to deployment via network (PXE).
Today, I am going to show you step by step to install and configure WDS server. you don’t need a new hardware for it, you can build WDS server as a VM of exiting Windows 10 laptop or Server.

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Fixed SSD Journal Disks Lost Communication Issues at Storage Space Direct Server

was doing daily checking for servers as usual. There are two SSD drives happen lost communication at Storage Space Direct Server, this is not good, because those two SSD drives are the cache of Storage Space Direct.

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Troubleshooting Tips: Exchange ActiveSync returned an HTTP 500 response (Internal Server Error)

oday, a customer told me that one of users cannot success to sync emails at his phone, I tried to use Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer to test Exchange ActiveSync Connectivity, it has no issues with Exchange ActiveSync Autodiscover but not Exchange ActiveSync, it failed to attempt the FolderSync command on the Exchange ActiveSync session and error message is “Exchange ActiveSync returned an HTTP 500 response (Internal Server Error).”.

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How to Configure Server Certificate Auto-enrollment

Today, I am going to show you how to configure Server Certificate Auto-enrollment via Group Policy, you need to have an Enterprise certification authority root server before you configure auto-enrollment, if you don’t know how to install Enterprise certification authority root server, you can follow my previously post and step by step to install it.

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How to Deploy an Enterprise Certification Authority Root Server on Microsoft Server 2019

If you need certificates for your internal websites, applications, wireless network or pilot lab test, having an internal enterprise authority server is a good choice. Today, I am going to show you how to deploy an Enterprise Authority root server on Microsoft Windows server 2019. This is the simple way to have a certificate service for Internal and easy to maintain but it maybe not a good best practice, if you need the certificate service is deployed securely, you need to consider deploying Two-Tier (or more) PKI Hierarchy (at least a Root CA server and a subordinate server), I will show you how to deploy them for future post.

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FIXED Access is Denied Error for upgrading VBO 365 Default Backup Repository

I was trying to upgrade VBO 365 from V3 to V4, everything looks fine except upgrading Default Backup Repository, the status shows Upgrade failed “Access is denied”, it has never happed with other customers for upgrading VBO 365 from V3 to V4.

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Troubleshooting Tips – Fixed Windows Server 2019 cannot run Hyper-V cmdlets against Windows Server 2012 R2

If you tried to run Hyper-V PowerShell script at Windows Server 2019 to get Hyper-V report from Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V host, you will get the error message “The Hyper-V module used in this Windows PowerShell session cannot be used for remote management of the server ‘XXX”. Load a compatible version of the Hyper-V module……..”

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Troubleshooting Tips – How to delete Read-Only Storage Pool

Today, one of my clients told me their storage pool ran out of space, he removed 4 x 1TB old drives to install the new 4 x 3.8 TB drives, and then asked me to reconfigure storage pool for him, it looks very easy to change it.
Unfortunately, I tried to remove virtual disks via server management UI, it pops up an error message “Error deleting virtual disk: The storage pool could not complete the operation because its configuration is read-only. Activity ID: {89fe92dc-c713-0017-f082-fe8913c7d501}.

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How to Activate Windows Server 2019 Evaluation Edition with VLSC MAK key or Retail key

When you try to activate Windows server 2019 from evaluation version, do you always get an error message “the product key you entered didn’t work. Check the product key and try again, or enter a different one. (0x80070490)”?
Today, I am going to show you how to install license key to activate Windows Server 2019 from Evaluation version. Let’s follow steps to activate your windows server 2019 (it also can be use for activating Windows Server 2016).
Note: you cannot use slmgr /ipk command with VLSC MAK key or Retail to activate evaluation edition server directly.